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“Dig and Push” method of installation eliminates the need for vibratory hammers, increases production by 50% and decreases labor by 30% to 40% on average versus conventional sheeting.
What is a Slide Rail System? Slide rail systems are extremely versatile and can be used to shore simple pits or very elaborate excavations with utility problems, overhead clearance problems and difficult soil conditions all at once.
ICON is known as the original pioneer of this type of shoring system in the U.S. ICON’s slide rail shoring systems are made of high yield, Grade 50 steel and are comprised of lineal panels, rails or posts and bracing that enable the contractor to install 2, 3 and 4 sided pits and trenches for a variety of excavations and different soil conditions. ICON manufactures slide rails in either a single, double or triple rail design with a choice of Roller Rail Frames (Struts) or Fixed Position Braces for the contractor.
ICON’s Slide Rail system can be utilized on excavations for:
How do you install a Slide Rail System? ICON’s slide rail system is installed simultaneously as the trench or pit is excavated. Start by excavating the trench to 4 feet deep. Install the first rails and lining plates. Then square up the system as best you can. Continue to dig on the inside of the system removing the excavated material as needed. Add more panels and rails incrementally using the “dig and push” method until the required sub-grade is reached.
Installation of a pre-engineered modular system of panels, rails and braces allows the contractor to easily sheet a small or large pit 30% to 50% faster than conventional methods such as steel-driven sheet piling
Work in Tight Areas
Sheet and Shore around Existing or Adjacent Utilities, Safely and Quickly
Remove cross braces when needed by tying back to large, wide-flange beams
Triple Slide Rail Systems are used for Large, Deep, Difficult Jobs
TRANSFORMER SLIDE RAIL DESIGN (patent pending)
ICON Equipment is proud to offer our customers and dealers the most exciting slide rail design anywhere in the world. Our Transformer slide rail system is our fourth generation in designs that we have improved on since we started manufacturing slide rail systems in the USA.
The Transformer design is 45% stronger than our past rail designs and unlike other systems on the market that only offer one type of bracing, the Transformer slide rail system combines the best of all bracing designs and offers these options on one great rail. Why should you spend money with other manufacturers on several different types of slide rails for your fleet when you can do everything and more with the Transformer slide rail from ICON?
Download a 2-D example drawing of the Transformer Slide Rail by CLICKING HERE.
Style 1: Roller Rail Bracing
Style 2: Fixed Rail Bracing
Style 3: Angled Raker Bracing
Single Rail: ICON’s Single Slide Rail Systems are designed to be used in some of the most extreme soil conditions up to a maximum depth of 14’ in C60 soil. The Single Rail design is light duty and the smallest of all slide rail designs with one side channel for loading lining plates. This rail can enable you to work in tight spaces where larger slide rails or other conventional shoring equipment is impossible to use.
Double Rail: ICON’s Double Slide Rail Systems are designed to be used in some of the most extreme soil conditions up to a maximum depth of 32’ in C60 soil. The Double Rail design is medium duty and incorporates two side channels for loading lining plates and stackable extension rails for going deeper as needed.
Triple Rail: ICON’s Triple Rail Systems are designed to be some of the most extreme soil conditions up to a maximum depth of 36’in used in C60 soil. The Triple Rail design is heavy duty and incorporates three side channels for loading lining plates and stackable extension rails for going deeper as needed.
Utility Crossing Systems: ICON’s Utility Crossing Systems or (waler frames) are designed to be used in conjunction with our Slide Rail Systems for effectively sheeting and shoring around existing utilities, tunnels and structures that are encountered during the excavation and shoring operation. The unique design of ICON’s waler frames allow the contractor to do his or her job faster, safer and more effectively than the other conventional shoring equipment.
4-Way Rail Systems: The 4-way rail was created and designed by ICON to fill a specific need with our environmental contractors. This design allows the crew to install plates into the channels on all four sides, eliminating the need to backfill, move and then re-install in another location.