Groundforce Shorco launch the largest proprietary strut on the market

04 Dec

Groundforce, the UK’s leading equipment hire specialist, continues to lead the way when it comes to introducinginnovations in excavation support equipment, with the launch of the MP750 and hydraulic nut technology.

Designed by Groundforce’s in-house engineering design team, the MP750 is the largest proprietary strut on the market and capable of resisting working loads of up to 750 tonnes. The strut connects directly to the Groundforce 1220mm diameter Super Tube extensions. The integral hydraulic ram combined with the twin mechanical screw jacks provides simple installation and fail-safe security.

With a high resistance to buckling, long spans up to 50m are possible, without additional restraint. As with all Groundforce propping systems, the MP750 is quick to install and remove compared to structural steel, site-fabricated solutions.

Groundforce are recognised as the market leader in the supply of equipment and complex propping solutions to some of the UK and Europe’s largest construction projects. This new addition to Groundforce’s portfolio will further benefit contractors working on projects that require heavy-duty ground propping.

The MP750 can be used with the Senceive load and data monitoring system, ideal for observational methodology. It also employs Groundforce’s latest hydraulic nut technology. Acting directly behind the locking screws, the hydraulic nuts offer the ability to both pre-load the MP750 strut to a high level on installation as well as providing a safe and controlled means of releasing the strut under residual load. Without this technology, traditional mechanical systems can be problematic to remove under load.

The nuts require a dedicated high-pressure hydraulic actuation system. Installation and removal operations are supported by Groundforce’s experienced site assistance teams.