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MP750 Hydraulic Nut: Typical Installation

MP750 Hydraulic Nut: Typical Installation - 15/04/19

Groundforce Major Projects Hydraulic Nut acts directly behind the locking screws, offering 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.

Groundforce Ireland Propping Solutions

Groundforce Ireland Propping Solutions - 29/03/19

This video compilation showcases Groundforce’s hydraulic propping solutions for a variety of deep and heavily loaded excavation projects in Ireland.

Building an Analytical Model | Back to the Drawing Board

Building an Analytical Model | Back to the Drawing Board - 20/02/19

Welcome back to Back to the Drawing Board, where Steven Lloyd joins us to talk through the topic of Building an Analytical Model.

Concrete Pipe Pusher: Typical Operation Methodology

Concrete Pipe Pusher: Typical Operation Methodology - 15/01/19

This video gives a demonstration of how Groundforces concrete Pipe Pusher is installed and operated.

Gas to the West - Groundforce Ireland

Gas to the West - Groundforce Ireland - 15/12/18

Groundforce Ireland were on hand to aid in the install of a new gas main under the Colebrooke River at Maguiresbridge in Co Fermanagh.

Groundforce Shorco Major Projects Introduction

Groundforce Shorco Major Projects Introduction - 15/11/18

Take a look at our 2018 Major Projects digital case study which takes you through some of the highlights from this year, showcasing how our propping solutions can assist with your excavation projects across UK and Europe

MP750 Strut Launch

MP750 Strut Launch - 15/09/18

Groundforce are proud to launch the new MP750 strut, the highest capacity hydraulic strut on the market

Pipe Lifter: Typical Operation Methodology

Pipe Lifter: Typical Operation Methodology - 15/06/18

Groundforce Pipe Lifter has been designed specifically to lift and install concrete pipes safely, quickly and without manual intervention.

SheetMaster: Pitch | Drive | Extract - Typical Installation Methodology

SheetMaster: Pitch | Drive | Extract - Typical Installation Methodology - 15/06/18

SheetMaster is a revolutionary composite, non-hydraulic, sheet handling and installation attachment developed to undertake the three dig and push operations of pitching, driving and extraction for the Groundforce Shorco range of trench sheets.

Designing for Risk | Back to the Drawing Board

Designing for Risk | Back to the Drawing Board - 15/05/18

Welcome back to Back to the Drawing Board where Steven Lloyd joins us to talk through the topic of Designing for Risk.

MAP Box: Typical Installation Methodology

MAP Box: Typical Installation Methodology - 15/05/18

Groundforce Shorco MAP (Modular Aluminium Panel) Box is a lightweight aluminium modular box system that can be assembled by hand and handled on sites by small excavators

Snow Loads | Back to the Drawing Board

Snow Loads | Back to the Drawing Board - 12/05/18

Steven Lloyd joins us again for another episode of Back to the Drawing Board. Today we run through Snow Loads to help you through the snowy festive season!

Motorised Shoring Pump - Typical Operation Methodology

Motorised Shoring Pump - Typical Operation Methodology - 15/04/18

Motorised Pump's are intended for use with larger double acting (expanding and retracting) equipment such as hydraulic struts where large fluid volumes are involved.

Groundforce Shorco | Leicestershire Tank Installation

Groundforce Shorco | Leicestershire Tank Installation - 12/04/18

Groundforce Shorco supplied a full complement of piling, trench support and safety equipment to specialist contractor Clumber Construction for use on a wastewater improvement project in Beeby, Leicestershire. Watch our time lapse video of the installation here.

Product Development | Back to the Drawing Board

Product Development | Back to the Drawing Board - 12/04/18

Welcome back to Back to the Drawing Board where Steven Lloyd joins to talk through the Product Development process.

MP60 Mechanical Struts: Typical Installation Methodology

MP60 Mechanical Struts: Typical Installation Methodology - 12/04/18

Groundforce MP60 is a modular format medium-duty mechanically adjustable strut, combining the compressive strength of steel tube with the convenience of mechanical length adjustment.

Smart Pressure Testing Equipment from Stopper Specialists

Smart Pressure Testing Equipment from Stopper Specialists - 21/03/18

The Smart Pressure Testing Equipment from Stopper Specialists enables you to carry out your pressure testing quickly and easily, with data captured in real time. The app works with your Bluebox-enabled pressure logger to give you an instant pass or fail on-site. Key features also include failure analysis, recommendations, GPS location data and images.

BIM for Temporary Works | Back to the Drawing Board

BIM for Temporary Works | Back to the Drawing Board - 10/01/18

Once again welcome Back to the Drawing Board. Today we are going to look at how to apply BIM for Temporary Works.

SheetMaster - Pitch | Drive | Extract - Typical Installation Methodology

SheetMaster - Pitch | Drive | Extract - Typical Installation Methodology - 08/12/17

SheetMaster is a revolutionary composite, non-hydraulic, sheet handling and installation attachment developed to undertake the three dig and push operations of pitching, driving and extraction for the Groundforce Shorco range of trench sheets. Reducing the need for manual intervention and keeping operatives clear of the slewing excavator, means SheetMaster introduces greater safety by assigning much of the control to the excavator driver.

Groundforce Shorco | Leicestershire Tank Installation

Groundforce Shorco | Leicestershire Tank Installation - 29/11/17

Groundforce Shorco supplied a full complement of piling, trench support and safety equipment to specialist contractor Clumber Construction for use on a wastewater improvement project in Beeby, Leicestershire. Watch our time lapse video of the installation here.

MP60 Mechanical Struts: Typical Installation Methodology

MP60 Mechanical Struts: Typical Installation Methodology - 09/11/17

Groundforce MP60 is a modular format medium-duty mechanically adjustable strut, combining the compressive strength of steel tube with the convenience of mechanical length adjustment. Watch our typical installation video.

Groundforce Major Projects - Digital Case Study

Groundforce Major Projects - Digital Case Study - 09/11/17

Take a journey through our digital case study which highlights how our propping solutions can assist with your deep excavation projects.

Groundforce Shorco Major Projects

Groundforce Shorco Major Projects - 04/10/17

Take a journey through our digital case study which highlights how our propping solutions can assist with your deep excavation projects.

John Wilson : Buried Alive!

John Wilson : Buried Alive! - 16/08/17

Stopper Specialists Director John Wilson takes us through the terrifying event of being buried alive and surviving to tell the tale.

Drag Box - Typical Installation Methodology

Drag Box - Typical Installation Methodology - 16/08/17

Groundforce Drag Box is lightweight designed for use with small capacity machines and excavators.

Megabrace: Typical Installation Methodology

Megabrace: Typical Installation Methodology - 16/08/17

The Mega Brace is a high load capacity modular hydraulic bracing system designed to support square, rectangular or multi-sided excavations ranging from 3.0m to 20.0m in plan.

Hydraulic Struts: Typical Installation Methodology

Hydraulic Struts: Typical Installation Methodology - 16/08/17

Hydraulic struts comprise of a series of extensions with a hydraulic unit at one end.

Excavator Mounted Vibrators

Excavator Mounted Vibrators - 22/11/16

A summary of Excavator Mounted Vibrators (EMVs) and ancillary equipment from Piletec. EMVs are a quick and cost-effective way to install and extract sheet piles.

LadderSafe: Typical Installation Methodology

LadderSafe: Typical Installation Methodology - 18/11/16

This sequence explains the various equipment available to provide safe access to an excavation. The products include: Maxi LadderSafe, Mini LadderSafe, Mega LadderSafe, Premier LadderSafe and StepSafe.

SheetMaster - Pitch · Drive · Extract

SheetMaster - Pitch · Drive · Extract - 09/09/16

SheetMaster is a revolutionary composite, non-hydraulic, sheet handling and installation attachment developed to undertake the three dig and push operations of pitching, driving and extraction for the Groundforce Shorco range of trench sheets. Reducing the need for manual intervention and keeping operatives clear of the slewing excavator, means SheetMaster introduces greater safety by assigning much of the control to the excavator driver.

Hydraulic Waler Frames: Typical Installation Methodology

Hydraulic Waler Frames: Typical Installation Methodology - 04/07/16

This sequence explains the method for installing a Hydraulic Waler System, complete with optional End Bearers within a trench. Waler frames provide 2-way support to trenches and are used in conjunction with trench sheeting.

SiteSafe Solutions: Typical Installation Methodology

SiteSafe Solutions: Typical Installation Methodology - 23/02/16

Groundforce Shorco are always striving to develop ancillary equipment to enhance their product offerings. Demonstrated in this video are the associated products that can be used in conjunction with boxes and braces to improve safety and access in and around excavations.

Trench Boxes: Typical Installation Methodology

Trench Boxes: Typical Installation Methodology - 08/12/15

Groundforce Box Systems comprise a simple, robust, two-sided mechanical excavation support system. Each box is designed as a temporary earth retaining structure allowing the sides of the excavation to be cut vertical or near vertical. This quick and easy method ensures ground stability within a trench and helps minimise the excavation area to avoid damage to neighboring structures and utilities in the ground.

Totteridge Timelapse

Totteridge Timelapse - 16/11/15

MP125 hydraulic props installed by LMC Contracts Ltd on a basement in Totteridge. The props were connected to a steel upstand post fixed into the capping beam to allow the ground floor slab to be cast prior to prop removal.

Click Stick vs Podger Bar

Click Stick vs Podger Bar - 19/06/15

The Click Stick is a mechanical alternative to manual hammers and Podger Bars, designed to break or crack redundant metal pipes safely and with controlled flexibility around other utilities. This video shows how easy it is to use the Click Stick in comparison to the Podger Bar.

Pre-Driven Shoring Methodology

Pre-Driven Shoring Methodology - 10/03/15

This 3D Animation shows pre-driven shoring methodology using Groundforce Shorco shoring equipment.

Multitest Stopper - User Guide

Multitest Stopper - User Guide - 12/11/14

A step by step user guide for using the Multitest Stopper from Stopper Specialists. This product assists in overcoming ovality and irregular sized pipelines.

Cone Pipe Stopper - User Guide

Cone Pipe Stopper - User Guide - 08/11/14

Increase site safety and boost productivity while using the Cone Pipe Stopper from Stopper Specialists. Step by step guide and best practice when using this product in a range of pipe shape profiles.

Cylindrical Inflatable Stopper - User Guide

Cylindrical Inflatable Stopper - User Guide - 07/11/14

The Cylindrical Stopper is ideal for air testing, water testing and flow stopping. This videos provides a step by step user guide when inserting, using and removing this product.

Milltest Stopper - User Guide

Milltest Stopper - User Guide - 05/11/14

Designed for use when air testing drainage pipes to a standard air test of 100mm of water over air. Milltest Air test stoppers are very light and easily transported, making them ideal for testing awkward to reach locations. This video is a user guide for installing, testing and removing the Milltest Stopper.

Trench Box & Backhoe Box - Toolbox Talks

Trench Box & Backhoe Box - Toolbox Talks - 08/03/13

User guide for the assembly, installation, use, and dismantling of the Trench Box and Backhoe Box from Groundforce Shorco.

Temporary Bridge Installation

Temporary Bridge Installation - 04/02/13

Temporary bridge installation video for use on construction sites, events and anywhere that requires quick temporary access.

VibroSafe (Quick Hitch Adaptor) - A New Way of Thinking...

VibroSafe (Quick Hitch Adaptor) - A New Way of Thinking... - 13/09/12

Following problems identified by the HSE regarding single pin connections to quick hitches, Piletec has worked with Miller UK to develop the best possible solution to the problem when working with Excavator Mounted Vibratory Piling Hammers. This research and development has taken some considerable time as Piletec considered that many of the "quick fix" fabrications offered by other suppliers actually create as many safety risks as they avoid.

Double Acting Manhole Brace - Toolbox Talks

Double Acting Manhole Brace - Toolbox Talks

Covering the assembly, installation, use and dismantling of the equipment.

Vertishore - Toolbox Talks

Vertishore - Toolbox Talks

This Groundforce ToolBox Talks video guides you through the assembly, installation, use and dismantling of the Vertishore equipment.

Hydraulic Hand Pump - Toolbox Talks

Hydraulic Hand Pump - Toolbox Talks

This Groundforce ToolBox Talks video guides you through use of the single and double acting mega hand pump. Installation, Health and Safety, use and dismantling of the pumps are covered.

Hydraulic Power Pump - Toolbox Talks

Hydraulic Power Pump - Toolbox Talks

This Groundforce ToolBox Talks video guides you through the use of Groundforce Shorco Hydraulic Power Pump. This includes the Health and Safety surrounding the use of single and double acting hydraulic pumps. Installation, use, storage and dismantling of the pump is also covered.

Rolling Strut Trench Box - Toolbox Talks

Rolling Strut Trench Box - Toolbox Talks

This Groundforce ToolBox Talks covers the use of our Rolling Strut Box. Assembly, installation, use and dismantling are covered.

Waler System - Toolbox Talks

Waler System - Toolbox Talks

This Groudforce ToolBox Talks video covers the use of the Waler system in trenches. Light duty aluminium units and heavy duty steel units are covered.

MP500 - Toolbox Talks

MP500 - Toolbox Talks

The 1.2m diameter strut can be assembled in configurations up to 45m long and withstand axial loads up to 500t; hence the name MP500. The adjustable end unit, shown being installed here spanning between RC diaphragm walls, uses the versatility of hydraulic adjustment and the security twin mechanical locking screws to withstand these high loadings with complete safety and security.

Mega Brace - Toolbox Talks

Mega Brace - Toolbox Talks

This Groundforce ToolBox Talks video covers the use of a Mega Brace. Covering the assembly, installation, use and dismantling of the equipment.

Rolling Strut Double Slide Rail - Toolbox Talks

Rolling Strut Double Slide Rail - Toolbox Talks

Rolling Strut Double Slide Rail installation and user guide, excavation support available from Groundforce Shorco

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