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Groundforce Shorco's equipment portfolio includes a full range of Trenching Equipment and Shoring Equipment including: Trench Boxes, Trench Sheets and Piles, light and heavy duty hydraulic bracing, hydraulic struts and other related products.
Piletec is the UK's specialist supplier of piling equipment to the construction industry. We are able to offer a fully comprehensive range of equipment for your driving, extraction and foundation preparation projects.
Stopper Specialists is the UK's leading supplier of pipe stoppers and pressure testing equipment to the construction, civil engineering and utility industries; offering an unrivalled portfolio of products for a variety of tasks from blanking off vessels to pressure testing pipelines.
U Mole offer high quality equipment and technical support to the Utility and Civils sectors, with innovative and tailored products to serve the Power, Water and Gas industries.
U Mole also have a proud history of bringing innovation to the market so please keep an eye out for our 'NEW' icons to show the products that have recently been added to the range.
Groundforce Bridge is the temporary bridge hire division of Groundforce. Our temporary bridge structures cater for the construction, transmission, rail and events sectors. Groundforce Bridge provides an easily installed modular flat pack bridge solution to suit your requirements. A range of vehicle bridges and pedestrian bridges are available for hire from 4m - 12m.
Groundforce Training Services offer a wide range of courses primarily for those working in utilities, construction and civil engineering. From short duration health and safety awareness to more complex or specialist safety consultancy solutions, we can help.
Groundforce Shorco's trench boxes comprise of a simple, robust, two-sided mechanical excavation support system. A trench 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 to mimimise the excavation area to avoid damage to neighbouring structures and utilities in the ground.
The Groundforce Shorco trench box solutions include, backhoe, manhole, drag boxes, and mini and standard trench boxes. If you would like to know more detail about the types of trench boxes please click here.
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A lightweight Trench Box that has been developed to meet the needs of the contractor when using smaller 180 degree backhoe rubber tyred excavators.
The Backhoe Drag Box is a lightweight drag box designed for use with small capacity machines and backhoe excavators. With a weight of less than one tonne, this box is ideal for continuous pipe laying operations in self–supporting ground up to 4m in depth.
Manhole Boxes are similar to trench boxes, however integral end return panels provide additional support making them ideal for installing pre-cast manhole rings trench runs, without the need to alter the trench width.
Our Trench boxes can be used in excavations to depths up to 5.4m. The Mini Trench Box can be used in trenches up to 4.0m deep. The Standard Box can be used in trenches up to 5.2m deep. The Mega Multi box can be used in depths up to 5.4m.
The Premier Trench Box provides dependable, robust solution to deep pipe laying activities. The strut allows liberal articulation during installation whilst maintaining a strong, safe working environment.
For rapid construction of manhole chambers and interceptors with each box being assembled and installed quickly and without the need for an operative to enter the unsupported excavation.
The Rolling Strut Trench Box differs from a conventional fixed strut position trench box in that the rolling struts enable both plates in the system to move independently of each other during installation and removal.
For use in stable, self-supporting soils and designed to be pulled along as excavation progresses.
Adaptation for the 3.0m to 4.0m Manhole Box range
The multi trench box is designed to incorporate pinned telescopic, box section struts for ease of adjustment on site.