Looking to hire Lightweight Trench Boxes for your next project?

Site Equipment are specialist suppliers to the groundworks and construction industry. Dedicated to customer service, we are able to offer competitive rates and prompt delivery to suit your  schedule. Please note our Lightweight Trench Boxes are as light as aluminium versions!

What are Lightweight Trench Boxes Used for?

If a small trench is being dug using site equipment with a low lifting capacity, which are unable to lift heavier trench box systems into place, then a lightweight trench box is ideal to shore up your trench safely and protect your team.

Important Features of our Lightweight Trench Boxes

  • Lightweight by design without any reduction in safety when supporting a trench
  • Fully compliant with UK Health and Safety laws for additional peace of mind
  • Affordable solution to help keep costs down
  • Easy to assemble and install – we offer safe use instructions below too!
  • Manufactured in the UK

Next Steps

Talk to Site Equipment today for advice or our latest rates or click below to download our safe use instructions and User Guide for detailed installation instructions

Summary

 

Plate LengthPlate Height HPipe Clearance Length LCPermissible Earth Pressure
mmmkN//m²
2.002.00 base
1.00 top
1.6034.1
2.502.00 base
1.00 top
2.1030.0
3.002.00 base
1.00 top
2.6025
3.502.00 base
1.00 top
3.1018.9
4.002.00 base
1.00 top
3.6023.0

All 2.0m high base boxes have a vertical pipe clearance height (Hc) of 940mm

Lite Trench Box Weights

 

Box
Length
Panel
Height
Weight per box
Please refer to the spindle chart below.
mmkg
Type AType BType CType DType EType F
2.002.00 Base
1.00 Top
743
406
754
412
770
420
780
425
789
430
803
437
2.502.00 Base
1.00 Top
861
462
872
468
888
476
898
481
907
486
921
493
3.002.00 Base
1.00 Top
983
518
994
524
1010
532
1020
537
1029
542
1043
549
3.502.00 Base
1.00 Top
1329
582
1340
588
1356
596
1366
601
1375
606
1389
613
4.002.00 Base
1.00 Top
1577
844
1588
850
1604
858
1614
863
1623
868
1637
875

A forklift/machine must be provided to off load the kit from the delivery vehicle. Alternatively SEL can deliver the equipment on a HIAB vehicle by prior arrangement.

Lightweight Trench Box Spindle Chart

 

Spindle
type
Working width
bC
Excavation
width b
Permissible
axial force
Weight
mmkNkg
min.max.min.max.
A0.530.730.660.8616014.2
B0.711.070.841.2014716.9
C1.051.651.181.7812420.9
D1.502.101.632.2310723.6
E1.882.482.012.619225.8
F2.483.082.613.216929.3

The trench width increases by 40mm when 4.0m boxes are employed.

Lightweight Trench Box spindle

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