SEL Slimshore soldier units can be used to enable temporary support of structural walls using conventional Propping & Needling techniques.

Depending on the loading criteria, the Slimshore Needle beams may be supported using Light or Heavy duty props. The Heavy Duty props are made up using slimshore soldier units which we can supply along with other necessary equipment including push pull props. 

Please contact SEL for further information and advice on Needling and Propping Equipment.

Size Height Closed Height Open Weight WLL
kg t
PP Prop Size 0 1.14 1.83 15.8 3
PP Prop Size 1 1.85 3.12 23.0 3
PP Prop Size 2 2.08 3.35 24.0 2
PP Prop Size 3 2.69 3.69 27.0 2
PP Prop Size 4 3.30 4.88 31.6 2

Formwork Soldiers can be connected end to end using a 4no. or 6no. M16x40 Bolted joint, depending on the required strength. The soldiers can be used as Prop units, Raking shores, Needle Beams and more.

Key Permissible Properties
Moment Capacity 42.5 kNM
Shear Capacity 216.5 kN
Axial Capacity (@ 4m) 232 kN
4no Bolted Joint - Moment 15.5 kNm
4no Bolted Joint - Tension 167 kN
6no Bolted Joint - Moment 20.5 kNm
6no Bolted Joint - Tension 275 kN
Key Selection Properties
Material Grade S355
Net Selection Area 2010.8mm2
Net Iyy 1851cm4
Net Izz 551.9cm4