Slide Rail Systems

Slide Rail Systems are made up of steel panels, which are similar to the sidewalls of a trench box, and vertical steel posts. The panels slide into the posts, creating a two, three or four-sided configuration. Using a “dig and push” method of installation, the panels and posts are pushed gradually into the pit as the site is being excavated. Because the Slide Rail System is installed gradually in concert with the progress of the excavation preventing trench wall loss.

Standard 4-Sided Pit

Slide Rail Components offer the option of using lighter equipment when installing the system. The cost of rental and installation of the system is approximately 50 percent of steel sheeting. One of the biggest advantages of Slide Rail is that installation of the system and the excavation are completed together, saving time and reducing cost.

Slide Rail Systems have proven to be a highly adaptable shoring system. Having the ability to provide open pits and trench depths of up to 30 feet, and huge spans without the use of Walers.

Save 30% TO 60% off conventional sheeting.

Great for pipelines.

Second to none in pit applications.

Can be installed by a small crew and an excavator (No Drill Rig required).

Flexibility of components – almost any size and configuration is possible.

Utility crossings are easy to accommodate.

Larger cantilever means large structures or pipe can be accommodated.

Multiple operations can be performed simultaneously, creating greater productivity.

4-Sided Multi- Bay

Multi-Bay Systems: the first is a 4-SIDED Multi-Bay system which uses corner-posts and panels to 
enclose the ends of the Multi-Bay system. 
4-sided Multi-Bay systems are ideal for tank installation, long structures, or increasingly 
more popular: microtunneling and other types of boring operations.

Linear Multi- Bay

The second type is a LINEAR Multi-Bay System 
which has open ends on the trench and does not use corner posts. This configuration is ideal for installing long pipelines, even over great distances. 
The open ends allow contractors to install pipe in the 
front bay, while back-filling in the back bay and “leapfrogging” the system forward.


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