Aluminum Boxes/Shields

United Rentals’ aluminum trench shields or trench boxes for rent provide strength while being lightweight, typically weighing around half as much as steel trench shields. Our comprehensive line includes popular shields as well as heavy-duty models. We also carry a Modular Aluminum Panel Shields (MAPS) system, which can be assembled in minutes and is designed to adapt with site requirements. Both systems help protect workers should a collapse occur. Learn more on How to Choose the Right Trench Protective System.

FAQs about Aluminum Boxes & Shields

What size jobs are aluminum trench shields or boxes used for?

  • Aluminum shields or trench boxes are perfect for smaller jobs, providing exceptional strength with as little as half the weight of steel trench shields.

When should a trench box be used?

  • OSHA requires that a trench box be used for all trenching or excavations that are 5 ft. or greater in depth.

What are the three main methods of protection against cave-ins?

  • According to OSHA, to prevent cave-ins you must slope or bench trench walls, shore trench walls with supports, or shield trench walls with trench boxes.
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Cat Class Code
940-8705

Adjustable Spreader 22"-36"

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Cat Class Code
940-8707

Adjustable Spreader 28"-46"

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Cat Class Code
940-8710

Adjustable Spreader 34"-55"

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Cat Class Code
940-8712

Adjustable Spreader 36"-60"

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Cat Class Code
940-8715

Adjustable Spreader 42"-66"

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Cat Class Code
940-8720

Adjustable Spreader 52"-88"

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Cat Class Code
940-8725

Adjustable Spreader 72"-104"

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Cat Class Code
940-8724

Adjustable Spreader 72"-108"

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Cat Class Code
940-8726

Adjustable Spreader 84"-108"

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Cat Class Code
940-8727

Adjustable Spreader 96"-120"

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Cat Class Code
942-6778

Aluminum Trench Box, 6' x 6'

  • Size: 6' x 6'
  • Telescoping spreaders
  • Light Weight Trench Shield
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Cat Class Code
942-9257

Aluminum Trench Box, 6' x 8'

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Cat Class Code
942-9092

Aluminum Trench Box, 8' x 10'

  • Size: 8' x 10'
  • Telescoping spreaders
  • Light Weight Trench Shield
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Cat Class Code
942-9111

Aluminum Trench Box, 8' x 12'

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Cat Class Code
942-9116

Aluminum Trench Box, 8' x 14'

  • Size: 8' x 14'
  • Telescoping spreaders
  • Light Weight Trench Shield
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Cat Class Code
942-9310

Aluminum Trench Box, 8' x 16'

  • Size: 8' x 16'
  • Telescoping spreaders
  • Light Weight Trench Shield
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Cat Class Code
942-9084

Aluminum Trench Box, 8' x 8'

  • Size: 8' x 8'
  • Telescoping spreaders
  • Light Weight Trench Shield
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Cat Class Code
942-6776

Trench Box Aluminum 4' X 6'

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Cat Class Code
942-9315

Trench Box Aluminum 8' X 6'