United Rentals arch spreaders and arch spreader extensions for trenching and excavation allow for maximum pipe and structure clearance with minimal trench width. Quick and easy to install, these units are versatile, offered in a full range of widths, and available to rent now. Our spreaders are adjustable to meet the specific needs of your job, ranging from 22 inches up to 120 inches. Choose aluminum or steel options for strong, reliable trenching reinforcement. In addition to our spreaders, we offer arch spreader extensions that come equipped with accessory kits for trench shields and spacing capabilities up to 10 additional feet. United Rentals is here to support your trenching task needs.
FAQs About Arch Spreaders
What is an arch spreader?
- Mostly used to get maximum clearance for large-diameter pipes, arch spreaders raise the clearance from the underside of the trench shield spreader to the bottom of the excavation.
How much clearance can be added with an arch spreader?
- Typically, using an arch spreader will help raise clearance 5 feet to 8 feet, though we offer extensions with an extension range of up to 10 feet. However, it is possible that loads will increase rapidly on the arch spreader as the clearance is increased, so it’s important to follow instruction manuals carefully. You can also consult with a United Rentals specialist for additional guidance on using extension spreaders.
How do I transport an arch spreader?
- Most arch spreaders will fit on a truck for transport purposes. Consult with your site manager or a United Rentals expert to determine the best method for transport as arch spreaders can vary in size and weight.