Hydraulic Shoring

Keeping your crew safe underground is priority No. 1, for you and for us. Trench shoring is designed to prevent collapse by bracing the walls of a trench. With an equipment selection that is comprehensive and heavy-duty, trench shore rentals include hydraulic shoring, beam and plate shoring systems, manhole braces, fin boards, and the other accessories you need to have a complete shoring system. Learn more about Essential Trench Safety Tips from our United Rentals experts.

FAQs about Hydraulic Shoring

What is hydraulic shoring?

  • Hydraulic shoring is constructed of hydraulic pistons pumped until they press walls up against the trench. Hydraulic shoring is typically used with steel plates or heavy plywood called Finform to brace against the trench walls. This shoring solution offers maximum versatility and is ideal for working in complex conditions, especially around existing utilities and structures.

What are the benefits of beam and plate shoring systems?

  • Beam and plate systems offer a unique cost-effective alternative to customary sheet-piling methods. Ideal for longer term excavations, the system is installed faster than traditional steel sheeting at a fraction of the cost, while providing you with the necessary workspace.

How deep can a trench be without shoring?

  • According to OSHA requirements, a trench protective system must be used when a trench is 5 ft. or greater in depth. If less than 5 ft., a competent person may determine that a trench protective system is not necessary.
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Cat Class Code
940-6960

Fin Board 4' x 8'

  • OSHA Approved
  • Easy Installation
  • Light Weight
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Cat Class Code
940-6950

Hand Pump For Shoring

  • Hand Pump
  • Easy Installation
  • Light Weight
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Cat Class Code
944-9979

Manhole Brace 6' X 9' X 3"

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Cat Class Code
940-6855

Manhole Brace Release Tool 96in

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Cat Class Code
940-6953

Polyethylene Fin Board 4' X 8'

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Cat Class Code
940-6850

Release Tool 48"

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Cat Class Code
940-6902

Release Tool 96"

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Cat Class Code
940-6910

Removal Hook 48"

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Cat Class Code
940-6916

Removal Hook 96"

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Cat Class Code
940-6956

Shoring Pump 12 Volt Electric

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Cat Class Code
940-6952

Shoring Pump Gas Powered