New Videos Covering Hydraulic Vertical Shores from Allen Trench Safety

Allen Trench Safety is committed to offering the industry’s best trench safety equipment, including trench boxes and hydraulic vertical shores. In addition to this, we want our customers to be educated and armed with all of the information that they need to get the most out of their equipment. In light of that, we’re creating a series of videos with tips and tricks we’ve learned over the years. Here’s a script for our most recent video:

Hey, Chris Allen here for Allen Trench Safety!

Introducing hydraulic vertical shores, hydraulic vertical shores have been used for over 40 years,  and have become a go to for shoring equipment for both large and small contractors alike.

A basic set up includes 2 shores, a pump can, a release tool and a release hook. Depending on the soil conditions, you may or may not need to use fin-board. The designated Competent Person for the job site should determine that.

This set up as you see it here can have a price range from $1550.00-$2400.00, depending on the cylinder size you choose. As you can see, the hydraulic vertical shore system is lightweight and highly portable, making them ideal for plumbers, gas companies, and municipalities.

Stay tuned for more videos on our hydraulic vertical shores!

And here’s a script for another recent video:

Hey, Chris Allen here for Allen Trench Safety!

Today we are bringing you fin-board! In our previous video about hydraulic vertical shores I said you may or may not need fin-board, today we will find out why.

Here is your tab data. Now, tab data is basically the owner’s manual for your shoring equipment. It will tell you how to use your hydraulic vertical shores and the spacing required for the soil type, and the depth of your trench, both horizontally and vertically.

Remember, every job site should have a designated Competent Person that can determine soil types.

In the tab data for hydraulic vertical shores, fin-board is required if there is unraveling of the soil and possible undermining of the cylinder. Fin-board is a presser treated ply wood that has an allowable bending strength of 3600psi.

There are some alternatives listed in the tab-data, like steel plate and sheet piles, as long as they have an equivalent strength equal to fin-board.

Now here is a trick to help the guys in the field. If your soil type calls for fin board, put ropes on the boards, both on the side and on the ends. This will allow the person in the field to utilize it both in the vertical and horizontal position.

That’s all for today! Stay tuned for more at Allen Trench Safety!

Of course, if you have questions about any of our equipment, we encourage you to reach out to us via our contact page!