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A versatile shoring solution designed to be used in small trenches for the safe installation of utilities in excavations up to 2000mm deep with widths from 650mm to 1450mm. GRP Vertishore is available with or without a 500mm backing board and can be provided in lengths of 500mm, 1600mm and 2100mm.

HR Kilns recommend a minimum of 3 units be installed at 1500mm centres, or up to 2000mm centres if hired with a backing board.The system provides a minimum 570mm of clearance below the bottom strut.

Designed for use in made ground such as soft cohesive and loose granular fill which is generally self-supporting in the short term and where no ground water is present. Use in problematic ground such as very soft clays and silt or peat is not recommended.

The lightweight equipment can be rapidly assembled by hand where access is limited, without the need for an excavator. The hydraulic struts allow the full process to be achieved safely without the requirement for operatives to enter an unsupported trench.

System Available – in 3 different configurations to suit site conditions
Vertishore – Sizes A) 500mm / B) 1500mm* / C) 2000mm*
Panel Sizes – (hybrid) 1500mm long x 500mm wide
2000mm long x 500mm wide
Weight** A) 10kg / B) 24kg (37kg with backing board)
C) 28kg (44kg with backing board)
Max Trench Depth – 2000mm
Trench Width Range – 650mm to 1450mm
Centres – 1500mm (without backing board)
2000mm centres (with backing board)
Under Strut Clearance – 570mm Min.
Strut Spec – 2” aluminium, single acting hydraulic rams
Strut SWL – 30kN (60kN with backing board)
Strut Weight – 560 – 910mm stroke, 5.7kg (empty)
860 – 1400mm stroke, 10kg (empty)
Manufacture – UK manufactured from pultruded
GRP to BS EN 13706
Safety Features – Electrically non-conductive and
fire retardant to ASTM E84 Class 1
Ancillaries – Handrailing, GRP ladders, Lightweight
10 litre bucket pump, slings, hydraulic
release tools

* Available with or without 500mm wide
backing board.
** Weights are based on 560 – 910 struts