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GME Steel Trench Boxes


GME 8M Series Steel Trench Boxes

One of our most popular GME Steel Trench Boxes shields for going deep, in good to moderately poor soils. This trench box shield is engineered to the realities of profitable pipe laying. With high tensile steel, non-rigid design and strategic reinforcements, the GME 8M Series assures you of heavy duty performance in exacting conditions.

  • Patented non-rigid design
  • Full length hardwood inserts in top horizontal tube and front vertical tube
  • High tensile cutting edge
  • High tensile steel throughout
  • Unitized Thur-wall collar assemblies
  • Honey-comb inner structure
  • “Tough-skinned” double wall
  • Clear-view front and rear spreaders
  • Loose spreaders can be used in widths of 6-feet or less
  • 4-point lifting system
  • Slot welded
  • All certified by a Professional Engineer to meet OSHA Standards
  • 4-Pipe system utilizes 8DS Series spreaders

GME 8M Series Steel Trench Boxes

GME 8M Series Steel Trench Boxes

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GME 8H Series Steel Trench Boxes

Top of the line for going deep with heavy machinery. For going deep, moving fast and making money, the GME 8H Series is the best you can buy. This shield is engineered to the realities of profitable pipe laying. With high tensile steel, non-rigid design and strategic reinforcements, the GME 8H Series assures you of heavy duty performance in exacting conditions. No other shield is comparably rated.

  • Patented non-rigid design
  • Full length hardwood inserts in top horizontal, and front vertical tubes
  • High tensile steel throughout
  • Unitized Thur-wall collar assemblies
  • Honey-comb inner structure
  • “Tough-skinned” double wall
  • Clear-view front and rear spreaders
  • 4-Point lifting system
  • Slot welded
  • All certified by a Professional Engineer to meet OSHA Standards

GME 8H Series Steel Trench Boxes

GME 8H Series Steel Trench Boxes

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GME 6M Series Steel Trench Boxes

GME developed the 6″ Series trench box shield for the cost conscious contractor who is hunting for that special mix between better-than-average depth capacity and moderate costs. Many contractors frequently work in depths that the smaller shields cannot handle. GME recognized this problem and designed the 6″ wall shield to meet this special need. If you want good depth capacity, moderate weight, and reduced excavation costs at a reasonable price – then investigate the 6″ Series trench shields.

  • Full length hardwood inserts in top horizontal tube and front vertical tube
  • High tensile cutting edge
  • High tensile steel throughout
  • Unitized Thur-wall collar assemblies
  • Honey-comb inner structure
  • “Tough-skinned” double wall
  • Clear-view front and rear spreaders
  • Loose spreaders can be used in widths of 6-feet or less
  • 4-Point lifting system
  • Non-rigid design
  • Slot welded
  • All certified by a Professional Engineer to meet OSHA Standards
  • Utilizes 8DS Series spreaders

GME 6M Series Steel Trench Boxes

GME 6M Series Steel Trench Boxes

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GME 6H Series Steel Trench Boxes

GME developed the 6″ Series trench shield for the cost conscious contractor who is hunting for that special mix between better-than-average depth capacity and moderate costs. Many contractors frequently work in depths that the smaller shields cannot handle. GME recognized this problem and designed the 6″ wall shield to meet this special need. If you want good depth capacity, moderate weight, and reduced excavation costs at a reasonable price – then investigate the 6″ Series trench shields.

  • Full length hardwood inserts in top horizontal tube and front vertical tube
  • High tensile cutting edge
  • High tensile steel throughout
  • Unitized Thur-wall collar assemblies
  • Honey-comb inner structure
  • “Tough-skinned” double wall
  • Clear-view front and rear spreaders
  • Loose spreaders can be used in widths of 6-feet or less
  • 4-Point lifting system
  • Non-rigid design
  • Slot welded
  • All certified by a Professional Engineer to meet OSHA Standards
  • Utilizes 8DS Series spreaders

GME 6H Series Steel Trench Boxes

GME 6H Series Steel Trench Boxes

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GME 4M Series Steel Trench Boxes

The 4M Series narrow – wall trench box shield from GME can help your turn a few extra inches into lots of profitable yards. That’s because the 4M Series has 4 – inch thick sidewalls, rather than the 8 – inch thick walls of our 8M Series. Those narrower walls translate into eight fewer inches of width you need when excavating your trenches, and that can quickly add up to lots of cubic yards of extra soil you will not have to excavate. Result? Faster excavation time, with reduced labor time and minimum amount of machine cycles, to help keep you in the black. Of Course even with narrower sidewalls, the 4M Series has been designed to give you rugged performance in the trenches, for excellent handling of shallow-cut jobs and maximum worker safety in the trench.

  • Patented non-rigid design
  • Unitized Thur-wall collar assemblies
  • Full length hardwood inserts in top horizontal tube and front vertical tube
  • All certified by a registered Professional Engineer to meet OSHA standards
  • High-tensile cutting edge
  • Honey-comb inner structure
  • High tensile steel throughout
  • Adjustable collars optional
  • Clear-view front and rear spreaders
  • Loose spreaders can be used in widths of 6-feet or less
  • 4-Point lifting system
  • 4-Pipe system utilized 8DS Series spreaders

GME 4M Series Steel Trench Boxes

GME 4M Series Steel Trench Boxes

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GME 4L Series Steel Trench Boxes

The 4L Series Trench box shield is ideal for contractors who typically excavate to depths of 12 to 15 feet. This shield is modeled for the smaller rubber-tired excavators / loader machines. Utilizing special light weight materials, this shield is ideal for repair / maintenance work. The 4L Series is not designed for continuous pipe laying duty. Care should be exercised when quoting this unit.

  • Patented non-rigid design
  • Full length hardwood inserts in top horizontal tubes and front vertical tubes
  • High tensile cutting edge
  • High tensile steel throughout
  • Unitized Thur-wall collar assemblies
  • 4-Point lifting system
  • Honey-comb inner structure
  • Clear-view front and rear spreaders
  • 8DS Schedule 80 spreader pipe
  • Optional adjustable collars
  • All certified by a Professional Engineer to meet OSHA Standards

GME 4L Series Steel Trench Boxes

GME 4L Series Steel Trench Boxes

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GME 3M Series Steel Trench Boxes

The 3M Series trench shields are ideal for plumbing and utility work, maintenance and repair and other light duty applications. The narrow 3-inch wall in the 3M Series is the lightest weight steel trench shield we manufacture.

  • Patented non – rigid design
  • Clear – View front and rear spreaders
  • High tensile knife edge
  • Unitized Thur-wall collar assemblies with additional inside reinforcement for increased strength and stiffness
  • Optional adjustable collars
  • D – rings for ease in lifting
  • 5DS Schedule 80 spreader pipe
  • All certified by a Professional Engineer to meet OSHA Standards

GME 3M Series Steel Trench Boxes

GME 3M Series Steel Trench Boxes

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GME 3L Series Steel Trench Boxes

The 3L Series Drop Box is specifically designed for plumbing and utility work, general maintenance, repairs, and other light duty applications. The 3L Series is easily handled by smaller rubber-tired backhoes, and lowered into position in the trench for fast worker protection and code compliance.

  • All-Steel construction
  • Clear-view front spreader
  • Equal pipe clearance, front and back
  • E-Z pin-on spreader
  • Spreaders are 3″ x 3″ x 3/16″ tube (3SQ)
  • D-rings for lifting
  • Optional pin-on legs allow for easy access to junction boxes, or clearance of crossing service lines
  • Tubular stacking apparatus, standard (Stacking pins are optional)
  • All certified by a Professional Engineer to meet OSHA Standards

GME 3L Series Steel Trench Boxes

GME 3L Series Steel Trench Boxes

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