XLAP Aluminum Panel Trench Shield

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Efficiency’s XLAP series aluminum panel trench shields are designed specifically for municipalities, and contractors who use rubber-tired backhoes or smaller excavators for trenching. XLAP Aluminum shields are made of lightweight smooth, double-wall aluminum. Each 3 inch side-wall is constructed of foam-filled, 8 inch extrusions which prevent dirt build-up and reduces friction.

XLAP comes with either a flat bottom or extruded aluminum knife edge. Efficiency aluminum shields have the greatest strength to weight ratio in the industry. Each shield includes a professional engineered depth certification tag.

Telescoping spreaders sets come in a wide variety of sizes, and accessories such as pulling and lifting lugs make it easy to handle the shield into and out of the trench. With approximately half the weight of comparable sized steel shields, XLAP is ideal for a variety of situations such as municipal maintenance and emergency repairs, or small utility projects.

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Telescoping spreader sets in a wide variety of sizes

Stackable with Build-A-Box

Flat bottom or extruded aluminum knife edge on panels

Narrow sidewalls

Ultra-light double wall aluminum

Greatest strength to weight ratio in the industry

3 in. sidewalls are smooth to prevent dirt build-up and reduce friction

Foam-filled wall construction prevents dirt and moisture accumulation

Professional Engineer design and depth certification


Pulling and Lifting Lugs

T-connections cut-outs

Adapters to allow use of standard XLS pipe spreaders

Stacking Guides

Adjustable legs

Wheel kit