ICON Equipment offers its ICON-O-Lite modular aluminum trench box system to municipalities and utility contractors and as an alternative to heavy steel trench boxes. Designed by ICON, this system is ideal for trench shoring, utility and communications installations and repairs and other shallow trench work, according to the manufacturer.
The ICON-O-Lite system is made from high-grade aluminum and comprised of modular panels, corners, vertical rails and spreaders. The components give corrosion-resistance and light weight to the system while the ICON design provides strength and durability. The ICON-O-Lite system is in compliance with O.S.H.A. and certified by a registered professional engineer to meet the highest quality and utmost strength with an ultra lightweight design.
The lightweight modular nature of the design allows for quick and easy transportation of the system in a ½ ton pickup truck. The system can be assembled quickly in a 2, 3 or 4-sided configuration for various types of projects. A two-man crew can assemble the ICON-O-Lite system by hand for rapid placement in the excavation by a small excavator or backhoe.
The hollow double wall aluminum panels of the system eliminate accumulation of water, dirt and debris. The panels are available in a full range of standard sizes up to 14 ft. (4.2 m) in length with corner and vertical rails available in 4 and 6 ft. (1.2 and 1.8 m) heights. The tongue and groove panel design allows for quick and easy assembly as well as a secure fit keeping the panels in place.