Industrial & Commercial Power, Pumping & HVAC Solutions

Trench Boxes & Shields

Sunbelt Rentals provides an extensive line of shielding systems for rent to help you get the job done. Shielding is a protective system utilizing a trench shield or trench box installed in the excavation to protect workers from hazards including a trench collapse. No matter the soil condition or application, we provide engineered solutions to fit your excavation needs.

Trench and excavation work can be dangerous. Safe shoring and shielding practices are imperative to every dig because serious injury can occur if you don’t shore your trench properly. Our equipment is certified by a registered professional engineer to meet OSHA standards. Use our team of trained technicians and shielding systems for rent to meet your project needs.

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Trench Shoring Equipment

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Steel Trench Boxes

Steel trench boxes, or trench shields, are ideal for moderate to deep trench applications including sewer and pipeline work. These boxes provide a safe space and heavy-duty trench protection for workers in the event that a trench collapses. Trench boxes feature high-tensile steel sidewalls and high pipe clearance for rugged performance in-the-trench.

Aluminum Trench Boxes

Aluminum trench boxes feature an outstanding weight-to-strength ratio and are used in place of steel trench boxes for smaller trench applications. These boxes are engineered to provide the protection and security for excavation that steel trench boxes provide, but are less than half the weight. They can be easily transported and set up on the job site.

Aluminum Lite Shield Systems

The aluminum lite shield systems provide maximum flexibility and ease of use for excavation contractors. These versatile systems can be easily assembled and are available in panel lengths ranging from 2-8 feet. For maximum versatility, the system can be used as a two, three or four-sided configuration.


The Build-A-Box™ modular aluminum trench shielding system provides multiple configuration options to match changing job requirements. This flexibility enables work crews to make quick and easy design changes on the job site. The Build-A-Box™ component panels, corner posts and accessories can be easily assembled into two, three and four-sided configurations. More complex configurations of Build-A-Box™ can be designed for special use projects.

Hydraulic Shoring Shields

Hydraulic shoring shields with static spreaders can be used in applications where lightweight shielding is necessary. These shields are typically used in linear trench applications, including utility lines and pipe installations. Hydraulic shoring shields consist of lightweight, aluminum sidewalls, coupled with heavy-duty, static or adjustable hydraulic spreaders which are protected by steel box tubing.

Manhole Shields

Manhole shields are made of high tensile steel, are heavier and are rated for deeper jobs. The square manhole configuration surrounds a pit and provides the needed inside clearspan while reducing the amount of excavation and restoration required. These shields allow your job to progress smoothly and safely.

Bedding Boxes

Bedding boxes are built to hold a wide range of products and eliminate the loss of bedding material on your site. Our boxes feature rugged welded construction, fully reinforced at all points of stress. These boxes also come in a wide variety of sizes.

Steel Road Plates

From covering trenches to roadway surfacing, our steel road plates allow you to move people and vehicles over open areas safely. Our road plates offer heavy-duty trench protection and feature lifting eyes for easy moving and placement. They are available in a variety of sizes to meet your project needs.

Rental Solutions

We provide complete turnkey services from start to finish:

  • Trench shoring equipment rentals
  • Project sizing and layout planning
  • On-time delivery and pickup
  • Maintenance
  • 24/7 support and emergency response
  • Highly trained technicians

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Contact us or call 800-736-2504 and let us provide reliable trench shoring solutions to fit your needs!

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