Steel-Framed Aluminum Panel Shields (SF-APS)
Speed Shore’s popular Aluminum Panel Shields (APS) are now available with a rugged steel frame, creating the only true aluminum-wall “drag box” in the industry. Weighing in at about half the weight of comparable steel trench shields, Speed Shore’s Steel-Framed APS is specifically designed for contractors, utilities, plumbers, and municipalities who prefer the use of a rubber-tired backhoe or light excavator, yet desire a durable, high-capacity, lightweight shield to pull along the trench as work progresses.
Available in a full range of sizes and configurations, Speed Shore’s Steel-Framed APS offers the most comprehensive array of standard features and options in the industry. Rugged steel lifting and pulling eyes, heavy-duty stacking sockets and foam-filled walls are just a few of the many features offered. Steel spreaders are fully interchangeable for varying trench widths, and optional knife-edge bottoms are available. Our exclusive narrow profile, double-wall, extruded aluminum panels offer exceptional strength-to-weight ratios and smooth exterior walls to shed debris and reduce pulling friction. Ideal for light utility installations, and municipal maintenance and repair, Speed Shore’s unique steel frame provides the toughness and durability expected from a “drag box”, allowing rugged treatment that other aluminum shields simply cannot withstand.