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Hydraulic Shoring

Hydraulic Shoring

Pro-Tec Equipment’s lightweight aluminum vertical shores are exceptionally strong, durable, portable and versatile. Strength is achieved with a high-yield aluminum construction and cylinder pads are mounted flush, providing even load distribution on side rails. The one-piece cylinder extensions can be installed easily on site to accommodate a variety of trench widths and a hinged design allows for fast knock-down and transport. Cylinder oversleeves are standard and bleed-off ports eliminate over-extension of cylinders to increase safety.


Quick, Easy, Simple way to shore a trench.

Installation is fast, easy and safe.

Position shore at edge of trench. Connect hydraulic hose line to fitting.

Drop shore into trench at desired height.

Pump to minimum pressure of 750 psi. Disconnect hose from fitting using release tool.


Release hydraulic shoring fluid at fitting using release tool.

Pull shore assembly from trench using both release and removal hook.

Complete shore assembly folds flat for portability to next location.

Standard and Heavy-Duty chart

Standard & Heavy Duty Chart

One piece cylinder extension

Manhole Braces

Designed to shore square, rectangular, and irregular shaped excavations, the Pro-Tec Equipment Manhole Braces bridge the gap between vertical hydraulic shoring and the  Pro-Brace Hydraulic Framing system.  

The Pro-Tec Equipment Manhole Braces create a clear, unobstructed working area, ideal for manhole and vault installations, as well as municipal work.  The Manhole Braces can be easily transported to and from the job-site and are quickly assembled.


  • Steel Box Tubing
  • 4-Way hose bridle
  • Lift eyes on all corners
  • Able to be pressurized with the Standard Pro-Tec Equipment Plastic Pump Can
  • Certified by a Registered Professional Engineer

Manhole Brace Chart

*PSF (pounds per square foot) ratings indicate maximum shield capacities. Depths are based on B, C and C-80 soil types as described in OSHA’s 29 CFR Part 1926 Subpart P, October 31, 1989 with Type B not exceeding 45 PSF per foot of depth, Type C not exceeding 60 PSF per foot of depth and Type C-80 not exceeding 80 PSF per foot of depth. Determine actual soil pressure and consult manufacturers’ tabulated data prior to each use.

Job site photos are strictly intended for general product information only and may not comply with all applicable safety standards. Always refer to manufacturers’ serialized specific tabulated data, O.S.H.A. 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P for excavations and all applicable safety standards prior to each use