The 4 Sided Universal Connector System makes it so boxes can be stacked or made 4 sided in minutes instead of hours or days. Two Gravity Lock trench boxes can be assembled and stacked in under forty minutes and a four sided box can be done in under one hour. A stacked four sided box can be done in under three hours. The panels can be turned 90 degrees and used along with adapters on the universal connector system. The 4 foot panels that go on top of the box do not need struts to keep them apart, instead heavy duty adapters are used to connect these panels.
There are so many time saving innovative uses for this patent pending four sided connection system, it is virtually endless.
When comparing between a GroundWorks Gravity Lock Trench Box and a “traditional” trench box for set up and take down time, it is immediately clear that a new revolutionary product has entered the market.
With the Massive savings in time and manpower from using a GroundWorks Gravity Lock Trench Box you can literally pay for the product within the first dozen uses in comparison to using a traditional trench box.
In Western Canada it is common practice when quoting or bidding a job to allow 4 hours with 5 to 7 workers and one to two machines for the setup of a single 10’ X 12’ traditional trench box with a 10 foot spreader. This is an average of 24 man hours and 6 machine hours to assemble or disassemble a traditional trench box
The GroundWorks Gravity Lock Trench box set up time is: 1 machine with operator and 1 worker 15 minutes for almost any size of a GroundWorks Gravity Lock Trench box. This is a .25 machine hour and .25 man hour to assemble or disassemble a GroundWorks system.
This has been used as a default setting for the calculator below.
Using GroundWorks vs. Traditional
Most jobs require multiple trench boxes on a site. Large civil and pipeline companies do thousands of jobs per year using trench box systems. These costs can be drastically reduced by using the GroundWorks Gravity Lock Trench Box. Fill in the number of trench box's per job and jobs per year to see your savings.
Assemble the Gravity Lock Trench Box as it is unloaded from the truck instead of traditionally leaving it for a crew and larger equipment to do it later. And if the picker cannot fully assemble, then the panels can still be set on the struts and waiting so that when the larger equipment arrives, all that is required is to lift the system and install the pins.
GroundWorks Safety Systems Inc. has removed the inherent danger and difficulty of set up and take down of a trench box, making it truly a safer more efficient product to use. Yes money and time are saved on every use, but the Gravity Lock Trench Box was invented to be safer and WHAT PRICE DO YOU PUT ON SAFETY?