Aluminium Utility Manhole Brace

The Aluminium Utility Manhole Brace is a lightweight, four-sided hydraulic frame designed to brace small, shallow cofferdams during the safe installation of manholes and utilities ranging from 1.5m to 2.4m.

  • Single acting hydraulic cylinder incorporated in each brace leg for adjustment of frame size
  • Each leg weighs just 35kg
  • Where plant access is restricted, frames can be installed using a small excavator

Technical Specification

Hydraulic Type Sheet to Sheet Dimensions (mm) Leg Weight (kg)
Min Max
Single Acting 1500 2400 35
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