Trench Shoring Rentals

Trench shoring is an essential safety step in underground utility work and other applications that involve digging. The Cat® Rental Store offers a wide variety of shoring equipment rentals that will help to prevent collapses and cave-ins at your jobsites. You'll have the peace of mind of knowing you're doing everything possible to keep your workers safe. As a customer, you'll receive the service and support you need to maximize your renting experience.

Check out Our Selection of Shoring Equipment Rentals

Whether you need a steel manhole box, a stone box or an aluminum trench box rental, you’ll find it in the largest construction equipment rental fleet in the world. We also rent steel and aluminum trench shields in a variety of sizes. Other options include hydraulic shoring equipment rentals, which utilize hydraulic pistons to provide additional support for trench walls. You'll also find trench plate rentals, which span holes in streets to enable vehicles to pass safely. Slide rail rentals are available that allow shoring from ground level to subgrade without disrupting the soil.

The Cat Rental Store is your source for products from Caterpillar and more than 70 reputable allied manufacturers. All of our shoring and shielding rentals come from leading providers such as Safe-T-Shore and Pro-Tec to ensure they meet the highest standards for quality and safety. Every piece of equipment undergoes a thorough inspection to make sure it will withstand the rigors of any unique construction environment. Our expert team will help you explore all your options so that you can make an informed choice for your project requirements.


At The Cat Rental Store, we know that trench shoring is vital for worker safety and compliance with standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Trench shoring uses aluminum walls and hydraulic or other support to prevent shifts in the surrounding soil or life-threatening cave-ins. Essentially, trench shoring is there to prevent a collapse. Trench shielding, on the other hand, is a structure designed to protect workers if a dangerous shift in soil or foundation does occur. Where shoring attempts to prevent the issue, shielding tools like steel boxes protect workers if a collapse becomes unavoidable. 

OSHA mandates require that there be a "competent person" on your job site who can identify hazards in trenches. This person should be at the forefront of your decision-making process. 

OSHA regulations are the final say on all shoring decisions. Here are a few introductory insights that can help you in choosing a trench shoring or shielding rental:

  • Soil type: You need to evaluate the soil on the job site. The type of soil and its slope will change the shoring and shielding requirements. 
  • Environment: It is necessary to make sure there is sufficient space to work and the proper equipment for the environment. The necessary shielding for an electrical vault differs from that for a water main.
  • Machinery: It is critical to match the strength and functionality of your machinery for the type of hole you need to dig and the equipment you must install. For example, machines like backhoes may not be able to install a heavy steel trench shield.


When you’re working on a construction or utility project, it’s important to consider a variety of factors, such as safety, work speed and job quality. You’re concerned with results, with providing the optimal services to your clients, whatever unexpected situations may arise. We deliver to you so you can deliver to them.

Shoring equipment reduces safety concerns so your workers can focus on maintaining performance and efficiency on the job. They’ll feel more secure, and you’ll know you’re doing everything possible to maintain a high-standard job site. This will help your operations pick up speed and ultimately increase the profits you gain from the project. You’ll start to notice the difference high-quality rental shoring equipment can make right away!

When Should You Consider a Shielding or Shoring Rental for Your Business?

Renting gives you the flexibility to match the equipment to the specific project requirements, which will increase your productivity and efficiency. Renting can also improve your cash flow, as it frees up capital that you can then invest in other areas of your enterprise. You'll even avoid costs such as storage and maintenance that can significantly reduce your company's profitability. If you want to try out a shoring trench box, plate or side rail you're thinking of buying, renting will allow you to do so with no risk or additional financial obligation.

Why Choose the Cat® Rental Store for Your Shoring and Shielding Rentals?

The Cat Rental Store will do whatever it takes to make you a satisfied customer. We'll work with you to craft a business-friendly daily, weekly, monthly or long-term rental agreement that works for your company. We'll also handle all maintenance and repairs, giving you one less thing to worry about. We can even deliver your equipment to your jobsite, which saves time and eliminates the need to pick it up.

Contact Us for Your Next Shoring Equipment Rental

Get what you need to get the job done and keep your team safe underground with our full line of trench shoring rental equipment. Give us a call at 1-800-RENT-CAT to learn more today. Alternatively, you can browse our inventory online and contact us for a quick quote to rent whatever you need to get your work done right.

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