Ground Excavation (Alite Manhole Box)

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Designed for utility, drainage, gas and communication contracts the ALITE-BOX is an easy to use, portable light trench work system. For trench widths 600mm to 900mm to 1000-1800mm.

Full edge protection kit and choice of 3 adjustable strut types assist with any safety aspect that your contract may require. When collapsed into kit form the Alite-Box is easily transportable by van or pick up.

Available now from all Marwood Group Ltd depots. Contact your local depot for further information, price and availability.

Portable, modular aluminium components, meeting all the safety requirements of the latest British and European standards BS EN 13331.1, 2.2002 and BS EN 13374:2013 CLASS (A) Temporary Edge Protection with a characteristic load rating of 30kN/m2.

Few parts combined with easy assembly make an effective and very light-weight trench box.

  • Built in lifting eyes/lifting capacities of mini excavators
  • Ideal for utility installation and repairs
  • Easily transported by van or pick-up
  • Struts available in two sizes 600 – 900mm and 1000 – 1800mm
  • Guard-rail, struts and end bar are made from plain carbon steel
  • A standard 4leg x 3m 6.7T chain set is available for hire
  • Access platform also available for hire

*All specifications based on linear 0.5% tolerance


Panel Length x 1 panel 2424mm
Panel Height x 1 panel 1215mm
Overall Thickness of plank 50mm
Overall depth panel 600mm
Panel Weight x 1 panel 130kg
Guard rail standard edge protection 2400mm 33.9kg
Guard rail 1500mm 26.4kg
End guard rail right/left 13.4kg
Single Panel Load Rating (working pressure) 30kpa