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UTILICOVER® Fiberglass Utility Trench Covers

GEF Incorporated has developed a new utility trench cover system trademarked UTILICOVER®. The cover's design incorporates SAFPLANK® fiberglass panels and EXTREN® channels.

UTILICOVER® trench covers are the ideal alternative to concrete trench covers. The strong and durable trench cover system installs easily and can be quickly removed for trench access by one person. The UTILICOVER® system is extremely lightweight, one-fourth the weight of heavy concrete panels, and can be lifted by one person with reducing the risk of back, foot or other injuries.

Unlike concrete, UTILICOVER® panels are individually adjustable to accommodate inconsistencies in trench width. Typical trench spans are 24", at that span with a 500 pound point load at mid-panel, deflection is approximately 1/8".

After two substation installation jobs in Tennessee and Virginia, the benefits of the new covers were obvious and immediate. In the course of 6 1/2 days, a 3-man crew used only 12 tons of UTILICOVER® panels to replace 70 tons of concrete covers. The project manager stated the Utilicovers were installed more quickly by hand than the concrete covers could be removed with an excavator.

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