Steel Scaffolding Planks for Sale
Our aluminum scaffold board comes in three different lengths:
5’X19″ SWS-1106 25 lbs
7’X19″ SWS-1101 30 lbs
10’X19″ SWS-1103 39 lbs
The advantage of these boards is their safety, stability, durability and load bearing capacity. They are rated for 75lbs/sq. ft and can be used in heavy-duty scaffolding applications. They are resistant to corrosion and will last you many years. These boards will also allow you to increase to a 10′ span and still have the load bearing capacity you need. The boards come with replaceable hooks and have a locking mechanism on each end of the board to keep the it attached to the scaffolding frames.
All of our boards have the same width of 19.” It takes aluminum boards to fully deck a set of scaffolding with 5′ wide frames. 42″ wide frames require 2 boards and 3′ wide frame will hold one board. Sometimes aluminum boards are used on outriggers. We have 21″ outriggers that will hold one aluminum board as well as 30″ outriggers that will hold two boards.
Aluminum boards have superior strength to wood boards and will last much longer. They make great landing platforms for materials in masonry and stucco applications and we recommend them for scaffolding towers because they stay in place much better than wood boards. The hooks on each end are offset so that these boards can be used to construct a single long scaffolding platform without the hooks overlapping each other.
Check out other scaffold plank options at SWS:
Our Aluminum/Plywood Scaffold Planks function just like our solid aluminum planks except they have a plywood deck and they cost less. Like our solid aluminum boards, these boards are rated to hold 75 lbs./Sq. Ft. They come in 7′ and 10′ lengths. They weigh a little more than our solid aluminum board and are a little thicker as well.
7’X19″ SWS-1100 35.1 lbs
10″X19″ SWS-1101 51 lbs
Cross braces are an essential part of a frame scaffolding system. They keep the frames correctly spaced apart and provide the scaffolding with horizontal strength. They can also serve as fall protection. Make sure you have the right cross braces for the job because different size and type frames require different length cross braces. The wrong braces will cause your scaffolding sections to not quite line up correctly. Check out our video on connecting the cross brace to the scaffolding frame.
We sell both tubular and angle-iron cross braces in many different sizes. When reading cross brace dimensions, the first number is the space the cross brace will create between two scaffolding frames when it is attached to the frames. The linear length of the cross brace will be a little longer than this due to the fact that it is connecting the frames at an angle. The second number is the spread of the cross brace vertically. For instance a 7’X4′ brace will put the frames at 7′ apart and will fit a frame with pins that are 4′ apart vertically. A brace with three dimensions such as 7’X3’X4′ means it will put the frames at 7′ apart and has two holes on each end which will fit scaffolding frames with pins that are either 3′ or 4′ apart depending on which hole you use.
The wrong size cross brace will still connect to most scaffolding frames, however, the frames will not be the correct distance apart. Using a 7’X4′ brace on a half-high frame that takes a 7’X2′ brace will put the frames at a distance greater than 7′ so that the frames will not match up with properly-spaced frames. Likewise, using a 7’X2′ brace on a frame that takes a 7’X4′ will create spacing that is less than 7′.
For Safeway and Waco Style Scaffolding, all frames 5′ tall or greater will take a 7′(or any other distance)X4′ cross brace. A 4′ tall frame will take a 7’X3′ brace, a 3′ tall frame will take a 7’X2′ brace and a 2′ tall frame will take a 7’X1′ brace.
Tubular cross braces are made from tubular galvanized steel. They lighter than the angle iron braces and of similar strength. Angle iron braces are made of from two L-shaped pieces of steel. They are painted and not galvanized and a little heavier than the tubular braces. While the brace strength is similar, the angle iron braces hold up just a littler better out in the field.
Our cross braces will fit the following lock styles: flip lock, candy cane lock, drop lock, and snap-on style (special order).