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technical@vpplc.com www.groundforce.uk.com Groundforce Shorco | Technical File Issue 3.0 MP50 Hydraulic Strut Typical Applications Can be used in combination with Groundforce proprietary waling systems such as the Mega Brace or Maxi Brace as an intermediate strut, knee brace or raking prop (using appropriate adaptors), or with single/twin welded beams and non-standard applications such as propping plain walls, slabs soldiers and temporary roof propping. Features / benefits The MP50 combines the strength of steel tubes with the convenience of hydraulic adjustment. End bearing plates incorporate a zero moment swivel pin connection and can articulate up to +/- 45° from the strut axis for knee brace and raking applications. 1.2m of hydraulic stroke is available for fine length adjustment, and modular bolt together extensions in 1m increments for coarse length adjustment. Double acting hydraulic ram with integral lock-off valve for simple zero fluid loss installation and removal. The MP50 is a modular format medium-duty hydraulic strut combining the compressive strength of steel tube with the convenience of hydraulic actuation for length adjustment and pre-loading potential. Swivel end bearing units allow for various strutting alignments within an excavation, with or without waling beams. MP50’s use 350mm diameter tubular sections as the main structural member. At shorter spans, the hydraulic capacity of the integral ram limits the axial load and at longer spans, the potential for lateral buckling of the extension sections dictate overall axial capacity. MP50 struts can be configured to work within an operating range of 2.4m to 18.0m without the need for intermediate support and are able to withstand working axial loads at shorter spans up to 53 tonnes. Product Link Strut Ancillaries - Section 5.4 5.1.1

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