Scaffold / Formwork Prop Galvanised

Stumper - 0.45 mtr - 0.7 mtr P00 - 0.7 mtr - 1.1 mtr P0 - 1.1 mtr - 1.8 mtr P1 - 1.6 mtr - 2.8 mtr P2 - 2.0 mtr - 3.3 mtr P3 - 2.6 mtr - 3.9 mtr P4 - 3.2 mtr - 4.8 mtr Tripod for Props 700mm High Galvanised ForkHead for Props 150W 225L 195H Galvanised

Scaffold Prop

Scaffolding prop is a telescopic tubular steel piece of construction equipment. It is used as a temporary support. Props are known by several names including shore prop, acro prop, acro jack and post shores.
They are height adjustable by a wide diameter screw thread which is on the outside of the tube. The use of a screw thread means that the props are able to be tightened when already in place, which allows the user to adjust the load that each one bears (adjustable load bearing).

The safe working load (SWL) that each Acrow Prop can bear depends on the size (please see above table). The SWL decreases as the prop is extended.


Stumper - SWL 46.2 - 51kN

Prop 00 - SWL 30kN-40kN

Prop 0 - SWL 19kN - 26kN

Prop 1 - SWL 15kN - 24kN

Prop 2 - SWL 13kN - 24kN

Prop 3 - SWL 12kN - 21kN

Prop 4 - SWL 7kN - 18kN

Props are used mainly for shoring to provide temporary support during building repair or alteration work for overhead structures during construction. Typical use is to support an existing vertical beam whilst supports are removed or restored. Strong boys are used when masonry itself is to be supported; the strong boy is positioned into the bed joints. Then, a prop is put in place. Existing windows or doorways may also be supported directly or using strong boys. The base and top plates of props have a 150mm x 150mm surface area, so they are great for supporting a vertical load but are at risk of toppling if there is any sideways force. If this is a possibility, props should be strutted or braced with scaffolding tubes.

Although the original prop was only envisioned for vertical support, the range has since been expanded. Shoring 'push and pull' props with swivelling footplates are used to support concrete formwork. Trench struts are used for shoring horizontal trench work. These are similar but have a 'claw' form to their base plates.

General information

If you divide the weight to be held by the kN capacity of the prop this will tell you how many props you need. Adding bracing to a propping system will increase the capacity the propping can hold. 1 kN = 101.971621298 kilograms - force. Always seek the advice of a professional before undertaking any propping/shoring projects. A propping job that goes wrong can be disastrous, endanger lives and be extremely expensive to fix.


These products are available as pre-order* or shipping only. We can deliver: please contact 02 9157 8777 / sales@tubeclamp.com.au for the shipping cost.

* = Availability may vary at any time. 

Australia Wide Shipping

You can choose between picking up your order from the store or getting it delivered to your doorstep anywhere in Australia. If you place your order before 10am from Monday to Friday, we'll make sure to dispatch it on the same day. For orders placed after this time or on public holidays, we'll dispatch them on the next working day.

Our Return Policy

Tubeclamp allows customers to return unused products in good condition within 5 days of purchase. However, please note that there may be a handling/restocking fee of up to twenty (20%) of the invoice value for returns. Alternatively, Tubeclamp also offers the option to exchange returned items for products of similar value. Please keep in mind that certain items, such as cut bars or altered/modified products, may not be eligible for return.

For further information, please feel free to contact us directly.

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