Scaffold Tube Cross Braces
We sell both tubular and angle iron scaffolding cross braces. Our tubular cross braces are galvanized, meet all OSHA and ANSI scaffold requirements, and will fit Safeway, Waco and Big-Jax Style Scaffold frames.
Determining the Correct Scaffolding Cross Brace Size
The first number on our scaffolding cross brace dimensions, ex. 7ft X 4ft, represents the length of the brace when it is fully opened. When a 7ft X 4ft brace is attached to two scaffolding frames, the frames will be 7ft apart. The second number represents how wide the brace will spread when opened. Our 7ft X 4ft cross brace will open to a width of 4ft. A frame height of (5ft, 6ft4in and 6ft7in) requires a cross brace that will spread to 4ft because the top and bottom pins on the frame are 4ft apart. Our 4ft tall frames require a brace that spreads to 3ft (7ft X 3ft or 10ft X 3ft), 3ft tall frames require a brace that spreads to 2ft apart and a 2ft tall frame requires a brace with a 1ft spread. If a 7ft X 4ft brace is put on a set of frames that are 4ft tall, the distance between the frames will be slightly greater than 7ft and that set will not match up with the full size frames on the scaffolding tower.
Safeway and Waco style frames have the same lock spacing. So a 7ft X 4ft cross brace will put both sets of scaffold frames the same distance apart. Bil-Jax Style frames have smaller lock spacing and requires a 7ft X 3ft X 4ft cross brace.
On full size scaffolding sections, the cross brace may double as your top guardrail. A bottom guardrail will still be required.