Symons® Drop Head System

Forming | Shoring


The Drop Head System’s versatility and efficiency is designed around contractors’ needs. This system is the most cost effective solution in today’s market place.

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  • Realize lower costs with 70% material recovery one day after a pour
  • Modular design and use of storage frames results in efficient shipping and lower freight costs
  • Single posts can handle up to 18” of concrete slab depth at heights ranging from 6’-8” to 12'-8"
  • Parts and engineered drawings are color coded to ease use and assembly in the field
  • Round wedged drop-heads allow ledgers and joists to be stripped, leaving undisturbed reshores in place
  • Slabs with slopes up to 12% can be shored and safely braced to resist lateral loads
  • 8’ x 6’ post grid (48 sq ft) require 25% fewer posts than European 2M x 2M (36 sq ft) post grids
  • Fully braced cantilevers allow for wide walkways beyond the slab edge
Standard steel cross braces can be utilized to stabilize posts during initial erection – no tripods or wood bracing is required.
  • Lightweight aluminum Ledgers are available in standard lengths of 10’, 8’, 6’, 5’, and 4’
  • 5’ and 6’ LVL Joists span from Ledger to Ledger
  • Modular panels can be used with the aluminum Ledgers when a panelized system is preferred
  • The system ships in storage carts which can be moved throughout the jobsite without the use of a crane