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LowPro 23/05 Road Plate

Alternative to steel road plate trench covers

The LowPro 23/05 Road Plate system is a made up of linking plates, it suitable for 97,000lbs vehicles over a 36” trench (depending on the local DOT requirements). This is the heavy-duty road plate, for smaller trenches see the LowPro 15/05 Road Plate.

EasiLift install with 2 crew members

Each section weighs 145lbs, far lighter than a steel plate, and is easier to manoeuvre with the EasiLift handles. Using a team of 2 workers, rather than expensive heavy lifting equipment, the Road Plate can be carried and installed in minutes.

Anti-slide: Lateral Locks

Underneath the LowPro are 2 sets of lateral locks: these locks drop into place when the Road Plate is installed on the trench. The locks sit within the trench on either side to prevent lateral movement.

Anti-slide: Flexi-Edges

The anti-slide technology, on the underside and edges of the Road Plate, is made from a soft, flexible, rubber material which grips the surface to reduce unwanted movement.

No noise pollution: Flexi-Edges

The Road Plate is currently used in residential areas, on roadways and utility sites partially because of its noise dampening edges. The patented Flexi-Edge reduces noise by absorbing sound; the rubber-edges are far softer than steel thus eliminating that harsh, loud clang when traffic drives over the top.

No Cold Patch

Reduce install time again when using the road plate: with its pinholes, drop pins, and FlexiEdges there is no longer a need for a cold patch.

Stillage

The 23/05 has a bespoke stillage to make handling, transportation and storage simpler.

  • HS20-44 compliant
  • Suitable for 44 tons vehicles over a 36” trench
  • Suitable for pedestrians over a 48” trench (not a roadway)
  • Quieter, long-lasting, lighter alternative to steel trench plates
  • Reduces noise pollution and noise complaints
  • Lateral Locks reduce lateral movement
  • Heavy duty linking connectors lock the road plates together securely
  • End sections equipped with anchor holes to accommodate securing to the roadway
  • Replacement parts are available
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Patented design
  • The 23/05 LowPro must be bolted down with end sections for roadway use

 

News and Events

With Composite Road Plates Safety is #1 

       Dave Balkan, CEO, Balkan Plumbing prefers to use modular composite road plates like the LowPro 23/05 Road Plate instead of outdated steel plates. Are steel road plates safe? When your work crews experience injuries, we’d say not!  The composite Oxford Plastics road plate is much lighter than a steel plate and does not need any heavy equipment like knuckle boom trucks or backhoes. View the full story in the video below:

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Type Inner Piece End Piece
Product No 0839 0726
Length, end-to-end 90.6 in 90.6 in
Width 19.7 in 19.7 in
Weight 145 lbs 62 lbs
Number / pallet 20 20
Color Yellow, gray Gray