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.


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


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