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.
Oxford’s composite road plate is more eco-friendly than the traditional steel plate. Specifically, with steel plates contractors need to use cold patch as a ramp. This cold patch leaches oil when it rains, which then travels into storm drains and then local water bodies. Oxford’s plates have ramped edges and can be bolted into place. They can also be transported with far smaller vehicles than steel plates, and installed without heavy lifting equipment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Type||Inner Piece||End Piece|
|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|
Yes, the LowPro 23/05 is HS20-44 certified
The LowPro 23/05 is just less than 3” high at its apex
At 8’ long you would need 5 x inner sections and 2 x end sections
Each inner section weighs 136lbs
Yes, spare parts are available
The product can be used with vehicles weighing up to 97,000lbs
3-5 years, depending on how the product is handled
No, the SMC material is very effective in sub-zero temperatures
Yes (minimum order quantities apply)
Our composite Road Plates have been on the market for 10 years and are extensively used in Europe and Australia and now also in the USA
The LowPro 23/05 is being used in: