Trench Plates & Sidewalk Covers
Our range of fiberglass road plates and covers are made from modern composite materials. They are lightweight and easier to handle than traditional steel road plates. They have an anti-slip surface and are highly visible. There are several types of these plates available, each with their own application within a construction site.
Our Road Plates at a Glance
Sidewalk Trench Plates
Trench cover for use on sidewalk and pedestrian areas. Available in two sizes (shown below) and capable of withstanding loads of up to 4410lbs. Ideal for covering site excavations and ground works for utility services.
- Weight Capacity: 4410 lbs.
- Dimensions: 47.2 x 63” / 31.5"
Modular Road Plate for Road & Highway Use
Alternative to Steel Road Plates to withstand up to 96800 lbs in weight. Ideal for use on main roads where all types of traffic pass. These modular reinforced fiberglass plates can be used for cover utility trenches. The 15/5 road plates are designed for easy manual installation.
- Weight Capacity: 96800 lbs.
- Dimensions: 19.7 x 59”
LowPro Low Profile Rubber Edged Sidewalk Plate
The LowPro is a lower value Sidewalk Plate for use in pedestrian areas only, it can take a maximum load of 553lbs. Its small size, bright color, and rubberized edges minimize trip risks.
- Weight Capacity: 553 lbs.
- Dimensions: 44.3 x 44.3"
Key Benefits of Our Composite Trench Plates & Road Covers
- The lightweight construction of these road plates mean that they can all be easily deployed, removing the requirement for heavy lifting equipment normally needed to deploy traditional steel road plates.
- No Theft Incentive
- As these road plates are made almost entirely from non-metallic materials there is no incentive for metal thieves to steal them. Theft of metallic objects for scrap is becoming more and more of an issue with current metal prices.
- The textured surface low profile edges and high visibility color of our road plates makes them far more pedestrian friendly, reducing the risk of slipping and tripping.
- Quieter Operation
- Traditional steel road plates do not always lie flat on the roads surface, this makes them very noisy when traffic passes over them. The modular road plate 15/5 with its interlocking design is stable, and far quieter under heavy traffic than steel plates.
Need assistance in choosing the right road plate?
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