For almost 50 years, Trench Shoring Company has been a leading supplier of steel trench plates to meet a wide range of heavy load requirements. However not all situations require steel plates. 

Trench Shoring Company has now added the Oxford® Composite LowPro® 15/10 Trench Covers to its trench plate product line. These covers deliver a light-weight, yet sturdy alternative for driveway and pedestrian trench cover applications.

Primarily a pedestrian-and light-vehicle rated product, the LowPro 15/10 trench cover is perfect for sidewalks, driveways and small trenches up to 4 feet long and 36 inches wide. The Oxford LowPro 15/10 Trench Cover takes only seconds to install, requiring just a two-person lift. The covers eliminate the need for heavy machinery, fitting in a pickup truck. 

Manufactured with anti-trip beveled edges and an anti-skid textured surface molded into the plate, the covers are long-lasting over multiple uses, unlike single-use plywood. Additionally, gas vents and probe holes are designed into the product, which is also shock-resistant for added safety.

The Oxford LowPro Covers enable access and mobility for pedestrians and light-weight vehicles, making the covers ideal for both foot traffic and wheelchairs. The infill strip connects several covers in line, preventing drifting. The LowPro 15/10 composite cover’s patented Flexi-Edge system eliminates the need to anchor down or cold patch, also reducing trip hazards.

The LowPro covers a 36” trench accommodating 7,716 lbs. of vehicle traffic, and 48” for pedestrian traffic up to 882 lbs. Specifications are: length: 59”; width: 39.3”, height: 1.3”; weight: 92.5-105.8 lbs. Customers can use and reuse the covers, easily moving from one site or specific location to another. The LowPro’s lower cost gives customers an option to purchase or rent the covers. 

The Oxford LowPro is recommended plating applications such as: 

  • Covering holes and small trenches next to a sidewalk
  • Safe, sturdy surface for sporting events, especially if the ground is muddy
  • Safe cover for below ground electrical and plumbing work
  • Safe and easily deployed ground and floor covers for interior work in facilities or warehouses

Notes Trench Shoring Company Sales Manager, Barry Corea, “Our customers are constantly showing us additional uses for the LowPro covers. Their flexibility and versatility for small trench applications, ease of use, low weight and ease of transporting is a real advantage for many projects.”