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Cable Ramps FAQs
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Q. What size of cables?
Q. How long is a cable ramp?
Q. Can they be cut to size?
Q. What is the size of the hole/slot?
Q. Are they flexible?
Q. Can they be bolted down?
Q. What traffic can drive over?
Q. Is it a speed ramp?
Q. Can drivers see the cable ramps?
Q. Do I have to take the plugs and sockets off my cables?
Q. How are they delivered?
Q. Do they last a long time?
Q. Will people trip over them?

Q. What size of cables?
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For highway use, the maximum is 20mm diameter cable or hose. This restriction on size is because this type of extruded cable ramp is designed for the equipment controlling Chapter 8 approved temporary traffic light systems. For site use, you can protect from the very small to the large discharge hoses up to 125mm diameter. For applications with larger cables and hoses, up to 150mm diameter, they can be protected with a modular bridge section design.
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Q. How long is a cable ramp?

a. The extruded rubber is supplied in 9 metres long coils and the modular rubber interlocking cable/hose products are in 300mm wide sections that you assemble on site.
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Q. Can they be cut to size?

a. All the extruded rubber cable ramps can be cut on site with a sharp craft knife. Support with a block of wood under the point where you want to cut and then just simply stroke the point of the blade gently through the rubber ramp.

The larger CR10 cable/speed ramp is pre-cut to the correct length to suit your site in our factory.The Modular systems HR3 and HR5, both 300mm wide and cannot be cut.
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Q. What is the size of the hole/slot?

a. There is plenty of choice starting from 20mm right up to 150mm. Back to top

Q. Are they flexible?
a. All the cable protection systems are manufactured in solid rubber and will take up the shape and camber of your roadway for extra safety.
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Q. Can they be bolted down?

a. The modular version of the cable ramps and the CR10 range of cable/speed ramp can be bolted permanently on to the road surface. The smaller highway extruded and approved versions just simply lie on the surface and are stable when traffic drives over.
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Q. What traffic can drive over?

a. All the solid rubber products are designed to take vehicles from the smallest Smart car to the maximum HGV load driving on European roads.
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Q. Is it a speed ramp?

a. The HR3, HR5 and CR10 will all get drivers to slow down to 5 to 10 mph. The extruded rubber highway cable ramp will take traffic at 30 mph plus.
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Q. Can drivers see the cable ramps?

a. The HR3, HR5 and CR10 are the correct hazard warning colours, black and yellow, to get the driver’s attention to slow down to a safe speed. The highway approved version is all black but has no speed restriction. Back to top

Q. Do I have to take the plugs and sockets off my cables?

a. No. All the products have slots for fast installation that you drop or squeeze the cables in to without removing plugs or sockets. Back to top

Q. How are they delivered?

a. Depends on the quantity being shipped, either Business Post, Nightfreight or our own transport.
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Q. Do they last a long time?
a. The modular and the extruded rubber CR10 have a design life of 10 to 15 years. The highway approved cable ramp has a design life of 5 years. Back to top

Q. Will people trip over them?

a. They are a foreign body lying on the road surface and are more visible than loose cables. The concept is to design a safety product that protects the cable, pedestrians and vehicles. Back to top