Product in focus: Lo-Ro water filled barriers

A plastic road barrier with MASH TL-2 deflection

The Lo-Ro is a relatively new addition to the Australian barrier market, offering MASH TL-2 protection. It provides excellent protection for posted speed zones up to 70km/hr and is the ideal barrier to hire to ensure you comply with 2022’s updated MASH regulations.

The Lo-Ro is a plastic water filled barrier that offers best in class deflection, shorter clear zones and a shorter minimum length. Its lower profile height provides increased visibility for motorists in urban areas, thereby increasing safety for both your workers and for the public.

Benefits of the Lo-Ro waterfilled barriers

TL-1 and TL-2 deflection

The Lo-Ro is designed for applications where low deflection is critical. These barriers have been successfully tested to both MASH TL-1 and TL-2, meaning it has multi-speed deflection and is suitable for posted speed limits up to 70km/hr.

Approved across Australia for 70km/hr zones

The Lo-Ro is fully approved by Austroads and compliant with AS/NZS 3845. Many state road authorities have individually approved the Lo-Ro for speed zones up to 70km/hr, including NSW RMS, QLD TMR and VicRoads.

Shorter clear zones

When you hire the Lo-Ro barriers, you can take advantage of the convenience of shorter clear zones without compromising on safety. The stout design of these barriers reduces the clear zone requirement, which provides an additional margin of safety for workers on site.

A clear zone is defined as a roadside area that is free of potential hazards, where an out-of-control vehicle can traverse safely. The width of a clear zone is measured from the edge of the relative to the edge of the travelled way – so the Lo-Ro is a perfect solution for inner-city projects or roadwork sites that are short on space, without the luxury of traditional wide clear zones.

Easy installation

The Lo-Ro has a stout design for maximum stability and durability and when full of water it weighs over 700kg. With three galvanized steel cables and strong interlocking knuckles between modules, it minimises penetration into the work zone. Plus, due to the shorter minimum length, fewer barriers are required which saves you money and installation time.

The Lo-Ro is also compatible with the SLED attenuator.

Advice on barrier hire

Many road authorities are adopting MASH as the nominal standard for road safety hardware (barriers) starting from 1st January 2022.

Make sure you’ve got the right barriers in place – get in touch with Orange Hire for advice on the right barriers to hire for your next project.

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