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BPRTUD Bearing Plate

Strong-Rod® URS Components

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The BPRTUD is a bearing plate designed to give a bearing surface that helps distribute the load of critical connections. This bearing plate works with the RTUD (ratcheting take-up device) to provide a cost-effective shrinkage compensation solution for continuous rod systems. The BPRTUD is hand-installed with the RTUD on top of it, creating continuous engagement with the rod that enables the system to perform as designed at all times.

Key Features

  • Gives greater bearing surface than standard-cut washers
  • Maintains rod-system tightness, allowing it to perform as designed


  • The BPRTUD should be hand-placed over the threaded rod, fully bearing on the wood plate
  • Once the RTUD device is installed on top and fastener holes are aligned, secure the assembly to the wood plate with the Strong-Drive® fasteners

Related Literature

Load Tables

BPRTUD Technical Data

Model No. Length
Thickness Hole Diameter
Allowable Loads (lb.)
BPRTUD3-4B 3 1/2 3 3 ga. 5/8 6,415 5,975 4,475 4,700
BPRTUD5-6B 5 1/2 3 1/2 in. 1 10,295 9,305 6,670 7,000
BPRTUD5-6C 7 1/2 3 3/4 in. 1 13,385 12,100 8,675 9,105
BPRTUD5-8 5 3 3 ga. 1 3/16 7,195 6,675 5,245 5,430
BPRTUD7-8A 5 1/2 3 1/2 in. 1 3/16 10,055 9,090 6,515 6,835
BPRTUD7-8B 8 1/2 3 3/4 in. 1 3/16 14,990 13,595 9,745 10,225
BPRTUD7-8C 5 1/2 5 1/2 in. 1 3/16 17,400 15,730 11,275 11,830
  1. No further increase in allowable load permitted.
  2. Plate bearing area based on rod diameter plus 1/4"-diameter drilled hole through wood plate below steel bearing plate. Reduce allowable load per code for larger holes.
  3. Recommend drilled holes through sole plates and flooring systems be completed as one continuous drill to help prevent misalignment of holes that can be created when drilled by different trades at different stages of construction.
  4. Bearing plate load capacity is based on the steel plate bearing on the wood sole plate perpendicular to the grain and steel plate bending in cantilever action.

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