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Road/Crossing Plates for Rent

United Rentals offers top-quality road plates for rent, designed to cover and protect ground excavations or broken roads. Our crossing plates are designed to safely provide temporary surfaces over holes and excavations.

For our full list of road crossing plates for rent, view the items below. For more information, visit our resource section.

Cat Class Code
900-0249

39 in. by 59 in. Composite Trench Cover

  • Supports vehicles up to 7,716 lbs.
  • 84 lbs. each
  • Dimensions 39 in. by 59 in. by 1 in.
  • Features Flexi-Edge for increased stability
  • Uses: Ideal for safely covering holes and trenches up to 3' wide
Cat Class Code
900-0250

7.5 ft. by 14 ft. MegaDeck Ground Protection Mats

  • Maximum load capacity 4,500 tons at 600 PSI depending on surface conditions
  • 1,095 lbs. each
  • Dimensions 7.5 ft. by 14 ft. by 4 in.
  • Made from high-density polyethylene that incorporates UV resistance, antistatic properties and high-impact resistance
  • Uses: Ideal for providing a heavy-duty access way or work platform for jobsites
Cat Class Code
900-0255

6.8 ft. by 10 ft. SignaRoad Ground Protection Mats

  • Maximum load capacity 1,950 tons at 400 PSI depending on surface conditions
  • 496 lbs. each
  • Dimensions 6.8 ft. by 10 ft. by 2.5 in.
  • Made from high-density polyethylene that incorporates UV resistance, antistatic properties and high-impact resistance
  • Uses: Ideal for providing a medium-duty access way or work platform for jobsites or events
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Cat Class Code
900-0400

Composite Trackout Control Mats

  • Covered in tapered pyramids to dislodge and collect mud
  • Dimensions 12 ft. by 7 ft. by 3 3/4 in.
  • Highly visible and extremely durable
  • Can be easily installed with hardware on soil, concrete and asphalt
  • Uses: Ideal for using multiple mats to create a temporary jobsite entrance that provides site access while minimizing sediment leaving the site as an alternative to stone
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Cat Class Code
900-0453

Composite Road Plates

  • Supports vehicles up to 97,000 lbs.
  • Inner dimensions 20 in. by 91 in. by 3 in. and 143 lbs.
  • Endcap dimensions 28 in. by 91 in. by 3 in. and 60 lbs.
  • Can be easily transported and stored by 2 people with easy-lift handles
  • Uses: Ideal for creating temporary and semipermanent road covers up to 48" wide as part of a larger protection system
Cat Class Code
920-5415

4 ft. by 8 ft. DuraDeck Ground Protection Mats

  • Maximum load capacity 80 tons at 200 PSI depending on surface conditions
  • 87 lbs. each
  • Dimensions 4 ft. by 8 ft. by 0.5 in.
  • Made from high-density polyethylene that incorporates UV resistance, antistatic properties and special impact resistance
  • Uses: Ideal for providing light-duty ground protection for equipment or vehicles on jobsites
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Cat Class Code
943-5685

Wire Rope Sling 2 1/4" X 10'

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Cat Class Code
943-7430

Sheet Pile Guide Frame 16' Type D

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Cat Class Code
944-7482

Lifting Beam 25'

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Cat Class Code
944-9745

Instant Bridge Guard Rail 30'

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Cat Class Code
944-9801

Exit Grid Ramp

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Cat Class Code
944-9815

Road Plate 4' X 14'

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Cat Class Code
944-9820

Road Plate 4' X 16'

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Cat Class Code
944-9825

Road Plate 4' X 20'

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Cat Class Code
944-9831

Road Plate 5' X 6'

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Cat Class Code
944-9832

Road Plate 5' X 12' X 1 1/4"

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Cat Class Code
944-9833

Road Plate 6' X 12' X 1 1/4"

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Cat Class Code
944-9835

Road Plate 6' X 15'

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Cat Class Code
944-9842

Road Plate 8' X 12' X 1 1/4"

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Cat Class Code
944-9843

Road Plate 6' X 12' X 1 1/2"

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Cat Class Code
944-9845

Road Plate 8' X 15' X 1 1/2"

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Cat Class Code
944-9851

Road Plate 8' X 16' X 1 1/4"

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Cat Class Code
944-9852

Road Plate 8' X 20' X 1 1/4"

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Cat Class Code
944-9853

Road Plate 8' X 20' X 1 3/8"

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Cat Class Code
944-9868

Road Plate 7' X 16'

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Cat Class Code
944-9873

Road Plate 10' X 10'

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Cat Class Code
944-9874

Road Plate 10' X 13'

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Cat Class Code
944-9875

Road Plate 10' X 16'

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Cat Class Code
944-9876

Road Plate 10' X 20'

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Cat Class Code
944-9880

Dragline Mat 12" X 4' X 24'

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Cat Class Code
944-9888

Plate Ramp 12"

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Cat Class Code
944-9891

Ground Release Shackle

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Cat Class Code
944-9892

Road Plate Lifting Tool

  • Save strain on the operator
  • Lift road plates easily
  • Durable steel
  • Easy to install
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting road plates efficiently, reducing strain on operators
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Cat Class Code
944-9895

Crossing Plate Lift Screw 1.25"

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Cat Class Code
944-9896

Crossing Plate Lift Screw 1.5"

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Cat Class Code
944-9897

Standard Plate Lifting Ring

  • Simple hookup with plates flat on the ground — never a need to reach under a plate
  • Quick and easy connection provides centered, single-point lift for increased control
  • Quick-connect or screw-lift connect available
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for lifting and moving crossing plates
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Cat Class Code
944-9898

Plate Lifting Ring Heavy Duty

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Cat Class Code
944-9900

Lifting Ring Swivel 1.50"

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Cat Class Code
944-9909

Steel Crossing Plates, 4 ft. by 12 ft.

  • 8000 lb. recommended safe working load
  • Flat stacking: simple hookup with plates flat on the ground or stacked plate-to-plate, so you never have to reach under a plate to lift it
  • Quick and easy connection provides centered, single-point lift for better balance and control
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for making temporary crossings over trenches and other excavations for vehicles and pedestrians
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Cat Class Code
944-9910

Road Plate 4' X 4'

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Cat Class Code
944-9913

Road Plate 4' X 6'

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Cat Class Code
944-9914

Steel Crossing Plates, 4 ft. by 8 ft.

  • 8000 lb. recommended safe working load
  • Flat stacking: simple hookup with plates flat on the ground or stacked plate-to-plate, so you never have to reach under a plate to lift it
  • Quick and easy connection provides centered, single-point lift for better balance and control
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for making temporary crossings over trenches and other excavations for vehicles and pedestrians
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Cat Class Code
944-9915

Crossing Plate Nonskid 4' X 8'

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Cat Class Code
944-9917

Steel Crossing Plates, 4 ft. by 10 ft.

  • 8000 lb. recommended safe working load
  • Flat stacking: simple hookup with plates flat on the ground or stacked plate-to-plate, so you never have to reach under a plate to lift it
  • Quick and easy connection provides centered, single-point lift for better balance and control
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for making temporary crossings over trenches and other excavations for vehicles and pedestrians
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Cat Class Code
944-9918

Road Plate 5' X 5'

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Cat Class Code
944-9919

Tread Cleaning Plate 6' X 10'

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Cat Class Code
944-9921

Tread Cleaning Plate 8' X 12'

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Cat Class Code
944-9924

Steel Crossing Plates, 5 ft. by 10 ft.

  • 8000 lb. recommended safe working load
  • "Flat stacking: simple hookup with plates flat on the ground or stacked plate-to-plate, so you never have to reach under a plate to lift it
  • Quick and easy connection provides centered, single-point lift for better balance and control
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for making temporary crossings over trenches and other excavations for vehicles and pedestrians
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Cat Class Code
944-9925

Road Plate 5' X 15'

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Cat Class Code
944-9926

Steel Crossing Plates, 5 ft. by 12 ft.

  • 8000 lb. recommended safe working load
  • Flat stacking: simple hookup with plates flat on the ground or stacked plate-to-plate, so you never have to reach under a plate to lift it
  • Quick and easy connection provides centered, single-point lift for better balance and control
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for making temporary crossings over trenches and other excavations for vehicles and pedestrians
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Cat Class Code
944-9928

Road Plate 6' X 8'

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Cat Class Code
944-9931

Road Plate Nonskid 6' X 10'

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Cat Class Code
944-9932

Steel Crossing Plates, 6 ft. by 12 ft.

  • 8000 lb. recommended safe working load
  • Flat stacking: simple hookup with plates flat on the ground or stacked plate-to-plate, so you never have to reach under a plate to lift it
  • Quick and easy connection provides centered, single-point lift for better balance and control
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for making temporary crossings over trenches and other excavations for vehicles and pedestrians
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Cat Class Code
944-9934

Road Plate 6' X 14'

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Cat Class Code
944-9935

Road Plate 6' X 16'

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Cat Class Code
944-9937

Road Plate 8' X 16' X 1 1/2"

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Cat Class Code
944-9939

Road Plate 8' X 12' X 1 1/2"

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Cat Class Code
944-9940

Steel Crossing Road Plate 8 ft. by 8 ft.

  • 8000 lb. recommended safe working load
  • Flat stacking: simple hookup with plates flat on the ground or stacked plate-to-plate – never a need to reach under a plate
  • Quick and easy connection provides centered, single-point lift for better balance and control
  • Specially designed plastic insert (available on request) fills the lifting hole for the safety of crossing traffic
  • Plates should be secured from lateral movement while in use by means of materials such as asphalt-base cold mix
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Cat Class Code
944-9941

Road Plate 8' X 14'

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Cat Class Code
944-9942

Steel Crossing Plates, 8 ft. by 10 ft.

  • 8000 lb. recommended safe working load
  • Flat stacking: simple hookup with plates flat on the ground or stacked plate-to-plate, so you never have to reach under a plate to lift it
  • Quick and easy connection provides centered, single-point lift for better balance and control
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for making temporary crossings over trenches and other excavations for vehicles and pedestrians
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Cat Class Code
944-9943

Steel Crossing Road Plate 8 ft. by 12 ft.

  • 8000 lb. recommended safe working load
  • Flat stacking: simple hookup with plates flat on the ground or stacked plate-to-plate – never a need to reach under a plate
  • Quick and easy connection provides centered, single-point lift for better balance and control
  • Specially designed plastic insert (available on request) fills the lifting hole for the safety of crossing traffic
  • Plates should be secured from lateral movement while in use by means of materials such as asphalt-base cold mix
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Cat Class Code
944-9944

Steel Crossing Plates, 8 ft. by 16 ft.

  • 8000 lb. recommended safe working load
  • Flat stacking: simple hookup with plates flat on the ground or stacked plate-to-plate, so you never have to reach under a plate to lift it
  • Quick and easy connection provides centered, single-point lift for better balance and control
  • United Rentals will contact you to confirm requirements
  • Uses: Ideal for making temporary crossings over trenches and other excavations for vehicles and pedestrians
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Cat Class Code
944-9945

Road Plate 8' X 15' X 1"

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Cat Class Code
944-9952

Road Plate 8' X 11'

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Cat Class Code
944-9955

Road Plate 8' X 20' X 1 1/2"

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Cat Class Code
944-9956

Tread Cleaning Plate 8' X 10'

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Cat Class Code
944-9957

Road Plate 8' X 25'

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Cat Class Code
944-9958

Road Plate, 6' x 20'

  • Weight: 4,899 lbs.
  • Thickness: 1"
  • Quick Lifting Devices
  • Skid Proof Available
  • Unit weights 4,899 lbs.
  • 1" thickness
  • Designed with quick lifting devices
  • Skid proof models available
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Cat Class Code
944-9985

Curb Plate 3x10

Resources

FAQs about Road/Crossing Plates

United Rentals has one of the largest inventories of steel road plates for rent, with sizes ranging from 4-by-4-foot plates to 10-by-20-foot plates. Road plates are made to fit or be laid over trenches, holes and excavations for traffic to safely pass over. Manufactured from ASTM A36 steel, our road plates are safe and durable for traffic and pedestrians and are fitted with either a quick-connect lifter or screw-in style lifter, leaving no protrusions above the plate surface. Additionally, we offer screws, lifting rings, ramps and lifting beams to make your road work safe and efficient. Choose between skid-resistant surfaces, like this anti-skid pedestrian plate, for non-slippery jobsites or untreated road plates, depending on the project.

Learn more about road crossing plates in our FAQ section below.

FAQs
What is a road plate?

A road plate is a large, flat surface that provides temporary covering over streets, allowing the flow of pedestrians and traffic to remain unbothered. Road plates allow heavy machinery to pass over potholes and rough terrain, protecting the jobsite and preventing damage to equipment.

How heavy is a steel road plate?

Steel road plate weights can vary based on the size and thickness of the plate. Plates that are 1 to 2 inches thick and around 5 by 8 feet can weigh approximately 1,650 pounds, while plates that are 8 by 20 feet can weigh a little more than 6,500 pounds.

What is the formula to calculate road plate weight?

A basic and easy formula to find the weight of a road plate is weight = width x length x thickness x density. Contact our trench safety experts for additional support.