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Trench Plates

Steel road plates, also known as steel trench plates or road crossing plates, serve various purposes in construction and infrastructure projects.

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10ft x 5ft

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Steel road plates, also known as steel trench plates or road crossing plates, serve various purposes in construction and infrastructure projects. The trench plate sizes available here at Eco Plant Hire which are 10 x 5 ft.

Here are some common uses of steel road plates:

Temporary Roadway Access: Steel road plates are often used to create temporary roadways over excavations or trenches, allowing vehicles and construction equipment to pass over without causing damage to the underlying infrastructure.

Trench and Excavation Safety: When construction projects involve excavations or open trenches, steel road plates are placed over these areas to provide a safe and stable surface. This helps prevent accidents and ensures the safety of both pedestrians and vehicles.

Utility and Pipeline Installations: During the installation or maintenance of underground utilities, such as water, gas, or sewer pipelines, steel road plates are employed to cover the open trenches temporarily. This allows for continued traffic flow and access while the work is in progress.

Construction Site Access: Steel road plates are used to create access points for heavy equipment, cranes, and construction vehicles on job sites. They help distribute the load and provide a solid surface for efficient and safe movement.

Event Infrastructure: In temporary events or situations where temporary roadways are needed, such as festivals, concerts, or outdoor exhibitions, steel road plates can be deployed to create stable pathways for foot and vehicular traffic.

Bridge Maintenance: Steel road plates are utilized in bridge maintenance projects, allowing maintenance crews and equipment to access different sections of the bridge without causing damage to the structure.

Emergency Repairs: In the case of road or utility failures, steel road plates can be quickly deployed to cover damaged areas, providing a temporary solution until permanent repairs can be made.

Construction Site Parking: Steel road plates are often used to create stable parking surfaces on construction sites. This helps prevent vehicles from sinking into mud or soft ground.

In summary, Steel road plates play a crucial role in ensuring safe and efficient operations in construction and infrastructure projects, providing temporary access and stability over excavated or hazardous areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide Training?

Full and comprehensive training on how to operate the equipment.

What are your prices?

Minimum Hire is 1 day.

Weekly rate is based on 5 days working week Monday – Friday.

Can I hire over the weekend?

Weekend working hours: will uplift the price by 50% to include standby service.

Delivery/collection: is not included.

Do I require Insurance?

Yes, you require plant hire insurance for the full value of equipment on hire.

Contact us at or 057 862 6669 for the value of equipment.

Do you deliver nationwide?

Yes, we provide nationwide delivery and will keep you updated on the status of your hire order.

Do you provide Maintenance?

On site maintenance or replacement (if required) and call out for any of our machines will be avaliable to you.

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For the past 10 years, Ecoplant remains Ireland’s leading supplier of Electric Remote Control Demolition Machines, Electric Diggers, Electric Dumpers and other Electric Plant Equipmetn. The high productivity rate of Ecoplant’s machines places our technology in a division of its own among demolition methods.

Whether you are planning to do demolition work or carry out renovation work you need equipment that is reliable, efficient and safe. There are project schedules to meet and downtime to avoid. Choosing the right method and equipment can make a lot of difference to your bottom line.