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Trench Boxes, Slide Rail, Temporary Roads..

The most diverse Trench Shoring & Shielding Rental Fleet in Michigan

Trench boxes, Stone Savers and Slide Rail Shoring Systems only scratch the surface of what Pro-Tec Equipment offers to our rental customers. From our rental fleet, in addition to the trench boxes, stone savers, Slide Rail Systems, overlap sheeting and Pro-Grids (formally Rumble Grids) Pro-Tec Equipment is able to provide: temporary road systems, ground protection mats, road plates, pipe plugs & competent person training, Learn more below.

Core Products Equipment Available for Rental

Equipment Available for Rental

With the most diverse trench shoring and shielding fleet in the Michigan, all of core products are available for rental.

This includes: steel trench boxes, light-weight steel trench shields, aluminum trench boxes, hydraulic shores, Pro-Grids (formally Rumble Grids), Slide Rail Systems, Pro-Brace Hydraulic Frames, Overlap Sheet Pile, Stone Savers, manhole trench boxes and High Clearance Arches.

In addition to those, Pro-Tec Equipment also offers the equipment on the subsequent tabs for rental to our Michigan, Northern Ohio and Northern Indiana customers.

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Dura-Base Composite Mat System


Build Temporary Roads with Pro-Tec Equipment

With Pro-Tec Equipment's Dura-Base Composite Mat system, you can build a temporary road on a variety surfaces.  From soft soils (muddy areas, swaps, fields) and sensitive areas (running tracks) to environmentally sensitive areas, the Dura-Base Composite Mat system allows you to build a temporary road without laying down tons of stone, wood planking or other stabilizing materials.  

The Dura-Base Mat System provides a cost-effective, safe surface for year-round, all-weather performance. 


- Tread pattern to improve traction of load-bearing vehicles and equipment

- Twist-locks hold mats in place

- Mats conform to uneven terrain

- Overlap lip ensures a constant barrier between the ground and the surface, reducing slippage and movement


Size:   8' x 14' (providing a 7' x 13' pathway)

Thickness:     4.25" 

Weight:      1,050 pounds

Color:     Sand

Working temperature range:   -20̊ to 200̊  F

Material:     High-density polyethylene

Crushing pressure:  600 psi

Ground Protection Mats AlturnaMATS & VersaMATS

Ground Protection Mats

Standard Metric


These rugged mats are made of 1/2" thick polyethylene, making them virtually indestructible! AlturnaMATS feature maximum-traction diamond plate tread design and are able to withstand extreme cold and heat. The 1/2" thick mats are flexible enough to contour to the existing surface conditions, yet strong enough to support 120+ ton vehicles.

Available in black or white, with or without the maximum traction diamond plate design on both sides. Mats connect together to provide roadways or working platforms in minutes.

Clean-up is as simple as hosing them down and letting the Mats dry.  

Ideal for work on:

Golf Courses
Septic Pumping
Traveling on lawns

Size Weight
ft lbs
2 x 4 21.5
2 x 6 32.25
2 x 8 43
3 x 6 51
3 x 8 64.5
4 x 8 86

4 x 8 mats are the most common size.  Turn-A-Links are included to allow mats to be locked together. 


Ground Protection Mats

Standard Metric


Easy to walk on - Safe to Work on - Great to Drive on 

Built out of the same 1/2" thick polyethylene, that makes the AlturnaMATS virtually indestructible, the VersaMATS are literally the most versatile ground protection mats in the industry.   The flat, slip-resistant trad permits pedestrians to walk safely on the mats, yet they are as rugged as the AlturnaMATS.  The reverse side has teh same diamond plate tread as the AlturnaMATS, providing great traction for vehicles.

Available in black or white, the VersaMATS are safe use as long, temporary walkways.  

Ideal for work on:

Golf Courses
Septic Pumping
Traveling on lawn

Size Weight
ft lbs
2 x 8 43
3 x 8 64.5
4 x 8 86

4 x 8 mats are the most common size. Turn-A-Links are included to allow mats to be locked together.


Pipe Plugs and Testing Equipment Plug-IT Products Pipe Plugs and Testing Equipment

Multi plugs

Pipe Plugs and Testing Equipment

Inflatable plugs are used for plugging pipelines such as sewer lines to permit pipe maintenance, facilitate toxic waste containment, or remove blockages. Such inflatable plugs include inflatable rubber pillows or cylinders which are inserted into the pipeline and inflated with air so that they will fill the pipeline and function as a plug.

Ideal for use with municipalities, maintenance contractors, underground contractors, and rental companies, Pro-Tec Equipment stocks a wide range of Pipe Plug Equipment.

From Multi-Size pipe plugs ranging from 4" to 48" in stock ready to ship out to your job site. 

Deflection Gauge

Deflection Gauges\Mandrels

Pipe deflection gauges, also called mandrels,are used to test sewer pipe for out-of-roundness or deflection. The use of these gauges helps ensure that flexible pipe has been properly bedded and backfilled. Pro-Tec Equipment stocks these mandrels in single and multi-size for SDR 35 or SDR 26 pipe thicknesses.

Vac Test

Vacuum and Air Testing Equipment

Vacuum testing identifies infiltration and ex-filtration problems by creating a vacuum in the manhole and then monitoring for vacuum loss. This process is less expensive and much faster than water testing. Bladder style testers seal the inside diameter of the manhole cone. The flat plate style tester is designed to seal the manhole cone top surface. The vacuum generator style converts a standard air compressor into a vacuum source.

Joint Tester

Large Diameter Joint Testing

Multi- and single size high pressure joint testersare used for fast, safe tests, which typically determines joint integrity. joint testers are designed to test large-diameter. The joint tester allows users to pre-test before the backfilling operation begins.

Steel Road Plates

Steel Road Plates

Designed with ease of use in mind, Pro-Tec Equipment's Steel Road Plates include flush mounted pick points to allow for easy, balanced handling with no protrusion above the Steel Road Plates surface.  Ideal for contractors, municipalities and utility companies, for use in street crossing, trench covering, temporary access over unstable terrain and avoiding unnecessary back filling.

All of Pro-Tec Equipment's Steel Road Plates are made from A-36 steel


  • A-36 Steel
  • Flush mounted pick plates
  • Half-moon cutouts
  • Balanced lifting points
  • Quick connect tool*
  • Pedestrian safe

*available with rental


Trench widths are based on an analysis per the 14th edition of the "standard specification for highway bridges" by A.A.S.H.T.O.  An assumed axle loading of 12 tons with a 30% impact factor was used.  The axle length is 6 feet; therefore the number of wheels carried by a plate depends on the roadway width.  

Plates shall be secured from lateral movement while in use by means of materials such as asphalt-base cold mix.

Width Length Thickness Weight Parallel "A" Parallel "B" Perpendicular "A" Perpendicular "B"
ft ft in lbs in in in in
4 8 1 1300 24 12 48 24
5 10 1 2160 30 15 60 30
8 10 1 3270 48 24 72 24
8 12 1 4100 48 24 72 36
8 16 1 5220 48 24 72 60
8 20 1 6530 48 24 72 84
10 16 1 6535 48 36 72 60

Steel Road Plates have not been engineered by Pro-Tec Equipment to be used in a trench shoring or trench shielding application.  If used for shoring or shielding, the engineering design is the responsibility of others.

Road plate

Why rent?

Why rent from Pro-Tec Equipment?

With locations in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Westland (Detroit area) and the most diverse trench shoring and shielding fleet in Michigan, Pro-Tec Equipment has the stock and the delivery trucks to get you the equipment you need to get your job done in a timely manner.

Need additional reasons to rent your trench shoring, shielding and site access equipment? Here are our top 6:

6. No repairs - Normal wear and tear happens, especially to trench boxes and slide rail systems. We take care of all those repairs at our locations, freeing you up from the extra overhead that would be associated with doing the repairs.*

5. Right equipment for the job - a one size fits all strategy can cost more over the course of a project. By renting the equipment needed for specific jobs, you can ensure that you have the exact equipment needed to get the job done in a correct and timely manner.

4. Delivery to the jobsite - With a trucking fleet at our disposal, we can get they equipment you need to your jobsite, on the day that you need it. Saving time on and space on the jobsite.

3. Cost saving - By renting the equipment, you avoid the capital investment involved in buying, repairing, storing and moving the equipment from job to job. Allowing you to conserve you capital for other projects and opportunities.

2. Increase your borrowing power - Renting equipment does not show as liability on the balance sheet. Which will allow you to show a better assets to liabilities ratio.

1. Complement your existing fleet - If you already own some trench shoring, shielding and site access equipment, renting will allow you to fill in the gaps on those projects where your existing fleet just might not be the right equipment for the job.

*Applies to normal wear and tear only, excessive damage done to equipment is subject to repair cost.

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*PSF (pounds per square foot) ratings indicate maximum shield capacities. Depths are based on B, C and C-80 soil types as described in OSHA's 29 CFR Part 1926 Subpart P, October 31, 1989 with Type B not exceeding 45 PSF per foot of depth, Type C not exceeding 60 PSF per foot of depth and Type C-80 not exceeding 80 PSF per foot of depth. Determine actual soil pressure and consult manufacturers Tabulated Data prior to each use.

Job site photos are strictly intended for general product information only and may not comply with all applicable safety standards. Always refer to manufacturers’ serialized specific tabulated data, O.S.H.A. 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P for excavations and all applicable safety standards prior to each use.