# Overweight construction equipment for weight restricted plaza

We have to use our equipment on a elevated plaza that has a weight restriction of 2,400 lbs. per sq. ft. Each tire (4 total) carries a weight of 10,050 lbs. (1/4 of the gross weight of machine 40,200 lbs.)Each tire has a foot print of 2.1875 sq. ft. which equates to 4,594.29 lbs. per square feet. The weight is distributed equally to all 4 tires. We are considering using 4' x 10' 1"thick steel deck to disperse the weight. There would only be 2 tires at any time on each piece of steel. Is there a calculation to determine what the weight of the 2 tires (20,100 lbs.)over the steel deck would be dispersed at per square foot?

• What equipment? be specific. What make and model, and what are you doing with it? Mar 28 at 23:44
• And what is an elevated plaza? Got any pictures? Mar 28 at 23:46
• Use lighter equipment. Mar 29 at 5:32
• Could you describe the plaza more? I'm imagining stone slabs supported by pedestals at their corners to elevate them above a drainage space, like this one near my office that is frequently damaged by contractors on lift equipment. Mar 29 at 19:48