Tough Plate Trailers

Tough plate trailers have enhanced protection along the sides for more rugged operations. In addition to scuff protection, this feature helps reduce the risk of water entry into the dry van. This is a very durable trailer.

In the ‘less likely’ event of damage the unit is easily repaired with standard shop techniques.

The Stoughton Tough Plate Composite Van is ready for your toughest challenge.



  • Base Model
    ZTPVW-535T-S-C-AR (Tough Plate, Hi-Base Rail, G-Bond plate van, Hi-Cube, 53 ft, No. 5 height, Tandem, Slider, Air-Ride)
  • Length
  • Overall – 53’-0″
  • Width
    Overall – 102″
    Inside – 101″
  • Height
    Overall – 13’-6″ based on 47″ 5th wheel height
    Inside front – 110″
    Inside rear – 110″
    Door opening – 109-7/8″
    Dock height – 49-1/2″
  • Capacity
    20,000 lb brake rating per axle
  • Suspension
    Rigid trailing arm style air suspension, with EZ-align axle alignment and an external dock lock to minimize dock walk
  • Axle
  • Tapered spindles and bearings with Pro-Torq axle nuts
  • Brakes
    Extended service, quick change brakes, 16-1/2″ x 7″ air with Haldex automatic slack adjusters, 3030 brake chambers,
    Meritor Wabco 2S/1M ABS, and filtered air couplers – meets Federal Motor Vehicle Standard No. 121
  • Wheels and Hubs
  • 22.5 x 8.25 hub-piloted steel disc, 5 hand hole and powder coated white wheels, 10 stud hubs piloted with cast iron drums, 11-1/4″ bolt circle
  • Oil Seals
    Stemco Platinum Plus Performance System with Chevron Delo Semi-Fluid Grease
  • Tires
    (8) 295/75R22.5
    PSI: 95 / 655 KPa
    GAWR: 20,000
    GVWR: 70,000
  • Landing Gear and Landing Gear Subframe
    Holland Atlas 55 with replaceable cushion foot and roadside “Speed Crank” handle, located 146″ from front,
  • Wide inside-type mounting, longitudinal mounting channels spanning five cross members with cross, fore and aft diagonal bracing and cross channel braced
  • Suspension Subframe
    Holland 4-pin slider type with hot rolled 80,000 yield wide-slide 204″ body rails
  • Upper Coupler
    3-1/2″ deep channel style coupler with full width 1/4″ lower plates
    S.A.E. king pin, cross head type, AAR rated
  • Crossmember
    Pre-coated 4″ “Super-Sill” I-beams 12″ on centers throughout (80,000 lb min. yield)
    Shallow area ahead of landing gear uses (3) hat-shaped heavy-duty members
  • Lower Rail
    Extruded aluminum, 6061-T6
  • Floor
    Havco 1-3/8″ laminated oak from rear sill forward, butted to king-pin subframe
    Smooth steel 49″ of forward area
    Fastened with (3) staggered screws per board per cross member
    12″ threshold plate at rear, forward edge beveled into floor
  • Front Wall
    Pre-painted white .050″ aluminum front panels.  Beveled natural aluminum .125″ corners, six 16 Ga. galvanized steel posts, 2-1/2″ deep, with heavy duty lower sill across front and around corners
  • Side Walls
    Pre-painted white composite panels above a 20-1/2″ high base rail with pre-painted white outer splice plates riveted to panel with 1/4″ diameter aluminum rivets on 1-1/2″ centers and 14 Ga  steel inner splice plates with 6″ on center vertical “A” slots
  • Upper Rail
    Extruded aluminum, 6061-T6
  • Roof
    .040″ one-piece aluminum sheet pre-tensioned against galvanized steel bows, 24″ on center, crowned and fastened to top rail with galvanized bolts, stainless steel washers and lock nuts
  • Rear Frame
    98″ x 109-7/8″ high with shallow header, tubular steel corner posts welded rigid to lower sill flush with top of floor
  • Rear Doors
    1/2″ composite panels with dual durometer gaskets
    (4) 2-3/4″ wide extruded aluminum hinges
    (1) lock bar per door
    Loop style door hold backs
  • Lining
    Front: 1/2″ OSB full height
    Sides: None
    Ceiling: None
  • Electrical
    7-way socket with stop/tail, directional, license, applicable marker, clearance, and conspicuity per DOT/FMV Safety Std. No. 108.
    Combination center marker/turn signal, five light rear header, and marker/clearance light on front corners. Return ground on all lights
  • Trucklite LED lights throughout with Trucklite harnesses for lifetime solution
  • Bumper
    Corner bars, cross-channel and light guards welded rigid to rear sill
    Bolt on impact guard with bolt on anti-skid horizontal member (3 piece bumper)
    Meets DOT requirements
    (2) black polyurethane dock bumpers on rear
  • Mudflaps
    24″ wide anti-sail
  • Painting
    Stoughton’s steel body parts are grit blasted and primed with a zinc-rich, 2-part epoxy which is baked on, then coated with a 2-part modified acrylic enamel and baked again