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DuraPlate HD®

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Introduced in 2003, the DuraPlate HD® provides best-in-class strength and durability. The high-strength aluminum base plate in the lower sidewall withstands the most abusive freight hauls and resists damage from exterior sideswipes. This model is ideally suited for both general freight and heavy-haul freight such as paper, automotive parts and carpet.

Base Specs


Dimensions: 53' x 102-3/8 x 13'6"
Front interior height: 110-1/4"
Rear interior height: 111-1/4"
Interior width sidewall to sidewall: 101"
GVWR: 68,000 lb. / 30,845 kg
GAWR: 20,000 lb. / 9,072 kg


4" coupler
3/16" x 50K approach plate with .290" x 50K grid plate
Kingpin with zinc anodes corrosion protection
One-piece extruded aluminum header
5" radius corner post constructed with .125" heavy-duty extruded aluminum
6-post nose with structural corner posts, hat channels mounted with four 5/16" steel bolts and 1/4" rivet connections around perimeter
Heavy-duty, 3/16" stainless steel lower nose rail


DuraPlate composite panels with a limited 10-year warranty*
Flat seam design allows top rail connection to the outside panel
Recessed logistic seam on 50" vertical centers rated at 1,880 lb. working load
22" high extruded aluminum base rail in lower sidewall
DuraPlate panels made in the U.S.A

Floor System: 20,000-lb. dynamic load rating 
Full, 1-3/8" thick laminated oak floorboards installed with three screws per board, per crossmember
4" steel or aluminum crossmembers on 12" centers in bay, steel crossmembers over sub frame and landing gear, 8" centers in rear 2'
Steel bolted crossmember attachment

Roof System

040" aluminum roof sheet wrapped over top rail edge
18-gauge steel anti-snag roof bows mounted on 24" centers

Rear Frame

Carbon steel with ultra high-zinc epoxy primer and polyester power-coated for corrosion resistance. Galvanized and stainless steel options available.
Carbon steel rear impact guard with outboard vertical bumper legs meets U.S. Department of Transportation and Transport Canada requirements
5/16" steel base plate in rear sill with 1/2" post protection
Eyebrow and vertical light protection
3-1/2" rear header with integral gutter
DuraPlate composite swing doors with aluminum 4-hole hinge / five hinges per door
TrustLock Plus® System comprised of a lower sill design and a lock rod with integral door holdback, 1 per door


SAF UltraLite™ mechanical suspension or Hendrickson VANTRAAX®HKANT 40 air suspension with Hendrickson QUIK-DRAW®
Meritor® Axle with parallel "P" spindle wheel ends
Haldex Gold Seal® brake chamber with S-ABA slack adjuster
Meritor MA212 long-life brake linings
Maxion Wheels 5HH white powder-coated lightweight steel wheels
Intercostal crossmember bracing and JOST landing gear


All LED lights
Wabash National 3.0 sealed harness system