Truck Body and Trailer Bed
lightweight treadplate

Rigid-tex® Metals for Truck Bed Application

The constant challenge to any truck body manufacturer, these days, is to reduce the overall weight of each unit. While the term "tread plate" often suggests a heavy decking plate, usually 3/16" or ΒΌ" thick with a solid back, Rigidized® Metals Corporation offers Rigid-tex® tread plate patterns with a thickness range of .018" to .125" in stainless steel. All types of metal can be rolled up to 60" wide. The availability of lighter gauges allows these patterns to be used in decorative, but still functional, areas, such as door liners, toolboxes and covers.

Rigid-tex® galvannealed tread plate RTP® and RSS.3 embossed metal patterns are fast becoming the best choice for work truck applications such as truck beds, bumpers and toolboxes. Rigid-tex® metals' superior quality to flat back tread plate can save a manufacturer countless hours of production time while providing cost and weight savings, flatness, and a rust-free, consistent pattern and a choice of alloys. With Rigidized® Metals Corporation, truck body and trailer manufacturers have a choice in specifying a tread plate product that fits every metal requirement, from any grade of stainless steel, to any aluminum alloy and zinc-coated metal (galvanized or galvannealed carbon steel).



Patterns Selection

Tread Plate Weight Comparison

The table below compares weight reduction in our hollow lug compared to flat back lug.

Gauge

Carbon, Stainless Steel

RTP®

Galv.

G-90

RTP®, RSS

Galv.

A-40,

A-60,

RTP®, RSS

Rigidized® Tread Plate (lbs./sq.ft.)
105.6805.781N/A
115.0405.156N/A
124.4104.5314.531
133.780N/AN/A
143.1003.2813.281
162.5002.6562.656
182.0002.1562.156
201.5001.6561.656
221.2001.4061.406
241.0301.1561.156
    
    
Gauge

Carbon

Medium

(RTP®)

Carbon

Large

(RSS)

Stainless Steel

(HRAP)

Flatback Tread Plate (lbs./sq.ft.)
10N/AN/AN/A
116.160N/A6.15
125.250N/AN/A
13N/AN/AN/A
143.750N/AN/A
163.000N/AN/A
18N/AN/AN/A
20N/AN/AN/A
22N/AN/AN/A
24N/AN/AN/A
    
    
weight chart

Thickness

Rigidized® Aluminum

Aluminum Tread Plate

.125"1.781.92
.100"1.421.57
.090"1.28N/A
.080"1.14N/A
.063".884N/A

Patterns Technical Data

The table below lists our patterns by sheet width. Our standard lengths are 96", 120" and 144". Please contact customer service for specific finish, pattern specifications, technical information and free samples.


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Pattern Width Stainless Steel Thickness Other Metal Thickness
RSS.3 RSS.3 60" 0.029"-0.120" 0.036"-0.125"
RTP RTP® 60" 0.018"-0.120" 0.010"-0.125"
STP STP 48" 0.075"-0.105" 0.080"-0.100"
XTP XTP 48" 0.024"-0.075" 0.024"-0.080"

Specify Rigid-tex®

Rigidized® Metals Corporation's brand of Rigid-tex® tread plate patterns RTP® and RSS.3 give the engineer and designer choices on their next work truck application. Compared to traditional flat back tread plate, Rigid-tex® metals reduce weight without jeopardizing strength. Our product is flatter, has a consistent pattern and can be manufactured in any alloy with the most popular being galvannealed. Specify Rigid-tex® tread plate on your next work truck for long lasting life. Contact a representative today.