12" TuffStand


The DuraPlas 12″ TuffStand is designed to be the strongest, safest, and most durable 12″ pipe stand in the oil and gas industry. Utilizing a wide square base and angled side walls, the 12″ TuffStand can withstand the extreme conditions of any pipeline job using 2-12″ pipe. When developing this pipe stand, our goal was to create the absolute best product that provides the safety and efficiency the industry deserves. By replacing a pile of wood skids with the 12″ TuffStand, you are able to increase job efficiency and cut down on the labor costs associated with hauling and moving wood skids. And while wood skids are heavy and often cracked, wet, and rotten, our 12″ TuffStand weighs just 28.5lbs and is made with a high-density polyethylene resin. Make the switch and start using the 12″ TuffStand today!

Patent Pending

Technical Specifications
ModelBaseTopSaddleWeightStands / Pallets
TS12-ST TN25″ x 25″16″ x 16″3″ Deep28.5 lbs52


Using a single injection molded process, the 12″ TuffStand is reinforced for maximum loads. Our (patent pending) square base creates more than 4 square feet of ground content which helps prevent the stand from tipping over during a job. The ribs along the base keep the bottom lip from curling up allowing the 12″ TuffStand to sit on top of the ground instead of digging. The saddle supports multiple pipe diameters from 2″ to 12″. When placed on the stand, the pipe sits 24″ off the ground for easy access under the pipe while welding, fabricating, NDE inspection, and coating.


Our top-grade High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) resin is reinforced with UV additive and is engineered to withstand all 2″ – 12″ jobs. HDPE has higher rigidity, impact resistance, and heat absorption than other cheaper plastic resins. After testing multiple color options, Tan was selected for the 12″ TuffStand as HDPE has a working temperature of about 212°F (100°C) and the lighter color helps reduce the temperature of the 12″ TuffStand by over 20°F when in direct sunlight. This is crucial for the extreme temperatures encountered in certain areas.


Wood skids are heavy, rotten, and often cracked posing many dangers out in the field. Weighing only 28.5lbs, our TuffStands cut the workload to handle traditional pipe supports in half, all while reducing injuries associated with hauling and moving wood skids.


The 12″ TuffStand has a single side handle to allow for ease of handling and setting in position on a job. These stands are stackable to save space while storing the transportation out to the right-of-way. When not in use, it is recommend to cover with a tarp to prevent sun damage and to extend product life. Switching from wood skids to our 12″ TuffStand will reduce labor and provide your team with increased efficiency. If you are tired of how long it take sand the labor costs involved with hauling, stacking, and moving wood skids, the DuraPlas 12″ TuffStand is the product for you!


12″ TUFFSTAND Instructions

Load Limit: 3,500 lbs

Although our 12″ TuffStand was lab tested and held over 20,000lbs, the stands should never be overloaded. There are many factors involved on the job site that cannot be replicated in a controlled testing environment.

*The 12″ TuffStand product is only rated for up to 3,500 lbs

Suggested Spacing: Up to 40 Linear Feet

The  12″ TuffStand was designed and tested to handle “quad” lengths which are +/-  80 linear feet, however, we still suggest a maximum of 40′ between spacings for overall safety

Use Only on Level Surfaces or Place 2 Wood Skids Underneath Pipe stand

When working on uneven ground, the chances of the stand tipping over increases. Level the right-of-way or place the stand on 2 evenly spaced wood skids.*Suggested: skids run perpendicular to the pipe

Double up the TuffStands when Hydrotesting

When hydro-testing, the water adds much more weight to the product. Hydro-testing is not recommended on the stands but in the event, it needs to be done for bore sections, etc. It is necessary to utilize a 20 linear foot spacing.

Place Skids/Crotch Every 7 to 10 TuffStands

It is recommended to place a crotch every 7-10 stands to ensure the line does not tip over during handling/construction or in expansion/contraction that occurs with temperature changes.

On a Hill or Overbend, Use Two (2) TuffStands

When placing a stand on top of an overbend/hill, the weight and force of the pipe is doubled. Disperse the weight by placing 2 stands on either side of the top of the hill.

Do Not Stack TuffStands to Gain Elevation

In order to gain elevation, place a few skids underneath and/or build a flat “platform” for a single stand to sit on top. When adding the weight of the pipe to a stack of stands, the stands will nest very tightly and will be difficult to separate.

Cover/Tarp When Not in Use

Although our stands have UV protection, it is recommended to further protect the stands from sun damage which can cause the plastic to breakdown and weaken over time. To get the most out of our TuffStands, cover them when not in use.

Replace Product if any Physical Defects are Present Such as Cracking or Discoloration

These stands are designed to absorb the weight of the pipe and give under an extreme load rather than crack. After the weight is removed, the pipe stand should regain its normal shape. Stands should be replaced if there is visible discoloration or cracking.

***Failure to follow these instructions can result in serious injuries or damages to the TuffStands.

12″ TUFFSTAND Engineering

DuraPlas, Inc. employed a team of independent engineers to determine the load bearing capability of our 12″ TuffStand. At an offsite testing facility, the 12″ TuffStand was put through a variety of different tests. From the extreme heat of the southern deserts of the Permian Basin to the sub-freezing temperatures of the northern prairies of Canada, the TuffStand stood up to the pressure. See all the tests performed and the 12″ TuffStand results below! For the full engineering report, CLICK HERE!

TEST 1: TUFFSTAND on Flat Surface

Test 1: Flat Surface
 # Temperature (°F)Ultimate Load (lbf)
 1 61°21,900
This was our control test performed on the flat base of the hydraulic press.

TEST 2: TUFFSTAND on Two Wooden Skids Parallel to Pipe

Test 2: Longitudinal Dunnage (Both Sides)
 # Temperature (°F)Ultimate Load (lbf)
 1 61°20,400
Two wood skids (4″X6″) were placed under the stand parallel with the pipe fixture.

TEST 3: TUFFSTAND on Two Wooden Skids Perpendicular to Pipe

Test 3: Transverse Dunnage (Both Sides)
 # Temperature (°F)Ultimate Load (lbf)
 1 61°20,600
Two wood skids (4″X6″) were placed under the stand perpendicular to the pipe fixture.

TEST 4: TUFFSTAND on Uneven Surface

Test 4: 1.5″ Dunnage (One Side)
 # Temperature (°F)Ultimate Load (lbf)
 1 63°18,290
A 2″X6″ wood block was placed under one side of the stand to resemble an uneven surface.


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Media / Literature

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TuffStand Brochure (English)

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TuffStand Brochure (Spanish)

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12″ TuffStand Instruction Guide (English)

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12″ TuffStand Instruction Guide (Spanish)

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TuffStand Engineering Report

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12″ TuffStand Performance Test

Flat Surface

12″ TuffStand Performance Test

Uneven Surface