New stronger and safer timber trailers
Tremac manufactures equipment for the forest and mining industries in Chile. They recently started using Domex 700 to improve capacity on one of their timber trailers – and the results have been dramatic.
Tremac needed timber trailers that were stronger and safer, but also lighter and able to take on more payload. The company had already been using SSAB’s Hardox for some time, and heard about Domex 700 a couple of years ago and contacted the distributor.
Now everything from the chassis to the struts on the new timber trailers are made of Domex 700. The trailers are 20 percent lighter and able to carry 800 kilos more payload.
“We’ve reduced the weight without reducing the strength,” says Rafael Treizman, marketing manager at Tremac. Although the price of the trailer has increased by 15 percent, customers are still lining up for them. Tremac already has buyers for every one of the 180 new units currently under production.
“We’ve reduced the weight without reducing the strength”
“We expect the trailers to last longer,” Treizman says. “It is true that they cost a little more, but users still save money because of the increased loading capacity, which means that forest companies need fewer trucks to transport their timber.”
With Domex distributors nearby, Tremac is now further developing its product range. “We now have a regular and ongoing partnership with SSAB on almost all of our projects,” says Treizman. “We try to always use high strength steel in all the products we manufacture for the mining and forest sectors.”
Rafael Treizman highly values this close collaboration with SSAB. “Our engineers review drawings with SSAB,” he says. “In some cases, they are sent to Sweden for analysis. The partnership is a success.”
SSAB is a global leader in value added, high strength steel. SSAB offers products developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world.
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