In this pick-up truck, the control arms in the front suspension were upgraded from 340 MPa yield strength to Docol HR700 LA. This reduces the weight of the control arms by 36%, or 2.7 kg. At the same time, static and dynamic as well as fatigue performance was improved – at a lower cost compared to an aluminum solution.
Together with our customers, SSAB continually upgrades steel and equipment designs. SSAB EcoUpgraded saves CO2 both in steel production and during the full lifetime of the machine.
From the CO2 payback time and onwards, every extra hour brings additional savings.