Double the payload and lower vehicle weight. To meet their customers’ demands for transporting more payload, at a lower cost and more efficiently, RMB Sateci, a body builder based in Peru, developed a 22 m³ (777 cu. ft.) truck dump body and a 20 m³ (706 cu ft.) body for trailers using Hardox® 450 and Strenx® 700MC steels in a joint project with SSAB.
The result? The company doubled the current transported load from 40 to 80 tons of payload, using a single truck for one of the largest underground mines in Peru. This was possible thanks to a project where the company upgraded from commercial mild steels, such as A36 and A572, to Hardox® 450.
“This design, a combination of Hardox® 450 in the body and Strenx® 700MC in the top rails in both tippers, results in a lightweight product that is resistant to impacts and abrasion from rocks,” says Jose M. Saldaña Lacunza, assistant project manager of RMB Sateci. The joint project with SSAB also resulted in a weight reduction of the structure by 10 percent.