Customer case

Wielton makes tipper bodies 20% lighter with Hardox® 450 wear plate

April 25, 2022 6 min read

Two tipper trucks from Wielton in a mine, with the Hardox® In My Body sign on the bodies.

Case details

Product Hardox® 450
Country Poland
Company Wielton S.A.
Industry Trailers and body builders
Brand program Hardox® In My Body
My Inner Strenx®

“Our products became highly competitive since Hardox® steel allows us to reduce the thickness of the material, which reduces the body’s weight,” says M. Kaczor, R&D Director at Wielton. “For our steel box bodies, we were able to reduce the weight by 20 percent. Generally, we make careful calculations to ensure we maintain the strength in wear resistance of equipment.”

Case details

Product Hardox® 450
Country Poland
Company Wielton S.A.
Industry Trailers and body builders
Brand program Hardox® In My Body
My Inner Strenx®

What do you get out of more than 20 years of using Hardox® and Strenx® steels? Wielton got a winning combination of low weight plus high strength, durability and wear resistance in its trailer bodies.

    HOW WIELTON BENEFITS

  • Reduced weight
  • Improved durability
  • Less fuel consumption
  • Fewer components
  • Reduced cycle time during production
  • Appealing new design and shape

Based in Poland, Wielton designs and builds tipper and trailer bodies as well as semitrailer chassis for a range of transport and agricultural equipment. The Wielton logo proudly sports a camel, symbolizing the animal’s strength, endurance and ability to carry heavy loads over long distances – features that just as well apply to Hardox® wear plate and Strenx® structural steel. For over 20 years, Wielton has been making bodies in Hardox® steel and chassis in Strenx® to live up to customers’ high expectations for productivity and durability.

Wielton started out using Hardox® 400 in its rigid dump bodies but upgraded to Hardox® 450 as well as Strenx® 700MC in chassis for its curtainside semitrailers, tipper semitrailers and containers. They are looking into upgrading to higher steel grades so they can offer even more weight reductions, increased loading capacity, improved durability and reduced fuel consumption to their customers.

The company is a qualified member of both the Hardox® In My Body and My Inner Strenx® brand programs. These signs of quality on their certified products are recognized by many, and signal to owners and operators that they’re getting state-of-the-art equipment built to the highest standards.

    Membership perks for Wielton include:

  • Dedicated technical support from SSAB on material selection, bending radii, welding
  • Co-development support for optimizing production
  • Training to develop engineers’ skills
  • Improved brand recognition for their products
A blue and white Volvo 8-wheeler dump truck on the road, with abrasion-resistant body made in Hardox® wear plate.

Hardox 500 Tuf

Read about the benefits of Hardox® 500 Tuf in tippers

Hardox® 500 Tuf makes tipper bodys, agriculture tippers and mining tippers lighter and more durable due to its unique combination of hardness and toughness.

Hardox in my body

Confirmation of a good choice

The Hardox® In My Body sign on your equipment is a confirmation of quality, performance and reliability.


 

The lifetime of Zetterberg’s dumpers has increased by 40  percent

The lifetime of Zetterberg’s dumpers has increased by 40 percent

The increased abrasion resistance of Hardox® 500 Tuf allows us to use a thinner plate and keep the same excellent service life. Not only that, thinner steel reduces the body weight, which allows for higher payload.”

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