Customer case

Less is more – higher load in every trip

December 11, 2018 6 min read


Case details

Industry Trailers and body builders

In this scenario 1,050 kg of Strenx® 700 high strength steel replaces 1,500 kg of conventional 355 MPa steel. Thismeans a weight reduction of 30% for the upgraded parts. The maximum allowed total vehicle weight is 40 tons, and with this upgrade the load capacity is increases by 2%, from 26 tons to 26.5 tons, reducing the fuel consumption per transported ton of cargo.

Case details

Industry Trailers and body builders

SSAB EcoUpgraded

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.

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Savings on CO₂

SSAB EcoUpgraded Trailer
  Calculation data
Fuel consumption, fully loaded 39 litres/km
Fuel consumption, unladen 24 litres/km
Machine usage per year 100 000 km/year
Distance with maximum load 50%
Service lifetime 12 years
Maximum payload (before upgrading) 26 000 kg
Gross weight (fully loaded) 40 000 kg
Weight of original parts 1 500 kg
Weight of upgraded parts 1 050 kg