Hooked on savings
January 21, 2019 6 min read
Working on the crane design and moving the longitudinal welds to the neutral layer of the crane arm extension, the yield strength could be increased from 800 MPa to Strenx® 1100. Together with a redesign of the stabilizer beam, this saved 114 kg of weight, or around 15% of the upgraded parts. This, in turn, increases the load capacity of the truck, reducing fuel consumption per ton transported.