Today, one of the biggest challenges faced by the transportation industry is reducing equipment weight and keeping operational costs down. To solve this challenge, Hidroamerica used Strenx® 700 to manufacture the frame of its flatbed trailer, reducing the weight by 36% compared to the same semitrailer variant using ASTM A36.
For ten years, the company has worked exclusively with Strenx® and Hardox® steels from SSAB, considered to be some of the strongest in the world. The steels have helped to advance the evolution of equipment manufacture over the past decade. “Today, these materials are our standard,” says Felipe Guerrero, general manager of Hidroamerica. “They have a very large repertoire, which we have used throughout our entire portfolio of semitrailers (flatbeds, tippers, cement hoppers, lowbeds, etc.) and chassis equipment, and to develop boom cranes and rescue cranes.”