Customer case

Articulated savings

October 30, 2018 6 min read


Case details

Industry Yellow goods and construction

In this scenario 2,250 kg of Strenx® 700 and Hardox® 400 high-strength steel replaces 3,000 kg of conventional steel with 355 MPa strength, reducing the weight of these parts by 25%. In addition we also upgrade the liner package of approximately 1,500 kg from a 400 HBW steel to Hardox® 500, which doubles the time between replacements to 8,000 hours.

Case details

Industry Yellow goods and construction

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 Articulated hauler
  Calculation data
Fuel consumption, fully loaded 40 litres/hour
Fuel consumption, without load 20 litres/hour
Machine usage per year 2 000 hours/year
Distance with maximum load 60 %
Service lifetime 10 years
Maximum payload (before upgrading) 35 000 kg
Gross weight (fully loaded) 65 000 kg
Weight of original parts 3 000 kg
Weight of upgraded parts 2 250 kg
Wear resistance steel saved during lifetime 3 750 kg