Customer case

Less weight means faster work

October 30, 2018 6 min read


Case details

Industry Raw material handling

In this scenario the bucket has been upgraded from AR400 steel to Hardox® 450 with improved design, reducing the weight of the bucket by 30% and increasing the load capacity with 20%. This means fewer working cycles for the same moved load.

Case details

Industry Raw material handling

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 Hardox EcoUpgraded Construction excavator heavy duty bucket
  Calculation data
Fuel consumption, average 70 litres/hour
Machine usage per year 4 000 hours/year
Service lifetime 5 years
Bucket payload capacity (before upgrading) 4 500 kg
Bucket capacity (after upgrading) 5 419 kg
Weight of bucket (before upgrading) 3 062 kg
Weight of bucket (after upgrading) 2 143 kg