Customer case

Winds of change – less drag, more load

October 30, 2018 6 min read


Case details

Industry Trailers and body builders

These containers were upgraded from 355 MPa standard steel to Hardox® 450, increasing the load capacity by 2,100 kg for the total vehicle with a set of three containers. This allows more payload per trip and also reduces the fuel consumption for the empty vehicle. The removal of stiffeners on the sides also lowers wind drag, which further reduces the fuel consumption.

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 Roll-on containers
  Calculation data
Fuel consumption, fully loaded 69 litres/km
Fuel consumption, without load 35 litres/km
Machine usage per year 100 000 km/year
Distance with maximum load 50 %
Service lifetime 12 years
Maximum payload (before upgrading) 37 300 kg
Gross weight (fully loaded) 64 000 kg
Weight of original parts 9 750 kg
Weight of upgraded parts 7 650 kg