Customer case

Heavy metal getting lighter

October 30, 2018 6 min read


Case details

Industry Raw material handling

This heavy-duty mining truck was redesigned and upgraded using Hardox® 450 in the tipper body. The weight of the tipper body was reduced by 22%. This reduced the weight by 2.5 tons, which increased the load capacity. In addition to this, the life-time of the body is now three times longer than the original, decreasing overall steel consumption and reducing the need for lengthy overhauls.

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 EcoUpgraded Mining truck box
  Calculation data
Fuel consumption, fully loaded 170 litres/hour
Fuel consumption, without load 50 litres/hour
Machine usage per year 7 300 hours/year
Distance with maximum load 50 %
Service lifetime 10 years
Maximum payload (before upgrading) 91 000 kg
Gross weight (fully loaded) 160 000 kg
Weight of original parts 11 100 kg
Weight of upgraded parts 8 600 kg
Wear resistance steel saved during lifetime 24 500 kg