Customer case

Lower weight & higher efficiency

July 03, 2019 6 min read


Case details

Industry Trailers and body builders

This heavy-duty mining truck was redesigned and upgraded using Hardox® 450 in the tipper body. By reducing the material thickness and removing extra stiffeners, the weight of the tipper body was reduced by 40%. This increased transport capacity and lowered fuel consumption. At the same time reducing the tire wear and downtime.

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

EcoUpgraded heavy duty tipper
  Calculation data
Fuel consumption, fully loaded 280 litres/100 km
Fuel consumption,without load 80 litres/100 km
Machine usage per year 48 000 km/year
Distance with maximum load 0 %
Service lifetime 8 years
Maximum payload (before upgrading) 50 000 kg
Gross weight (fully loaded) 70 000 kg
Weight of original parts 10 000 kg
Weight of upgraded parts 6 000 kg