Customer case

Hardox® In My Body member Transpec takes mining transports to another level with the XMOR® body

March 24, 2022 6 min read

Hardox® In My Body tippers manufactured by Transpec for Scania.

Case details

Product Hardox® 450
Country South-Africa
Company Transpec Pty Ltd
Industry Trailers and body builders
Brand program Hardox® In My Body

The South African OEM Transpec builds a Hardox® In My Body certified XMOR® tipper body for Scania’s new XT mining trucks.

“The benefit of this body for our customers is its efficiency, strength and durability,” says Rowan Alford, Director at Transpec. “This particular design has been engineered specifically for the mining operation.

Hardox® In My Body certified tipper body manufactured by Transpec

Case details

Product Hardox® 450
Country South-Africa
Company Transpec Pty Ltd
Industry Trailers and body builders
Brand program Hardox® In My Body
XMOR® high-productivity tipper body

What you gain with the XMOR® high-productivity tipper body

  • 20% lighter 
  • 10% increased productivity 
  • 5% fuel reduction 
  • 30% longer service life  

Productivity in every detail

Transpec’s XMOR® tipper body for the Scania XT truck is 20% lighter, and can bring up to 10% increased productivity and 5% fuel reduction compared to a traditional tipper body. This is the result both of an optimized design for efficient loading, hauling and dumping, and from using Hardox® wear plate in the entire structure of the body.

The XMOR® tipper body has several design features which improve handling and safety. Its large canopy gives good protection against load falling during loading and transport. Dumping reliability and safety is improved with the mechanical tailgate. A strong stabilizer between the chassis and the body secures the position of the body for stable performance during operations.

The hardness and toughness of Hardox® also makes the body highly wear resistant and durable. This gives exceptional service life, in many cases up to 30% longer than a conventional AR steel. This of course minimizes the costs for maintenance and maximizes uptime.

Tipping body

A productive partnership

The company’s relationship with SSAB goes back a long while, already from when Hardox® wear steel was first introduced in South Africa. Transpec joined the Hardox® In My Body membership program in 2009.

“Working together with SSAB as a Hardox® In My Body member has great advantages for us. We have collaborated with them on the adaptation of the XMOR® design to South African mining conditions, and we always have easy access to technical support from SSAB,”

- Says Alford.

Transpec’s workshop

Hardox® In My Body adds value for Transpec’s customers

Transpec also experiences other benefits of the membership and from working with Hardox® wear plate, as he explains: “We have used Hardox® as a brand to develop our market and our customer base. We started introducing it into our quotations and educated our customers about the product. Over time they came to see the benefits. Now it’s regular for customers to request this specific material because they know the benefits in the long-term operation. Working with Hardox® and having Hardox® In My Body certified products makes us stronger as a supplier to all our customers.”

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