Amrep® Manufacturing takes refuse collection to a higher level as North America’s only builder to craft a full-body truck design featuring Hardox® wear plate in all areas for hard and tough performance in such an extreme application.
Following years rebuilding refuse truck bodies on account of shortened wear life caused by underperforming steels, the Amrep design team turned to Hardox® wear plate for superior durability, longer service life and higher workshop efficiency.
The waste and recycling industry demands long-lasting performance to provide uninterrupted weekly, and sometimes, daily, collection and hauling services. According to Eric Mattson, Amrep President, Hardox® wear plate solved a number of challenges because it combines toughness with high hardness that extends a truck body’s use life, while delivering resistance to blows and dents, which is especially critical for vehicles like garbage trucks operating in harsh conditions.
“For our industry, we had to come up with a material that was strong enough to withstand the compaction and the severe-duty environment we have in the refuse collection industry,” says Mattson. “Eventually, we landed on Hardox® wear steel.”