A lifetime of building better buckets leads to Hardox® 500 Tuf
September 16, 2022 6 min read
Read the story of a young man in his garage who dreamed of building better excavator buckets and became a devoted fan of Hardox® 500 Tuf steel.
When Andrzej Kuchtyk was young, he loved to tinker around. He even built a small bucket for a mini-excavator in his garage, which to his dismay turned out to be more putty than actual steel. And then it hit him – it sure wasn’t easy to build a good bucket.
Fast forward a few decades and the equipment operators Andrzej Kuchtyk talks to are still discussing the quality and payload efficiency of their own buckets. After 20 years in the construction equipment industry, Andrzej Kuchtyk, CEO of Dekpol Steel, still looks for better ways to give his customers the most efficient, high-quality excavator buckets on the market. That’s one reason why Dekpol Steel became a qualified member of the Hardox® In My Body program and decided to upgrade from lower Hardox® grades to Hardox® 500 Tuf.