Customer case

Hooked on savings

January 21, 2019 6 min read


Case details

Industry Lifting

Working on the crane design and moving the longitudinal welds to the neutral layer of the crane arm extension, the yield strength could be increased from 800 MPa to Strenx® 1100. Together with a redesign of the stabilizer beam, this saved 114 kg of weight, or around 15% of the upgraded parts. This, in turn, increases the load capacity of the truck, reducing fuel consumption per ton transported.

Case details

Industry Lifting

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 Loader crane
  Calculation data
Fuel consumption, fully loaded 32 litres/100 km
Fuel consumption,without load 24 litres/100 km
Machine usage per year 100 000 km/year
Distance with maximum load 50%
Service lifetime 12 years 
Maximum payload (before upgrading) 11 800 kg
Gross weight (fully loaded) 28 000 kg
Weight of original parts 773 kg
Weight of upgraded parts 659 kg