Minimal wear of Hardox® 500 Tuf confirmed after +40,000 metric tons of crushed rock
Rådmansö Schakt och Transport AB is a Swedish transport company with 70 employees operating a fleet of more than 50 units, including a dozen large tipper trucks and trailers.
Tipper body manufactured by Hardox® In My Body Members SLP
Tech talk on Hardox® 500 Tuf
Hardox® 500 Tuf is the latest upgrade in the Hardox® range. It has an unusually narrow Brinell hardness window of 475-505 HBW. The guaranteed impact energy is 27 J at -20°C, at -40°C the typical value is 45 J. Superior wear and dent resistance gives extended service life and the ability to endure heavy impact. Hardox® 500 Tuf is tough enough to perform as a structural material in heavy-duty tipper bodies, containers and buckets, even in freezing conditions. Typical working conditions include the loading and unloading of heavy and sharp rocks in quarries and mines, handling large and heavy steel scrap, and in demolition when pieces of concrete with rebar are loaded or dropped into tippers. Based on sliding wear with granite, the estimated relative service life for Hardox® 500 Tuf is 85-100% longer than for Hardox® 400 according to WearCalc and TippCalc.