Customer case

Less weight makes light work

December 20, 2019 6 min read


Case details

Industry Raw material handling

The high productivity mining backhoe in Hardox® HiTuf, 450, 500 and 550 offers a totally new design concept, reducing the weight by up to 25% and increasing the payload capacity by up to 15%. This means fewer working cycles for the same load moved – in addition to additional safety and maintenance cost benefits.

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

CO2 savings
  Calculation data
Fuel consumption, average 250 litres/hour
Machine usage per year 8 000 hours/year
Service lifetime 12 months
Bucket payload capacity (before upgrading) 35 300 kg
Bucket capacity (after upgrading) 41 000 kg
Weight of bucket (before upgrading) 24 000 kg
Weight of bucket (after upgrading) 18 000 kg
Wear resistant steel saved during lifetime 10 600 kg