Customer case

32 tons of CO₂ savings

January 21, 2019 6 min read


Case details

Industry Trailers and body builders

In this tipper body, the hardness of the abrasive-resistant steel plates was increased from a 400 HBW steel to Hardox® 450, saving 1.3 tons of weight – equivalent to a weight reduction of 30% for the upgraded parts. This means an increase in the trailer’s load capacity from 27 tons to 28.3 tons, or about 5%.

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 Tipping trailer
  Calculation data
Fuel consumption, fully loaded 40 litres/100 km
Fuel consumption, without load 33 litres/100 km
Machine usage per year 100 000 km/year
Distance with maximum load 85 %
Service lifetime 6 years
Maximum payload (before upgrading) 27 000 kg
Gross weight (fully loaded) 44 000 kg
Weight of original parts 5 800 kg
Weight of upgraded parts 4 500 kg