Get better transport efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and comply with road weight limits
Fleet owners and operators are realizing the many benefits of replacing mild steel and conventional AR steel with high-strength steels in reduced material thicknesses.“Vehicles made using Hardox® wear steel have a low weight, improved technical and operational characteristics, durability, resistance to loads and improved fuel efficiency,” Bagin says.
In Russia, there has been a recent tightening of weight restrictions on the roads, making the overloading of trucks illegal. Carriers now want to increase the legal payload using modern, lightweight commercial equipment. Hardox® high-strength steel grades enable truck and trailer manufacturer to reduce vehicle weight and thus transport more payload.
“Thanks to the lower weight of our semi-trailers and rigid dump trucks, our customers can transport more cargo but keep within our weight limit laws. That means a strong competitive advantage and greater profitability,” Bagin says.
Certified Hardox® In My Body bodies good for business
Grunwald’s rigid dump truck and semitrailer bodies are certified under the Hardox® In My Body program, which confirms that its products have passed a strict quality control and are approved by SSAB. Vehicles displaying the Hardox® In My Body decal, which signals premium quality, can give owners a significantly higher resale value.
“Because our tipper truck bodies are certified under the program, we’re given priority access to the latest SSAB developments in materials science, applied technology and production methods, plus prioritized marketing support”, Bagin says. “This helps to make our trailers even more advanced and efficient. And for our customers, it means they know they’re getting a first-class product. ”Grunwald now manufactures tipper truck bodies made of Hardox® 450 for customers like MAN, Volvo and Renault. And the Russian market is becoming more and more interested in these tipper truck bodies, says Bagin.