Customer case

Less steel – more payload

January 18, 2019 6 min read

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Case details

Industry Raw material handling

This heavy-duty mining truck has been equipped with an upgraded body manufactured from Hardox® 500 Tuf, Hardox® 450 and Strenx® 700, and designed without the need for wear liners or ongoing maintenance. The weight of the new dump body is reduced by 18.5 tonnes, increasing the maximum payload and offering improved productivity, while maintaining the same maximum vehicle weight. In addition to this, the life-time of the body is now 50% longer than the original, decreasing overall steel consumption and reducing the need for expensive liner replacement and overhauls.

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

Mining truck body diagram
  Calculation data
Fuel consumption, fully loaded 200 litres/hour
Fuel consumption, without load 100 litres/hour
Machine usage per year 7 500 hours/year
Distance with maximum load 50 %
Service lifetime 4 years
Maximum payload (before upgrading) 234 400 kg
Gross weight (fully loaded) 405 300 kg
Weight of original parts 42 400 kg
Weight of upgraded parts 23 900 kg
Wear resistant steel saved during lifetime 60 400 kg
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