Less weight and long wear life for steel tipper bodies and other transport equipment
When BRE manufactures its tipper bodies, trailers and other transport equipment in Hardox® 500 Tuf steel plate with the same thickness as for Hardox® 450, the increase in hardness improves the abrasion resistance. In many cases it translates to double the service life, with similar toughness as for Hardox® 450. Alternatively, by reducing the thickness of the plates in Hardox® 500 Tuf, their customers get equipment that is lighter and can take more payload without sacrificing the wear life.
“We have introduced Hardox 500 Tuf more or less across our entire product line. We make our trailer bodies with it; we use it for bucket wear strips and as a wear liner for milling plant hoppers. This has really been a major leap in the development of premium AR materials. And, something which is unique to Hardox, thanks to its toughness it also works as a structural steel,” says Tony Michaelas, business development manager at Transbeam.