When it comes to abrasion resistance, compromise can be costly. Choosing the right steel in equipment attachments will save money down the line. Thanks to the toughness and superior strength of Hardox® steel, companies like Verco can use a thinner plate to lower the overall weight. A severe-duty bucket or attachment built in Hardox® steel with a Brinell hardness of 400-500 HBW can give you higher payloads – and productivity.
Verco’s LIGHT bucket is one such bucket that combines quality and durability. It allows for higher payloads and productivity compared with comparable buckets made from other steels. They last longer and save operators money by minimizing downtime for maintenance and repairs.
Verco used SSAB’s free EcoUpgraded app to check just how much they could save. In the app, customers can specify the equipment type and other parameters and get a downloadable report of how much they can save in terms of fuel savings, CO2 savings and CO2 payback time. The end result for Verco? Some major operational gains, like less bucket weight, less fuel use, less vehicle use and an annual profit increase
And as an added key benefit, all these factors help to reduce the product’s carbon footprint. All in all, better for business and better for the environment.