Mantella’s new long lasting tipper trailer is designed to last and save costs
October 16, 2020 6 min read
Semitrailer OEM Mantella took its trailer design into the stratosphere with the new Hardox® steel, Hardox® 500 Tuf. The company implemented major design advances in the use of high-strength steels produced by SSAB. As a result, it revolutionized the design of its innovative Stratosphere tipper trailer and saw the benefits skyrocket.
510 kilos less weight in the tipper trailer chassis and body
The combined weight reduction of using abrasion-resistant Hardox® 500 Tuf in the body and Strenx® 960 in the chassis is 510 kg (1,124 lbs.) compared to the previous design. This translates to an increased payload of 510 kg (1,124 lbs.) on every trip. And higher load capacity is what practically every customer is looking for. The new trailer design won the international Swedish Steel Prize 2018.
Mantella’s tipper trailer is more than 500 kg (1,102 lbs.) lighter than a conventional design. The U-shaped body in Hardox® 500 Tuf weighs 365 kg (805 lbs.) less and the chassis in Strenx® 960 is 145 kg (320 lbs.) lighter. The horizontal bends increase the stiffness of the body, preventing buckling when tipping.