Customer case

CO2 emissions payback in 3 months

July 01, 2019 6 min read


Case details

Industry Trailers and body builders

The longitudinal beams of the trailer were upgraded from yield strength 310 MPa to Strenx® 700, saving 350 kg of weight, or 37%, of the upgraded parts. The total weight of the timber trailer could be reduced by an additional 150 kg through changes in design in other parts of the chassis. In total, the trailer´s load capacity was increased by 500 kg.

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

SSAB EcoUpgraded Timber trailer
  Calculation data
Fuel consumption, fully loaded 71 litres/km
Fuel consumption, without load 35 litres/km
Machine usage per year 175 000 km/year
Distance with maximum load 50%
Service lifetime 7 years
Maximum payload (before upgrading) 40 000 kg
Gross weight (fully loaded) 60 000 kg
Weight of original parts 1 450 kg
Weight of upgraded parts 950 kg