Hardox® 500 Tuf wear steel lightens every load for Colorado box truck builder IWS
Industrial Welding Supply is a leading truck and trailer supplier featuring Hardox® in my Body dump boxes and trucks built-to-order for a growing US market. As an early adopter of SSAB’s new wear-resistant steel grade Hardox® 500 Tuf, IWS will transition all its certified products to the new material giving customers lighter vehicles with higher payloads, safer operation and an even longer service life.
Hardox® 500 Tuf is an abrasion-resistant (AR) steel and a perfect fit for these high-performance dump truck boxes. Hardox® 500 Tuf is also the first 500 Brinell (HB) wear plate with properties on a par with structural steel. It delivers high strength, extreme hardness and guaranteed toughness in a single wear plate. While improving dent protection, the material also offers a 70-100% longer service life compared to conventional 400 HB AR steel.