New generation of wear plate for dump bodies and buckets
Hardox 500 Tuf, a new generation of wear plate for dump bodies and buckets, has been officially introduced at the Oil Sands Trade Show in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The new Hardox 500 Tuf has exceptional strength, hardness and toughness in one and the same wear plate. It combines the best properties from Hardox 450 and Hardox 500. The result is a wear plate with no real competition on the market.
Hardox 500 Tuf is tough enough to perform as a structural material in heavy-duty tipper bodies and buckets. Its performance is also proven in cold climates and freezing conditions. Superior wear and dent resistance allow for increased service life and the ability to withstand heavy impact. Typical working conditions include loading and unloading of heavy and sharp rocks in quarries and mines.
Hardox 500 Tuf has gone through rigorous pre-launch testing in real life applications.
The dump body in the pictures is made with Hardox 500 Tuf in the bottom plate. It has transported over 88 million pounds (40,000 metric tons) of crushed rock during more than a year with very low wear. Measuring the thickness at the end section of the 0.236 in. (6 mm) bottom plate showed an average wear of only 5%.Features of this product include:
- 85-100% longer estimated service life compared to Hardox 400*
- Guaranteed impact energy of 20 ft-lb at -4°F (27 J at -20°C)
- Narrow Brinell hardness window of 475-505 HBW
- Highly dent and crack resistant when hit by sharp and heavy objects