Global ꞏ June 2019

Loader bucket cutting edge with lower cost

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Description of the case

Loader bucket cutting edge in a gold mine


−Initial material – Casting protection

−New material – Hardox® 500 (Thickness, 50 mm)


−The same service life.

−Cost was reduced by 70%.

Case details

Key success factors

Lower initial cost: 70% lower

New service life: Same but cost was reduced by 70%

New solution
Hardox® 500
Old solution


Industry and wearpart
Mining Movable , Loader buckets , Cutting edges