SSAB customer case - Loader bucket lining with llonger service life

End customer
Raw material processed
Common rocks
Wear part
Loader buckets / Cutting edges and lip shrouds
0 – 250 °C / 32 – 480 °F
Processed material size
> 300 mm / > 12.0 "
New solution
Key success factors
Improved service life
General information
Name of center
Description of the case

Loader CAT R1600G in a gold-silver mine. The customer wanted to increase payload and service life.

Previous material: AR 400 and AR500.

Service life: 58 days

New Material Duroxite 100

Service life  80 days

Additional Information: The new designed liner package uses Duroxite 100 for the most abrasive area, Hardox 450 and Hardox 500 for dead bed liner, and Hardox 550 for cutting edge. Environmental improvement is made to achieve less fuel, electric and iron ore consumption. Profitability is increased by 15%. Load capacity is increased from 7.4 ton/ bucket to 8.7 ton/bucket, or from 5.1 cubic yard to 6.0 cubic yard. Wear service life is increased by 36%, the service life is increased from 1400 hours to 1900 hours. Less maintenance is reduced from 6 times a year to 3 times a year. Cheaper lifetime costs 15 %