Feb 3rd, 2021

WHY WE USE HARDOX® WEAR PLATE IN THE HERCULES HX

Like the Hercules’ design, the steel that we construct our flagship dump body out of has evolved over the last decade. 

 

Originally intended as wear plate, it turns out that Hardox® steel can act as a load-carrying part in many applications due to its unique combination of hardness and toughness. 

 

Built with Hardox® wear plate, the Hercules HX is wear-resistant, strong, and lightweight, all at the same time.

 

A die-hard steel for long-living equipment

 

Extreme abrasion resistance has always been the key to Hardox® wear plate’s success. 

 

Today, it’s harder and tougher than ever, able to withstand heavy impact without permanent deformation or cracking. 

 

This mixed with the curved design of the Schlam Hercules reduces stress throughout the dump body, meaning if fend off shocks, jolts, bangs, nicks, and jabs like a featherweight boxer. 

 

The proof is in the payload

 

Hardox® wear plate in the Hercules HX reduces the overall vehicle weight to improve fuel economy, increase legal truck payload and even downsize to a smaller, often more fuel-efficient, vehicle.

 

The lower weight from lighter bodies allows fleets to carry more load using the same vehicles. For example, a more lightweight dump body made of Hardox® steel means an increased load capacity of 10-20% or even more in some applications. 

 

This extra capacity may result in fewer trips per day because the vehicle can carry more payload. A lower curb weight also reduces fuel consumption and in turn, operating costs. As a bonus, Hardox® wear plate can be recycled at the end of its lifetime without losing its properties or performance.

 

So no matter the commodity you’re digging up, a Schlam Hercules built from Hardox® steel contributes to a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world.

 

Visit https://info.schlam.com/payload-hercules-hx for more information about the Hercules and to download the 1,000 HERCULES CASE STUDY. 

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