Schlam, a manufacturer and supplier of products and services to the mining industry, has been certified as a Hardox® In My Body member for its Barracuda range of excavator, shovel and wheel loader buckets alongside its class-leading Hercules dump body.
The Barracuda range of buckets is custom made for the customers ground conditions, commodities, material properties and OEM earthmoving fleet.
From high production lightweight buckets through to armoured buckets, each attachment is tailor-made to get the best out of the client’s fleet of load and haul equipment.
General Manager of Schlam Payload Solutions, Glenn Brearey, says that a poorly designed bucket will slow productivity and performance of the load and haul ecosystem.
“The biggest bucket is not necessarily the best; that's why a fit for purpose solution engineered to suit the conditions is critical to maximising the investment in your dig machine.
“It’s also why we choose Hardox® wear plate. Its properties - exceptional strength, hardness and toughness mixed with bendability and weldability – means that we can purpose-build a Barracuda HX for Low wearing conditions where weight can be saved using linerless attachments or high wearing conditions with short bucket change-out intervals. Hardox® wear plate allows us to be agile to our clients needs,” said Brearey.
Manufactured by global steel company SSAB, Hardox® wear plate is the world's leading abrasion-resistant (AR) steel.
While the Barracuda has been in Schlam’s growing product catalogue for some time, it was recently accepted into the Hardox® In My Body program.
This means that each Barracuda HX with a Hardox® In My Body logo has passed SSAB's strict quality control with regard to welding quality, manufacturing process and design, and is approved as a premium product by SSAB's board.
Each logo comes with a unique ID that is traceable and identifies the origin and material used in the bucket. This way, customers know that the product is made from genuine Hardox® wear plate and not an inferior imitation.