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Editor in chief: Angelo Scorza
15/04/19 15:42

Italian OEM’s revolutionary design

At Bauma exhibition Mantella Trailers of Calabria shows its innovative Stratosphere tipper trailer

At Bauma exhibition Italian OEM Mantella Trailers of Calabria has showed up its innovative Stratosphere tipper trailer provided witha revolutionary design.

By implementing major design advances in the use of high-strength steel, utilizing the latest high-tech materials developed and produced by the Nordic steel manufacturer SSAB (Hardox 500 Tuf and Strenx 960), Mantella was able to significantly reduce the weight of its Stratosphere tipper trailer, to offer customers a trailer with a much higher payload.

Mantella’s groundbreaking tipper trailer is claimed to be guaranteeing maximum payload, fuel efficiency and extreme durability. The Southern Italian OEM has taken full advantage of the latest high-tech materials developed and produced by Nordic steel manufacturer SSAB;

The combined weight reduction of using abrasion-resistant Hardox 500 Tuf in the body and Strenx 960 in the chassis is 510 kg (1124 lbs.) compared to the previous design, which translates to an increased payload of 510 kg (1124 lbs.) on every trip. And higher load capacity is what practically every customer is looking for.

The new design had won the international Swedish Steel Prize 2018. 

Mantella Srl is a family business located in Lamezia Terme, Catanzaro province of Calabria. The company has set ambitious goals to design stronger and lighter semitrailers that will carry larger payloads while saving fuel and reducing CO2 emissions at the same time.

Reducing emissions is important since road transport accounts for 17.5% of overall gas emissions in Europe. By 2050, these emissions will need to be at least 60% lower than in 1990 and be firmly on the road towards zero.1

“By lowering fuel consumption and CO2 emissions per ton kilometer we are contributing to a more sustainable world. To successfully develop this lightweight trailer, the entire company has been involved; design engineers, production, management and purchasers. The Stratosphere trailers make use of all the benefits obtainable from SSAB’s high-strength steel grades Hardox® 500 Tuf and Strenx® 960. Naturally we are also in the process of implementing stronger and lighter design solutions for our other trailer series” says Gregorio Mantella, Plant Director at Mantella S.r.l.

The new trailer chassis in the Stratosphere series weighs in on par with aluminium, and has all the durability, fatigue strength and production advantages of steel.

The Z-beams take 50% less time to produce compared to welded I-beams.

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