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Why your truck deserves an aluminium body

Published 08/04/22
Aluminium is a flexible and lightweight material that is ideal for several types of applications. In this article, we give you four excellent reasons why your truck should have its body made with aluminium profiles.

Due to its flexibility, versatility and strength, the use of aluminum has increased in industries such as offshore, industry, transportation, construction, and agriculture. In addition to lower fuel consumption, less maintenance and longer service life, aluminum profiles will provide countless possibilities for design and solutions.

Here are four good reasons why your truck deserves to have its body made of aluminium:

1: Low weight

Aluminium weighs approximately 2.71 g / cm3, ie. one third of the weight of steel. This makes both transport of payload more efficient, while at the same time you get more efficient fuel consumption. For electric trucks, the low weight will have even more say in the utilization of battery capacity.

2: Good corrosion resistance

Due to the thin oxide layer on the aluminium surface, the metal has a natural protection against corrosion. Further surface treatment, such as painting or anodizing, can also enhance the natural corrosion-free properties. This gives you less maintenance, which means fewer costs and more time for your core business.

3: Odorless and impenetrable

Even with only 0.007 mm thickness, aluminium is impermeable and also has no odor or taste. The metal is non-toxic and is often used for packaging sensitive products, such as medicines and food.

4: Recyclable

Aluminium is 100% recyclable. During the recycling process, aluminium will retain both its integrity and strength, as well as its other properties. In fact, using recycled metal in production has proven to be even more cost-effective than new metal.

Components and solutions for trucks

At Hydal Transportsystemer AS, we have over 250 different aluminum profiles in stock, in addition we produce customized and complete solutions for large and small trucks. Solutions such as aluminum loading plan for light and heavy vehicles, cabinet systems for extra safety, frameworks and various components such as:

  • Floorboard
  • Locks
  • Hinges
  • Side protection
  • Underrun protection
  • Lashing Fastener
  • Light beam
  • Splash rails

and much more, can be produced and tailored to your needs.

Contact us today to discuss possible aluminum solutions for your truck.


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