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The universal tipper

Using ArcelorMittal’s advanced high strength steels, Weber-Stahl creates light and strong tippers

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Weber-Stahl is a German company which made its name supplying components to a range of companies active in the yellow and green goods industries. But the company has also developed a range of small tippers which are proving very popular on the European – and global – market. Known as Muldy®, the compact tippers make use of the Amstrong® range from
ArcelorMittal Europe – Flat Products to create a lightweight yet robust solution with a very high payload.

Development of the Muldy® tipper began when Weber-Stahl were told they could not exhibit their halfpipe dump tippers at a trade fair. “We built a small-scale model and exhibited that on our stand instead,” explains Alexander Schmitz, sales manager for Weber-Stahl. “The response from visitors was strong and very positive. They could see the potential and wanted to know if there was a version which could be used as a tipper and towed by cars.”

AHSS enables the Muldy® tippers to resist wear, even when used daily

AHSS increases payload

Weber-Stahl’s engineers immediately went to work, creating the Muldy® 3500. Designed for professionals active in building or gardening, the trailer can easily handle up to two cubic metres of material. The main body and sides of the tipper are made from extra-tough, wear resistant advanced high strength steels (AHSS) such as ArcelorMittal’s Amstrong® Ultra 700MC grade.

“The strength and wear-resistance of Amstrong® Ultra 700MC allows customers to transport gravel, broken stones, or debris easily,” says Alexander Schmitz. “Amstrong® Ultra 700MC is a very interesting material as we could use it in much thinner gauges. This increases the available payload of the tipper significantly. For example, if we use Amstrong® Ultra 700MC, the tipper weighs 800 kilograms. If we used a normal commodity grade, it would weigh much more, so the potential payload would be much lower.”

New models added to expand offer

The Muldy® range has been expanded to include two new models, as Alexander Schmitz explains: “In addition to the basic model, we now produce the Muldy® 3500 Cargo and the Muldy® 3500 Pick Up.”

The Muldy® Pick Up can be fitted with different types of trays

Weber-Stahl is now producing around 80 Muldy® tippers annually. Demand is rising due to their high quality and versatility. “Customer who bought a Muldy® five years ago are still very happy with the machine. It turns heads in the street! Whether they work in gardens, forests, or building sites, customers can use their trailer in areas where other tippers cannot enter. And you don’t need a special licence.”

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