Hardox-500-Tuf: Introducing the new generation Hardox wear plate Hardox 500Tuf wear plate is the latest upgrade in the Hardox range. It delivers high strength, extreme hardness and guaranteed toughness in one and the same wear plate. Hardox 500Tuf combines the best properties from Hardox 450 and Hardox 500. The result is a wear plate with no real competition on the market. The new Hardox 500Tuf has exceptional strength, hardness and toughness in one and the same wear plate. It combines the best properties from Hardox 450 and Hardox 500. The result is a wear plate with no real competition on the market. Hardox 500Tuf is tough enough to perform as a structural material in heavy-duty tipper bodies and buckets. Its performance is also proven in cold climates and freezing conditions. Superior wear and dent resistance allow for increased service life and the ability to withstand heavy impact. Typical working conditions include loading and unloading of heavy and sharp rocks in quarries and mines, handling large and heavy steel scrap, and in demolition when pieces of concrete with rebar are loaded or dropped into tippers.