Expanding Our Range
Our new plant in Texas will equip us to provide an even BIGGER range of products!
Our newest plant (being built in Sinton, Texas) will expand our production capacity, our geographic footprint, and our products’ dimensional span!
|Capacity||350,000 tons per year (in addition to our seven other North American facilities)|
|Size Range: HSS/Pipe Piles||4” – 14” square & rectangular equivalents
5” – 18” OD round/pipe
Wall thickness: 0.187 – 0.75”
|Size Range: Sprinkler Pipe||5”, 6”, 8”, 10”
|Grades: HSS||ASTM A500, A1085, A847, A1112|
|Grades: Sprinkler||ASTM A135, A795|
|Grades: Pipe Piles||ASTM A252|
Bull Moose® maintains extraordinarily high standards in Hollow Structural Steel tube—so that our products stand the test of time. Whether exposed to the elements or hidden behind walls, we know that our HSS components are a key contributor to structural integrity.
Direct-form manufacturing gives our products an advantage right from the start. Direct-form means we can use the highest grade HSLA steel and form it directly into a tube. This minimizes the cold working process, which can change the characteristics of the steel.
Bull Moose Advantages
- Wide ranges of yield strengths; 46 KSI to 110 KSI.
- Tighter tolerances, sharper corners and straighter tubes.
- Less residual stress on the steel
- Widest variety of custom sizes and lengths, including metric sizes and cut-to-length options
- Special packaging
We’re Taking High-Strength, Lightweight Steel to New Heights
Stratusteel® from Bull Moose® is revolutionary hollow structural steel tubing that’s three times harder than conventional steel, and achieves strength ratings in excess of 100 and 110 KSI…at a weight that’s as much as 35% below other steel.
This robust technology enables cranes to reach higher, trailers to carry more weight, rescue ladders to extend farther — all without compromises in strength.
About The Product
STRONGER: Stratusteel® achieves strength ratings from 100 to 110 KSI, compared the 50 to 80 KSI ratings of conventional steel. Produced in accordance with ASTM A1112, our product is stronger — which means you can load more or extend further.
LIGHTER: Living up to its stratus-cloud namesake, Stratusteel® is as much as 35% lighter than standard steel products.
TOUGHER: Stratusteel® is 3x harder than standard steel as measured by the Rockwell hardness scale. As a result, products made of Stratusteel® have an impact-resistant toughness that enables them to take a beating and look newer, longer. This hardness also enables extendable products (such as booms and fire truck ladders) to extend farther without sway or bounce.
CREATES VALUE FOR YOU IN SIGNIFICANT WAYS: For truckers, less weight = more freight. For booms, cranes, and ladders, it’s stronger so you can extend longer. For every application, it performs as some of the toughest, most durable steel ever, prolonging the life and value of heavy-duty equipment.
CURRENT APPLICATIONS: Military vehicles, launch pad scaffolding, ladders, booms, agricultural equipment, heavy haul trailers.
About The Name
We presented several possible product names to hundreds of opinion-leaders in the transportation industry, and let them vote for their favorite. The final selection: Stratusteel®. Named after the steel-gray stratus clouds that can span the horizon, Stratusteel® is just as far-reaching and nearly as light.
HSS Comparison Chart
|Engineering Standard for HSS||Wall Thickness||Mass Tolerance||Charpy||Yield Strengths|
|ASTM A500/A500M||-10%; +10%||None||None||46KSI, 50KSI MY|
|ASTM A847/A847M||-10%; +10%||None||None||50KSI MY|
|ASTM A1085/A1085M||-5%; +10%||-3.5%; +10%||Yes; 25 ft-lbs. @ +40F||50KSI MY|
|ASTM A1112/A1112M||-5%: +10%||None||None||70KSI thru 110KSI MY|
|CSA G40.20/G40.21||-5%; +10%||-3.5%; +10%||Yes; various levels||38KSI thru 100KSI MY|
|EN 10219||t < 0.197″ +10%; t>0.197″ +0.020″||-6%; +6%||Yes; various levels||34KSI thru 51KSI MY|