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Aug 17, 2012

Equipment engineered to increase productivity

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Off-road equipment company Philippi-Hagenbuch’s (PHIL’s) line of rear-eject bodies offers a solution for challenging hauling applications from general construction, road construction and sand and gravel to mine reclamation and underground hauling situations, where overhead barriers inhibit traditional dump bodies.

PHIL rear-eject bodies curtail the challenges associated with traditional dump bodies and are easily adaptable to any make and model of articulated off-highway truck, as well as a number of rigid-frame trucks.

By eliminating the need to raise the body of the truck, the PHIL rear-eject body series allows materials to be dumped safely while in motion and in the presence of overhead barriers.

This versatile operation increases efficiency without reducing stability by providing a lower centre of gravity and allowing dumping on downhill slopes and conditions with a soft footing, enabling trucks to spread material while driving.

The ability to effectively empty the truck without raising the body augments safety where overhead barriers such as power lines, roof lines or bridges may pose as forgotten safety risks, as well as in under- ground mining applications that have low overhead clearance.

Engineered to provide productivity-enhancing solutions for the toughest hauling challenges, PHIL rear-eject bodies dump faster and easier.

Without moving or raising the truck bed, the ejector blade pushes material towards the rear of the truck, while the tailgate lowers down and ejects the material completely. The unique sweeping action of the blade virtually eliminates all material – even the material that is prone to sticking to the sides or floor of a truck bed.

This effective dumping action provides for more dumps in less time, significantly increasing jobsite productivity.

PHIL rear-eject bodies can also be used as auxiliary feeders within quarries and mines, providing an alternative tool for delivering material to a crusher or asphalt plant if a primary feeder malfunctions or breaks down.

The rear-eject bodies are constructed with a single hydraulic cylinder that is used to operate both the ejector blade and the rear tailgate mechanism. As the ejector blade moves to the rear of the body, the tailgate mechanisms, located in the sides of the body, begin to move to the rear of the truck.

This motion, which is naturally supplemented with gravitational forces, lowers the tailgate simply and mechanically without the need for additional hydraulic cylinders.

To further simplify the design, PHIL rear-eject bodies employ ejector guides integrated into the inside of the body, which provide smooth operation, while eliminating rollers that typically break or bind. The bodies are constructed of high-strength, abrasion-resistant steel to withstand years of use with little maintenance.

Because there are no external rails or guides for the ejector to move on, the rear-eject bodies provide enhanced ease of loading and increased capacity. PHIL eliminated all grease points with the exception of one, which only requires lubrication once a year.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online
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