Rear eject truck bodies are engineered and manufactured to fit a specific truck body chassis and are designed to be easy to operate in the cab, reducing dumping and spreading time by eliminating the need to stop and raise the truck body. A variety of industries, including general construction, aggregates and mining, use rear eject bodies and trailers to help improve productivity when dispensing material and in situations where overhead barriers inhibit traditional dump bodies.
Philippi-Hagenbuch now offers in-stock inventory of its most popular sizes of rear eject bodies, reducing the lead time for 35 t to 45 t truck models to six weeks or less.
“We are dedicated to offering our clients the equipment they need, tailored to increase the productivity of their specific haul trucks,” said Philippi-Hagenbuch VP sales and marketing Josh Swank. “We remain committed to offering customized solutions for our customers, including our rear eject product line. However, we have found that the majority of our rear eject bodies are for 35 t to 45 t trucks and we can now offer a faster turnaround time for those customers by maintaining an inventory of our most common models. This is especially beneficial with so many of our clients facing the current supply chain and lead time challenges.”
Philippi-Hagenbuch continues to custom engineer and build rear eject bodies and trailers for a variety of makes and models of off-highway trucks. Beyond its in-stock sizes, the company manufactures rear ejects that can fit 25 t to 60 t haul trucks. The rear eject bodies are manufactured with high strength, abrasion-resistant Hardox 450 steel to ensure structural strength and durability.
“Over the last few years, we have made it a priority to evolve and update our rear ejects based on feedback to offer an even better product for our clients,” said Swank. “We had a vision to further develop not only the operation of both the ejector blade and the rear tailgate mechanism, but to reduce the number of parts, evolving the design to strengthen the body sides and to decrease the need for maintenance or replacement.”
Philippi-Hagenbuch upgraded its rear eject design with a single, newly engineered, three-stage, double acting hydraulic cylinder that is said to be robust enough to keep the rear ejects operating in extreme cold or in equatorial warm-weather locations. The cylinder has been specifically designed for horizontal movement to ensure that it does not buckle or bind when fully extended while operating in dynamic environments.
The design enables operators to effectively and safely dump material even when a truck is out of position, driving up a hill or under overhead barriers with low clearance, such as power lines, roof lines, pipelines or bridges. In addition, the ejector blade pushes material toward the rear of the truck while the tailgate mechanically lowers down, ensuring that material is completely ejected. Where trucks may be traveling on soft surfaces, rear ejects offer a low center of gravity and stabilisation. This effective dumping action helps to eliminate downtime and increases jobsite safety and productivity.