Philippi-Hagenbuch engineer new rear-eject body for largest articulated hauler on the market
PHILIPPI-Hagenbuch Inc., a global leader in off-highway truck customization, have expanded their rear-eject engineering capabilities to include the largest articulated dumptruck (ADT) on the market, the Volvo A60H. These trucks feature a body volume of 43.9 cubic yards with a 2:1 heap ratio, making the new rear ejects 50% larger than the most common rear-eject bodies currently available.
The first two rear-eject bodies for Volvo A60H trucks were recently shipped to a mine site in Oklahoma, each of them featuring an interior width of 156in and a loading height of 148in, and built exclusively out of high-strength, abrasion-resistant Hardox 450 steel.
Philippi-Hagenbuch (PHIL) have custom engineered hundreds of rear-eject bodies over the years for a variety of makes and models of off-highway haul trucks, to increase productivity, safety, and stability for many operations.
With PHIL rear-eject bodies, operators can effectively and safely discharge material without having to stop and raise the truck bed, even when the truck is out of position, driving up a hill, or under overhead barriers with low clearance.
The operator controls the ejector blade to push material out of the body while the tailgate mechanically lowers. Rear ejects can dump even the stickiest material, further improving hauling efficiency by reducing carryback.
‘We have complete trust in our engineering and manufacturing capabilities, which gives us confidence to take on projects that other companies may shy away from,’ said Josh Swank, Philippi-Hagenbuch’s vice-president of sales and marketing. ‘In the past, we have engineered even larger rear-eject bodies and trailers, so we are no strangers to projects of this size.
‘The PHIL team works closely with each client to understand their application and specific needs, while simultaneously working with the dealer, to achieve their priorities, and the OEM, to interface our equipment with their haul truck seamlessly. For this new entry to the haul truck market, we have created a new standardized solution for the Volvo A60H that can be easily implemented for clients in various industries.’
Philippi-Hagenbuch recently updated their rear-eject technology to include a newly engineered, single, three-stage, double-acting hydraulic cylinder that is robust enough to keep their rear ejects operating in extreme cold or in equatorial warm-weather locations. The cylinder was specifically designed for horizontal movement, so it will not buckle or bind when fully extended while operating in a variety of dynamic environments.