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Philippi-Hagenbuch introduces new rear-eject body

By |  May 13, 2022
Philippi-Hagenbuch says it has custom-engineered hundreds of rear eject truck bodies for a variety of makes and models of off-highway haul trucks to increase productivity, safety and stability. Photo: Philippi-Hagenbuch

Philippi-Hagenbuch says it has custom-engineered hundreds of rear eject truck bodies for a variety of makes and models of off-highway haul trucks to increase productivity, safety and stability. Photo: Philippi-Hagenbuch

Philippi-Hagenbuch expanded its rear eject engineering capabilities to include the Volvo A60H.

The articulated haul truck features a body volume of 43.9 cu. yards with a 2:1 heap ratio, making the rear eject 50 percent larger than most standard rear eject bodies, the company says.

In partnership with G.W. Van Keppel, a dealership based in Kansas City, Missouri, Philippi-Hagenbuch shipped its first two rear eject bodies for Volvo A60H trucks to a mine in Oklahoma. Each rear eject features an interior width of 156 in. and a loading height of 148 in. and is built exclusively out of Hardox 450 steel.

“Philippi-Hagenbuch is committed to detail in design, professionally engineering their products, understanding the applications and using only the best steel,” says Taylor Killion, general sales manager at G.W. Van Keppel. “This makes them a great partner to provide strong and durable haul truck solutions that help our customers maximize their efficiency. We were confident in PHIL’s experience and ability to take on this project and produce a custom solution that would meet this client’s objectives.”

Philippi-Hagenbuch says its rear eject bodies allow operators to discharge material without needing 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. Operators control the ejector blade to push material out of the body while the tailgate mechanically lowers. Rear ejects can dump even the stickiest material, according to Philippi-Hagenbuch, 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,” says 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 other clients in varying industries.”

Philippi-Hagenbuch says it updated its rear eject technology to include a newly engineered single, three-stage, double acting hydraulic cylinder that is able to keep its rear ejects operating in extreme cold- or warm-weather locations. This cylinder was specifically designed for horizontal movement, so it will not buckle or bind when it is fully extended while operating in a variety of dynamic environments, the company says.

Jack Kopanski

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Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor of Pit & Quarry and Editor-in-Chief of Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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