Philippi-Hagenbuch introduces Push Block feature

By |  January 22, 2019
Photo: Philippi-Hagenbuch

Philippi-Hagenbuch’s Push Block aids in dislodging off-highway trucks ranging from 20 to 400 tons without damaging the truck body or frame. Photo courtesy of Philippi-Hagenbuch.

Philippi-Hagenbuch (PHIL), a global provider for off-highway truck customization, introduced the Push Block feature for articulated and rigid-frame trucks.

PHIL engineered the Push Block to integrate with the rear chassis on off-highway trucks ranging from 20 to 400 tons. The optimal positioning of the Push Block allows operators a safe and engineered “push point” to dislodge truck from poor ground conditions without damaging the truck body or pushing equipment, according to the company.

The Push Block provides stable assembly that transfers rear pushing force directly to the truck’s frame, preventing damage. With the transfer of push and pull forces through the Push Block to the truck frame, operations can prevent damage, downtime and added associated costs without affecting the loading process or payload, the company says.

In addition, an integrated hook also allows the Push Block to be used for pulling a disabled or stuck off-highway truck.

“Contractors on large job sites, from road construction projects to dam building sites, traverse sticky, muddy ground that can cause trucks to become stuck,” says Josh Swank, PHIL vice president of sales. “Prior to the development of the Push Block, support equipment, such as a dozer, pushed directly on the truck body to move it to dryer ground where it could regain traction. This type of pushing on the truck can damage the tires, hinge and even the body since there’s no component of a truck designed to take this type of pin-point pressure.”

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