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PHIL Sideboards Help Maximize Volume, Minimize Spillage

Mon November 12, 2018 - National Edition
Philippi-Hagenbuch


PHIL sideboards, from Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc., help to increase the volumetric capacity of truck bodies and assist in minimizing material spillage over the body sides.
PHIL sideboards, from Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc., help to increase the volumetric capacity of truck bodies and assist in minimizing material spillage over the body sides.

Off-highway trucks are designed to haul ton-after-ton of material throughout quarries and mines and traverse unpaved haul roads in the pursuit of building economies and infrastructure around the world. From time-to-time, the truck bodies on these trucks cannot contain the material they need to maximize efficiency.

Whether the off-highway truck has a tailgate or not, the addition of PHIL sideboards is useful in increasing the volumetric capacity of the truck body, and it assists in minimizing material spillage over the body sides.

PHIL sideboards are available in 1-in. (2.5 cm) increments from 9 in. to more than 40 in. (22.8 to 101.6 cm) for most makes and models of articulated haulers and rigid frame trucks.

To compete in a highly competitive rental market, a Caterpillar dealer recently came to Philippi-Hagenbuch to increase the volumetric capacity of its Cat 745 articulated dump truck by adding 9-in. sideboards. Installation was done at the PHIL factory, but also can be done at the dealership or at the client site. When paired with a tailgate, this set of sideboards increased the volumetric capacity of the truck by approximately 9 cu. yds. — almost 28 percent more room to haul whatever needs to be hauled by their rental client.

For more information, call 309/697-9200 or visit www.philsystems.com.