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Philippi-Hagenbuch Introduces First Rear Eject Body Specifically for Underground Haul Trucks

To develop the new, heavy-duty underground body, PHIL pulled from decades of engineering experience.

Mon August 11, 2014 - National Edition
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For the first time in its long history of innovating rear eject technologies for truck bodies, Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc. (PHIL) has developed a body specifically for haul trucks that will never be used above ground. PHIL’s heavy-duty rear eject bodies are ideal for underground applications, such as mining, which require equipment that can take a beating, operate in low clearance environments and handle multiple types of loads.

To develop the new, heavy-duty underground body, PHIL pulled from decades of engineering experience in designing rear eject bodies for all makes and models of haul trucks for nearly every major industrial market. In addition to mining, PHIL rear eject bodies are operating in the construction, steel, power and landfill industries. The company’s technology also has been used on dump trucks in underground gold, silver and oil shale operations since 2000. PHIL used feedback from those customers to create bodies that specifically address their unique challenges.

PHIL’s rear eject technology provides a constantly low center of gravity that allows operators to use their haul trucks in ways that were not previously possible. For example, rear eject bodies can discharge material on the fly for quick spreading and grading. Operators also can dump loads uphill when backed up to an incline because the ejector blade effortlessly pushes the load out of the back of the truck.

PHIL designed its rear eject bodies for rugged underground mining conditions and with a priority on simplistic design that requires little maintenance and downtime. Built from the most consistent 450 Brinnell steel available, the bodies provide strength, capacity and durability. As a result, they steadily deliver some of the lowest maintenance costs per ton hauled, according to the manufacturer.

PHIL heavy-duty rear eject bodies feature heftier construction to withstand the bumps and bangs of underground environments. The design incorporates minimal hydraulics, resulting in less truck body maintenance. In addition, automatic tailgates lower mechanically with the movement of the ejector blade, and the roller-free system provides a simple, self-centering ejector blade that doesn’t require ongoing lubrication.

PHIL also has standardized Crodon hydrophobic steel that is selectively placed on the ejector blade to practically eliminate material carryback. Crodon is already being used in PHIL rear eject bodies in south America and has proven to shed sticky material with ease.

PHIL customizes within the baseline design so each body meets each customer’s site-specific needs and requirements. Whether it is a height or width restriction, allowing for greater mass, withstanding projectile impacts or sizing the body to match the specific material, PHIL’s tailored approach leads to greater efficiency.

Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc., Peoria, Ill., can engineer a solution for every application where an ejector body is needed. PHIL rear eject bodies are available for almost every underground haul truck and articulated dump truck and as new or replacement bodies.

For more information, call 800/447-6464 or visit

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