Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc. has expanded its rear-eject engineering capabilities to include the largest articulated haul truck on the market – the Volvo A60H. The trucks feature a body volume of 43.9 cubic yards with a 2:1 heap ratio, making these rear ejects 50% larger than the most common rear-eject bodies available.
In partnership with G.W. Van Keppel, a dealership based in Kansas City, Mo., Philippi-Hagenbuch has shipped its first two rear-eject bodies for Volvo A60H trucks to an undisclosed mine in Oklahoma. Each of these rear ejects features an interior width of 156 inches and a loading height of 148 in. and is built exclusively out of high-strength, abrasion-resistant Hardox 450 steel for exceptional life and to handle the extremes they are put under within mining environments.
“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 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 has custom-engineered hundreds of rear-eject bodies for a variety of makes and models of off-highway haul trucks to increase productivity, safety and stability for many operations. Its rear ejects allow operators to 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 manufacturer has recently updated its rear eject technology to include a newly engineered single, three-stage, double acting hydraulic cylinder that is robust enough to keep its rear ejects operating in extreme cold or in equatorial 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.