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by LeRoy Hagenbuch, P.E.

Off-highway mining-class truck bodies might look the same, but utilize different technologies that can vary the outcome of their efficiency, greatly. Many people thing that truck bodies built today are the same as those built 5, 10 or even 20 years ago - that simply is not acurate - at least truck bodies engineered by Philippi-Hagenbuch.

Off-highway mining-class truck bodies might look the same, but utilize different technologies that can vary the outcome of their efficiency, greatly. Many people thing that truck bodies built today are the same as those built 5, 10 or even 20 years ago - that simply is not acurate - at least truck bodies engineered by Philippi-Hagenbuch.

An example of this is to look at houses - one can look at a couple of houses and on first appearance these houses may both look the same. But, on taking a second or third look at these similar looking houses one may find on the inside two entirely different structures.

Is it the same with truck bodies?  In many instances YES!

Let me explain; over the years, we have re-engineered and refined the design of our off-highway truck body. Where truck manufacturers put most of their product improvement and design efforts towards the truck chassis itself; Philippi–Hagenbuch, Inc. on the other hand have put a concentrated effort into improved overall truck performance keyed on improved truck body features and design.

Here at Philippi–Hagenbuch, Inc. we have made improved truck performance through better matching of truck chassis and truck bodies a science. Though two different truck bodies on the outside may look similar, when learning about the unique differences in these two different bodies, the unique attributes become very clear!

What are some of the differences that Philippi–Hagenbuch, Inc. exclusively designs into their truck bodies?

PHIL Truck bodies:

  1. Have a body floor super structure that supports in the Loading Zone upwards of 90 percent of the Floor;
  2. Are designed to have a wider inside width which facilitates easier and quicker loading Shovels;
  3. Have sidewalls that taper outward which reduces load dumping time;
  4. Are designed with greater ground dumping clearance which reduces dump site dozing; they're designed so that material is dumped over the bank and not into the dump bank;
  5. Have an automatic loading debris deflector built into the side of them to prevent side loading spillage from falling on or under the truck drive tires;
  6. Having a slightly wider inside loading width means loading shovels when loading, will be able position the shovel bucket lower to the body and reduce body loading impacts upwards of 30 percent;
  7. Have a improved body tail chute that minimizes haul road rear end spillage;
  8. Will, through the body design, reduce and almost substantially minimize loading area truck tire cutting;


Truck Bodies from different sources may look the same; but just as with houses the outside appearance never tells the full story.

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