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Based on the constantly changing refurbished products we have available, please select the product below for Installation Information of the specific product type.


Installation of the PHIL Autogate Tailgate can be handled in one of three ways:

  • Tailgate to Body Installation at PHIL factory in Peoria, IL
  • Field Installation with PHIL Supervisory Assistance
  • Self Installation by customer

For installations taking place away from the PHIL factory, the following items are needed:

  • Two (2) qualified welders
  • One (1) helper to assist with the installation
  • 4 or 5 chains at least 10 ft long (10 to 20 ft preferred)
  • Lifting device capable of lifting 2 tons
  • Two, one (1) ton or larger come-alongs
  • Safe ladders or scaffolding
  • Two (2) hand winches (1 ton or larger)
  • A loader or crane with operator for intermittent use (in assembling gate and lifting it into position on truck)
  • Misc. hand tools and blocking
  • Dry, low hydrogen E70XX iron powder coated welding rods (or comparable wire)
  • Material as indicated on installation drawings for the fabrication of a basic installation tool (provided with installation manual prior to shipment of Autogate Tailgate)
  • Touch-up paint as needed

Approximate Installation Time:

Articulated Tailgate: 35 - 50 man hours +/-
Series II / Max Load Tailgate: 40 - 55 man hours +/-
Standard Rigid-Frame Tailgate: 45 - 60 man hours +/-
Outriggerless Tailgate: 45 - 60 man hours +/-
Ultra-High Tailgate: 45 - 60 man hours +/-

The time required to install an Autogate Tailgate will be directly related to organization, the number and skill set of people involved, and familiarity with tailgate installations. As with any product, if someone on the installation team has installed a tailgate before, the installation often goes more smoothly and quickly than when a team that has not installed a tailgate before is assigned the task. For this reason, Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc. strongly encourages anyone that has not installed a tailgate for several years to accept our Installation Assistance service.

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Rear Eject Bodies

PHIL Supervised Installation for Rear Eject Bodies is required in an effort to ensure proper commissioning of the equipment. Two options for Rear Eject Body Installation are available:


PHIL will provide a working supervisor to assist in commissioning the PHIL Rear Eject Body for a nominal charge. This installation supervisory assistance is available with a minimum of sixteen (16) days notice. Installation time may vary depending upon field conditions.

PHIL Rear Eject Body Field Installation Requirements:

  1. PHIL Rear Eject Body shipped assembled, along with miscellaneous small parts.
  2. Mounting of body to truck chassis.
  3. Mounting of hydraulic manifold to truck chassis.
  4. Connect plumbing from truck hydraulic system to hydraulic manifold and rear eject body cylinder.
  5. Test, validate, and adjust PHIL Rear Eject Body as needed for proper operation.

Customer Supplied:

  1. Location for hydraulic manifold return to hydraulic tank line to plumb into hydraulic tank.
  2. Hydraulic hoses and fittings from truck hydraulic sources to hydraulic manifold/valve.
  3. Hydraulic hoses from hydraulic manifold to rear eject body cylinder.
  4. Two (2) service technicians, with welding experience.
  5. Welding equipment as necessary.
  6. Lifting equipment.
  7. Miscellaneous hand tools, pry bars, etc.
  8. O.E.M. body pads, pivot pins, and miscellaneous accessory hardware as needed.


Factory installation of the PHIL Rear Eject Body to truck chassis is the easiest form of installation. Installed price includes miscellaneous hoses for a nominal charge per PHIL Rear Eject Body. Pivot pins and body pads are the responsibility of the purchaser.

PHIL Rear Eject Factory Installation Procedures:

  1. Purchaser supplies truck/chassis to PHIL factory.
  2. Mounting of body to truck chassis.
  3. Mounting of hydraulic manifold to truck chassis.
  4. Supply and connect plumbing of rear eject body to hydraulic manifold and chassis hydraulic system.
  5. Test, validate, and adjust PHIL Rear Eject Body as needed for proper operation.
  6. Chassis with Rear Eject Body ships to customer's preferred location (F.O.B. Peoria, IL).
  7. PHIL installer visits end user location for commissioning of unit and installation of O.E.M. body pads and pivot pins.

Approximate Installation Time:

The approximate time required to install a PHIL Rear Eject Body in the field would be as follows, depending on product and upon the extend field conditions:

Standard Capacity Articulated Rear Eject: 20 – 35 man hours +/-

HiVol® Refuse Rear Eject: 35 – 45 man hours +/-

HiVol Scrap Steel Rear Eject: 35 – 45 man hours +/-

HiVol Underground Rear Eject: 20 – 35 man hours +/-

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