Lowboy Trailers

  • Rear Loading
  • Load / Unload in 15-20 minutes
  • Standard hydraulically operated ramps
  • Minimal circuitry or hydraulics to maintain
  • Simple to operate
  • Modularized design allows for hassle-free assembly
  • Infinite customization options available

Our revolutionary Rear-Loading Lowboy Trailer may very well prove to change the landscape of how large open-pit mines operate. The trailer can be attached to the prime mover with our standard 6-way kingpin hitch or our optional Vehicle Recovery Tool (VRT) for safe, quick and easy mounting.  Our lowboy trailer design features swift loading and unloading of equipment in an extremely safe method with automatic locking and unlocking rear axles that swing out of the way. Targeted loading and unloading time is between 15-20 minutes, freeing up valuable time to do what miners do best – mine. We offer models with capacities that range from 300 to 2,000+ Tons in size. 

lowboy recovery

Included as part of each PHIL HiVol® Rear-Loading Lowboy Trailer purchase is Installation Supervision Assistance from our highly trained Installation Specialists.

Field Erection Requirements:

  1. Connect Lowboy sections and components together (all assemblies will be fully welded out and assembled, but spot welding may be required);
  2. Mounting of the rear axles;
  3. Mounting of the tires;
  4. Installation of the Kingpin Hitch to the truck chassis;
  5. Installation of optional equipment in the cab;
  6. Mounting of the Lowboy to the Kingpin Hitch;
  7. Connect hydraulic plumbing;
  8. Connect electric;
  9. Test and validation of the Lowboy Trailer.

Customer Responsibilities:

  1. Two (2) customer specified / supplied hydraulic sources;
  2. Hydraulic hosts and fittings from truck hydraulic sources to trailer gooseneck;
  3. Prime Mover;
  4. Lifting equipment with operator;
  5. Two (2) service technicians with welding experience plus a helper;
  6. Welding equipment if necessary;
  7. Miscellaneous hand tools, pry bars, chains, etc.;
  8. OEM body pads, pivot pins (for hitch mounting) and miscellaneous accessory hardware as needed;
  9. Optional components as discussed and agreed upon during the order.

PHIL Supervisory Assistance:

Installation Assistance is available with a minimum of sixteen (16) days notice and is preferably arranged in advance of the trailer shipment. Installation time may vary depending upon field conditions.

Approximate Installation Time:

The approximate time required to install a PHIL HiVol® Rear-Loading Lowboy Trailer in the field depends on the extent of options, the trailer size and upon the exact field conditions. A typical trailer should take approximately 250 – 350 man hours +/- utilizing purchaser supplied technicians and PHIL installation supervisory assistance.


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