PHIL create new Positive Seal Autogate Tailgate
Philippi-Hagenbuch create new version of their Autogate Tailgate offering a 100% positive seal
PHILIPPI-Hagenbuch Inc. (PHIL), specialists in off-highway truck customization, have developed a new version of their Autogate Tailgate specifically for off-highway trucks that require a 100% positive seal.
This new design can be paired with PHIL’s proprietary fluidic seal material to create a water-tight seal that contains liquid materials within an off-highway truck body when environmental regulations or local laws make even slight spillage undesirable.
The new Positive Seal Autogate Tailgate can be designed for practically any size off-highway truck and when paired with PHIL’s simple yet robust outrigger, its traditional scissors-style mechanism is said to provide an industry-leading maximum opening clearance at full dump.
In the closed position, the new design positively locks into place and will not open under normal conditions without the body or container entering the ‘dump’ mode.
The new design builds up the rearmost portion of the truck body to create a cohesive flange from which the tailgate compresses. Two hooks on either side of the base of the flange intercept a corresponding tag on the tailgate, allowing the tailgate to pivot inward as the sidearm and over-centre locking mechanism compressively lock the rear tailgate into place.
As with PHIL’s entire line of Autogate Tailgates, a three-year warranty is standard when installed with PHIL Installation Supervision Assistance or at their Peoria facility, in Illinois.
Optional body seals, fluidic seals and cushion pads are available to further customize PHIL’s Autogate Tailgates for unique applications.
When capacity is a concern, PHIL’s Positive Seal Autogate Tailgate can be built up for sideboards. Sideboards are available in 1in increments from 6in to 40in in height and provide a unified body height whilst increasing the volumetric capacity of the truck body, helping operators achieve optimal loads.