PEORIA, IL — Off-highway trucks are designed to haul ton after ton of material throughout quarries and mines and also traverse unpaved haul roads in the pursuit of building economies and infrastructure around the world. From time to time, the truck bodies on these trucks cannot contain the material they need to for maximum efficiency.
Whether the off-highway truck has a tailgate or not, the addition of PHIL Sideboards is useful in increasing the volumetric capacity of the truck body, and it assists in minimizing material spillage over the body sides.
PHIL Sideboards are available in one-inch increments from nine inches to more than 40 inches for most makes and models of articulated haulers and rigid frame trucks.
For example, in order to compete in a highly competitive rental market, a Caterpillar dealer recently came to Philippi-Hagenbuch to increase the volumetric capacity of their Cat 745 articulated dump truck by adding nine-inch sideboards. Installation was done at the PHIL factory, but can also be done at the dealership or at the client site. When paired with a tailgate, this set of sideboards increased the volumetric capacity of the truck by approximately nine cubic yards — creating almost 28 percent more room to haul whatever material necessary.