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PHIL designs positive seal tailgate for off-highway trucks

April 4, 2019
PHIL recently introduced a new version of its Autogate Tailgate designed for off-highway trucks that require a 100% positive seal.

Philippi-Hagenbuch (PHIL), a specialist in off-highway truck customization, recently introduced a new version of its Autogate Tailgate designed for off-highway trucks and roll-off containers that require a 100% positive seal.

The 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 or roll-off container when environmental regulations or local laws make even slight spillage undesirable.

The new Positive Seal Autogate Tailgate can be tailored for any size off-highway truck or roll-off container, the company said. Paired with PHIL’s robust outrigger, its traditional scissors-style mechanism provides 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 “dump” mode.

The new design builds up the rearmost portion of the truck body or container to create a cohesive flange from which the tailgate compresses, PHIL said. 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-center locking mechanism compressively lock the rear tailgate into place.

As with all of the company’s Autogate Tailgates, a three-year warranty is standard when installed with PHIL’s installation supervision assistance, or at its Peoria IL factory. Optional body seals, fluidic seals and cushion pads are available to customize the tailgates for unique applications. 

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