New tailgate for dump trucks offers 100% positive seal

Photo by Philippi-Hagenbuch.

Illinois-based Philippi-Hagenbuch announced this week the launching of a new version of its Autogate Tailgate specifically designed for off-highway trucks and roll-off containers that require a 100% positive seal.

In a press release, the truck customization company said that the new machine can be paired with its fluidic seal material to create a water-tight seal that contains liquid materials within an off-highway truck body or roll-off container. In the firm’s view, this is particularly important when environmental regulations or local laws make even slight spillage undesirable.

Philippi-Hagenbuch explained that the way the Autogate Tailgate works is that it builds up the rearmost portion of the truck body or container 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-center locking mechanism compressively lock the rear tailgate into place.

“The new Positive Seal Autogate Tailgate can be designed for practically any size off-highway truck or roll-off container,” the media brief reads. “Paired with PHIL’s simple yet robust outrigger, its traditional scissors-style mechanism provides 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.”

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