With its introduction in 1969, Philippi-Hagenbuch's Autogate tailgate was the first commercially available tailgate. The company stated that the new design reflects Philippi-Hagenbuch's commitment to keep pace with client feedback and constantly innovate new ideas to maximise efficiency and minimise maintenance on the ever-changing models of off-highway haul trucks available.
Philippi-Hagenbuch's new Autogate tailgate for Komatsu rigid frame trucks is designed with a traditional outrigger that bolts to the undercarriage of the off-highway truck. This new design does not require any welding to the frame, allowing operators to retain Komatsu's original OEM truck frame warranty.
The design's new ‘banana superstructure' provides stability, quality and structural integrity without sacrificing excellent opening clearance at full dump. The new design minimises frustrations of end-user service departments concerning premature tailgate chain wear and roller-box maintenance found previously on tailgates designed for Komatsu rigid frame trucks.
As with Philippi-Hagenbuch's entire line of Autogate tailgates, a three-year warranty is standard when installed with Philippi-Hagenbuch Installation Supervision Assistance or at the company's factory in Peoria, Illinois, US. Optional body seals, fluidic seals and cushion pads are available to further customise Philippi-Hagenbuch's Autogate tailgates for unique applications.
When capacity is a concern, the Philippi-Hagenbuch Autogate tailgate for Komatsu rigid frame trucks can also be built up for sideboards. Sideboards are available in 1in (2.5cm) increments from 6-40in (15.2-101.6cm) in height and provide a unified body height while increasing the volumetric capacity of the truck body, helping operators achieve optimal loads.
The newest Autogate tailgate and its full slate of options are available for order on Komatsu HD405-8, HD465-8 and HD605-8 haul trucks. Retrofit kits to convert legacy tailgates for Komatsu HD series rigid frame trucks in -5, -7 and -7EO models will be available in the June 2019 quarter.