Featuring safety, stability and increased productivity as hallmarks of its design, Philippi-Hagenbuch’s patented line of rear eject bodies offer the ideal solution for challenging hauling applications from general operations to mine reclamation and underground hauling situations where overhead barriers inhibit traditional dump bodies. Easily adaptable to any make and model of articulated off-highway truck as well as a number of rigid frame trucks, PHIL rear eject bodies reduce the challenges associated with traditional dump bodies. In eliminating the need to raise the body of the truck, this series allows for safely dumping materials while in motion and in the presence of overhead barriers. This versatility in operation increases efficiency without reducing stability by providing a lower centre of gravity and allowing dumping on downhill slopes and conditions with a soft footing. Enabling trucks to spread material while driving further enhances efficiency. The ability to effectively empty the truck without raising the body augments safety where overhead barriers such as power lines, roof lines or bridges may pose as forgotten safety risks as well as in underground mining applications that have low overhead clearance.Engineered to provide productivity enhancing solutions for the toughest hauling challenges, PHIL rear eject bodies dump faster and easier – even in sticky applications. Without moving or raising the truck bed, the ejector blade pushes material toward the rear of the truck, while the tailgate lowers down and material is completely ejected. The unique sweeping action of the blade virtually eliminates all material – even that prone to sticking to the sides or floor of the truck bed. This effective dumping action provides for more dumps in less time significantly increasing jobsite productivity.PHIL rear eject bodies are also versatile enough to be used as auxiliary feeders within mines, providing an alternative tool for delivering material to a crusher or asphalt plant if a primary feeder malfunctions or breaks down. Continuing the company’s long-held vision of designing solutions that improve productivity while minimizing maintenance, PHIL rear eject bodies are constructed with a single hydraulic cylinder used to operate both the ejector blade and the rear tailgate mechanism. As the ejector blade moves to the rear of the body, the tailgate mechanism located in the sides of the body begins to move to the rear of the truck. This motion, naturally supplemented with gravitational forces, lowers the tailgate simply and mechanically without the need for additional hydraulic cylinders. To further simplify the design, PHIL ejector bodies employ exclusive ejector guides integrated into the inside of the body, which provide smooth operation, while eliminating rollers that typically break or bind. Additionally, the bodies are constructed of high strength, abrasion-resistant steel to withstand years of use with little maintenance.Because there are no external rails or guides for the ejector to move on, the bodies provide enhanced ease of loading and increased capacity. Incorporating customer feedback and more than two decades of experience, Philippi-Hagenbuch eliminated all grease points with the exception of one – only requiring lubrication once a year.
MICHEÁL MARTIN IS not ruling out the possibility of Fianna Fáil going into coalition with either Sinn Féin or Fine Gael after the next general election but said it was not something he was focusing on at this moment.In a lengthy interview with TheJournal.ie this week, Martin said that little had changed in terms of the way politics has been conducted since the formation of the Fine Gael and Labour coalition two years ago.“There was no political change,” he said this week. “The Dáil is still the creature of government, there is no strong parliament, there is no separation between parliament and government.“We don’t bring in people from outside of the government, there’s no change to the electoral system. So people are rightly sort of disillusioned with the lack of any radical political reform.”Martin said that leading Fianna Fáil, which was in power as the country was plunged into an EU/IMF bailout less than two years but which has topped a recent opinion poll, gave him an opportunity to lead it in a different direction.“I am not ruling anything in or out at this stage. It’s far too early,” he said when asked about the possibility of going into coalition with either Fine Gael or Sinn Féin after the next general election.On coalition with Fine Gael or Sinn Féin:Current polls project that Fianna Fáil would win around 50 seats at the next election so it would need the support of one other major party in order to form a government but Martin said this was not concerning him at present.“What I am more concerned about is renewing the Fianna Fáil party and we’ve a long journey to go.“I mean I think people are jumping the gun in terms of the next election and who gets what because it’s very speculative at this stage and its based on kind of opinion polls and so on.”Martin also explained that the party’s decision to oppose the introduction of the property tax last December was based on the fact there was a mortgage arrears crisis in the country.He said that growth targets set out in the four-year-plan in 2010 did not come to fruition.“The property market is very flat at the moment. We’re not really going to help it by the imposition of the property tax at this particular point in time,” he said.On property tax and why Fianna Fáil didn’t introduce it:Martin also said that while the recent deal on the promissory note issued in respect of the former Anglo Irish Bank was a positive step the government should have asked for a debt writedown.He said that that any savings on the deficit should be put towards budgetary measures saying that there needed to be an “alleviation of the taxpayers’ plight”.“The ordinary citizen on the ground isn’t getting an respite from the major agreements that have been made between banks and governments,” he said.Asked about the rise of social media websites and their impact on politics and politicians Martin said he was keen that the government did not overreact to the advent of new media but said he had concerns about how young people are affected by it.“My one concern would be around how children and issues pertaining to children can go viral too quickly with potentially damaging consequences to the child so there’s an issue around children’s rights that concerns me,” he said.On social media: More from Micheál Martin’s interview with TheJournal.ie:Read: ‘We have an issue with suicidal risk in abortion legislation’Read: ‘I do feel a certain degree of guilt over Magdalene Laundries’Micheál Martin: I still keep in touch with Brian Cowen