Philippi-Hagenbuch Innovates New Tailgate Style

Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc. (PHIL) has revolutionized a new version of its Autogate Tailgate – a PHIL innovation unveiled 50 years ago specifically for Komatsu rigid frame trucks. With its introduction in 1969, PHIL’s Autogate Tailgate was the first commercially available tailgate and has since become the de facto standard in off-highway truck tailgates utilized in quarries and mines around the world,…

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NSSGA Young Leaders Meeting Features Mark S. Walsh Award

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The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s 2018 Young Leaders (YL) Annual Meeting, held April 25-28 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla, Calif., was a great success with more than 200 people in attendance. The meeting helped attendees improve professional and personal skills through development sessions, networking opportunities, and community service and teambuilding projects.

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Specifying the Right Truck and Body for Your Application


By Josh Swank Maximizing output and productivity are main objectives for every operation. For off-highway hauling, volumetric capacity, weight distribution, heaping and other factors can limit the productivity of standard truck bodies. To get the most out of a truck, it’s important to consider the size and type of equipment used for loading, an operation’s haul cycles, and the materials…

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A Message from Josh Swank of Philippi-Hagenbuch

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“The Best Professional Experience of my Life” A couple of years out of college and freshly married, my career trajectory was not set on one within the aggregates industry, but as with many of us, fate intervened. I found myself in the land of full-sized Tonka trucks and boulders larger than my car, but I was young, new and excited…

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To Tailgate or Not to Tailgate: Is the ROI Worth it?

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Tailgates with durable components, such as steel alloy chains, last longer and perform better. What if there was a simple solution for increased efficiency and reduced maintenance – all while putting more money in the company’s pocket? While it might seem like a small feature, not having a tailgate often results in loads that are typically 10-15 percent below rated…

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Philippi-Hagenbuch Charitable Program a Success


Last year, Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc. (PHIL) undertook a unique philanthropic campaign to both give back to its community while also increasing support and awareness from its customers and dealers towards Breast Cancer prevention and research through a partnership with the Susan G. Komen Memorial. Through the unique agreement, PHIL began offering two unique versions of its Autogate Tailgate through its PHILanthropy program. With…

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