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ZR™ Side Loader

The McNeilus® Zero Radius (ZR) Automated Side Loader arm now offers several enhancements for a smoother, even more productive route.

With a 12-foot extended reach option, drivers can more efficiently navigate cul-de-sacs, narrow alleyways and obstructions like parked cars. And that’s just the start. The ZR has added a simplified hydraulic design, new components, and redesigned routings. Other advances include structural body upgrades, solid steel rungs on the mast, new carriage rollers, and an improved joystick – all backed by a new extended warranty.

It’s all designed to improve performance, simplify maintenance, and strengthen reliability.

  • Specifications:


    Arm Out 2.5 seconds
    Arm In 2.5 seconds
    Arm Up 3 seconds
    Arm Down 3 seconds
    Grabber Open 1.5 seconds
    Grabber Close 1.5 seconds
    Packer Extend 7 seconds
    Packer Retract 3 seconds
     Arm lifting capacity = 550 pounds  
     Arm reach = 6 feet (standard), 12 feet (optional)   
    Ejector Extend (to end of body) 27 seconds
    Ejector Retract (to home position)  13 seconds 
    Top Door Up  1.5 seconds 
    Top Door Down  1.5 seconds 
    Tailgate Open  16 seconds 
    Tailgate Close  18 seconds 


    Arm Construction Tube Grade 500B Tube
    Arm Style Zero Radius -- ideal for demanding commercial routes riddled with tight spaces and tough obstacles


    Hopper Capacity (w/top door down) Largest in the industry at 4.8 useable cubic yards
    Hopper Walls 3/16" AR400
    Hopper Floor 1/4" AR400


    Lower Packing Face 1/4" AR200
    Packing Panel Follower 10-gauge Grade 50 high-strength steel
    Track & Wear Strips Chromium Carbide X-wear


    Body Floor 3/16" AR200
    Body Walls  AR450 and AR200
    Roof  12-gauge GR50


    Tailgate Rear and Side Walls .125" AR450
    Eight-point automatic locking tailgate


    Command Zone™ multiplex and distributed CAN-based controls offering the best technology in the business -- sealed keypads, backlit screens, operator status lights and diagnostic display.
    Electronic proportional controls


    Pump Piston Type: pressure-flow compensated, PTO-mounted
    Control Valves Proportional Electric/Hydraulic
    Oil Reservoir Capacity 50 gallons
    Return Filter 5 micron-in tank
    Suction Strainer 100 mesh stainless steel


    Ejector Cylinder Multistage
    Arm Cylinder Hydraulic Motor Driven
    Tailgate Cylinder  25" x 38" stroke


    Packer and components steel shot blasted prior to priming with high solids epoxy primer
    Finish coat Akzo Coating's Sikkens high solids acrylic urethane


    Contact your McNeilus representative on warranty details.For more information,go to http://mcneiluscompanies.com.