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McNeilus Mixer featured in Freightliner 114SD article

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Skyline Ready-Mix in Pella, Iowa, saw the first Freightliner 114SD upfit with a McNeilus concrete mixer at CONEXPO in Las Vegas in March 2011, and now it’s on the road in central Iowa, hauling ready-mix concrete for everything from paving roads to building houses. Read the article at FreightlinerTrucks.com.

McNeilus Delivers 14 Zero Radius (ZR) Automated Side Loaders With a New Extended Reach Arm to Waste Management

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DODGE CENTER, Minn. (October 2, 2012) – McNeilus Companies, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced that it has delivered 14 McNeilus® Zero Radius (ZR™) full-eject automated side loader refuse vehicles to Waste Management, Inc. in Oakdale, Calif. These are the first McNeilus ZR units with an extended reach 12-foot arm for enhanced productivity.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (October 2, 2012) – McNeilus Companies, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced that it has delivered 14 McNeilus® Zero Radius (ZR™) full-eject automated side loader refuse vehicles to Waste Management, Inc. in Oakdale, Calif. These are the first McNeilus ZR units with an extended reach 12-foot arm for enhanced productivity.

“Since its introduction, the McNeilus ZR has proven itself to be a premier zero radius automated side loader, with a well-earned reputation for performance, reliability, and low cost of ownership,” said Todd Fierro, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president, Commercial Group. “The development of the new extended reach arm was a true team effort, and this is an excellent example of why our products and our people are best in class.”

McNeilus ZR-Series automated side loader has a true zero-radius motion, for efficient operation on residential streets, narrow alleyways and cul-de-sacs. The simple arm (with no significant maintenance required for two years) reduces total cost of ownership by lowering maintenance costs and increasing efficiency and driver productivity. The smooth arm operation improves driver comfort and dramatically reduces body sway and noise. And the side-mounted arm reduces stress on the vehicle chassis.

“The development and launch of the 12-foot arm was a six month project, and we’re very excited to have these units working in the field,” said Jerry Betz, McNeilus engineer on the project. “Despite its longer reach, the arm’s performance hasn’t been compromised.”

Waste Management, Inc. is a waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company in North America. Founded in 1894, the company is headquartered in the First City Tower in Houston, Texas. The company serves over 20 million residential, industrial, municipal and commercial customers.