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McNeilus Delivers Distinctive Metro-Pak Rear Loader Vehicles to Valparaiso, Chile

Amazing graphics celebrate local culture and career of legendary catoonist.

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McNeilus has delivered three McNeilus® Metro-Pak Rear Loader refuse vehicles to Valparaiso, Chile. Each vehicle features full-body graphics that honor the works of Valparaiso’s own Lukas, an acclaimed cartoonist whose drawings have been said to capture the soul of the Chilean people.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Dec. 1, 2014) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has delivered three McNeilus® Metro-Pak® Rear Loader refuse vehicles to the municipality of Valparaiso, Chile. Each vehicle is emblazoned with full-body graphics that display the many works of Valparaiso’s own Lukas, an acclaimed cartoonist whose drawings are said to have captured the soul of the Chilean people.

Valparaiso is a new McNeilus customer. Geoprospec, a McNeilus dealer, will provide service to the city under the long-term service contract it has with Valparaiso. Before going on duty, the trucks were displayed in a central downtown square and recognized at a special ceremony attended by Valparaiso’s Mayor, Jorge Castro.

“McNeilus is proud to be granted the distinction of providing these three special vehicles with their stunning graphics that reflect the customs and cultural life in Valparaiso,” said Erick Montero, McNeilus director of international sales. “We are thrilled to have these vehicles serve the citizens of Chile’s cultural capital, while honoring one of its most-loved artists.”

Artist Renzo Pecchenino, known by his pen name, Lukas, has special ties to Valparaiso and became renowned as a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in Chilean newspapers and magazines.

The McNeilus Metro-Pak Rear Loader is available in 11-, 13-, 15-, and 19-cubic meter (14-, 17-, 20-, and 25-cubic yard) body configurations and a 2.3-cubic meter (2.5-cubic yard) tailgate capacity. Built with abrasion resistant (AR) steel throughout the body floor, sidewalls, and roof for added strength and durability, the Metro-Pak is easy to maintain, with features like quick-change polyethylene slide shoes.

McNeilus dealer Geoprospec offers a full line of McNeilus refuse vehicles, McNeilus ready-mixed concrete mixers, and CON-E-CO® batch plants. Geoprospec stocks a wide range of replacement parts and accessories and features a fleet of mobile support vehicles. Geoprospec also provides comprehensive body mounting and replacement services, including a new on-site paint booth.

Valparaiso, Chile (population 285,000) is a major seaport, the third largest metropolitan area, and headquarters for the Chilean National Congress. The city, also known as the “Jewel of the Pacific,” is a major educational center and home to four universities and several large vocational colleges.

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

About McNeilus
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is an industry- leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. McNeilus produces a complete line of rear load, front load, and automated side load units to augment any refuse collection fleet. Each product line offers multiple models to fit your specific needs. Through its Next Generation Initiatives (NGEN) program, McNeilus designs, installs and services compressed natural gas (CNG) solutions for heavy duty fleets of all types. All supported by a comprehensive, factory direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts to bring new life to your entire fleet. McNeilus is leading the way toward the next generation of vehicle solutions. For more information about McNeilus, visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the cyclical nature of the Company’s access equipment, commercial and fire & emergency markets, especially in the current environment where there are conflicting signs regarding the global economic outlook and the ability of the U.S. government to resolve budgetary and debt issues; the expected level and timing of the DoD procurement of products and services and funding thereof; risks related to reductions in government expenditures in light of U.S. defense budget pressures, sequestration and an uncertain DoD tactical wheeled vehicle strategy, including the Company’s ability to successfully manage the cost reductions required as a result of the significant projected decrease in sales levels in the defense segment; the Company’s ability to win a U.S. Joint Light Tactical Vehicle production contract award; the Company’s ability to increase prices to raise margins or offset higher input costs; increasing commodity and other raw material costs, particularly in a sustained economic recovery; risks related to facilities consolidation and alignment, including the amounts of related costs and charges and that anticipated cost savings may not be achieved; the duration of the ongoing global economic weakness, which could lead to additional impairment charges related to many of the Company’s intangible assets and/or a slower recovery in the Company’s cyclical businesses than Company or equity market expectations; risks related to the collectability of receivables, particularly for those businesses with exposure to construction markets; the cost of any warranty campaigns related to the Company’s products; risks related to production or shipment delays arising from quality or production issues; risks associated with international operations and sales, including foreign currency fluctuations and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the Company’s ability to comply with complex laws and regulations applicable to U.S. government contractors; and risks related to the Company’s ability to successfully execute on its strategic road map and meet its long-term financial goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this press release. Investors should be aware that the Company may not update such information until the Company’s next quarterly earnings conference call, if at all.

McNeilus Donates Bridgemaster Mixer to CIM Auction at World of Concrete

CIM Auction helps support education initiatives for the Concrete Industry Management program.

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The signature item for the 10th annual Concrete Industry Management Auction at the 2015 World of Concrete tradeshow is a McNeilus Bridgemaster Mixer.

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – is pleased to announce the signature item for their 10th annual auction at World of Concrete is a Mack Granite step forward axel model mounted with a McNeilus 11-cubic-yard Bridgemaster concrete transit mixer, donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus Co., a Division of Oshkosh Truck.

“The truck chassis donated by Mack Trucks and the concrete mixer donated by McNeilus Company is the strong foundation we need to help ensure a successful CIM Auction at the 2015 World of Concrete,” says Michael Philipps, CIM Auction Committee Chairman. “We are very appreciative that, over the past many years, these two industry leading manufacturers have collaborated on a significant donation to our auction. It speaks volumes to their commitment to the concrete industry and the importance they place on the CIM program.”

The truck is a 2015 Mack truck and specifications include:

  • Chassis # GU713
  • GSO #77437
  • Set forward axle 248 in. wheel base
  • MP7-365HP engine with REPTO
  • Allison RDS 4500 Automatic
  • FXL20 20,000 lbs. front axle
  • 46,000 lbs. Mack S462 rear axle with Hendrickson HMX460
  • Single frame 11.811″ x 3.54″ x 0.37″
  • Fuel tank – 50 gallon – left hand
  • Chassis only weight – 17,737 lbs.

The mixer specifications for the 2015 McNeilus Bridgemaster are:

  • 11 cubic yard M77P 46-in. Paver Bridgemaster
  • BM cobalt cylinder
  • 3/16 AR steel drum and fins
  • PMP 7.1 drum drive with Eaton 54 series Hydros
  • Eaton electronic drum control with constant speed
  • Three extension chutes
  • Upper ladder gate
  • 150 gallon aluminum water tank
  • Air disc chute lock

“Mack and McNeilus are proud to once again support the Concrete Industry Management program’s annual auction with the donation of the Mack Granite chassis and the McNeilus Bridgemaster mixer body,” says Stu Russoli, Mack Vocational Product Manager and Tom Harris, Vice President, Concrete Mixers at McNeilus. “More than most, Mack and McNeilus understand the importance in supporting our customers, which is why we support CIM which encourages and educates those interested in the concrete industry.”

The 10th annual auction will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 in the North Hall, Room N262 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m. Once again this year, Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website, www.rbauction.com. To participate in electronic auction bidding, bidders must register a week in advance.

For a full list of auction items, please visit www.concretedegree.com/auction.

McNeilus Expands Its Next Generation (NGEN) CNG Systems to Commercial Fleets of All Types

CNG leader offers national network of installation centers and certified configurations.

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McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc. announced an expansion of offerings of its industry-leading McNeilus® Next Generation™ (NGEN) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems.  McNeilus NGEN systems are nw available on a wider range of vehicle types – including construciton, deliver, over-the-road, and other severe-duty fleets.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Nov. 4, 2014) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced an expansion of offerings of its industry-leading McNeilus® Next Generation™ (NGEN) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems. To satisfy growing customer demands, McNeilus NGEN CNG systems are now available on a wider range of vehicle types – including construction, delivery, over-the-road, and other severe-duty fleets.

“McNeilus is an industry leader with more than 5,000 NGEN CNG vehicles on the road from coast to coast. We’re a pioneer in the development of CNG systems for the refuse and concrete mixer industries, and we’ve applied that expertise to engineer alternative fuel solutions for commercial vehicle fleets of all types,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the Commercial Business Segment. “We offer only fully tested and certified configurations that are backed by a national service network and an expert team that can assist customers as they navigate the transition to CNG.”

McNeilus NGEN CNG systems are available on new vehicles and retrofits through the company’s national network of regional installation centers. NGEN CNG-powered trucks are built with both the operator and service team in mind. The company’s exclusive fuel management system reduces the number of fittings and increases reliability, while the fuel storage pods feature lightweight DOT Type 4 tanks. McNeilus systems meet all NFPA-52 standards and are installed by the company’s team of factory-trained technicians. NGEN CNG systems are backed by a two-year standard warranty, with an optional extended warranty. In addition, McNeilus carries a comprehensive inventory of replacement parts on hand at its regional installation centers.

“To give customers more effective choices, McNeilus engineers a variety of mounting options and fuel tank capacities. New configurations are constantly in development to respond to this quickly growing market,” said Nelson. “We back McNeilus NGEN CNG systems with an extensive inventory of replacement parts, and mobile service, to keep fleets on the road.”

Visit www.ngencng.com for more information on McNeilus NGEN CNG systems.

About McNeilus

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is an industry- leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. McNeilus produces a complete line of rear load, front load, and automated side load units to augment any refuse collection fleet. Each product line offers multiple models to fit customers’ specific needs. Through its Next Generation Initiatives (NGEN) program, McNeilus designs, installs and services compressed natural gas (CNG) solutions for heavy duty fleets of all types. All supported by a comprehensive, factory direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts. McNeilus is leading the way toward the next generation of vehicle solutions. Visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the cyclical nature of the Company’s access equipment, commercial and fire & emergency markets, which are particularly impacted by the pace of U.S. and European economic recoveries; the strength of emerging market growth and projected adoption rate of work at height machinery; the expected level and timing of DoD and international defense customer procurement of products and services and funding thereof; risks related to reductions in government expenditures in light of U.S. defense budget pressures, sequestration and an uncertain DoD tactical wheeled vehicle strategy, including the Company’s ability to successfully manage the cost reductions required as a result of lower customer orders in the defense segment; the Company’s ability to win a U.S. Joint Light Tactical Vehicle production contract award; the Company’s ability to increase prices to raise margins or offset higher input costs; increasing commodity and other raw material costs, particularly in a sustained economic recovery; risks related to facilities consolidation and alignment, including the amounts of related costs and charges and that anticipated cost savings may not be achieved; the duration of the ongoing global economic uncertainty, which could lead to additional impairment charges related to many of the Company’s intangible assets and/or a slower recovery in the Company’s cyclical businesses than Company or equity market expectations; risks related to the collectability of receivables, particularly for those businesses with exposure to construction markets; the cost of any warranty campaigns related to the Company’s products; risks related to production or shipment delays arising from quality or production issues; risks associated with international operations and sales, including foreign currency fluctuations and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the Company’s ability to comply with complex laws and regulations applicable to U.S. government contractors; the impact of severe weather or natural disasters that may affect the Company, its suppliers or its customers; the impact of cyber security risk and costs of defending against, mitigating and responding to a data security breach; and risks related to the Company’s ability to successfully execute on its strategic road map and meet its long-term financial goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this press release. Investors should be aware that the Company may not update such information until the Company’s next quarterly earnings conference call, if at all.

McNeilus Sells Fleet of CNG Split Body Rear Loaders to Canada’s Emterra Group

The sale represents one of McNeilus’ largest refuse vehicle orders in Canada.

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More than 40 McNeilus® Split Body Rearl Loader refuse vehicles have been sold to Canada’s Emterra Group. The vehicles will be delivered beginning late next year and will be placed into service in the greater Toronto area.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Sept. 29, 2014) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced that more than 40 McNeilus® Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered Split Body Rear Loader refuse vehicles have been sold to Canada’s Emterra Group. The vehicles will be delivered beginning late next year, and will be placed into service in the Greater Toronto Area. This is one of McNeilus’ largest refuse vehicle orders in Canada.

“McNeilus was selected because, right from the outset, their team demonstrated that they were very prepared and understood our needs and requirements,” said Paulina Leung, Emterra Group Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development. “We also visited their facilities and could see, firsthand, some of the quality control and quality assurance processes McNeilus has in place.”

“We’re excited to be selected by Emterra Group for this significant purchase. It’s a validation of our products and our people,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the Commercial business segment. “The McNeilus Split Body Rear Loader is an excellent choice for dual-stream routes, and we look forward to having these vehicles in service with this progressive and innovative recycling and waste diversion solutions company.”

The McNeilus Split Body Rear Loader is engineered with the same level of reliability and quality as the company’s high-performance Standard Rear Loader, but it is designed for dual-stream refuse collection. It is available in two body sizes (25- and 32-cubic yards) and two configurations (a 60/40 or a 75/25 split) to meet customer needs. The dual tailgates operate independently of each other, and controls on both sides of the tailgate allow for packing from either side of the truck.

“We’re going to be using this equipment for many years to come and we require a partner that is going to back its product from day one,” said Leung.

London Machinery of London, Ontario, the exclusive distributor of McNeilus refuse vehicles in Canada, provides local service and support. Leung added, “Here in Canada, London Machinery has the team – and the mandate – to provide the customer support and service we expect.”

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

About Emterra
Emterra Group is a leader in providing fully integrated collection, processing and marketing services of waste, recyclables, organic waste, used tires, and more for municipalities, commercial, institutional and industrial clients, and residential customers throughout Canada and the State of Michigan. Emterra’s waste management divisions offer innovative and cost effective resource and waste management plans tailored to meet customer needs. Driven by its mandate to increase the sustainability of its operations, Emterra deploys the latest technologies, including compressed natural gas trucks and optical sorting equipment, to truly “walk the talk”. For more information, please visit www.emterra.ca and www.emterrausa.com

About McNeilus
McNeilus Companies, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is a leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies and concrete mixers. With an extensive network of factory owned service and support centers, McNeilus provides its customers with superior aftermarket parts and service support. For more information about McNeilus, visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the cyclical nature of the Company’s access equipment, commercial and fire & emergency markets, especially in the current environment where there are conflicting signs regarding the global economic outlook and the ability of the U.S. government to resolve budgetary and debt issues; the expected level and timing of the DoD procurement of products and services and funding thereof; risks related to reductions in government expenditures in light of U.S. defense budget pressures, sequestration and an uncertain DoD tactical wheeled vehicle strategy, including the Company’s ability to successfully manage the cost reductions required as a result of the significant projected decrease in sales levels in the defense segment; the Company’s ability to win a U.S. Joint Light Tactical Vehicle production contract award; the Company’s ability to increase prices to raise margins or offset higher input costs; increasing commodity and other raw material costs, particularly in a sustained economic recovery; risks related to facilities consolidation and alignment, including the amounts of related costs and charges and that anticipated cost savings may not be achieved; the duration of the ongoing global economic weakness, which could lead to additional impairment charges related to many of the Company’s intangible assets and/or a slower recovery in the Company’s cyclical businesses than Company or equity market expectations; risks related to the collectability of receivables, particularly for those businesses with exposure to construction markets; the cost of any warranty campaigns related to the Company’s products; risks related to production or shipment delays arising from quality or production issues; risks associated with international operations and sales, including foreign currency fluctuations and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the Company’s ability to comply with complex laws and regulations applicable to U.S. government contractors; and risks related to the Company’s ability to successfully execute on its strategic road map and meet its long-term financial goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this press release. Investors should be aware that the Company may not update such information until the Company’s next quarterly earnings conference call, if at all.

40 CNG-Powered Bridgemaster Mixers on Duty with Argos USA

Multinational concrete company’s first-ever CNG mixer trucks are now in service.

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McNeilus has delivered 40 McNeilus Bridgemaster ready-mix trucks to Argos USA. Twenty of the new vehicles are now on the job in Houston, and the remaining 20 will serve customers from facilities surrounding Dallas. The trucks feature an integrated McNeilus Next Generation (NGEN) compressed natural gas (CNG) installation that is fully tested and certified at the factory.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Sept. 16, 2014) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has delivered 40 McNeilus® Bridgemaster® ready-mix trucks to multinational Argos USA. The vehicles, which feature McNeilus’ industry-leading Next Generation (NGEN) compressed natural gas (CNG) systems (engineered and fully tested at the McNeilus campus), represent the first-ever CNG trucks placed into service by Argos.

“The new McNeilus CNG mixers are extremely quiet – it’s eerie how quiet they are compared to a traditional 12-liter diesel. Other than that, our drivers don’t notice any difference,” said Daryl Mizell, Argos USA sourcing manager. “We are exploring options to expand our CNG fleet, and are vetting other metropolitan markets where we compete. I believe CNG will be well-received anywhere we go.”

Twenty of the new vehicles are now on the job with Argos operations in Houston, and the remaining 20 will serve customers from facilities surrounding Dallas. Argos is completing final construction on dedicated fueling stations – each with 25 fill posts – in Dallas and Houston. The Argos CNG trucks plug in at the end of each shift and time-fill overnight. (The fuel control module is designed for either fast-filling or time-filling to fit customer preferences.)

“CNG-powered vehicles are transforming the industry, and these first units for Argos are a prime example of the shift to alternative-fuel powered ready-mixed concrete trucks,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the Commercial business segment. “We’re proud to be a major player in this movement toward a more environmentally friendly, domestically produced, lower-cost fuel.”

The identical mixer vehicles are a five-axle configuration, outfitted with an 11-cubic yard McNeilus drum and Bridgemaster tag axle. Each of the trucks features a 60 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) fuel tank, an automatic transmission, an anti-roll stability system, and wireless mixer controls.

Engineered with both the operator and the service team in mind, McNeilus NGEN CNG systems are designed for the rugged ready-mix concrete environment. The plumbing system is built with precision-formed high-pressure lines, compression fittings, and fewer connection points to deliver more consistent and reliable fuel flow. The lightweight, natural gas vehicle (NGV) Type 4 tanks and long-lasting fuel storage pods feature all-aluminum tank covers.

®, TM All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

About Argos USA
Cementos Argos S.A. (OTCMKTS: CMTOY US and CMTRY US), member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, is a Colombia-based company engaged in the production of cement, aggregates and concrete products. The company operates cement and concrete production plants located throughout Colombia, Central America, the Caribbean and the United States. The Argos USA operation currently includes over 300 ready mix plants, three cement plants, three grinding facilities, and 12 cement terminals, located throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. For more information, visit argos.co or argos-us.com

About McNeilus
McNeilus Companies, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is a leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies and concrete mixers. With an extensive network of factory owned service and support centers, McNeilus provides its customers with superior aftermarket parts and service support. For more information about McNeilus, visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com.

About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains statements that the Company believes to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Company’s future financial position, business strategy, targets, projected sales, costs, earnings, capital expenditures, debt levels and cash flows, and plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “should,” “project” or “plan” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include the cyclical nature of the Company’s access equipment, commercial and fire & emergency markets, especially in the current environment where there are conflicting signs regarding the global economic outlook and the ability of the U.S. government to resolve budgetary and debt issues; the expected level and timing of the DoD procurement of products and services and funding thereof; risks related to reductions in government expenditures in light of U.S. defense budget pressures, sequestration and an uncertain DoD tactical wheeled vehicle strategy, including the Company’s ability to successfully manage the cost reductions required as a result of the significant projected decrease in sales levels in the defense segment; the Company’s ability to win a U.S. Joint Light Tactical Vehicle production contract award; the Company’s ability to increase prices to raise margins or offset higher input costs; increasing commodity and other raw material costs, particularly in a sustained economic recovery; risks related to facilities consolidation and alignment, including the amounts of related costs and charges and that anticipated cost savings may not be achieved; the duration of the ongoing global economic weakness, which could lead to additional impairment charges related to many of the Company’s intangible assets and/or a slower recovery in the Company’s cyclical businesses than Company or equity market expectations; risks related to the collectability of receivables, particularly for those businesses with exposure to construction markets; the cost of any warranty campaigns related to the Company’s products; risks related to production or shipment delays arising from quality or production issues; risks associated with international operations and sales, including foreign currency fluctuations and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; the Company’s ability to comply with complex laws and regulations applicable to U.S. government contractors; and risks related to the Company’s ability to successfully execute on its strategic road map and meet its long-term financial goals. Additional information concerning these and other factors is contained in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company assumes no obligation, and disclaims any obligation, to update information contained in this press release. Investors should be aware that the Company may not update such information until the Company’s next quarterly earnings conference call, if at all.

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Kids’ Artwork and McNeilus Help Promote Florida Hauler’s New Recycling Program

McNeilus Manual/Automated Side Loaders take center stage, along with some student artwork, in the City of Lakeland’s effort to promote single-sort recycling.

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“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is the simple message from poster contest grand prize winner Sophia Sullivan that now adorns the side of a McNeilus Manual/Automated Side Loader in Lakeland, FL. The 12 winning students (one from each local elementary school and a grand prize winner) were presented with a certificate and a model refuse truck donated by McNeilus Companies. They were also recognized during a citywide Green Celebration in honor of Earth Day.

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By Kelli Sandhurst

Recycling has become big business as more companies and communities look to reduce and reuse. Refuse haulers across the country are going green and helping to boost recycling efforts. One of those haulers is the City of Lakeland, FL. They’re working hard to promote how easy it can be to recycle, and to streamline their process for picking up those recyclables.

Getting the Children’s Perspective

The city of Lakeland implemented a single-stream recycling program late last year—a change from its previous seven-sort recycling process—and added six new McNeilus Manual/Automated (M/A) Side Loader refuse trucks to go with it. To get its refuse customers on board and to promote the new single-sort program, the city Solid Waste Manager Jeff Wood turned to the local schools. “We wanted to get the children’s perspective on recycling,” Wood said. “They’re the future of this program. What does recycling mean to them?”

Students in second through fifth grade from 11 area schools put their thoughts in color on paper for a poster contest depicting how they view recycling and Earth Day. Lakeland received 600 entries, which were judged by city staff and its refuse truck drivers. “This contest was received very positively by everybody, and the drivers had fun judging,” Wood said. “It wasn’t the simplest thing to judge. They tried to pick out what they perceived as the best. There were a lot of good entries.”

Promoting Citywide Recycling

Ultimately, one winner was chosen from each school, along with one grand prize winner. The winning students were recognized individually in separate ceremonies at their schools and presented with model refuse trucks donated by McNeilus. They were also recognized citywide during Lakeland’s annual Green Celebration. The students’ artwork was on display in truck-sized wraps adorning each side of the six McNeilus refuse trucks that run recycling pickup throughout the city. “The solid waste division of Lakeland has done a wonderful job. Not only are they promoting their recycling program, but they also involved the kids in the city,” said McNeilus Regional Sales Manager Mark Liddell, who works out of McNeilus’ Tampa, Florida, branch. “Not only were the kids excited to see their artwork on the side of the McNeilus Manual/Automated trucks, but their parents and grandparents were also just as excited. The Green Celebration event brought the people of the community out to see the trucks. I believe this helps the community understand what is being done for them with their refuse removal.”

Using the colorful truck wraps as a way to promote citywide recycling has truly created a buzz among residents in Lakeland’s neighborhoods. Wood says Lakeland has doubled its tonnage in recyclables pickup since the single-stream carted recycling program started. “Now that we have fully-automated trucks, the single stream is easier for drivers, and it’s easier for participants. Instead of sorting recyclables into several different bins, they can just throw everything into one cart and it’s done,” Wood said. “And when they’re seeing the truck wraps, it keeps people thinking about recycling.”

Another asset to the new single-sort program, according to Wood, is that the McNeilus Manual/Automated Side Loader is so well-suited for the city’s recycling pickup. Wood said the low sill height of the hopper is an advantage because it allows the drivers to manually throw in the “extras” that can be left on the curb, along with other recyclable materials such as cardboard, which has been a target for the city. The truck’s automated arm is also suited for several can sizes so that it can pick up a variety of refuse bins. “The M/A was a good option for the City of Lakeland because they can pick up the 95-, 65- or 35-gallon containers with the arm on the side of the M/A, but they are also able to hand feed,” said Liddell. “The driver has to get out once in a while and throw materials into the truck. He has that option with this truck.”

Expanding the Reach

Drivers and customers, alike, are on board with the city’s new single-stream recycling option. And the City of Lakeland is hoping it will continue to expand its residential recycling reach. For now, it will let its new McNeilus M/A Side Loaders, and their artistic wrapping, do the talking about how easy recycling can be.

Kelli Sandhurst is a marketing representative for McNeilus Companies, Inc. (Dodge Center, MN). McNeilus, an Oshkosh Corporation company, is a leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies, concrete mixers and batch plants, with an extensive network of factory-owned service and support centers. For more information, call (507) 374-6321 or (888) 686-7278.

Construction Equipment Says Oshkosh S-Series Easy-to-Operate with Precision Placement

The Oshkosh S-Series Front Discharge Mixer moves fast and maneuvers nicely with cheap natural gas power.

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Since the front discharge mixer was introduced in the mid-1980s, Oshkosh’s S-Series mixer has become one of the principal products of this type. Oshkosh produces new and refurbished chassis for the S-Series model at its Wisconsin plant in its namesake city.

Construction Equipment Magazine © June 2014

By Tom Berg, Truck Editor
Concrete is poured where it needs to be, but people who produce and haul it say it’s “placed.” What’s the best way to do that? Many in the business believe it’s with a front-discharge mixer truck, which rolls right up where the concrete is needed. Its driver sits in the cab and operates the drum and the forward-facing chute, moving it exactly to where the crew wants the concrete put down and at just the right rate. Depending on the job, the contractor can eliminate one worker from his crew, so they often request this type of truck for deliveries.
Front-discharge, rear-engine mixers are rare to nonexistent in some areas, such as southern California, where rear-discharge mixers on conventional chassis are the rule. These cost less to buy, though folks who sell the front-discharge type argue that they are less pricey in the long run because they work fast and can sometimes make more runs in a day, and they can be rebuilt to achieve longer service lives. Glider-kitting these is common where it’s almost never done with a conventional. Front-discharge mixers are popular in the Midwest, where they’re made, though they originated in Salt Lake City.
Since its advent in the mid-1980s, Oshkosh’s S Series mixer has become one of the principal products of this type, and the company produces new and refurbished chassis in a plant in its namesake city in Wisconsin. I drove this new one on a recent visit to Oshkosh’s service center, and also got some quick instruction on how to manipulate the chute and run the drum from Greg Steffens, an Oshkosh project engineer.
He and Mark Broker, a senior design engineer, noted that this truck had a Cummins Westport natural gas engine: the 11.9-liter ISX12 G. Gas is not new for Oshkosh and its McNeilus subsidiary, which between them have built more than 8,000 such trucks since 2008, they said. Many of that number are trash-packer trucks that are a large part of McNeilus’ business, in Dodge Center, Minn.
This four-axle mixer chassis was the first assembled with two large vertical gas tanks mounted to the left- and right-front of the rear engine compartment. Oshkosh showed the truck at Conexpo in March. The tanks replace four smaller steel tanks stacked horizontally ahead of the hood. The new configuration with the two lightweight composite tanks saves about 500 pounds and allows easy access to the engine.
Climbing up and into the S’s low-slung, center-mounted cab takes some thought and practice for somebody who doesn’t do it every day. Once inside, the steering wheel, foot pedals and gauges are familiar looking, but not much else is. Controls immediately to the right run the drum and chute, but they’re also different from what’s in a conventional mixer truck’s cab. Steffens knelt on the fender to my left and showed me how to use them. A lever activates cylinders that unfold the three-piece chute, which is long enough for close-in pours; the driver has to get out to hang extensions if the chute needs to reach farther, and of course to clean out the chute and stow the extras afterwards.
A joystick moves the chute left or right and up or down. Push buttons on the stick speed or slow the drum to regulate the pour rate. When it’s done and everything’s washed, the chute is folded up and parked at an angle to the right. It mustn’t be parked too far over, or it would extend beyond legal width limits and could collide with trees, poles and other things that line a street. So a rubber bungee cord hangs down from the top of the chute as a marker, Steffens said. When the right side of the chute touches it, the truck doesn’t exceed 8 feet wide—low-tech but clever.
I wished there was some concrete in the drum so I could practice pouring—placing—it, but no. However, the truck was very drivable, so off I went. From outside, the S’s one-man cab might look narrow, but it’s plenty roomy (and a two-man training cab is an option). It’s also rather comfortable, with a supportive bucket seat and good leg and elbow room. It has just a few gauges that tell the driver all he needs to know, and modern suspended pedals.
There are only two pedals because an Allison automatic transmission is standard in the S, as it is in all front-discharge mixers. Originally they were built with manual transmissions, but long shift linkage from the cab to the tranny ahead of the engine could be troublesome. Also, the truck must move fore and aft to precisely place the concrete, and operating a shift lever and clutch along with the chute and drum is more than a handful. With an Allison, the driver punches D or R and feathers the accelerator and brake as required as he moves the chute. When the pour’s done and the cleanup’s completed, it’s back for another load. For on-pavement travel, D is all that’s usually needed.
With the gas engine out back, the quietness is almost eerie. I couldn’t hear it idle, and its working growl faded away as road speed increased. Cummins Westport G engines are quiet because they are spark-ignited; a diesel’s compression ignition is more efficient, but that produces the diesel’s pounding sound. At highway speeds, the chassis produced some muted mechanical whirring and tire whine, and the slight sound of air rushing past the mirrors and the cab’s front corners. Ride was smooth, even with a stiff front suspension and the blocky Goodyear 445-series tires.
Acceleration was almost brisk as I departed and headed for nearby Wisconsin Highway 26 and turned south. I cruised at 55 to 65 mph, where the 5.63 axle ratio had the engine spinning at 1,600 to 1,800 rpm—not wound out, but far faster than today’s low-revving diesels in road tractors. This was the highest-rated ISX12 G, and it made plenty of power. If it was consuming fuel at a fair rate, so what? Natural gas is much cheaper than diesel, so savings will help pay off the gas system’s premium, which is in the tens of thousands of dollars. However, some of that is often offset by government grants.
I turned right on a county road and followed it west and north a ways. I stopped and backed into a deserted intersection to reverse course and return the way I came.
Maneuvering was easy and the view out the cab’s windows and through its mirrors was fine. I meandered along other roads and onto city streets, and at one point did a couple of circles on a gravel parking lot. The wide tires limit wheel cut and make the turning circle a bit big, but it seemed to corner better than a conventional with a forward-set steer axle and wide tires. With Sheppard power steering, the truck didn’t require much effort to turn, even while crawling. That’s part of what makes this a seriously productive truck.

McNeilus Dealer Geoprospec Expands Capabilities to Better Serve Customer Needs in Chile

Location near Santiago assists refuse and ready-mixed concrete customers

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McNeilus dealer Geoprospec has expanded its parts, services and distribution facilities that serve McNeilus refuse hauling and ready-mixed concrete customers in Chile. The full-service hub features an extensive parts inventory, mobile service vehicles, factory trained mechanics and its own fabrication shop and paint booth.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (June 25, 2014) – McNeilus Companies, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced that Geoprospec, its dealer in Chile, has expanded its parts, service and distribution facilities serving McNeilus refuse hauling and ready-mixed concrete customers. Located just outside the capital city of Santiago, the full-service hub features an extensive parts inventory, mobile service vehicles, factory trained mechanics and its own fabrication shop and paint booth. The facility also offers a full range of mounting and installation services for McNeilus refuse and mixer bodies by factory trained personnel.

“This upgraded facility demonstrates Geoprospec’s commitment to serve McNeilus customers in Chile with unmatched support,” said Chris Zuniga, McNeilus senior director, international sales and service. “From fast parts delivery, to body mounting and maintenance training, this facility sets a new standard for customer service in Chile, and assures McNeilus customers they will be taken care of long after the sale.”

Centrally located and near the capital city of Santiago, Geoprospec offers a full line of McNeilus® refuse vehicles, McNeilus ready-mixed concrete mixers, and CON-E-CO® batch plants. The company stocks a wide range of replacement parts and accessories, and features a fleet of four mobile support vehicles. Geoprospec also provides comprehensive body mounting and replacement services, including a new on-site paint booth.

“Refuse hauling and ready-mixed concrete are severe-duty industries, and McNeilus has proven to be an excellent brand due to its reliability, durability and performance,” said Manuel Antonio Perez, Geoprospec general manager. “We’re very proud of our new facility, and the team we’ve assembled to serve our customers throughout Chile.”

Formed in 1969, Geoprospec is focused on serving heavy-duty industries with quality sales, service, and support from its location in Miraflores Lipangue Industrial Park in Santiago. Visit www.geoprospec.cl for more information.