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McNeilus NGEN™ Brand Delivers Custom CNG Solution for Chicago’s Gold Standard Transportation

Innovative system includes behind-the-cab vertical tank installations to extend range.

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McNeilus engineered and installed a custom NGEN™ Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) system for over-the-road trucks owned by Gold Standard Transportation in Chicago, IL. The project included the addition of behind-the-cab vertical tanks that significantly extend the vehicles’ operating range.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (December 30, 2015) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has engineered and installed a custom NGEN™ Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) system for over-the- road trucks owned by Gold Standard Transportation in Chicago, IL. The project included the addition of behind-the-cab vertical tanks that significantly increased fuel capacity and traveling distance between fuel stops.

“McNeilus has installed complete CNG systems on four of my trucks, and also provided a custom installation to add 19 DGE capacity on two others. The additional capacity eliminated the need for these trucks to require a fuel stop,” said Gino Fortuna, president of Gold Standard Transportation. “We’ve been running CNG since the Cummins 11.8 liter engine was introduced. I believe CNG is the future – primarily due to reduced fuel costs, cleaner running engines and extended longevity.”

The Gold Standard vertical tank installations were completed at McNeilus’ Chicago branch where certified technicians added 20 percent more fuel capacity for vehicles traveling to and from St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland and other locations in the Midwest. By integrating vertically mounted fuel tanks, the tractor-trailers are able to maintain the required swing clearance needed for operation.

“We engineered a custom solution to meet the unique requirements of Gold Standard Transportation – that’s an important component of our NGEN CNG systems initiatives,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the commercial business segment. “Our NGEN CNG team works with customers big and small, and in a wide range of industries, to design, install and maintain CNG fleets. McNeilus responds with solutions that address each customer’s unique challenges, never relying on cookie-cutter installations.”

McNeilus is an industry leader with more than 5,000 NGEN CNG vehicles on the road from coast to coast. McNeilus engineers a variety of mounting options and fuel capacities to meet customer needs, with new configurations constantly in development. NGEN CNG systems are installed on heavy-duty vehicles through the company’s national network of installation centers.

Based in Chicago, IL, Gold Standard Transportation Inc. is an innovative transportation company with 14 over-the-road vehicles operating in the Midwest and as far south as Arlington, TX.

Visit www.ngencng.com for more information.

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 access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty 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 by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com

®, ™ 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.

Recycling Today Features McNeilus Organics Package in ‘Retrofit Resolution’ Article

As more municipalities require organics recycling, options allow haulers to adapt without replacing their fleets.

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Hiltz Disposal, based in Gloucester, Mass., began collecting organics in 2012. Operations Manager John Tognazzi says the decision to get into organics refuse collection was made easier when they considered using their 32-yard McNeilus Split Body Rear Loaders.

Recycling Today © August 2015

By Megan Workman, Associate Editor

When two Massachusetts towns decided to begin collecting organics from residents, Hiltz Waste Disposal and Recycling, Gloucester, Massachusetts, did what any company that wants to stay in business would do: figured out a way to adapt to the change.

Rather than purchase new vehicles, Hiltz retrofitted two of its residential curbside collection trucks to accommodate the source-separated organics, says John Tognazzi, an operations manager who has been with Hiltz for 34 years.

Hiltz Waste Disposal is a family-owned and operated company located on 6 acres, which includes an office building, its Essex County Recycle Center and a maintenance facility, about 32 miles from Boston.

In business since 1972, Hiltz has been resold a couple of times. (The company landed back in family hands in 1999.) Today, the company collects single-stream recyclables, waste and organics throughout eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire with its fleet of 65 trucks.

Hiltz started collecting organics from residents in the Massachusetts towns of Hamilton and Wenham in 2012. After observing those cities’ successes in organics collection, the Massachusetts town of Manchester by the Sea opted to make it mandatory to separate organics for curbside collection in April 2014, Tognazzi says.

As a result of the changes Hiltz made to its residential collection trucks, and the efforts of residents, organics collection has been clean and rewarding, Tognazzi says.

Tognazzi explains that accepting the challenges associated with collecting organics was the company’s only option.

“Organics we had to get into; we didn’t have a choice. The towns wanted to go that way,” he states.

Tognazzi continues, “Where I was their contractor, if I said, ‘No we don’t want to do organics,’ the towns would have looked for another company to do the job, and we had the chance of losing the contract.”

He adds that the decision was easier when Hiltz considered its 32-cubic-yard McNeilus, Dodge Center, Minnesota, split-body rear loader. The vehicle already was split 40/60 to collect recyclables and waste, respectively, in one trip. “I thought: ‘That’d be perfect for organics,’” Tognazzi recalls.

Hiltz had McNeilus incorporate parts of the truck manufacturer’s Organics Package, and now the split-body vehicle handles 40 percent organics and 60 percent recyclables.

The company also had a truck from Heil, Chattanooga, Tennessee, retrofitted by that manufacturer to collect organics.

The Organics Package “is a solution for the collection of refuse that contains a lot of liquid,” says Duane Speikers, product manager of rear loaders for McNeilus. The package offers four features that aid in collecting organics, with a focus on preventing liquid from escaping the hopper body. Those features include:

  • sweep panel seals and brush skirting;
  • load edge extensions that increase the height of the hopper edge;
  • an extended tailgate seal (An average seal extends 32 inches, while the Organics Package features a 97-inch extension.); and
  • a standard 60-gallon leachate tank with 4-inch drain lines. (Typical drain lines are 2 inches, Speikers says.)

He says the Organics Package derived from a direct partnership with the company’s customers, “who are experiencing consequences of collecting organic loads with liquid in them.” Speikers points out that the retrofit transition is short and the cost of entry is low as the package can be “folded into fleets seamlessly.”

He says, “We did it to allow the waste operators to address the challenge of collecting organics without investing in an entirely new technology. It allows them to use their existing fleet.”

Speikers reiterates Tognazzi’s point that regions are requiring organics collections, saying, “There are a lot of municipalities and cities that are passing programs by which they’re requiring collection of organic loads. Waste collectors have to respond to those quickly without imposing a great deal of cost onto their customers.”

He continues, “Those who can do it with flexibility and minimize their costs will win business over those who can’t.”

While some truck manufacturers have options available to facilitate organics collection, they may not offer a solution to prevent liquids from escaping the vehicle, Speikers says. “That’s one of the primary points of hazard when it comes to collecting an organics load: Liquids will eject out behind the vehicle and come into contact with people’s cars and can go sideways and land on people’s property.”

With its the additional sealing in the packing function of the hopper, the Organics Package is unique, Speikers says, adding, “No one has actually done that.”

This solution saves collection truck drivers time, he says, because they don’t have to slow down to prevent liquids from sloshing out of the back from stop to stop.

Some haulers have to employ cleanup crews that follow the collection trucks to clean leaked liquids from the road. Not having that extra truck saves companies time and money. It also prevents a bad reputation that can arise from leaving that liquid on the roadway, Speikers says.

For Hiltz, this feature has been a highlight of incorporating components of the Organics Package. Tognazzi says Hiltz doesn’t have any leaks resulting from its organics collections and the company has never had to have street sweepers clean up after a collection route.

“In the back of the truck, we’ve raised the lip of the truck so you don’t get the splash out of the back, it instead goes into the hopper, and we put a holding tank under the one side,” Tognazzi says.

Curbside care

As the only residential curbside organics collector in New England, Tognazzi says Hiltz runs its organics routes the same as its recycling and waste collection routes. Residents place organics—including food, such as eggshells and tea bags, and plant materials, such as leaves and weeds— in a 13-gallon Green Bin organics container made by Orbis, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, with two wheels and latched closure. Hiltz drivers first grab single-stream bins by hand and toss their contents into the larger compartment at the back of the truck. They then dump the organics material into the truck’s other compartment. For accuracy, each side is labeled “recycling” and “organics.”

Tognazzi credits Hiltz’s low contamination levels in the collected organics to the company’s drivers and the cities’ residents. Hiltz drivers manually collect organics and recycling, and if they recognize contamination, they will put an orange sticker marked “rejection” on the bin to let the resident know about contamination.

“Now the neighbor sees the rejection sticker, and the person says, ‘I don’t want to get another one of those,” Tognazzi says. “We have very little contamination on the single -stream side and the organics side.”

As for the cities’ residents, they put in the effort, and it shows.

The town of Hamilton has “a really good” recycling coordinator who also helps with recycling efforts for Wenham and Manchester, Tognazzi says. He describes how the towns publish encouraging statements to boost residents’ enthusiasm for recycling, such as acknowledging how much residents recycled and composted in one month compared with the prior month. They use signs like those used by police departments to display a driver’s speed and change the message to something like, “Remember about food waste collection Monday,” Tognazzi says.

“They just keep hammering people with the information,” he says.

Expanded value

The dedication of residents is apparent when Tognazzi notes that in June 2015 Hiltz collected more than 29 tons of food waste in Hamilton, an increase from the 24.5 tons the company collected in the town in June 2014.

In addition, the increase has helped to better Hiltz’s relationship with the composting farm, located in Hamilton, where the company sends all of its organics. The composting farm uses the organics to make soil, which it sells.

Tognazzi says he sees organics collection increasing over the years.

Speikers says residential organics streams are “rich sources for blending depleted top soils.

“As the circle of value expands, traditional food waste will be looked at as a source of value and not more landfill waste,” he predicts.

Supporting Services

When it comes to residential collection trucks, Hiltz Waste Disposal and Recycling, Gloucester, Massachusetts, traditionally has used the same three manufacturers in its operations: St. Nicolas, Quebec-based Labrie Group’s Leach brand; Heil, Chattanooga, Tennessee; and McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing Inc., Dodge Center, Minnesota.

John Tognazzi, Hiltz’s operations manager, says the company uses a mix of side loaders, split-body rear loaders and front loaders, some of which are equipped with the Environmental Solutions Group’s (ESG’s) Curotto-Can, an attachment that features an automatic arm with a 5-foot reach that converts a commercial truck into a residential collection vehicle.

While Tognazzi recognizes that McNeilus “has always had a good rear loader” he says for a long time the equipment manufacturer did not have a service center in the area surrounding Hiltz’s location, which is about 30 miles from Boston.

“Once McNeilus started getting service centers and mobile service people, we’ve started buying more [McNeilus] trucks,” Tognazzi says.

To further aid its customers, in June 2015 McNeilus introduced its Street Smart Service that now offers a new Technical Support Center hotline. This hotline provides access to a team of technical product experts and parts support services, McNeilus says. Customers who call the hotline can receive support for collection trucks as well as get replacement parts for all McNeilus makes and models.

The hotline can be accessed by calling 888-686-7278.

WasteCon 2015

 

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Orlando, FL

Aug. 24 – 27

WasteCon® is a premier refuse industry-focused conference that offers the latest in industry news, education, advancements and products. This conference and tradeshow, sponsored by the Solid Waste Associaton of North America (SWANA), provides opportunities to see what’s new and exciting in collection,  processing, marketing and management of compost, recyclables and solid waste. WasteCon is attened by thousands of industry professionals who are looking for training, networking and tradeshow exhibits that highlight the best products and innovations the industry has to offer.

This year, in Booth #1516, McNeilus will feature information on our exclusive CNG systems and other recent product developments, as well as aftermarket offerings through our Street Smart Parts & Service.

 

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Street Smart Service by McNeilus Introduces New Technical Support Center Hotline

Integrated call center system automatically routes inquiries to team of product experts.

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Street Smart Service by McNeilus introduced a new Technical Support Center hotline to provide unmatched access to a team of technical product experts and parts support services. The hotline is available at 888-686-7278.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (June 17, 2015) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced that Street Smart Service by McNeilus introduced a new Technical Support Center hotline to provide unmatched access to a team of technical product experts and parts support services. The hotline is available to support McNeilus refuse and mixer vehicles (including Oshkosh® S-Series® front discharge mixer vehicles), as well as provide replacement parts for all makes and models. All technical support and part services are networked through an integrated call center at 888-686-7278.

“When questions or issues arise, and a truck needs to be on the job, our customers deserve these unrivaled services available through the Street Smart Service Technical Support Center,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the Commercial Business Segment. “By providing direct access to a core team of industry experts – each averaging more than 20 years of experience – we’ve made the investment required to set a new standard for real-time product support.”

With a centralized phone number and call center structure that automatically routes incoming phone calls to available support experts, the Technical Support Center provides customers with more immediate access to answers. Staffing has been increased to shorten wait times and get customers to a live voice more quickly.

“Whether it’s a quick review on a shop manual question, a more complex troubleshooting conference, or a search for a critically-important assembly for a competitive product, it’s all available through a single phone number,” said Nelson. “The program began its rollout earlier this year and its performance metrics as well as feedback from customers is outstanding.”

Visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com for more information.

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 access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty 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 by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount.  For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com

®, ™ 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.

McNeilus Launches Rear Loader Organics Option to Address Growing Interest in Organics Collection

Organics Package fits all McNeilus rear loaders, including retrofit applications

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The McNeilus® Organics Package option is available for all McNeilus rear loaders, with several unique features that allow for collection of organic material, with a lot less mess.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (June 3, 2015) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, recently introduced an Organics Package available for all McNeilus rear loaders, during Waste Expo 2015 in Las Vegas.

“As more communities, restaurants, food manufacturers and institutions are separating food waste, many of our customers are expressing interest in organics recycling,” said Duane Speikers, McNeilus product manager. “Working with them to better manage their wast streams, we developed an organics option that fits any McNeilus rear loader, including trucks already in service.”

This package features a standard 40-gallon leachate tank that captures and contains the liquids common to food and organic waste, as well as a drain port, for easier disposal.  This leachate tank is also available in 50-, 60- and 90-gallon options.

Other exclusive features of the Organics Package include sweep panel seals, with brush skirting, to help hold in liquid as organic material is compacted. Load Edge Extensions increase the height of the hopper opening and further protect against leaking, along with an extended tailgate seal that runs along the full length of the tailgate.

The Organics Package is available as an option for any McNeilus rear loader and can also be retrofitted to your existing fleet. An additional option are Excalibre™ slide and sweep cylinders that offer top protection against hydraulic contamination that can be caused by organic material.

To learn more about the McNeilus® Organics Package, contact your McNeilus representative or visit the McNeilus website at www.mcneiluscompanies.com/refuse/.

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 access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty 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 by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount.  For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, ™ 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.

McNeilus Introduces Meridian Front Loader

New innovative vehicle weighs 16,800 pounds, with more lifting power and capacity

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Featuring a lighter weight design and increased lift and payload capacities, the Meridian delivers productivity gains that will meet and exceed customers’ needs.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (June 2, 2015) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, today unveiled the newest addition to the McNeilus lineup of refuse vehicles – the new Meridian front loader – at Waste Expo 2015 (booth #1673) in Las Vegas.

At a base body weight of 16,800 pounds, an industry-leading 14-ton payload and rated to lift 10,000 pounds, the Meridian is the perfect balance between lightweight and heavyweight to deliver advanced hauling performance for commercial and residential applications. The Meridian’s innovative design combines lighter weight materials with construction that’s durable and strong.

Developed with easier access and serviceability in mind, the Meridian features a clear headframe, underbody hydraulics and an electrical sidewall panel. Hydraulic valves have been relocated under the body rather than the typical placement on the headframe, eliminating problems caused by potential leaks and providing protection from hot exhaust. An enclosed sidewall panel houses the electrical components, keeping them away from heat and any refuse debris.

“The Meridian hits the productivity sweet spot our customers need with its reduced body weight, and increased lifting and payload capacities,” said Brad Nelson, president, McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing and Oshkosh Commercial Segment. “It was built by leveraging our proven technology, expertise and most importantly, customer input.”

Along with its unique design features, the Meridian incorporates other revolutionary McNeilus technology. McNeilus® CODE (controls on demand environment) comes standard in the new front loader. This simplified CAN-based control system provides superior diagnostics and troubleshooting capability at the operator’s fingertips. The powerful system reduces hardware requirements and saves time with an integrated “smart” fuse panel, intuitive display, adjustable parameters and features such as pre-trip reminders and vehicle status messages.

The Meridian is also available with McNeilus’ NGEN Tailgate CNG system. This system is offered in 60, 75, 90 and 105 DGE capacities and includes several unique benefits, such as:

  • A Pressure Relief Device (PRD) system that provides continuous heat protection along the full length of the CNG tanks, which is standard in all NGEN CNG configurations;
  • McNeilus® Strike Protection, providing a sturdy steel covering that surrounds key components;
  • Toolboxes integrated into the tailgate that free up space on the frame and provide storage;
  • Ground Level Fuel Shut-Off that allows operators or maintenance personnel to manually stop the flow of fuel at one convenient location;
  • Tailgate props designed for easier deployment and access; and
  • A pivoting structure that simplifies inspection.

Other features of the Meridian include:

  • Non-sliding tailgate that means less wear on the tailgate seal and tailgate props that offer easier access between the tailgate and body;
  • Flat body floor design that helps increase payload capacity and allows for easier access and quicker service of underbody components;
  • Largest hopper access door available for easier cleanouts, and curbside location that offers better access;
  • Angled mid-post to help channel arm force appropriately, contributing to a stronger body design;
  • Excalibre™ packing cylinders that improve reliability and performance, and prevent hydraulic contamination.

“We designed the Meridian by listening to our customers who want improved productivity, safety and serviceability, and validated the front loader through rigorous lab and field testing,” said Greg McCarty, McNeilus director of product management. “The Meridian – like all of our vehicles – also comes standard with our expanding network of customer service centers across North America.”

To learn more about the Meridian front loader, visit booth #1673 or view the Meridian interactive landing page at www.mcneiluscompanies.com/meridian.

 

Waste Expo 2015

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Waste Expo is the refuse industry’s largest convention and tradeshow of its kind that provides the latest and greatest innovations and useful solutions to help refuse haulers across the country do their jobs better and more efficiently than ever before. With its top reputation in the industry, McNeilus has been a perennial exhibitor at Waste Expo.

This year, at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall in Booth #1673 in, McNeiluis is set to unveil its newest innovations. Highlights include a new front loader, NGEN Tailgate CNG system, enhanced controls, customer-driven organics solution and the latest from Street Smart by McNeilus. Additionally, the McNeilus booth will have a refreshed look for returning showgoers as we bring our refreshed brand to life, accentuated by the tagline “GET IN.”

Sister company Iowa Mold Tooling (IMT) will also have a presence at Waste Expo with a  mechanics truck in the Rush Refuse Systems booth (#3031). Under the Oshkosh Corporation umbrella, McNeilus and its sister companies represent the finest heavy-duty refuse trucks, concrete mixers, service vehicles and replacement parts and service the industry has to offer.

McNeilus donates to EREF Auctions

Atlantic FEL EREF Auction photo webThis year at Waste Expo, McNeilus has also donated several items to the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) live and silent auctions. These auctions help raise money to assist the EREF’s scientific research and educational initiatives for better waste management practices. Up for bid in the live auction, which takes place Wednesday, June 3  in the EREF booth #4800, is the McNeilus Atlantic Series® Front Loader and a Luxury Suite Experience for Six at Lambeau Field. For the silent auction, McNeilus has donated a pair of VIP tickets with Hot Pit Passes to the Aug. 22 NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Bidding on the silent auction begins June 2. Visit the McNeilus booth #1673 to place your bid! Click the following link to learn more about the EREF Live & Silent Auctions.

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McNeilus to Reveal New Innovations, Showcase 13 Refuse Vehicles at Waste Expo

Highlights include a new front loader, NGEN Tailgate CNG, enhanced controls,customer-driven organics solution and the latest from Street Smart by McNeilus.

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McNeilus is revealing its newest innovations and showcasing a total of 13 refuse vehicles at Waste Expo 2015 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 2-4 in Las Vegas.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (May 19, 2015) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, is set to reveal its newest innovations at WasteExpo 2015, June 2-4, 2015, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company plans to showcase five trucks at booth #1673 and eight additional vehicles in an outdoor display area and in partner booths throughout the trade show.

The main attraction in the McNeilus booth will be a new front loader, with a lighter weight design, greater payload capacity and improved serviceability. The front loader will be unveiled the first day of the show and online the morning of June 2.

Additionally, the McNeilus booth will have a refreshed look for returning showgoers as the Company brings its refreshed brand to life, accentuated by the tagline, GET IN.

GET IN is meant to embody what McNeilus is about,” says Brad Nelson, president, McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., and Oshkosh Commercial Segment. “It symbolizes how we bring our customers and employees together. When you buy a McNeilus, you’re a part of us – and with that comes a level of quality, service and support unparalleled in the industry.”

Other booth attractions include:

  • NGEN Tailgate CNG configuration, highlighted on the new front loader, as well as well as McNeilus’ enhanced controls
  • New McNeilus Organics Package for rear loaders highlighted on the Split Body Rear Loader 40/60 configuration
  • Street Smart by McNeilus display, where attendees can learn about aftermarket services, OEM and competitor parts available and the best in customer service through the Company’s technical support hotline and one-stop-shop online parts portal
  • Three additional refuse vehicles – Zero Radius Side Loader (with a 28-cubic-yard body capacity), a Manual-Automated Side Loader (with a 31-cubic-yard body capacity), and a Standard Rear Loader (with a 25-cubic-yard body capacity).
  • Certificates for a free CNG inspection

Expo attendees will also see eight other McNeilus vehicles at various locations throughout the convention center, including: two Standard Rear Loaders (each with a 25-cubic-yard body capacity) in the Freightliner and the Alliance Wireless Technologies-3rd Eye Mobile Vision booths; an Atlantic Series Front Loader (with a 40-cubic-yard body capacity) in the Mack Ride & Drive event; and two Atlantic Series Front Loaders (each with a 43-cubic-yard body capacity) in the Mack booth and the truck display area outside the convention center’s Central Hall. The outdoor display will also showcase a McNeilus Zero Radius Side Loader (with a 28-cubic-yard body capacity) and a Contender Front Loader (with a 40-cubic-yard body capacity). All three McNeilus trucks in the outdoor display will feature McNeilus’ exclusive NGEN CNG systems in various configurations.

Finally, a McNeilus Atlantic Series Front Loader (with a 40-cubic-yard body capacity and residential carry can setup) will be part of a live auction at the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) booth on Wednesday, June 3 at 4:30 pm. The auction generates funds to assist the EREF’s scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices.

To learn more about McNeilus innovations, stop by booth #1673 or visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com.

About McNeilus

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., 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, 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, military and specialty 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 by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.

®, ™ 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.

McNeilus Advances NGEN CNG Systems and Services for Enhanced Performance, Reliability and Protection

Improvements include reduced fill time and simplified overall design.

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McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc. introduced significant enhancements to its industry-leading NGEN CNG Systems and Services.  This portfolio of upgrades improves performance and reliability through enhanced fill efficiency, plumbing simplification and protection, and best-in-class service and support.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (May 18, 2015) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, introduced significant enhancements to its industry-leading NGEN CNG Systems and Services. This portfolio of upgrades improves performance and reliability through enhanced fill efficiency, plumbing optimization and best-in-class service and support.

“With more than 30 years of experience in the refuse, mixer and other heavy-duty industries, McNeilus has engineered significant improvements to our already industry-leading NGEN CNG systems,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the Commercial Business Segment. The adoption of CNG as an alternative to diesel fuel is accelerating, and these upgrades represent a major investment, driven to better meet the needs of our customers.”

The NGEN fuel delivery system now features improved capabilities, with optimized internal diameters that offer up to 30% improved fill times. The fill time now compares favorably to that of traditional diesel fuel. Streamlining the design has reduced the number of plumbing components by 25% and the number of connections by a stunning 50%.

NGEN systems also offer continuous protection thermal Pressure Relief Devices (PRDs) on all configurations that span the length of the tank and system, increasing protection against localized thermal events. Typical PRD configurations contain more high pressure plumbing and have less thermal sensing surface.

For enhanced serviceability and reliability, o-ring face seal (ORFS) fittings have been integrated, where possible. ORFS fittings can be tightened to proper torque values, mitigating assembly/reassembly errors.  They also offer superior rebuild ability over industry standard compression or flare fittings.

NGEN CNG Systems and Services are available on new vehicles or customer supplied vehicles as up-fits through the company’s national network of installation centers. McNeilus systems meet all NFPA-52 standards and are installed by the company’s factory-trained technicians. NGEN CNG Systems are backed by a two-year standard warranty. In addition, McNeilus carries a comprehensive inventory of replacement parts on hand at its regional installation centers.

“Through our national network of factory owned branches, our mobile technicians are certified to provide industry required 3 year, 36,000 mile inspections.  We are in a unique position to deliver unmatched support for fleets of all types,” said Nelson. “NGEN offers installation and support, with an extensive inventory of replacement parts and mobile service to deliver best-in-class value for our customers.”

Visit www.ngencng.com for more information on NGEN CNG Systems and Services by McNeilus.

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.  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. 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.

®, 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 strength of U.S. and European economies; the strength of the U.S. dollar and its impact on Company exports, translation of foreign sales and purchased materials; 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 and international defense contract awards; 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 expansion, consolidation and alignment, including the amounts of related costs and charges and that anticipated cost savings may not be achieved; 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; projected adoption rates of work at height machinery in emerging markets; 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 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; cyber security risks 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.

NGEN CNG Systems and Services by McNeilus Introduces Comprehensive CNG Inspection Program for CNG-Powered Fleets

New national program available through McNeilus service centers.

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NGEN CNG Systems and Services by McNeilus has introduced a comprehensive inspection services program designed to enhance the safety and integrity of CNG-powered vehicle fleets.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (May 4, 2015) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has introduced a comprehensive compressed natural gas (CNG) inspection services program designed to enhance the safety and integrity of natural gas powered vehicle fleets. Conducted by certified technicians, the McNeilus inspection services program includes an NFPA 52 Compliance Review and is available through the company’s extensive service center network and fleet of mobile service vehicles.

“With the accelerating move to CNG-powered commercial fleets, the need to maintain safe operations and meet all NFPA 52 requirements is crucial,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the Commercial Business Segment. “McNeilus has sold and installed thousands of compressed natural gas powered vehicles on the road; we understand what it takes to keep them in compliance and running at peak performance.”

In addition to CNG inspection services, McNeilus is uniquely positioned to offer additional support services to commercial fleets. Through its nationwide network of branch locations and service centers, McNeilus maintains a strategic inventory of commonly required replacement parts for a wide range of CNG configurations. The company’s certified technicians are trained to conduct on-site problem solving and in-the-field repairs, including both high- and low-pressure filter maintenance.

“A regular schedule of CNG system inspections at 36-month or 36,000-mile intervals is a federal requirement, and one that needs to be incorporated into a fleet’s preventative maintenance program,” said Nelson. “With McNeilus certified technicians, parts inventory, and customer education opportunities, we are able to fill this need, and more. By sharing best industry practices and ultimately increasing vehicle uptime and system integrity, McNeilus is a one-stop solution for CNG systems and support.”

For more information on McNeilus NGEN CNG vehicle inspection services, call 844-264-7978 and visit www.ngencng.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.  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. 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.

®, 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 strength of U.S. and European economies; the strength of the U.S. dollar and its impact on Company exports, translation of foreign sales and purchased materials; 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 and international defense contract awards; 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 expansion, consolidation and alignment, including the amounts of related costs and charges and that anticipated cost savings may not be achieved; 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; projected adoption rates of work at height machinery in emerging markets; 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 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; cyber security risks 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.