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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.

Check back frequently with this page for more updates on McNeilus at the 2015 Waste Expo show!