MEET THE NEWEST
McNEILUS INNOVATION

THE MERIDIAN

Weighs less. Lifts more.
And that’s just the beginning.

Blending field-proven design with customer input, the new Meridian balances a high payload with lower body weight for advanced hauling performance on commercial and residential routes. And because it’s a McNeilus, it comes standard with the industry’s best support network by your side. So you can stay focused on supporting the communities you serve.

EXPLORE EVERYTHING THE MERIDIAN HAS TO OFFER.

Arm Lift Capacity
Angled Mid-Post
Body Weight
Clear Headframe
Hopper Access Door
Non-Sliding Tailgate
McNeilus CODE System
Side-of-Body E/H Valves
Excalibre™ Packing Cylinders
NGEN Tailgate CNG System*
Redesigned Flat Body Floor & Ejector Tracks

*Pictured above: Roof Mount CNG System

  • Rated to lift up to 10,000 pounds
  • Heavy-duty Atlantic model arm style
  • Helps appropriately channel force from the arms, reducing stress in key areas
  • Redirects flow of stresses throughout the body, helping to increase body strength
  • Reduced weight and maximized payload capacity adds value to your bottom line
  • Base body weight of 17,100 pounds and industry-leading payload capacity of 14 tons
  • Lighter body to handle state and federal weight restrictions
  • Built with durable materials to withstand high payloads day in and day out
  • Hydraulics and electrical components relocated to prevent damage from engine exhaust or any refuse that could accumulate while also increasing headframe accessibility
  • Moved hydraulics to side-of-body enclosures, making them easier to access and service
  • Electrical components now enclosed in sidewall panel for improved access and serviceability
  • Largest hopper access door available, making cleanouts easier
  • Full perimeter seal and lower drip edge to help contain liquid materials inside body
  • Improved latching mechanism further increases seal effectiveness
  • Creates less wear on tailgate seal
  • Allows operator to lock or unlock tailgate from inside the cab
  • Tailgate props designed for easy deployment and visibility from the cab without obstructing access between the tailgate and body
  • Dual-locking cylinders with tapered pins under tailgate ensure proper locking and unlocking
  • A simplified controls system that provides unsurpassed diagnostics and troubleshooting capability
  • More powerful system that reduces hardware requirements and improves usability
  • “Smart” fuse panel integrated with display makes troubleshooting easy, giving location and function of a blown fuse without having to search for it
  • Color-coded wiring, labeled to correspond with information shown on the display including connector and circuit numbers
  • Start-up display screen shows operator pre-trip reminders to ensure vehicle is in optimal condition
  • New joystick provides improved ergonomics and operator comfort
  • E/H valves (electronic over hydraulic) provide better control and smoother operation
  • Relocation from headframe to side-of-body enclosures increases accessibility and keeps components away from debris
  • Cleaner routings and less plumbing improve serviceability and decrease potential leak points
  • System eliminates air leaks and improves radiator cooling capacity
  • Salt bath nitrided tubes and pistons provide harder surface (over chrome cylinders) that significantly reduces wear and corrosion while eliminating the potential for nicks and scrapes
  • Tool steel scraper removes any refuse and debris to prevent ingestion into the cylinder seal and hydraulic system contamination
  • Best defense against hydraulic contamination which is the primary source of hydraulic failures
  • Helps increase payload capacity and allows for easier service of underbody components
  • Ejector tracks are independent of floor-to-wall interface making them easier to service as they are not part of the body support—a design feature not available on any other front loader on the market
  • Available in 60, 75, 90 and 105 DGE capacities
  • Pressure Relief Device System provides continuous heat protection that spans the full length of tanks for better defense against localized thermal events
  • McNeilus® Strike Protection provides a sturdy steel covering that protects key CNG components from damage
  • Exclusive design streamlines system with 25% reduction in plumbing components and 50% fewer fitting connections
  • Toolboxes integrated into tailgate free up space on frame and provide extra storage
  • Pivoting structure makes inspection of tanks and exterior packing surface easier

*Pictured above: Roof Mount CNG System

HAUL TONS MORE
WITH EACH LOAD.

Meridian lifting dumpster

With an industry-leading payload capacity of 14 tons and rated to lift 10,000 pounds, the Meridian is the lighter weight solution you need for your most demanding commercial and residential routes.

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ENGINEERED TO INCREASE FLEET UPTIME.

ENCLOSED SIDEWALL ELECTRICAL PANEL

Provides easier service access. Enclosed panel keeps electrical components debris-free. Full integration between electrical panel and McNeilus CODE system improves troubleshooting.

SIDE-OF-BODY HYDRAULICS

Relocation from headframe to side-of-body enclosures increases accessibility and keeps components away from debris.

REDESIGNED FLAT BODY FLOOR & EJECTOR TRACKS

Provides increased durability and payload capacity as well as easier accessibility and quicker service of underbody components.

WHERE EFFICIENCY AND FLEXIBILITY INTERSECT.

McNeilus offers its customizable NGEN CNG fuel systems to meet all your fleet’s needs and fulfill your community’s desire for environmentally friendly alternatives. The Meridian accommodates CNG systems mounted on the tailgate, roof and frame rail. And McNeilus backs that up with comprehensive inspection and maintenance services to maintain the integrity of your CNG system.

GET UP-CLOSE
WITH THE MERIDIAN.

From West Coast to East Coast, the Meridian is the right choice when you need a lighter weight vehicle that combines lifting strength, high capacity and durability.

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