McNeilus Partners with HAAS Alert for Active Safety on Connected Refuse Vehicles

ClearSky™ telematics by McNeilus to include digital alerting powered by Safety Cloud®

 

CHICAGO (June 30, 2021)– McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company and industry leading refuse vehicle manufacturer, announced HAAS Alert as its first strategic partner for its Micro Services Platform to provide active safety capabilities to McNeilus Telematics equipped vehicles. Motorists equipped with HAAS Alert’s Safety Cloud, will receive real-time digital alerts when approaching an equipped McNeilus waste or refuse vehicle performing a collection. McNeilus is the second Oshkosh Corporation company to incorporate HAAS Alert safety technology, following Pierce Manufacturing’s custom fire apparatus.

Safety Cloud alerts are delivered to motorists through in-vehicle systems and navigation applications, giving drivers clear advance warning and providing to safely slow down and move over, to date, Safety Cloud has delivered 1 billion digital alerts. The company’s alerts have so far been led through its integration with Waze, the popular navigation app, with more integrations on the way. Safety Cloud alerts about nearby roadway hazards reduce the risk of crashes by up to 90% by providing critical advance warning to drivers though the connected vehicle communication Safety Cloud platform.

Jeff Koga, Vice President and General Manager at McNeilus, said that HAAS Alert was the ideal flagship Micro Services Platform partner for its connected vehicles. “Safety is a critical concern for our customers. They are always looking for ways to keep their employees safe while in the field and vehicles in service longer. As we launch ClearSky™ telematics by McNeilus and our service platform, integrating HAAS Alert’s Safety Cloud as an active safety solution was a perfect fit.”

Cory Hohs, HAAS Alert’s CEO, said “Our partnership with McNeilus demonstrates the need for connected safety solutions across a wide range of industries and the flexibility of Safety Cloud. Collaborating with a second Oshkosh Corporation company is a testament to HAAS Alert’s ability to successfully provide industry leaders with innovative, reliable, and cost-effective safety solutions.”

To learn more, stop by McNeilus booth #1823 at the Waste Expo in Las Vegas, June 30, or contact your McNeilus sales representative.

 

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McNeilus Debuts Innovative Refuse Solutions at Waste Expo

CartSeeker Curbside Automation, Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader and Metro Pak Plus® Rear Loader Featured at Solid Waste & Recycling Event.

McNeilus debuts customer-inspired innovations to help keep fleets–and the trash industry–running optimally.

 

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (June 22, 2021) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, debuts the very latest in its fleet of technology-forward, no-nonsense innovations at Waste Expo, June 28-30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall. The company is featuring the new Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader with CartSeeker Curbside Automation and Telematics in the McNeilus booth #1823. CartSeeker brings artificial intelligence to curbside waste collection, reducing costs by as much as eight percent. The McNeilus Metro Pak Plus® Rear Loader will be featured in the food and beverage pavilion.

McNeilus has partnered with industry-leading technology companies to infuse its trucks with innovations that help improve efficiency, longevity and safety while providing flexibility and cost savings. It continues to offer best-in-class service and support, along with genuine McNeilus parts and replacement parts for all makes and models through its Street Smart Parts™ brand, online and in person.

“As North America’s only factory-direct builder of garbage trucks, we are inspired by customer input and informed by industry trends to continually innovate on our best-in-class trucks. Our Metro Pak Plus® Rear Loader, Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader with CartSeeker Curbside Automation is a prime example of this,” said Matt McLeish, vice president of sales and marketing at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc. “It’s yet another way we’re knocking down barriers that get in the way of keeping your business – and the trash industry – running.”

 

McNeilus Telematics Optimize Your Fleet

McNeilus Telematics provides everything needed to monitor fleet performance and productivity, simply and smoothly. The Micro Services Platform integrates with existing telematics programs for a single solution. Customize the data modules based on needs; track the entire fleet or just specific assets. Five pre-set APIs cover the chassis, body, faults, fuel, and GPS.

McNeilus has security totally covered. Data stored in memory on the truck is encrypted and stays that way when it moves to the Oshkosh IoT Platform, after which it is wiped from the truck memory. Access the data on desktop, tablet or mobile using a user-friendly portal and share seamlessly with your ERP System, Fleet CPS System and Fleet Maintenance System.

 

Nimble Navigator: McNeilus Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader

The new Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader features the largest hopper available of any side loader on the market and an extremely fast pack cycle.

The Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader offers an innovative radius operation allowing for clearance issues, narrow streets, and alleyways. The arm reaches rather than swings out to grab 30-110 gallon cans. With optional 12-foot extended reach, it’s easy to navigate cul-de-sacs and obstructions such as parked cars.

Other enhancements include the McNeilus CODE™ controls system. These simplified CAN-based controls provide complete vehicle diagnostics. The side loader includes an integrated smart fuse panel, reduced hardware requirements, pre-trip reminders, status messages and more.

Innovations abound. This advanced refuse truck features Tailgate CNG, an easy-to-service, efficient system that allows the truck to stand up to the demands of refuse collection, and CartSeeker Curbside Automation that identifies and locates curbside waste carts and fully automates the operation of the truck’s robotic lift arm without joystick manipulation.

The Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader benefits from significant fuel savings thanks to load-sense hydraulics. Full-eject body reduces chassis wear and simplifies operations, reducing exposure to hazards. A dump valve vents the oil, limiting operating pressure and helping the truck run more efficiently. And a non regen spool for ideal packer function and system pressure delivers the same amount of work with a lower amount of pressure.

Its durable design includes carriage enhancements, new finger pins and finger weldments bushings with a phase in of higher quality spherical baring. The truck features bolting rather than welding which means you can replace the windguard as often as needed. Maintenance and servicing are now easier too thanks to larger access and the non-screw door on the truck’s street side. Software updates aid in operator experience and helps improve ease of training.

 

Packing a Powerful Punch in the Low Weight Class: Metro Pak Plus® Rear Loader

McNeilus unveils the lower cost, lower weight option of its reliable rear loader – the Metro Pak Plus® Rear Loader. This tough truck caters to rural or condensed areas and helps fill fleet or route gaps.

Its compact body size is ideal for weight-restricted roadways, smaller routes, and tighter areas. The Metro Pak Plus® Rear Loader is available in 20 yd3, 17 yd3 and 14 yd3 capacities.  And it’s quick, with a 24-second packing cycle and compaction ratio of 650-900 pounds per cubic yard. Reinforced design on tailgate side walls and pack and sweep panel means it will stand up to even the toughest wear and tear.

The Metro Pak Plus® Rear Loader is easy to operate, with great maneuverability, low cost, and excellent delivery time.

To learn more about Metro Pak Plus® Rear Loader, Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader or Telematics, contact McNeilus salesperson near you or call 888-686-7278.

 

AI All Star: CartSeeker Curbside Automation

McNeilus’ partner CartSeeker Curbside Automation uses a patented AI-based cart recognition technology that identifies and locates curbside waste carts and fully automates the operation of the truck’s robotic lift arm without joystick manipulation. This helps cycle times, training time, safety, predictable scheduling and maintenance.

The robust vision recognition system technology identifies and determines the XYZ coordinates of curbside garbage carts in differing backgrounds, lighting and weather conditions. The carts are identified when in close proximity to other carts, at various angles to the curb, and whether or not they are open, closed or overflowing. Once the cart is identified, the operator simply activates “GO” and stops the truck in front of the cart which is then automatically picked up, dumped and placed back on the ground.

See a live demo at www.cartseeker.com or schedule a dry run of the CartSeeker technology at Sales@eaglevisionsystems.com or 519.574.2079.

 

Dedicated Lifecycle Support from Sale to Grave

All McNeilus trucks are supported by a focused approach to customers’ business: total dedication to complete end-to-end customer support delivered by a dedicated team of refuse experts that streamlines the experience from purchase through the lifecycle of a truck.

We take the worry out of finding the right parts when you need them. Through Street Smart Parts™ 24/7/365 online ordering, you always have access to genuine McNeilus parts and replacement parts for all makes and models in your fleet. Our strategically stocked parts inventory ensures the part you need is always close. We reach most states in 24 hours and 100% of the continental United States in 48 hours.

StreetSmartParts.com is much more than an online parts store, with access to technical documents like service and operator manuals, decal charts, schematics, technical service bulletins and more. You can also check your order status, account balances, reprint invoices and track your fleet information all from your account. It is a one-stop-shop for all your needs.

Backed by a comprehensive network of branch locations and service centers, with rigorously-trained mobile technicians operating across the continent, McNeilus has the flexibility to bring service to your fleet whenever and wherever you are – keeping your downtimes down.

Our technical support hotline boasts factory-direct experts with over 100 years of combined experience to assist you with anything from electrical and hydraulic to schematic troubleshooting and more. And they’re available around the clock for your urgent issues. All at no cost to you. Call us at 888.686.7278.

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Smart Trash Talk: McNeilus Shakes Up Waste Expo with Tech-Forward Solutions

CartSeeker Curbside Automation, Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader and Metro Pak Plus® Rear Loader Featured at Solid Waste & Recycling Event.

McNeilus brings tech-forward solutions to Waste Expo that enhance customers’ fleets and help simplify operators’ jobs.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (May 26, 2021) –  McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, debuts the very latest in its fleet of technology-forward, no-nonsense innovations at Waste Expo, June 28-30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall. The company is featuring the new Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader with CartSeeker Curbside Automation in the McNeilus booth #1823. CartSeeker brings artificial intelligence to curbside waste collection, reducing costs by eight percent. The McNeilus Metro Pak Plus® Rear Loader will be featured in the food and beverage pavilion.

McNeilus has partnered with industry-leading technology companies to infuse its trucks with innovations that help promote efficiency, longevity and safety while providing flexibility and cost management.

“As North America’s only factory-direct builder of garbage trucks, we are inspired by customer input and informed by industry trends to continually innovate our best-in-class trucks. Our Metro Pak Plus Rear Loader and Zero Radius Automated Side Loader with CartSeeker Curbside Automation are prime examples of this,” said Matt McLeish, vice president of sales and marketing at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, “It’s yet another way we’re getting rid of the BS that gets in the way of keeping your business – and the trash industry – running.”

 

AI All Star: CartSeeker Curbside Automation

McNeilus partner CartSeeker Curbside Automation developed AI-based cart recognition technology that identifies and locates curbside waste carts and fully automates the operation of the truck’s robotic lift arm without joystick manipulation. This helps with cycle times, training time, focus on safety, predictable scheduling and maintenance costs.

The robust vision recognition system technology identifies and determines the XYZ coordinates of curbside garbage carts in differing backgrounds, lighting and weather conditions. The carts are identified when in close proximity to other carts, at various angles to the curb, and whether or not they are open, closed or overflowing. Once the cart is identified, the operator simply activates “GO” and stops the truck in front of the cart which is then automatically picked up, dumped and placed back on the ground.

See a live demo at www.cartseeker.com or schedule a dry run of the CartSeeker technology at Sales@eaglevisionsystems.com or 519.574.2079.

 

Nimble Navigator: McNeilus Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader

CartSeeker is included on the new Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader, which features the largest hopper available of any side loader on the market and an extremely fast pack cycle.

The Zero Radius Automated Side Loader offers an innovative radius operation allowing for clearance issues, narrow streets and alleyways. The arm reaches rather than swings out to grab 30-110 gallon cans. With optional 12-foot extended reach, it’s easy to navigate cul-de-sacs and obstructions such as parked cars.

Other enhancements include the McNeilus CODE™ controls system. These simplified CAN-based controls provide complete vehicle diagnostics. The side loader includes an integrated smart fuse panel, reduced hardware requirements, pre-trip reminders, status messages and more.

This advanced refuse truck features Tailgate CNG, an easy-to-service, efficient system allows the truck to stand up to the demands of refuse collection.

The Zero Radius Automated Side Loader benefits from significant fuel savings thanks to load-sense hydraulics. Full-eject body reduces chassis wear and simplifies operations, reducing exposure to hazards.

 

Packing a Powerful Punch in the Low Weight Class: Metro Pak Plus

McNeilus unveils the lower cost, lower weight option of its reliable rear loader – the Metro Pak Plus. This tough truck caters to rural or condensed areas and helps fill fleet or route gaps.

Its compact body size is ideal for weight-restricted roadways, smaller routes and tighter areas. The Metro Pak Plus is available in 20 yd3, 17 yd3 and 14 yd3 capacities.  And it’s quick, with a 24-second packing cycle and compaction ratio of 650-900 pounds per cubic yard. Reinforced design on tailgate side walls and pack and sweep panels means it will stand up to even the toughest wear and tear.

The Metro Pak Plus is easy to operate, with great maneuverability, low cost and excellent delivery time.

To learn more about the Metro Pak Plus Rear Loader or the Zero Radius Automated Side Loader, contact McNeilus sales person near you or call 1-888-686-7278.

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McNeilus FLEX Controls™ System Wins Record-Breaking Fifth Award

Constructech Honors FLEX Controls with second-consecutive Top Trusted Product Title, the System’s Fifth Industry Award Since 2016 Launch

Dodge Center, MN (January 12, 2021) –  McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today celebrates its second-straight Top Product award in the Trusted Category Commercial & Residential from Constructech magazine for the company’s innovative FLEX Controls™ system. It’s the system’s fifth award since debuting in 2016, making it the most awarded system in the industry. The only factory-direct software system designed specifically for concrete mixer trucks, the FLEX Controls system has previously won two Most Innovative Product at World of Concrete awards and was named one of Construction Equipment’s Top 100 New Products.

Constructech’s annual Top Products program celebrates the best technology products serving the construction industry. Judges, along with the editorial board and industry advisors, take into consideration the product’s core functionality and innovative features.

“It’s an honor to receive Constructech magazine’s Top Product award in the Trusted category for a second time. FLEX Controls continues to break all kinds of records in our industry. Our team works hard to better themselves with continual improvements because we want to delight our customers and exceed their expectations. Their trust in us is the ultimate prize,” said Bob Monchamp, vice president and general manager of Concrete Mixers for McNeilus and London.

The FLEX Controls system is fully customizable. This control system not only provides the tools to make it easy to get the job done right, it also helps minimize operational errors and enhance efficiency and longevity.

“We’re all about making things easy for our customers,” Bryan Datema, senior director of business development of Concrete Mixers for McNeilus and London. “That’s why we’re offering FLEX Controls in multiple packages, each focused on solving real issues in ways that can help control the total cost of ownership.”

FLEX Controls™ Enabled Packages

With FLEX Controls Enabled Packages, McNeilus now offers six ways to help improve loading, mixing and delivering concrete. These packages were born out of customer-driven innovations and are engineered for precision and to help minimize variability. Pick the package that best supports your goals:

  • Awareness: Integrate cameras and radars into a single screen, minimizing clutter and distractions so drivers can pay attention to the road.
  • Mix Quality: Easily modify concrete mix to meet or maintain desired specifications, helping reduce costly rejected loads and tear-outs.
  • Grademaster: Automate drum speed and detect buildup to help reduce spills and costs.
  • Fuel Saver: Ensure your mixer operates fuel-efficiently while meeting mix quality requirements.
  • Drum Saver: Help extend drum life by optimizing drum spin and determining when maintenance is required to remove buildup.
  • Time Saver: Optimize operator time while washing out and loading mixer.

Not sure which is right for you? An interactive savings estimator provides a recommendation on which of the six packages can make the most significant impact on the business.

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McNeilus Refuse Continues to Drive Quality and Amplify Customer Experience

McNeilus recently broke ground on a new customer-focused facility and celebrates other achievements during World Quality Month.

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing recently broke ground on a nearly 30,000 square-foot facility that will provide customers with a unique, collaborative pre-delivery experience for their refuse collection fleets.

 

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Nov. 5, 2020) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE:OSK), recently broke ground on a nearly 30,000 square-foot facility that will provide customers with a unique, collaborative pre-delivery experience for their refuse collection fleets. To further highlight the company’s commitment to quality and its customers, McNeilus is also celebrating World Quality Month in November with several activities that put a spotlight on its achievements around operational excellence.

McNeilus’ new Joint Pre-Delivery Inspection facility, which will officially open in early spring 2021, features truck inspection bays, a parts warehouse, drive-through wash bay and a customer center, along with CNG protection measures following the highest safety standards throughout the building. One of the most unique aspects of this facility is that it brings together and aligns the truck inspection processes of the body manufacturer, chassis manufacturer and the customer for a comprehensive, streamlined experience.

“By focusing McNeilus headquarters on refuse collection products and services, we’re positioning ourselves for breakout growth. Coupling this new customer-focused quality facility with strong industry collaboration is just one of the ways we’re leading the industry forward,” said Jeff Koga, vice president and general manager of refuse at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing.

Advantages of McNeilus’ exclusive Joint Pre-Delivery Inspection will be seen in delivered quality and reduced delivery time, along with an inspection process that aligns with specific customer needs. Data from the comprehensive joint inspection process will also be used to augment and improve manufacturing processes. Activities occurring over the coming weeks to recognize World Quality Month showcase additional production improvements and efficiencies.

Quality management and trust-building are a part of each McNeilus team member’s daily routine. This year during World Quality Month, the company celebrates the importance it places on quality, reflecting on improved processes, productivity and safety.

“Recognizing World Quality Month provides a platform for acknowledging our team members and their achievements and valuable quality contributions,” said Vasu Chakravarthy, director of quality for McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, “And, it also provides a lens for developing solutions to broader industry issues impacting many haulers.”

Over the past year, McNeilus team members have implemented design and process improvements that have positively impacted manufacturing quality across all product lines – increasing paint quality and body build capabilities among many other notable improvements. World Quality Month activities taking place throughout November will celebrate these strides forward and continue to empower teammates to seize opportunities in bolstering quality and maximizing customer experience.

“Our commitment to our customers is unwavering, and these recent advances in our quality processes and infrastructure align with our strategy to optimize our business and with our mission to exceed expectations,” said Brad Nelson, president of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing and senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment.

To learn more about McNeilus, please visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com/mcneilus-refuse/ and www.mcneiluscompanies.com/about/about-us/

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McNeilus Elevates Focus on Refuse Collection Vehicle Production and Support

McNeilus’ Minnesota headquarters increases capacity for refuse collection vehicle production and upcoming advancements.

 

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Aug. 4. 2020) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, recently announced that it is dedicating its Dodge Center, Minnesota, headquarters to refuse collection vehicle manufacturing and technology development. This focus boosts the company’s capacity to build products and provide services for the refuse industry. The production of McNeilus concrete mixers in Dodge Center is being consolidated and moved to other world-class Oshkosh manufacturing facilities in London, Ontario, and Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Concurrently, McNeilus is also making exciting changes that will focus and strengthen its industry-leading sales and service support. To provide customers with an enhanced, cohesive, and seamless experience, the company is combining its factory-direct sales and support for trucks, parts and services into one aligned team.

“This increased focus unlocks much-needed capacity for growth and opens the door for many of the opportunities and advancements we’ve been working on,” said Jeff Koga, vice president and general manager for McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing refuse collection vehicles. “And with the only direct-from-manufacturer team in the business, we offer sales and support that’s laser-focused on the needs of the refuse industry.”

Along with focusing and elevating production capabilities and customer experience, the investments McNeilus is making in refuse collection vehicles can be seen in some newly completed projects. McNeilus recently opened a 135,000 square-foot warehouse to streamline the supply chain for parts critical to the production of its industry-leading refuse collection vehicles. The company also constructed new manufacturing, training and office space at its Minnesota campus dedicated to innovation and customer support. In the coming months, McNeilus will break ground on an innovative facility that will provide customers with a collaborative quality experience.

“These recent announcements highlight our investment in the future and in continuing to strengthen our industry leadership. Our commitment to our customers is unwavering, and our aligned strategy to optimize our business demonstrates our mission to exceed their expectations,” said Brad Nelson, president of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing and senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment.

To learn more about McNeilus, please visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com/refuse and www.mcneiluscompanies.com/about/careers.

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McNeilus Mixer Manufacturing Grows Into State-of-the-Art Facility at London Machinery

The purpose-built location is the largest mixer dedicated manufacturing facility in the industry for increased customer focus.

London Machinery Facility in London, Ontario, Canada

 

Dodge Center, MN (July 28, 2020) –  McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company and the number one mixer company in North America, announced last week that it would transition the manufacturing of their concrete mixers to two locations – sister company London Machinery’s state of the art facility in London, Ontario, Canada and parent company Oshkosh Corporation’s facility in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

“Adding McNeilus® mixers into these other world-class mixer manufacturing facilities provides upgraded economies-of-scale and tailored flexibility for our mixer business. While this provides the growth capacity needed, the simplified platform allows our ability to expand the resources for the customers we serve in North American & global markets. We will continue to invest in superior customer experiences, customer support and product innovations.” said Bob Monchamp, vice president and general manager of Concrete Mixers for McNeilus and London.

London Machinery is the industry-leader in Canada and has been manufacturing concrete mixers for over 115 years. The company joined Oshkosh Corporation in 2005. Their facility, completed in 2009, is purpose-built to produce mixers, and they are known for quality products and meeting customer delivery requirements. The custom space encompasses just over 145,000 square feet – making it the largest mixer dedicated manufacturing facility in the industry. They have an established supply chain with current and new McNeilus partners that can support the increased capacity at the highest quality. Over the past 3 years the facility produced several hundred McNeilus mixers for the US market.

The Minnesota campus has been home to McNeilus mixer production for the past 50 years. The campus has increased in size over those years including adding the production of refuse collection vehicles 29 years ago. The transition of mixer manufacturing expands capacity for both McNeilus concrete mixers and refuse collection vehicles driving quality, delivery and growth.

The McNeilus Dodge Center Headquarters will continue to be home to the Mixer Research & Development Center for concrete placement products as our engineering teams continue to lead the industry with their customer-driven innovations. This includes the next phases of our award-winning FLEX Controls™ system driving the industry forward with its unique ability to help maximize total cost of ownership (TCO) for our customers.

Other announcements with this transition include changes to enhance overall customer experiences by bringing together the sales teams for trucks and our aftermarket parts. This customer focused plan will ensure each customer has a dedicated point person for the entire lifecycle of their product. There will be no changes to our market-leading customer support, service, and branch locations.

“We continually evaluate our businesses to ensure we’re focused on products, services and industries that align with our customer requirements, our core businesses and strategic vision. Consolidating manufacturing of all our mixer brands unlocks much-needed capacity and scale.” said Brad Nelson, president of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing and senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment.

The phased transition plan will take place rapidly over the next few months.
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McNeilus Rolls Out Refuse Service & Maintenance Video Library

Industry Leader Invests in Visual Learning to Help Train Technicians

Dodge Center, MN (March 23, 2020) –  McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, is expanding its ability to educate and empower its customers with the launch of a service and maintenance video library, designed to help customers quickly and properly service their refuse collection vehicles. Known for its robust customer support, McNeilus recognizes the increased demand among consumers for visual learning tools and is rolling out several videos for the Atlantic Series Front Loader®, Zero Radius™ Automated Side Loader, Rear Loaders and Meridian™ Front Loader.

“With industry technician shortages and high turnover rates among maintenance staff, we recognized the importance of providing other service training options for our customers to provide a full understanding of all our vehicles. We made the decision to heavily invest in building out a service and maintenance video library,” said Jim McReynolds, vice president and general manager, customer support solutions at McNeilus. “The more knowledgeable our customers are about our vehicles, the more efficiently and effectively they’re able to service their vehicles. This means they are back up and running sooner.”

The videos, which are found in the media library on the McNeilusCompanies.com website, will help answer customers’ most common questions about McNeilus refuse vehicles and alleviate some of the strain caused by technician shortages, helping to ensure your McNeilus products are being serviced correctly.

Visitors to the library will see videos that address how to deal with various hydraulic issues and instructions on how to test and adjust for various functions, including but not limited to:

  • Testing and adjusting the hydraulic overspeed control valve
  • Testing and adjusting the main relief valve
  • How to check low pressure standby if the hydraulic functions are not sufficiently responsive or are too responsive
  • Testing the hydraulic pump and pressure compensator

The library complements McNeilus’ other service-focused support options including the Technical Support Hotline and the Service Technician Training program. The company will continue to expand its video offering based on common questions and customer demand to ensure the topics remain relevant to current customer needs.

For more information, visit https://www.mcneiluscompanies.com/refuse-videos/.

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How we are addressing COVID-19 at McNeilus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During this time of uncertainty, the safety and well-being of our team members and our customers continues to remain our top priority. As an organization, we have taken many preventive measures to limit the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus and mitigate the impact to our business during this rapidly evolving situation.

Some of the actions we have taken include:

  • Ensuring high-touch areas in our facilities are cleaned frequently
  • Regular communication with our team to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Limiting global and domestic business travel (unless it is absolutely critical and approved between McNeilus and your team)
  • Practicing social distancing measures and encouraging team members to maintain the CDC recommended amount of space between other individuals
  • Staggering work shifts and work zones to limit the spread of germs for our production teams
  • Encouraging team members to work remotely, where possible
  • Creation of an enhanced visitor policy for our facilities to limit visits to business-critical items

As a manufacturing company, our production operations continue as normal as possible. Our goal is making sure everyone we serve has what they need to take care of themselves and their families. We continue to be here to support you.

With any questions, please reach out to your sales and service representatives. More information on who to contact in your area can be found on our website here: https://www.mcneiluscompanies.com/contact/

McNeilus Shows Their Industry-Leadership at CONEXPO

Demonstrating “Strength in Numbers” With Three National Mixer Truck Brands

Las Vegas, NV (March 10, 2020) –  McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company and the number one mixer company in North America, showcases the best of the best concrete mixer trucks today during the world’s largest construction trade show, CONEXPO, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 10-14.

Demonstrating their “Strength in Numbers,” the Dodge Center based company is celebrating 50 years in business where it has continued to set the standard for reliability and durability. Proof is in the product. The company is showcasing four of the industry’s most-celebrated mixer trucks in Booth S60408: the McNeilus® Standard Mixer, McNeilus Bridgemaster® Mixer, Oshkosh® S-Series™ Front Discharge Mixer and the London™ Standard Mixer.

CONEXPO occurs every three years and is one of the most anticipated industry events of 2020. It attracts tens of thousands of participants seeking the latest equipment advances and newest technology applications across every aspect of construction.

“We are commemorating our 50th anniversary and have been honored with awards for our innovations and business. We can think of no better place than CONEXPO to celebrate this with our loyal customers,” said Brad Nelson, president of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing and senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment. “We want participants to leave CONEXPO talking about our mixer trucks, specifically how our technological innovations across all our brands have not only helped their businesses grow for the past 50 years but are positioning them well for the next 50 and beyond.”

 

Strength In Numbers: McNeilus, Oshkosh S-Series and London  

With more than 143,000 mixers built, 850+ patents across multiple technologies and 1,350 global product developers, Oshkosh Corporation is putting its most cutting-edge trucks on display for show participants.

“These mixer trucks feature the most innovative technology in the industry, while maximizing ease-of-use for the operator. We develop these innovations based on what we hear from our customers. And they know the best when they see it and drive it,” said Bob Monchamp, Vice President and General Manager of McNeilus Mixers and London Machinery.

McNeilus Bridgemaster® and Standard Mixers invite participants to get behind the wheel at the FLEX Controls™ virtual experience to learn about the various capabilities and features. FLEX Controls™ is fresh off its latest honor as a Constructech magazine Top Product award for Commercial & Residential/ Trusted.

This control system for concrete mixer trucks was designed with the customer in mind. The new FLEX Controls – Enabled Packages were born out of customer-driven innovations and are engineered for precision  and to lessen variability in loading, mixing and delivering, so you can help minimize operational error and enhance the efficiency and longevity of the mixer. In fact, this system can help reduce total cost of ownership with expected savings up to 5 percent annual operating costs depending on conditions.

The new Oshkosh S-Series Front Discharge Mixer, which launched in June, features greater hauling capacity, increased maneuverability and fuel savings comparted to the Legacy S-Series. compared to the Legacy S-Series. The Company will be displaying its Load Span Tag Axle (LSTA) option which improves on the S-Series’ industry-leading handling capabilities.

The Oshkosh S-Series features ClearSky™ telematics, which allows fleet owners to maintain fleet health, monitor performance and maximize productivity. ClearSky telematics is a standard offering on the new S-Series.

The London Standard Mixer is anything but standard — the quality, performance, and reliability of these mixers speak for themselves. With durability at the top of their customer’s minds London focuses on corrosion resistant features to help lengthen mixer life. Front and rear pedestals manufactured with COR-TEN steel helps to maintain steel integrity and increase longevity. An unrivalled paint process further improves this mixer’s corrosion resistance with parts painted before assembly and powder coating on small parts. Award-winning McNeilus FLEX Controls can also be added to any London mixer.

 

No Question Goes Unanswered

The industry’s leading support team will be available in the booth to answer aftermarket questions covering parts and service, replacement drums, live Streetsmartparts.com demonstrations, and training offerings. With 67 service technicians, 22 mobile technicians, 18 branches and over 20,000 available parts, McNeilus has every need covered.

“Our team is the brightest in the business. They are available to lend their deep knowledge of each and every one of our brands, including the new S-Series, while continuing to provide support for the legacy model,” said James McReynolds, Vice President and General Manager, Customer Support Solutions, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing. “Our customer support is second to none. We ensure your trucks stay on the job.”

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For more information, contact a McNeilus sales representative or visit https://www.mcneiluscompanies.com.

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