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/.
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.”
Check out streetsmartparts.com, a one-stop-shop for parts, schematics, manuals and more.
For more information, contact a McNeilus sales representative or visit https://www.mcneiluscompanies.com.
McNeilus’ Innovative FLEX Controls™ Wins Constructech Top Products Award
FLEX Controls Named “Most Trusted,” Nabs 4th Award In 4 Years
Dodge Center, MN (March 5, 2020) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has captured a top prize for its innovative FLEX Controls™ system. Constructech magazine named the system a Top Product in the Trusted Product category (Commercial & Residential). This is the latest accolade for FLEX Controls, already the most-awarded system in the industry.
“We are thrilled that Constructech magazine has recognized FLEX Controls in the Trusted category. Our team works hard every day to win the trust of our customers. While ensuring the quality and integrity of our cutting-edge products they are always innovating with direct customer feedback in mind,” said Bryan Datema, Sr. Director of Business Development.
The publication’s annual Top Products program celebrates the best technology products serving the construction industry. The Trusted Product category includes technology that has been in the market for at least three years and upgraded or enhanced technology.
When reviewing the Constructech Top Products, the judges, along with the editorial board and industry advisors, take into consideration the product’s core functionality and innovative features.
“Data drives the jobsite, and McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing demonstrates how its FLEX Controls can improve loading, mixing, and delivery of concrete by automatically controlling truck functions.” Said Peggy Smedley, Editorial Director/President of Constructech magazine.
Why FLEX Controls
The innovative FLEX Controls system is a control system for concrete mixer trucks. It offers complete mixer monitoring, diagnostics and troubleshooting in one screen. It is fully integrated into the mixer body so it can send mixer data to the driver to keep the truck running efficiently. This technology is available only from McNeilus with patented and patent pending features.
FLEX Controls is fully customizable. From Auto Load at the plant to System Washout after the delivery, FLEX Controls makes it easier than ever to get the job of loading, mixing, hauling and delivering done right.
Simply put, FLEX Controls can help extend the life of your mixer. Easy diagnostics and troubleshooting help identify issues before they become bigger problems, and help reduce stress on the vehicle.
FLEX Controls with an Automatic Washout System removes the need for drivers to climb up and down the ladder after each pour, to help minimize slip and fall opportunities. Now drivers can get their washout done from the ground, with the simple push of a button.
FLEX Controls has been honored as an MIP, Most Innovative Product, for two consecutive years and Construction Equipment named the system a Top 100 New Product in 2017.
Come see the latest customer-focused FLEX innovations at CONEXPO-CON/AGG in booth S60408 to see how FLEX Controls can improve your bottom line and total cost of ownership. You can also contact a McNeilus sales person near you to learn more.
McNeilus Donates FLEX Controls Bridgemaster Mixer
Las Vegas, NV (Feb. 4, 2020) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, is back with one of the industry’s leading mixers at this year’s World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 4-7. The company’s award-winning FLEX Controls™ enabled Bridgemaster® mixer will be featured at the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program’s annual auction on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the North Hall Room N262. McNeilus partnered with Mack Trucks, Inc. for the donation, they provided a Mack® Granite® Boost-A-Load.
See the Bridgemaster® mixer entered in the auction outside the central hall where it will be displayed until shipped to the winning bidder. McNeilus mixers will also be shown in the Mack, Kenworth and Freightliner booths where team members from McNeilus’ industry-leading support team will be available to answer questions.
“McNeilus is proud to continue our support of the CIM program and invest in future leaders that will advance the industry,” commented Robert Monchamp, Vice President and General Manager of McNeilus Mixers and London Machinery. “We believe in this program and its mission. At McNeilus, we continue to innovate and invest in technology to help push the industry forward. The CIM programs mirrors our commitment to support our ever-changing concrete industry and gives these graduates the skills to excel.”
The CIM program is a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management.
The live auction begins at 1 p.m. and will be preceded by a silent auction held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website, www.rbauction.com. To participate in electronic auction bidding, bidders must register a week in advance. Those participating in the auction at World of Concrete can register on-site.
FLEX Controls Bridgemaster® Mixer Innovations
The innovative FLEX Controls™ system equipped on McNeilus concrete mixers offers an unprecedented level of performance and accuracy that allows reliable and precise mixing. Customer-driven innovations include:
- GradeMaster™ Technology: GradeMaster™ technology automatically detects when the truck is on an incline and spins the drum faster to keep the mix farther forward in the drum.
- Build-up Detection: This detection system determines how much to load and when to chip and helps avoid those overweight fees.
- Auto-Load Mode: FLEX Controls™ detects material loading and automatically engages load mode. This saves on fuel and extends equipment life.
Additionally, the Bridgemaster® Mixer features:
- 11-cubic-yard M80 Series™ drum
- 46-inch Paver opening
- 3-Button joystick
- Rear pendant keypad
- PMP PMB 7.1 straight drive
- Eaton motor and pump
- 150-gallon Lightweight aluminum water tank – high-mount with 24-inch step
- 3 Solid weld steel extension chutes with vertical rear pedestal hanging rack
- Flip up hopper with 4-inch drop
- 2 Bridgemaster® pressure gauges – in cab with FLEX Controls™ and near combo block
- 2 Slump meters – in cab with FLEX Controls™ and illuminated meter on rear pedestal
- Lighting package with night pour lights and strobe on rear pedestal
- Step bumper
- Recovery loop
- Clear coat for extra protection with 1-color paint in white
- Standard warranty
The lucky auction winner will also receive delivery from Las Vegas to anywhere in lower 48 states with all FET tax paid.
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McNEILUS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF DRIVING INDUSTRY STANDARDS
For half a century, McNeilus has continued to set the standard for reliability and durability with its industry-leading concrete mixers and refuse trucks.
McNeilus is celebrating 50 years of strength, stability and industry-leading support.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Jan. 30, 2020) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Since its inception, McNeilus has continued to set the standard for reliability and durability with its industry-leading concrete mixers and refuse trucks. McNeilus began operations in 1970 building concrete batch plants and soon expanded to manufacturing McNeilus-brand concrete mixers. A new venture in a new industry followed with the launch of the first McNeilus refuse collection vehicle in 1991. Then in 1999, McNeilus joined the Oshkosh Corporation family of companies known for building premiere severe-duty vehicles across the globe.
Today, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing employs approximately 1,200 people at its headquarters in Dodge Center, Minn., and another 300 employees across North America. McNeilus concrete mixers and refuse collection vehicles can be found throughout North America and across the globe from the United Kingdom to Southeast Asia to Latin America.
The company has a strong reputation as a reliable brand with vast expertise in the industries it manufactures products for, along with an unsurpassed support and service network. From the formation of McNeilus’ Street Smart Parts and Street Smart Service brands in 2001, the company’s customer support network has expanded to include branch locations and service centers across the United States and Canada. Street Smart Parts and Street Smart Service provide customers a wide range of parts and service options for both OEM and non-McNeilus products, as well as rigorously-trained mobile technicians nationwide and same-day premium parts availability.
The company’s products, services, technology and manufacturing practices have advanced dramatically while continuing to meet and exceed customer expectations. The McNeilus brand is synonymous with partnership and known for offering products, services and technology innovations that provide solutions customers need now and in the future. Two of the most recent innovations include the award-winning FLEX Controls™ for concrete mixers and CODE™ Controls for refuse collection vehicles. Both systems combine vehicle operations, diagnostics and troubleshooting and put it right at the operator’s fingertips, offering outstanding control and consistent operation.
McNeilus will commemorate its 50-year milestone with a yearlong celebration including interactive social media content and other promotions, as well as an employee and community appreciation event in July.
“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we’re already looking ahead and working on the next 50 years and beyond,” says Brad Nelson, president of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing and senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment. “We have a strong foundation and will continue to grow and innovate, while providing what’s best for our customers and helping to shape the industry.”
To learn more about McNeilus, please visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com and www.mcneiluscompanies.com/about/careers. (more…)
McNeilus® Sponsors NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks 2019
Mixer Drivers to Put McNeilus & Oshkosh® Mixers Through Challenges in 14th Annual National Mixer Driver Championship
Dodge Center, MN (Oct. 4, 2019)– McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, returns this year to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s ConcreteWorks as a main sponsor of the event, held October 3-7, 2019 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida. The company is also sponsoring the search for the “best of the best” mixer drivers in the event’s 14th annual National Mixer Driver Championship, held 7am-1pm, Saturday, October 5.
In addition to sponsoring the National Mixer Driver Championship, McNeilus is supplying six branded mixers for the competition: five McNeilus Standard Mixers and the All-New Oshkosh® S-Series™. The National Mixer Driver Championship pits qualified drivers against each other as they participate in a series of events, including navigating a challenge course, performing a vehicle inspection, completing a written examination and other additional skills challenges.
“McNeilus is sponsoring both the NRMCA’s ConcreteWorks event and the National Mixer Driver Championship as a testament to our continued commitment to the industry we serve. We cannot think of a better way to honor the drivers who put our mixers through their paces each day,” said Robert Monchamp, Vice President and General Manager of McNeilus Mixers and London Machinery.
The All-New Oshkosh S-Series will be on-site for the championship. Reducing total cost of ownership and maximizing profitability was the focus of the newly redesigned Oshkosh® S-Series from the start. Maximized payload, serviceability, reliability and fuel economy lead to the most efficiently running front discharge mixer. And we’ve added tools to make it stay that way with FLEX Controls™ and Oshkosh ClearSky™ telematics solution.
McNeilus proprietary FLEX Controls are featured on both McNeilus and Oshkosh trucks for the event. This proprietary system takes the guesswork out of any project. Improve concrete mix and efficiency with consistent loading, mixing and pouring. Easy diagnostics and troubleshooting to reduce guesswork and keep downtime down to a minimum.
McNeilus® Unveils Newly Redesigned Oshkosh® S-Series™ Front Discharge Concrete Mixer
Customer-Driven Innovations Enhance Cab, Increase Hauling and Improve Handling
McNeilus® Unveils Newly Redesigned Oshkosh® S-Series™ Front Discharge Concrete Mixer
Oshkosh, WI (June 6, 2019) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has taken one of its most reliable and respected machines, the Oshkosh® S-Series™ front discharge concrete mixer, and made it even better with an array of new features and technologies that pay off with better visibility, increased hauling capability and tighter turning radius.
“Our S-Series has always been known for strength, stability and reliability;” said Christopher Yakes, Vice President of Corporate Engineering and General Manager, S-Series Business. “And we’re excited to continue to enhance the total cost of ownership for our customers with this latest introduction.”
The reimagined Oshkosh S-Series backed by McNeilus was introduced by Yakes at the company’s Innovation Day and received enthusiastically by customers. Also speaking at the event were Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and CEO and Rob Messina, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technology.
Enhancements That Make the Biggest Impact
These new customer-driven innovations include:
- FLEX Controls™: Proprietary FLEX Controls takes the guesswork out of any project and increases the life of the concrete mixer. Improve concrete mix and efficiency with consistent loading, mixing and pouring. Additionally, programmable settings help reduce operating inconsistencies.
- Cab visibility and accessibility: Oshkosh engineering teams conducted multiple visibility studies that paid off in a thoughtful design that maximizes the view and enhances operator assurance. A larger cab allows for easy in and out, with improved ergonomics and more accessible electrical systems.
- Operator Assurance: In addition to improved ergonomics, expanded visibility and ease-of-use, four-times more shock absorption means less vibration and a more comfortable ride that’s sure to help retain your drivers.
- Turning radius: Easier steering means drivers can move where they want when they want, both on and off the job site. The front axle features field-proven Oshkosh Defense military components to provide maximum durability.
- Payload: This lighter truck allows for more concrete per load and decreases the number of trips.
- Serviceability: Downtime for service is decreased thanks to improvements that lengthen the life of components and protect against corrosion while making them easier to access during service.
And, all of this is backed by the industry’s largest factory-direct parts and service network, McNeilus.
For more information, contact your McNeilus sales manager or visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com/oshkosh-s-series/. (more…)
McNeilus Hosts Students for Career Day Event
Area high school and technical school students are invited to tour the facility, get an up-close look at McNeilus trucks and apply on-site.
McNeilus welcomes area high school and technical school students to its campus on Saturday, April 13 for a special career day event.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (April 2, 2019) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, will welcome high school and technical students and their families to McNeilus on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a special career day event. This inaugural McNeilus Career Day includes a tour of the production facility, a walkaround of a McNeilus concrete mixer and refuse collection vehicle and opportunities to apply and interview on-site for open positions that will help kickstart new careers.
McNeilus representatives have been meeting graduating classes at high schools and technical schools in the area over the past few weeks to introduce them to everything McNeilus has to offer. As a people-first company, McNeilus continually invests in its employees through training and education, including youth apprenticeship programs with local high schools and learning to weld onsite through Riverland Community College. McNeilus also provides a variety of opportunities to get involved with community volunteer groups and activities, along with competitive pay, excellent benefits and advancement opportunities across the entire corporation.
“There’s endless potential here,” says Brad Nelson, president of McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing and senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation’s Commercial Segment. “We have employees here who show up to work every day, work hard and at the end of the day are proud of what they’ve accomplished. It’s a great place to live, a great place to work, and we’re hoping to show a small piece of that experience during our McNeilus Career Day event.”
McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing employs approximately 1,200 people locally and has a strong reputation as a reliable brand with vast expertise in the industries it manufacturers products for. McNeilus concrete mixers and refuse collection vehicles can be found throughout North America and across the globe from the United Kingdom to Vietnam to Argentina.
To learn more about McNeilus, please visit www.mcneiluscompanies.com and www.mcneiluscompanies.com/about/careers.
McNeilus Launches Training Program for Refuse Vehicle Service Technicians
Industry leader announces program to train service technicians.
DODGE CENTER, Minn. (November 12, 2018) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announces the creation of a new program to train service technicians in the maintenance of refuse vehicles.
“A refuse collection vehicle mechanic is a valuable asset to a customer’s organization and to the industry as well,” said Jim McReynolds, vice president and general manager, customer support solutions, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc. “That’s why we want to do our part to increase both the quantity and quality of the mechanics working in the industry.”
The three-day program offers a variety of courses to train technicians in the ZeroRadius™ Automated Side Loader, the Meridian™ Front Loader, and the company’s rear loaders. Participants can attend any combination of courses.
The program includes in-depth sessions on topics like safety, controls and monitoring, electrical components, hydraulics, tailgate systems, packer systems, arms, pneumatics and body lift systems. The courses will include both classroom sessions as well as hands-on experience with the trucks.
Dates and locations will be scheduled based on interest and demand. Classes will be held each month at different locations around the U.S., beginning the week of December 11th in Salisbury, NC. The company will accept training candidates from any customer who has service technicians working on McNeilus® equipment.
“These training courses are designed to teach technicians what they need to know to keep their fleets in top condition, increasing efficiency and improving their company’s bottom line,” McReynolds added.