McNeilus Mixer featured in Freightliner 114SD article

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Skyline Ready-Mix in Pella, Iowa, saw the first Freightliner 114SD upfit with a McNeilus concrete mixer at CONEXPO in Las Vegas in March 2011, and now it’s on the road in central Iowa, hauling ready-mix concrete for everything from paving roads to building houses. Read the article at FreightlinerTrucks.com.

McNeilus Delivers 14 Zero Radius (ZR) Automated Side Loaders With a New Extended Reach Arm to Waste Management

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DODGE CENTER, Minn. (October 2, 2012) – McNeilus Companies, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced that it has delivered 14 McNeilus® Zero Radius (ZR™) full-eject automated side loader refuse vehicles to Waste Management, Inc. in Oakdale, Calif. These are the first McNeilus ZR units with an extended reach 12-foot arm for enhanced productivity.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (October 2, 2012) – McNeilus Companies, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, today announced that it has delivered 14 McNeilus® Zero Radius (ZR™) full-eject automated side loader refuse vehicles to Waste Management, Inc. in Oakdale, Calif. These are the first McNeilus ZR units with an extended reach 12-foot arm for enhanced productivity.

“Since its introduction, the McNeilus ZR has proven itself to be a premier zero radius automated side loader, with a well-earned reputation for performance, reliability, and low cost of ownership,” said Todd Fierro, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president, Commercial Group. “The development of the new extended reach arm was a true team effort, and this is an excellent example of why our products and our people are best in class.”

McNeilus ZR-Series automated side loader has a true zero-radius motion, for efficient operation on residential streets, narrow alleyways and cul-de-sacs. The simple arm (with no significant maintenance required for two years) reduces total cost of ownership by lowering maintenance costs and increasing efficiency and driver productivity. The smooth arm operation improves driver comfort and dramatically reduces body sway and noise. And the side-mounted arm reduces stress on the vehicle chassis.

“The development and launch of the 12-foot arm was a six month project, and we’re very excited to have these units working in the field,” said Jerry Betz, McNeilus engineer on the project. “Despite its longer reach, the arm’s performance hasn’t been compromised.”

Waste Management, Inc. is a waste management, comprehensive waste, and environmental services company in North America. Founded in 1894, the company is headquartered in the First City Tower in Houston, Texas. The company serves over 20 million residential, industrial, municipal and commercial customers.

McNeilus CNG Featured in ConstructionEquipment.com

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A recent ConstructionEquipment.com article by Tom Berg, Truck Editor, just profiled the McNeilus CNG Mixer. “This thing is huge,” declared Tom Harris, sales manager at McNeilus, in talking about a trend toward natural gas. The company is actively promoting gas in its “Ngen” program, and he’s been selling many mixers and trash-collection trucks set up to burn it. Compressed natural gas (CNG) is what most use and is what this truck is equipped to handle, and Harris said he believes it’s the fuel of the future. Read the article.

McNeilus CNG Vehicles Featured at Ozinga’s Natural Gas Fueling Station Dedication

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Ozinga Brothers, Inc. of Chicago, Ill. recently added 30 McNeilus CNG powered mixer trucks to its ready-mixed concrete vehicle fleet. Ozinga also made a significant investment in CNG fuel infrastructure, and McNeilus was honored to participate in a dedication ceremony for the company’s natural gas fueling station on September 20, 2012.

McNeilus unveils new Contender Series front loader refuse vehicle

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Dodge Center, Minn. (November 9, 2011) – McNeilus Companies, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company and a leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies, unveiled its new Contender™ Series front loader refuse vehicle today, on opening day of the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo. The Expo runs through November 10 at the Palais de Congrés de Montréal. The Contender is engineered to deliver a balanced combination of strength and durability to maximize payload capacity and productivity.
Dodge Center, Minn. (November 9, 2011) – McNeilus Companies, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company and a leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies, unveiled its new Contender™ Series front loader refuse vehicle today, on opening day of the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo. The Expo runs through November 10 at the Palais de Congrés de Montréal. The Contender is engineered to deliver a balanced combination of strength and durability to maximize payload capacity and productivity.“

The Contender front loader is the direct result of the customer input of refuse haulers from across North America, who desire a balance of strength, toughness and capacity to deliver optimum productivity and profits,” said Frank Nerenhausen, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of the Commercial Group and McNeilus. “The Contender gives McNeilus the industry’s most complete line of front loaders to meet any hauler’s requirements, and the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo is an excellent venue to introduce its capabilities.”

The Contender Series is available in a 13 cubic yard hopper size and a body capacity of 32, 36, 40, 43, or 45-cubic yards. Its evolutionary design delivers heavy-duty strength and durability, with proven components, innovative technologies and unmatched ease of maintenance.

Matt Walter, McNeilus director of refuse marketing and product management, adds, “We’ve zeroed in on the right set of features to meet the needs of a broad range of commercial haulers. The Contender hits the sweet spot between East Coast toughness and West Coast weight concerns.”

The hopper, hopper floor and ejector panel are lined with AR400 high-strength steel for added durability, while the rounded body floor is chiseled from AR200 steel with easily replaceable X-Wear chromium carbide shoes. An oversized body access door and ergonomic ladder make regular maintenance less strenuous.

The 10,000 lb. lift arm capacity provides enough strength and power to handle the toughest routes. The proven and proprietary Excalibre™ hydraulic cylinders are a patented system that features a 4.5-inch diameter design for superior packing performance. The cylinder housings are highlighted by a hardened steel scraper that removes cylinder rod dings and nicks before they have the opportunity to reach and damage the cylinder’s hydraulic seals, reducing the need for messy and expensive cylinder replacement.

Inside the cab, Command Zone™ Lo-Pro™ controls are integrated into the dash, and the backlit touchpad system provides smooth and simple operation, and the design reduces wiring inside the cab by more than 800 feet. An LCD screen is positioned directly in front of the driver and offers real time information on the vehicle’s productivity measurements. And the LCD screen offers an easy to use troubleshooting menu system to speed maintenance and repairs.

A lightweight canopy helps to protect the cab and keeps liquids away from the windshield and driver. And, to maximize productivity, the available residential front loader package, featuring a Currato system, quickly converts the Contender to an automated front loader.

The Contender front loader is available in any Class 8 Cab Over Engine (COE) chassis configuration, with either diesel or compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled engines. McNeilus Next Generation (NGEN) CNG powered vehicles offer lower fuel costs and reduced noise pollution. And they are six times cleaner burning and do not require foreign oil.

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