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 or schedule a dry run of the CartSeeker technology at 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.


About McNeilus

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing is an industry leader in refuse truck bodies, OEM parts and customer support and service. Our lineup of front loaders, rear loaders and automated side loaders help you handle every route more efficiently. We offer a network of service centers and mobile service techs across the country, same-day parts availability, and a variety of alternative fuel systems and services for any refuse vehicle. Whatever your challenge, we’ve been down that route before. For more information, go to

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs nearly 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit

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