McNeilus Presents New Sustainable Innovations in 2015

The Fiscal Year of 2015 was a year of innovation at McNeilus. After listening to feedback from our customers, we developed a new McNeilus Meridian Front Loader. This new vehicle has a lift-arm capacity of up to 10,000 pounds and the controls on demand environment (CODE) system. The CODE system provides user-friendly diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities and a joystick for greater ergonomic and operator ease. Other key features of the new Meridian include a flat body floor, an enclosed sidewall panel for electric components to make serviceability easier and a clear headframe for simpler access to hydraulic and electrical components.

Additionally, we continued the production of our next generation (NGEN) compressed natural gas (CNG) systems for all of our vehicles. Specific upgrades in 2015 included enhanced fill efficiency, plumbing optimization, and best-in-class service and support. The NGEN fuel delivery system now has up to 30 percent and the number of connections by 50 percent.

We also introduced an organics package for all McNeilus rear loader vehicles. This new feature, which can be retrofitted to existing trucks, allows our customers to recycle organic materials such as food waste. As more and more communities, restaurants and food manufacturers are separating food waste, we worked with them to better manage their waste streams through use of this product innovation. The organics package captures and contains liquids common to food and organic waste with a drain port for easy disposal. Providing our customers with means to recycle food waste instead of it going to a landfill is just one way we are making a difference.

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Oshkosh Corporation L-ATV Military Vehicle Named to Popular Science Magazine "Best of What's New in 2015" List

The Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) from Oshkosh Corporation, has been named to Popular Science Magazine’s “Best of What’s New 2015” list. Each year in its December issue, Popular Science honors 100 innovations that the magazine selects as “brilliant, revolutionary, and bound to shape the future.” The Oshkosh L-ATV was selected in the “Auto” section.


The Oshkosh L-ATV combines the ballistic capability of a light tank, the underbody blast protection of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) class vehicle and the extreme mobility of a Baja racer. It offers armed forces around the globe next-generation capabilities that no other vehicle can match. In August 2015, after extensive U.S. Government testing and evaluation, the U.S. Army and Marine Corps selected the Oshkosh L-ATV as the winner of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program, which will replace a large portion of the legacy HMMWV fleet.

“We are very pleased to be named to Popular Science’s prestigious list of products that make a difference,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. “The L-ATV is a testament to all our employees who worked tirelessly for many years to design and build the world’s most technologically advanced tactical wheeled vehicle, which will take our brave Soldiers and Marines to the fight, help them complete their missions and return home safely. We are honored to be selected.”

This is the 28th year of the Popular Science awards competition. The criteria for the Popular Science judges’ panel are products that transform their category, solve an unsolvable problem, incorporate new ideas and functions and are ideas that are revolutionary, not evolutionary.

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Keeping Air Travelers Safe

The Oshkosh Airport Products group’s Striker aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicles are ensuring passengers are safe at airports around the world. Our vehicles, which provide for enhanced emergency response, can be found at large international air hubs such as Kuwait International Airport, Cancun International Airport in Mexico and Manchester International Airport in the United Kingdom. Oshkosh Airport Products has also sold ARFF vehicles to the United States Air Force and the Australian Defense Force for use at military bases around the world.

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