McNeilus Presents New Sustainable Innovations in 2015
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.
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.
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.