Environmental Protection

Refuse Vehicles on Display at Waste Expo

Refuse Vehicles on Display at Waste Expo

Beginning today until Thursday, McNeilus is displaying 12 industry-leading refuse vehicles at the Waste Expo. The lightweight front end loader prototype and Excalibre cylinder demo are booth highlights at the event.

McNeilus Companies, Inc. is displaying a total of 12 waste and recycling vehicles at the Waste Expo in New Orleans, La. that begins today and runs through May 23. The company has four McNeilus refuse vehicles at its booth #3125, and eight additional trucks showcased at the booths of key vendors and chassis manufacturers.

The McNeilus booth also includes displays demonstrating the Excalibre hardened tool steel scraper and an all-new Street Smart Vision Systems’ Digital Obstacle Detection system.

Vehicles in the McNeilus booth include a 40-cubic yard lightweight front end loader prototype built on a Peterbilt chassis showcasing several new technologies and engineering enhancements. Other vehicles include a 25-cubic yard Split Body Rear Loader, a Zero Radius automated side loader (with a12-foot extended reach arm design) on an Autocar ACX chassis powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), and a McNeilus Extra Compaction (XC) rear loader. Rounding out the display is an IMT Dominator field service vehicle built on a Ford F-550 chassis with a CNG conversion.

“This is North America’s most important solid waste and recycling trade show, and we’ve prepared a lineup that represents a wide selection of body styles, power plant options, and innovative technologies,” said Matt Walter, McNeilus Companies director of marketing and product management. “From CNG engine configurations, to a prototype lightweight front end loader and an extended reach Zero Radius arm design, we address the productivity, safety and bottom line requirements of haulers both big and small.”

A 25-cubic yard XC Rear Loader on a Freightliner chassis with CNG power at the environmental Research Education Foundation (EREF) booth #1038 is also part of the display. This package will be auctioned off at the EREF Live Auction on Wednesday, May 22 at 4:30pm. All proceeds from the EREF Live Auction will fund EREF’s research and education initiatives.

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