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McNeilus Shows Its Low-Profile BoC CNG

May 9, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Designed for Natural Gas Trucks with Dump Bodies

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing unveiled an enhanced, high-capacity, low-profile back-of-cab fuel assembly for compressed natural gas vehicles at ACT Expo last week. The new array holds 92 diesel gallon equivalents.

“We’ve improved our newest back-of cab system, reducing overall weight and increasing capacity, all while maintaining the lower profile municipalities and construction vehicles with dump body configurations require,” McNeilus project engineer Lucas Crist said in a release.

The new CNG fuel cylinder array from McNeilus maintains the lower profile needed for dump body vehicles.

The new CNG fuel cylinder array from McNeilus maintains the lower profile needed for dump body vehicles.

The new design “provides customers with the benefit of all the needed capacity to get them through a full day’s work in a single module,” he said.

Far Fewer Connections & Components

Said to be “ideal for fleets with Class 7 and Class 8 trucks,” the new NGen assembly features a streamlined design with 50% fewer fitting connections and 25% fewer plumbing components than industry standard systems, the company says.

The system “offers customers exceptional value in innovation, performance, weight, fill time and durability, all backed by the industry’s best service and support network,” McNeilus says.

Upgrades included three of Luxfer’s new and lighter-weight Gen2 G-Stor Go Type IV cylinders, “optimizing the overall weight of the system and minimizing the height to meet low-clearance specifications,” McNeilus says. Each cylinder is fitted with a Luxfer G-Flo one-turn valve “that not only extends vehicle range by providing more usable gas at the required flow rate, but also significantly increases the filling flow rate.”

Dedicated PRD

A dedicated pressure-relief device system spans the full length of each cylinder and provides continuous heat protection.

McNeilus boasts more than 5,000 NGen brand CNG-equipped vehicles on the road. “We offer only fully tested and certified configurations that are backed by a national service network and an expert team to assist customers,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh senior VP and president of the commercial business segment at McNeilus.

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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.

Luxfer for McNeilus Refuse Trucks

September 18, 2015 in CNG, Companies, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Manufacturer Commits to Luxfer’s Type III and Type IV CNG Tanks

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing said Wednesday that it’s committed to using Luxfer G-Stor Go Type IV and G-Stor Pro Type III compressed natural gas carbon composite fuel cylinders “exclusively” on its NGen Tailgate refuse trucks.

Kenworth: Four CNG Trucks for ACT Expo

April 29, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

T680, T660, T800 with ISX12 G, T440 with ISL G

Kenworth Truck is bringing no fewer than four compressed natural gas-fueled Class 8 trucks to ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. next week. Three will have the new 11.9-liter, up-to-400-horsepower ISX12 G engine from Cummins Westport, and one will have the 8.9-liter ISL G – of which more than 20,000 have been sold.

McNeilus CNG Mixers for Silvi Group

January 21, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Thirty Oshkosh S-Series Front Discharge Units Sold in Pennsylvania,
Trucks Have Type IV Hexagon Lincoln CNG Tanks in McNeilus Pods

McNeilus has reported the sale of 30 Oshkosh S-Series front discharge ready-mix concrete trucks powered by compressed natural gas to the Silvi Group of Fairless Hills, Penn.

CNG Future for American Disposal

January 9, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ADSI Starts with Five McNeilus Macks, Plans for 170 More

Virginia-based American Disposal Services, Inc. has deployed two new CNG-fueled Mack refuse trucks with McNeilus bodies, expects three more this month, and says it will convert its entire fleet of approximately 175 vehicles.

Kenworth Ramps Up in Natural Gas

July 16, 2013 in CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Paccar Unit Expects Up to 5% of Industry Builds to Be CNG or LNG,
ISX12 G Spurs Demand, with Customers Including Seaboard Foods

Kenworth is expanding its output of natural gas-fueled trucks, both models offered and units produced, with the expectation that the 11.-9-liter, up-to-400-horsepower ISX12 G engine from Cummins Westport will help take the vehicles from the return-to-base sector to the over-the-road market.

New York City Is Adding Macks

December 21, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More CNG and More Bosch Rexroth HRB Hydraulic Hybrids

The New York City Department of Sanitation continues its deliberate progress toward alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, ordering several dozen compressed natural gas and hydraulic hybrid Mack trucks for fiscal year 2013.

Compost-Based Biomethane in Canada

January 21, 2012 in Biomethane, CNG, NGVs by rich  |  No Comments

New York City’s Energy Vision is spreading the word about a new compost-to-biomethane program in British Columbia – designed as an efficient way to make renewable gas to offset the fuel burned by garbage trucks in the city of Surrey, south of Vancouver.

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