McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of refuse vehicles and ready-mixed concrete trucks, has added an enhanced high capacity, low profile back-of-cab configuration to its NGEN™ Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems. The company says the 92 DGE (diesel gallon equivalent) system is ideal for fleets with class 7 and class 8 trucks.
“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,” said Lucas Crist, project engineer at McNeilus. “It provides customers with the benefit of all the needed capacity to get them through a full day’s work in a single module with 92 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs).”
The NGEN brand system has been streamlined with fewer fitting connections and plumbing components. Upgrades included three of Luxfer’s new GEN2 G-Stor™ Go type 4 cylinders, optimizing the overall weight of the system and minimizing the height to meet low-clearance specifications. 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. A dedicated pressure-relief device (PRD) system spans the full length of each cylinder and provides continuous heat protection.
“McNeilus is an industry leader with more than 5,000 NGEN brand CNG-equipped vehicles on the road from coast to coast,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the Commercial Business Segment and McNeilus.