RIVERSIDE, Calif. (April 6, 2017) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, has selected Luxfer’s industry-leading G-Stor™ Go Type-4 cylinders and G-Flo™ valves for its S-Series Front Discharge Mixer compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system.
The innovative Twin Vertical CNG configuration maximizes truck ground clearance without compromising on wheelbase. Vertically installed tanks free up frame space for chute storage, tanks and other components. The fuel management module features an NGV1 fill port, defuel port, manual-shutoff valve and pressure sensor, ensuring safe and successful fueling.
The system features two Luxfer G-Stor Go Type 4 cylinders that provide 10 percent additional volume combined with a 30 percent reduction in weight compared to previous conventional hybrid cylinders. The lightweight, durable tanks are fitted with G-Flo Luxfer valves that provide superior flow even at low tank pressure, which increases range. The CNG cylinders provide 82 diesel gallon equivalents-a seven-DGE increase over the previous model-and feature a high-density polyethylene liner with full carbon fiber wrap.
McNeilus, an industry leader with more than 5,000 CNG vehicles on the road from coast to coast, offers a variety of mounting options and fuel capacities to meet customer needs, with new configurations constantly in development. CNG systems are installed on heavy-duty vehicles through the company’s national network of certified installation centers.
Luxfer has been pioneering composite cylinder technology for more than 40 years, initially for firefighter life support and later for a variety of other applications, including alternative fuel (AF).
About Luxfer Gas Cylinders
Luxfer Gas Cylinders (www.luxfercylinders.com), an operating company of Luxfer Group (NYSE: LXFR), is the world’s largest producer of aluminum and composite cylinders. The company has a worldwide presence in many markets, including alternative fuel, life support, medical, specialty gas, beverage, fire extinguishers, aerospace, inflation, scuba and performance racing. Luxfer operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, England, France, China and India. More than 70 million Luxfer cylinders in service around the globe have an exemplary record for dependable service and safety.
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is an industry-leading concrete mixer manufacturer. The McNeilus mixer has long been the industry standard when it comes to transporting concrete to the job site. Through its compressed natural gas (CNG) program, McNeilus designs, installs and services (CNG) solutions for heavy-duty fleets of all types, all supported by a comprehensive, factory-direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts to bring new life to your entire fleet. McNeilus, along with sister companies CON-E-CO, London and IMT, provide the industry with the finest concrete mixers, batch plants, and service trucks to enhance your operation. For more information, go to www.mcneiluscompanies.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire and emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse businesses, fire and emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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