McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing announced an expansion of its McNeilus NGEN Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) system offerings with a new high capacity back-of-cab CNG configuration that provides 88 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs) packaged in a low profile design.
“The new McNeilus 88 DGE system offers another lightweight, high-capacity option for municipalities and construction vehicles with dump body configurations that require a lower profile,” said Lucas Crist, project engineer at McNeilus. “It provides customers with the benefit of all the needed capacity for a full day’s work in a single module.”
“Ideal for fleets with Class 7 and Class 8 trucks, the NGEN brand system uses an exclusive, streamlined design with 50 percent fewer fitting connections and 25% fewer plumbing components,” the company said.
According to the company, three Luxfer G-Stor Go type 4 cylinders are used, 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 extends vehicle range by providing more usable gas at the required flow rate and increases the filling flow rate, the company added. A dedicated pressure-relief device (PRD) system spans the full length of each cylinder and provides continuous heat protection.
The system also features a fully enclosed structure with easy access door, maintenance-friendly o-ring face seal connections and North American-manufactured CNC formed high pressure lines. Future plans to build off this new design will make the system scalable with customizable capacity options.
“McNeilus is an industry leader with more than 5,000 NGEN CNG vehicles on the road from coast to coast. We engineer a variety of mounting options and fuel capacities to meet customer needs, with new configurations constantly in development,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the Commercial Business Segment and McNeilus. “We offer only fully tested and certified configurations that are backed by a national service network and an expert team that can assist customers as they navigate the transition to CNG.”