McNeilus NGEN Enhances High-Capacity Back-of-Cab CNG System


McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corp. company, says that its McNeilus NGEN compressed natural gas (CNG) system now offers customers an enhanced high-capacity, low-profile, back-of-cab configuration.

“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,” says 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 DGEs.”

According to McNeilus, the NGEN brand system is ideal for fleets with Class 7 and Class 8 trucks and uses an exclusive, streamlined design with 50% fewer fitting connections and 25% fewer plumbing components than standard systems.

McNeilus asserts that 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, the company states. Further, a dedicated pressure-relief device system spans the full length of each cylinder and provides continuous heat protection.

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