August 16, 2009
Featured Products August 2009
| Commercial CNG Mixer McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corp. company based in Minnesota, recently unveiled its fi rst commercially manufactured compressed-natural gas concrete mixer. |
The McNeilus CNG-powered mixer meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2010 heavy-duty engine emission standards for nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, offering clean-fuel technology to the heavy-duty truck market.
When compared to their diesel engine counterparts, CNG-powered mixers offer lower fuel costs and reduced noise pollution. They are six times cleaner, making them more economical to run and more environmentally friendly than diesel-powered mixers.
The company has applied for a grant with the California South Coast Air Quality Management District, the governing agency on air pollution for the Los Angeles South Coast Air Basin, to modify its prototype truck so it can be commercialized and sold. The project includes conducting a six-month testing program and developing documentation for the truck's maintenance and operational use.
For more information, go to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.