McNeilus Highlights Exclusive EPTO Technology and Sustainability Partnership With SSAB Fossil-Free Steel

Industry leading refuse collection electrification and sustainability innovation is on display in the McNeilus booth (#2429) at Waste Expo in New Orleans.

New Orleans, La. (May 2, 2023) – McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.  will demonstrate its commitment to electrification and sustainability by spotlighting its advanced electric power takeoff (ePTO) technology and its partnership with fossil-free steel manufacturer SSAB   at Waste Expo 2023 in New Orleans.

McNeilus® ePTO technology provides a unique self-contained system that is optimized and dedicated to powering refuse collection functions for consistent, efficient performance – no matter the electric chassis brand. This exclusive technology will be featured in booth #2429 on the McNeilus® Extra Compaction Rear Loader.

“McNeilus, with our parent company Oshkosh Corporation, are unique in the level of talent, technology, and experience that can be called upon to build electrification solutions that are purpose built to optimize performance and sustainability in refuse collection,” said Derek Wente, ePTO project engineer, McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing. “We developed our ePTO technology with a laser focus on delivering the high standards of performance, serviceability, durability and manufacturability that customers have come to expect from McNeilus.”  

McNeilus ePTO technology was designed with the operator and service technician in mind. It provides numerous benefits including common component placement, most notably the high-voltage disconnect, and consistent service parts across product models allowing for simplified troubleshooting, diagnostics and maintenance, and a safe environment for technicians. The common controls and placement in the cab across product models provides operator assurance, streamlined training and enhanced efficiency. The electric pump and motor configuration eliminates noise pollution and provides quiet operation during early morning routes in residential neighborhoods.

McNeilus ePTO refuse collection vehicles meet requirements for zero-emission laws and enables customers to meet environmental and sustainability goals. The ePTO Rear Loader on display at Waste Expo is made with SSAB Fossil-free steel, making it the first vehicle to be manufactured with this zero carbon emission steel as part of a partnership announced last September to provide sustainable steel products for McNeilus refuse collection vehicle manufacturing.

“We are proud to be able to showcase results from our fossil-free steel partnership with Oshkosh and McNeilus as we now present the McNeilus ePTO Rear Loader at Waste Expo,” said Thomas Hörnfeldt, Head of Sustainable Business at SSAB. “We see an increasing demand for steel without CO2-emissions from our customers and look forward to continuing our journey to reduce carbon footprints across the value chain.”

In addition to McNeilus ePTO technology, North America’s first fully-integrated, zero-emission electric refuse collection vehicle (RCV), engineered and produced by Oshkosh Corporation, will be showcased by McNeilus at Waste Expo.  The new vehicle delivers on sustainability goals, meets or exceeds clean energy mandates, qualifies for EV incentives, and completes a typical all-day refuse collection route on a single charge.  Its 494 kWh battery comes with an 8-year warranty and an expected life of 12 to 14 years. 

“At McNeilus and Oshkosh, we are unsurpassed in industry knowledge, resources and commitment to push the boundaries of the market and give our customers what they need,” said Jeremy Bernard, senior director of business development for McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing. “McNeilus ePTO technology and the Oshkosh integrated, electric refuse collection vehicle are built to drive performance and sustainability in the refuse collection industry for years to come.”

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About McNeilus

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing is an industry leader in refuse truck bodies, OEM parts and customer support and service. Our lineup of front loaders, rear loaders and automated side loaders help you handle routes efficiently. We offer a nationwide network of service and support, including mobile service techs across the country, same-day parts availability, and a variety of alternative fuel systems and services for any refuse vehicle. Whatever your challenge, we’ve been down that route before. Visit:

About Oshkosh Corporation

At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 17,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common purpose: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Hinowa, Power Towers, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™ Communications, Oshkosh® Airport Products, Oshkosh® AeroTech™ and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit 

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