McNeilus selects Luxfer composite cylinders for CNG refuse truck application


McNeilus has announced that it will exclusively use Luxfer G-Stor® Go Type 4 and G-Stor Pro Type 3 carbon composite cylinders for its new NGEN Tailgate compressed natural gas (CNG) system for garbage trucks.

Available in 60-, 75-, 90- and 105-DGE (diesel gallon equivalent) capacities, the NGEN Tailgate system uses an exclusive, streamlined design with 50 percent fewer fitting connections and 25 percent fewer plumbing components. Two to four Luxfer cylinders are placed at the rear-end of the truck instead of on top, which reduces the overall height of the vehicle, eliminates the risk of tree branch or bridge impact to the system and offsets the weight of the front axle. A pressure-relief device (PRD) system spans the full length of the cylinders and provides continuous heat protection.

“The tailgate system offers another lightweight option for refuse vehicles looking to utilize CNG for reducing fuel costs,” said Grant Wildgrube, Senior Project Engineer at McNeilus. “It offers weight savings from the cylinders, and is easier to use and access.”

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