“This is our first purchase of CNG powered mixer trucks. The price difference between CNG and diesel fuel is significant, and these trucks will provide a strong return on our investment,” said Tim Kurz, Silvi Group Companies senior vice president. “Before making this purchase, we evaluated two other manufacturers and we believe the S-Series is the best front discharge CNG mixer configuration available.”
Since 2006, McNeilus and the Oshkosh Commercial business segment have been engineering, testing, and installing CNG power on a wide range of vehicles – including ready-mix trucks and now Class 8 over-the road-trucks.
“We’re proud and excited to be chosen by Silvi for this significant purchase of NGEN CNG powered S-Series vehicles. It’s a testament to our people, as well as the expertise we’ve gained through installing CNG on more than 8,000 severe duty trucks,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the Commercial Business Segment.
Silvi’s Kurz added, “Anything we can do to reduce our carbon footprint, reduce noise pollution, and help the environment – which these trucks will do – we’re in favor of. It is also paramount to have excellent equipment, like the S-Series, to attract and retain outstanding employees.”
The lightweight, natural gas vehicle (NGV) Type 4 tanks and long-lasting fuel storage pods feature all-aluminum tank covers. The fuel control module is designed for either fast-filling or time-filling to fit customer preferences.
Source: McNeilus Companies, Inc.