E-Z Pack – Mack collaboration results in first CNG front loader for Waste Pro USA
At Waste Expo 2012, E-Z Pack Manufacturing announced that Florida-based Waste Pro USA’s first-ever compressed natural gas (CNG) solid waste collection truck has rolled off the assembly line and into the Atlanta market.
The vehicle, an E-Z Pack Hercules Front Loader body built on a 2012 Mack chassis, uses CNG tanks uniquely integrated in the upper rear of the vehicle body for optimized vehicle weight distribution and lower overall height. The body features greater ground clearance, and E-Z Pack says, at 75 diesel gallon equivalents (DGEs), more fuel capacity than other CNG waste truck body options in the industry.
In addition to being CNG-enabled, E-Z Pack says that their new vehicle was built with two other environmentally friendly features: powder coat paint and E-Z Pack’s “Quiet Hydraulics” technology, which reduces noise and improves fuel efficiencies.
“We challenged E-Z Pack to come up with a unique way to effectively manage weight distribution to meet the demands of our highway system,” said Bob Nicholas, Corporate Fleet Manager at Waste Pro USA. “Plus, we wanted full productivity with low RPM and fuel-efficient operations. This truck will have no speed-up noise. It will work very quietly.”
“We’re very proud of the technology that E-Z Pack and Mack have teamed up to create,” added Nicholas. “I am excited to be putting what I think is the best CNG truck in the industry on the road.”