Exceptional Compaction

The Cobra's ability to pack approximately 850 to 1,000 lbs per yd³ is impressive for a refuse truck of this size.

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Lightweight Body

The lighter weight of the Cobra's 20 yd³ body incorporates a large, 3 yd³ hopper on a single-axle chassis.

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Ease of Maintenance

The cylinders are externally mounted in straight lines for easy access and maintenance.

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Cobra - Rear Loader

STRIKING THE PERFECT BALANCE

Contractors Prefer the Cobra For Its Full-Sized Compaction In A Lightweight Body

The New Way® Cobra Rear Loader is the contractor's choice, striking the perfect balance between outstanding compaction and a lightweight 20 yd³ body. With a compaction rate of up to 1,000 lbs per yd³, the Cobra will do everything that any mid-size garbage truck will do.

Add in the Cobra's large 3 yd³ hopper available in 9 to 25 yd³ capacities on a single axle chassis, externally mounted cylinders for easy maintenance, operating valve on the outside of the hopper, automatic tailgate locks with outside lever controls, high-compaction body and a variety of container handling options for steel and plastic carts, and you'll understand why the Cobra dominates the industry.

Exceptional Compaction

The Cobra's ability to pack approximately 850 to 1,000 lbs per yd³ is impressive for a refuse truck of this size.

Lightweight Body

The lighter weight of the Cobra's 20 yd³ body incorporates a large, 3 yd³ hopper on a single-axle chassis.

Ease of Maintenance

The cylinders are externally mounted in straight lines for easy access and maintenance.

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  • Standard
    Standard Specifications

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    General Specifications
    Hydraulic Cylinder Specs
    Chassis Min Requirements
    General Specifications
    Model
    9 RL
    11 RL
    13 RL
    16 RL
    18 RL
    20 RL
    25 RL
    Body Capacity
    9 yd³
    11 yd³
    13 yd³
    16 yd³
    18 yd³
    20 yd³
    25 yd³
    Body Width - Outside (A)
    82"
    96"
    96"
    96"
    96"
    96"
    96"
    Body Width - Inside
    79"
    93"
    93"
    93"
    93"
    93"
    93"
    Body Length (B)
    192"
    192"‡
    210"
    213"
    227"
    245"
    270"
    Body Length - Tailgate Raised
    212"
    212"‡
    230"
    233"
    247"
    255"
    290"
    Body Height (C)
    71"
    71"
    71"
    83"
    83"
    83"
    94"
    Body Height - Tailgate Raised
    145"
    145"
    145"
    158"
    158"
    158"
    94"
    Approx. Body Weight*
    (Empty & Exclusive of Options)
    9,290 lbs.
    9,650 lbs.
    10,012 lbs.
    10,323 lbs.
    10,760 lbs.
    11,227 lbs.
    12,200 lbs.
    Hopper Capacity
    2 yd³
    2.5 yd³
    2.5 yd³
    3 yd³
    3 yd³
    3 yd³
    3 yd³
    Hopper Opening Width
    60"
    74"
    74"
    74"
    74"
    74"
    74"
    Hopper Load Height
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Hopper Cycle Time (sec)
    26-30
    26-30
    26-30
    26-30
    26-30
    26-30
    26-30
    Trough (Y/N)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Hydraulic Cylinder Specifications
    Model
    9 RL
    11 RL
    13 RL
    16 RL
    18 RL
    20 RL
    25 RL
    Slide Cylinders (2)
    4" Bore, 36" Stroke, 2-1/2" Rod
    4" Bore, 36" Stroke, 2-1/2" Rod
    4" Bore, 36" Stroke, 2-1/2" Rod
    4 1/2" Bore, 43" Stroke, 3" Rod
    4 1/2" Bore, 43" Stroke, 3" Rod
    4 1/2" Bore, 43" Stroke, 3" Rod
    4 1/2" Bore, 43" Stroke, 3" Rod
    Sweep Cylinders (2)
    5" Bore, 16" Stroke, 2-1/2" Rod
    5" Bore, 16" Stroke, 2-1/2" Rod
    5" Bore, 16" Stroke, 2-1/2" Rod
    5" Bore, 16" Stroke, 2-1/2" Rod
    5" Bore, 16" Stroke, 2-1/2" Rod
    5" Bore, 16" Stroke, 2-1/2" Rod
    5" Bore, 16" Stroke, 2-1/2" Rod
    Tailgate Cylinders (2)
    3 1/2" Bore, 24" Stroke, 1-3/4" Rod
    3 1/2" Bore, 24" Stroke, 1-3/4" Rod
    3 1/2" Bore, 24" Stroke, 1-3/4" Rod
    4" Bore, 24" Stroke, 1-3/4" Rod
    4" Bore, 24" Stroke, 1-3/4" Rod
    4" Bore, 24" Stroke, 1-3/4" Rod
    4" Bore, 19-7/8" Stroke, 1-3/4" Rod
    Ejection Cylinder (Telescopic)
    3 STAGE 5 1/2" Bore, 69" Stroke
    3 STAGE 5 1/2" Bore, 69" Stroke
    4 STAGE 6 1/2" Bore, 100" Stroke
    4 STAGE 6 1/2" Bore, 100" Stroke
    4 STAGE 6 1/2" Bore, 100" Stroke
    4 Stage 6-1/2" Bore, 114" Stroke
    4 Stage 6-1/2" Bore, 144" Stroke
    Chassis Minimum Requirements
    Model
    9 RL
    11 RL
    13 RL
    16 RL
    18 RL
    20 RL
    25 RL
    Minimum GVWR**
    23,000 lbs.
    27,500 lbs.
    29,000 lbs.
    31,000 lbs.
    33,000 lbs.
    33,000 lbs.
    56,000 lbs.
    Recommended Cab
    84"
    84"
    102"
    112"
    120"
    138"
    156"

    ‡ - Length measured depends on options ordered.

    * - Approximate Body Weight empty and exclusive of options.

    ** - Any Chassis sent to Scranton Manufacturing with less than the minimum guideline requirements will not be mounted. (Chassis must be capable of carrying the net weight of the body plus the weight of the refuse collected.)

    Cobra Body Construction Specifications

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    Body Specs
    Main Body Rails C8x11.5# Structural Channel
    Floor Front: .25; Rear: .25 Front: 50K; Rear: 50K
    Floor Braces 8" Wide; 10GA 50K
    Center Floor Braces 8" Wide; 10GA 50K
    Mounting Brackets Welded to Main Body Rails; 1/2" A36
    Ejection Panel Tracks C8 x 11.5# Structural Channel Wear Strips
    Side Walls 10GA 80K
    Roof 10GA 80K
    Rear Frame Formed 6 11/16" x 4 13/16", 1/4"-GR50 Formed + Welded 1/4" GR 50, Sides Upper & Lower. A36; 50K
    Rear Frame Lower Slope N/A
    Rear Frame Lower Slope Supports N/A
    Rear Slope Perimeter Support N/A
    Tailgate Hinge Lugs 1" A36
    Upper Bulkhead 10GA 50K
    Side Bulkhead N/A
    Lower Bulkhead 1/4" 50K
    Access Door 28" X 23 1/2"
    Upper Body Bolsters (Transitions) 10GA 50K
    Lower Body Bolsters (Transitions) 10GA 50K
    Tailgate Specs
    Hopper Capacity 9RL: 2yd; 11-13RL: 2-1/2yd; 16-25RL: 3yd
    Hopper Opening Height 9-13RL: 45"; 16-20RL: 52"; 25RL: 50"
    Hopper Opening Width 74"
    Upper Hopper Brace Formed 1/4" A36
    Hopper Floor 1/4" 50K
    Hopper Braces Formed 1/4" 50K
    Tailgate Seal Height 22"
    Lower Tailgate Side 7 GA 50K
    Upper Tailgate Sides 10GA 50K
    Slide Tracks Formed 1/4" 50K
    Slide Wear Strips 1/2"x2 1/2" A36
    Tailgate Side Braces Formed 7GA 50K
    Tailgate Hinge Lugs 1" A36
    Slide Specs
    Face Sheet 7GA 50K
    Face Sheet Braces Formed 7 GA 50K
    Lugs 1" X 4" 1018CF Flat
    Lug Center Braces Formed 10 GA 50K
    Upper Slide Shoe Lug: 7 1/4" X 1"; UHMW: 6 7/8" X 5 13/16" X 1 3/4"
    Lower Slide Shoe Plate: 5" X 21" X 5/8"; UHMW: 4 1/2" X 24" X 2 3/4" Plate: A36
    Upper Slide Cylinder Pins 1 1/2" O.D. 1144 Stressproof
    Upper Sweep Pin 1 1/2" O.D. 1144 Stressproof
    Lower Sweep Pin 2" O.D. 1144 Stressproof
    Sweep Specs
    Sweep
    Face Plate 1/4" 50K
    Lugs 1" 50K
    Center Braces N/A
    Backing Plate 10 GA 50K
    Sweep Nose 5/8" A36
    Bronze Bushings 2" ID
    Ejection Panel Specs
    Base & Support Structure Formed 1/4" 50K; Tube: 1/4" X 4"; Flat: 1/4" X 4
    Upper Face Sheet 10 GA 50K
    Face Sheet 10 GA 50K
    Shoes 1 11/16" X 2 1/4" X 12" UHMW QTY.(8)
    Nose 1/4" A36
    Cylinder Supports 3/4"; Formed 3/8" A36; 50K
    Cylinder Pin 1 1/4" O.D. 1144 Stressproof
    Hydraulic System Specs
    Oil Reservoir 45 Gal with 100 Mesh 141 Micron Suction Strainer 151-170 L
    Min. Accept. Oil Flow 20 GPM 76 LPM
    Oil Flow w/std Pump 29 GPM 1,350-1,400 RPM
    Max. Oper. Pressure 2,000 PSI 13,790 KPA
    Engine RPM for STD GPM 1,200-1,500
    Hydraulic Hoses 4 to 1 Burst
    Hydraulic Filter 10 micron

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    Metric Specifications

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    General Specifications
    Hydraulic Cylinder Specs
    Chassis Min Requirements
    General Specifications
    Model
    9 RL
    11 RL
    13 RL
    16 RL
    18 RL
    20 RL
    25 RL
    Body Capacity
    6.9 m³
    8.4 m³
    9.9 m³
    12.2 m³
    13.8 m³
    15.3 m³
    19.1 m³
    Body Width - Outside (A)
    208.3cm
    243.8cm
    243.8cm
    243.8cm
    243.8cm
    243.8cm
    243.8cm
    Body Width - Inside
    200.7cm
    236.2cm
    236.2cm
    236.2cm
    236.2cm
    236.2cm
    236.2cm
    Body Length (B)
    487.7cm
    487.7cm‡
    532.1cm
    539.8cm
    576.6cm
    621.0cm
    685.8cm
    Body Length - Tailgate Raised
    538.5cm
    538.5cm‡
    584.2cm
    591.8cm
    627.4cm
    647.7cm
    736.6
    Body Height (C)
    180.3cm
    180.3cm
    180.3cm
    210.8cm
    210.8cm
    210.8cm
    238.8cm
    Body Height - Tailgate Raised
    368.3cm
    368.3cm
    368.3cm
    401.3cm
    401.3cm
    401.3cm
    492.8cm
    Approx. Body Weight*
    (Empty & Exclusive of Options)
    4213.9 kg
    9,650 kg
    10,012 kg
    10,323 kg
    10,760 kg
    11,227 kg
    12,200 kg
    Hopper Capacity
    1.5 m³
    1.9 m³
    1.9 m³
    2.3 m³
    2.3 m³
    2.3 m³
    2.3 m³
    Hopper Opening Width
    152.4cm
    188.0cm
    188.0cm
    188.0cm
    188.0cm
    188.0cm
    188.0cm
    Hopper Load Height
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Hopper Cycle Time (sec)
    26-30
    26-30
    26-30
    26-30
    26-30
    26-30
    26-30
    Trough (Y/N)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Hydraulic Cylinder Specifications
    Model
    9 RL
    11 RL
    13 RL
    16 RL
    18 RL
    20 RL
    25 RL
    Slide Cylinders (2)
    10.2cm Bore, 91.4cm Stroke, 6.4cm Rod
    10.2cm Bore, 91.4cm Stroke, 6.4cm Rod
    10.2cm Bore, 91.4cm Stroke, 6.4cm Rod
    11.4cm Bore, 109.2cm Stroke, 7.6cm Rod
    11.4cm Bore, 109.2cm Stroke, 7.6cm Rod
    11.4cm Bore, 109.2cm Stroke, 7.6cm Rod
    11.4cm Bore, 109.2cm Stroke, 7.6cm Rod
    Sweep Cylinders (2)
    12.7cm Bore, 40.6cm Stroke, 6.4cm Rod
    12.7cm Bore, 40.6cm Stroke, 6.4cm Rod
    12.7cm Bore, 40.6cm Stroke, 6.4cm Rod
    12.7cm Bore, 40.6cm Stroke, 6.4cm Rod
    12.7cm Bore, 40.6cm Stroke, 6.4cm Rod
    12.7cm Bore, 40.6cm Stroke, 6.4cm Rod
    12.7cm Bore, 40.6cm Stroke, 6.4cm Rod
    Tailgate Cylinders (2)
    8.9cm Bore, 61cm Stroke, 4.4cm Rod
    8.9cm Bore, 61cm Stroke, 4.4cm Rod
    8.9cm Bore, 61cm Stroke, 4.4cm Rod
    10.2cm Bore, 61cm Stroke, 4.4cm Rod
    10.2cm Bore, 61cm Stroke, 4.4cm Rod
    10.2cm Bore, 61cm Stroke, 4.4cm Rod
    10.2cm Bore, 50.5cm Stroke, 4.4cm Rod
    Ejection Cylinder (Telescopic)
    3 STAGE 14cm Bore, 175.3cm Stroke
    3 STAGE 14cm Bore, 175.3cm Stroke
    4 STAGE 16.5cm Bore, 254cm Stroke
    4 STAGE 16.5cm Bore, 254cm Stroke
    4 STAGE 16.5cm Bore, 254cm Stroke
    4 Stage 16.5cm Bore, 289.6cm Stroke
    4 Stage 16.5cm Bore, 365.8cm Stroke
    Chassis Minimum Requirements
    Model
    9 RL
    11 RL
    13 RL
    16 RL
    18 RL
    20 RL
    25 RL
    Minimum GVWR**
    10432.6 kg
    12473.8 kg
    13154.2 kg
    14061.4 kg
    14968.5 kg
    14968.5 kg
    25401.2 kg
    Recommended Cab
    213.4cm
    213.4cm
    259.1cm
    284.5cm
    304.8cm
    350.5cm
    396.2cm

    ‡ - Length measured depends on options ordered.

    * - Approximate Body Weight empty and exclusive of options.

    ** - Any Chassis sent to Scranton Manufacturing with less than the minimum guideline requirements will not be mounted. (Chassis must be capable of carrying the net weight of the body plus the weight of the refuse collected.)

    Cobra Body Construction Specifications

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    Body Specs
    Main Body Rails C8x11.5# Structural Channel
    Floor Front: .25; Rear: .25 Front: 50K; Rear: 50K
    Floor Braces 20.3cm Wide; 37.9L 50K
    Center Floor Braces 20.3cm Wide; 37.9L 50K
    Mounting Brackets Welded to Main Body Rails; 1.3cm A36
    Ejection Panel Tracks C8 x 11.5# Structural Channel Wear Strips
    Side Walls 37.9L 80K
    Roof 37.9L 80K
    Rear Frame Formed 17cm x 12.2cm, 0.6cm-GR50 Formed + Welded 0.6cm GR 50, Sides Upper & Lower. A36; 50K
    Rear Frame Lower Slope N/A
    Rear Frame Lower Slope Supports N/A
    Rear Slope Perimeter Support N/A
    Tailgate Hinge Lugs 2.5cm A36
    Upper Bulkhead 37.9L 50K
    Side Bulkhead N/A
    Lower Bulkhead 0.6cm 50K
    Access Door 71.1cm X 59.7cm
    Upper Body Bolsters (Transitions) 37.9L 50K
    Lower Body Bolsters (Transitions) 37.9L 50K
    Tailgate Specs
    Hopper Capacity 9RL: 1.8m; 11-13RL: 2.3m; 16-25RL: 2.7m
    Hopper Opening Height 9-13RL: 114.3cm; 16-20RL: 132.1cm; 25RL: 127cm
    Hopper Opening Width 188cm
    Upper Hopper Brace Formed 0.6cm A36
    Hopper Floor 0.6cm 50K
    Hopper Braces Formed 0.6cm 50K
    Tailgate Seal Height 55.9cm
    Lower Tailgate Side 26.5L 50K
    Upper Tailgate Sides 37.9L 50K
    Slide Tracks Formed 0.6cm 50K
    Slide Wear Strips 1.3cm x 6.4cm A36
    Tailgate Side Braces Formed 26.5L 50K
    Tailgate Hinge Lugs 2.5cm A36
    Slide Specs
    Face Sheet 26.5L 50K
    Face Sheet Braces Formed 26.5L 50K
    Lugs 2.5cm X 10.2cm 1018CF Flat
    Lug Center Braces Formed 37.9L 50K
    Upper Slide Shoe Lug: 18.4cm x 2.5cm; UHMW: 17.5cm x 14.8cm x 4.4cm
    Lower Slide Shoe Plate: 12.7cm x 53.3cm x 1.6cm; UHMW: 11.4cm x 61cm x 7cm Plate: A36
    Upper Slide Cylinder Pins 3.8cm O.D. 1144 Stressproof
    Upper Sweep Pin 3.8cm O.D. 1144 Stressproof
    Lower Sweep Pin 5.1cm O.D. 1144 Stressproof
    Sweep Specs
    Sweep
    Face Plate 0.6cm 50K
    Lugs 2.5cm 50K
    Center Braces N/A
    Backing Plate 37.9L 50K
    Sweep Nose 1.6cm A36
    Bronze Bushings 5.1cm ID
    Ejection Panel Specs
    Base & Support Structure Formed 0.6cm 50K; Tube: 0.6cm x 10.2cm; Flat: 0.6cm x 10.2cm
    Upper Face Sheet 37.9L 50K
    Face Sheet 37.9L 50K
    Shoes 4.3cm x 5.7cm x 30.5cm UHMW QTY.(8)
    Nose 0.6cm A36
    Cylinder Supports 1.9cm; Formed 1cm A36; 50K
    Cylinder Pin 3.2cm O.D. 1144 Stressproof
    Hydraulic System Specs
    Oil Reservoir 170.3L with 100 Mesh 141 Micron Suction Strainer 151-170 L
    Min. Accept. Oil Flow 20 GPM 76 LPM
    Oil Flow w/std Pump 109.8 lPM 1,350-1,400 RPM
    Max. Oper. Pressure 2,000 PSI 13,790 KPA
    Engine RPM for STD GPM 1,200-1,500
    Hydraulic Hoses 4 to 1 Burst
    Hydraulic Filter 10 micron

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Standard Equipment

  • Semi Automatic Cycling
  • Auto Back Pack
  • Accelerator Kit
  • Auto-Lock Tailgate
  • Back Up Alarm
  • All LED Lights
  • Hydraulic Tank Temperature Gauge
  • Right Side Hydraulic Tank Access Port
  • ICC Lights and Reflectors
  • Sight Gauge on Oil Tank
  • Oil Pressure Gauge
  • Chrome Cylinders
  • Side Access Door
  • Driver Alert Buzzer
  • Tailgate Ajar Indicator
  • Light Bar
  • Bolt on Steps on Rear
  • Prime Paint
  • Pump
  • Rear Vision Camera System

Optional Equipment

  • Special Lighting
  • PTO
  • Finish Paint-Imron 5000
  • Container Lifts
  • Pack at idle
  • Hopper Liners
  • Magnum Steel Package
  • Scale System

Rear Loader Comparison

  • King Cobra
  • Cobra Magnum®
  • Cobra
  • Viper
  • Diamondback

Hopper Capacity

  • King Cobra
    3.55 YD³
  • Cobra Magnum®
    3.55 YD³
  • Cobra
    2 YD³ - 3 YD³
  • Viper
    2.5 yd³ - 3 YD³
  • Diamondback
    1 YD³

Body Capacity

  • King Cobra
    20 to 32 YD³
  • Cobra Magnum®
    20 to 32 YD³
  • Cobra
    9 to 25 YD³
  • Viper
    11 to 25 YD³
  • Diamondback
    6 to 8 YD³

Second Cycle Time

  • King Cobra
    25 to 28 Sec.
  • Cobra Magnum®
    25 to 28 Sec.
  • Cobra
    26 to 30 Sec.
  • Viper
    25 to 30 Sec.
  • Diamondback
    14 to 18 Sec.

Body Weight*

  • King Cobra
    17K - 19.2K
  • Cobra Magnum®
    14.9K - 16.6K
  • Cobra
    9.3K - 12.2K
  • Viper
    9.3K - 12.2K
  • Diamondback
    5.8K - 6.3K

Compaction Rates

  • King Cobra
    1K - 1.2K lbs.
  • Cobra Magnum®
    1K - 1.2K lbs.
  • Cobra
    800 - 900 lbs.
  • Viper
    750 - 850 lbs.
  • Diamondback
    800 - 1K lbs.

* - Approximate Body Weight empty and exclusive of options.

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