Superior Compaction

The King Cobra packs a big bite with industry-leading compaction from 1,100 to 1,300 lbs. per yd³

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Heavy Duty Construction

The King Cobra is built tough with the heaviest duty body available on any rear loader.

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Operational Efficiency

The King Cobra has the lowest operational costs of any rear loader refuse truck on the market today.

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King Cobra - Rear Loader

It's good to be king

Industry Leading Compaction

The design of this heavy-duty refuse truck sets the bar, putting it at the top of the industry's food chain. The New Way® King Cobra Rear Loader is the unequivocal leader with an approximate 1,100 to 1,300 lbs per yd³ compaction rate and superior rear-loading capabilities.

Built to take on a lot of work and not a lot of maintenance, the King Cobra rear loader offers many of the standard features of the other New Way® rear loaders. Curbside hydraulic access, side-body automatic tailgate locks, a rear-view camera and two-year cylinder warranty are just a few of the many standard options. The King Cobra can also be customized to meet the needs of your individual operation.

Combine all of this with the fact that the King Cobra has the lowest cost of operation of any comparable body size and one of the lowest warranty claims of any garbage truck body in the industry, and you've got a refuse truck that charms the most demanding of routes.

Superior Compaction

The King Cobra packs a big bite with industry-leading compaction from 1,100 to 1,300 lbs. per yd³

Heavy Duty Construction

The King Cobra is built tough with the heaviest duty body available on any rear loader.

Operational Efficiency

The King Cobra has the lowest operational costs of any rear loader refuse truck on the market today.

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  • Standard
    Standard Specifications

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    General Specifications
    Hydraulic Cylinder Specs
    Chassis Min Requirements
    General Specifications
    Model
    20 RL
    25 RL
    27 RL
    32 RL
    Body Capacity
    20yd³
    25yd³
    27yd³
    32yd³
    Body Width - Outside (A)
    96"
    96"
    96"
    96"
    Body Width - Inside
    87"
    87"
    87"
    87"
    Body Length (B)‡
    263"
    285"
    301"
    315.5"
    Body Length - Tailgate Raised
    301"
    323"‡
    339"‡
    353.5"
    Body Height (C)
    102.5"
    102.5"
    102.5"
    102.5"
    Body Height - Tailgate Raised
    187"
    187"
    187"
    187"
    Approx. Body Weight *
    (Empty & Exclusive of Options)
    17,500 lbs
    17,900 lbs
    18,260 lbs
    19,200 lbs
    Hopper Capacity
    3.55yd³
    3.55yd³
    3.55yd³
    3.55yd³
    Hopper Opening Width
    80"
    80"
    80"
    80"
    Loading Sill Height
    3.5" below frame
    3.5" below frame
    3.5" below frame
    3.5" below frame
    Hopper Cycle Time (sec)
    25-28
    25-28
    25-28
    25-28
    Trough (Y/N)
    N
    N
    N
    N
    Hydraulic Cylinder Specifications
    Model
    20 RL
    25 RL
    27 RL
    32 RL
    Slide Cylinders (2)
    5.5" Bore, 38.63" Stroke, 4.5" Rod
    5.5" Bore, 38.63" Stroke, 4.5" Rod
    5.5" Bore, 38.63" Stroke, 4.5" Rod
    5.5" Bore, 38.63" Stroke, 4.5" Rod
    Sweep Cylinders (2)
    5" Bore, 25.63" Stroke, 4" Rod
    5" Bore, 25.63" Stroke, 4" Rod
    5" Bore, 25.63" Stroke, 4" Rod
    5" Bore, 25.63" Stroke, 4" Rod
    Tailgate Cylinders (2)
    3.5" Bore, 42" Stoke, 2" Rod
    3.5" Bore, 42" Stoke, 2" Rod
    3.5" Bore, 42" Stoke, 2" Rod
    3.5" Bore, 42" Stoke, 2" Rod
    Ejection Cylinder
    3 Stage, 7.5" Bore of largest Stage, 96.5" Stroke
    4 Stage, 7.5" Bore of largest stage, 118" Stroke
    4 Stage, 7.5"
    4 Stage, 7.5" Bore of largest stage, 160" Stroke
    Chassis Minimum Requirements
    Model
    20 RL
    25 RL
    27 RL
    32 RL
    Minimum GVWR**
    58,000 lbs.
    62,000 lbs.
    64,000 lbs.
    66,000 lbs.
    Recommended Cab
    138"
    160"
    172"
    204"

    ‡ - 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.)

    King Cobra Body Construction Specifications

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    Body Specs
    Main Body Rails 8"x3"x1/4" Structural Tube
    Floor 7GA 100K
    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 8" Formed Channel 7GA; Wear Strips: 1/2"x3 50K; A36
    Side Walls 10GA 80K
    Roof Front: 7GA; Rear: 10GA Front: 50K; Rear: 80K
    Rear Frame Formed 10"X7" Channel 7GA; Formed Rear Hinge Cross Beam 1/4"x3x10 A36; 50K
    Rear Frame Lower Slope 1/4" 80K
    Rear Frame Lower Slope Supports Formed 6"x4" Channel 7GA 50K
    Rear Slope Perimeter Support 1/2"x5" A36
    Tailgate Hinge Lugs 1" A36
    Upper Bulkhead 10GA 80K
    Side Bulkhead 1/4" 50K
    Lower Bulkhead 7GA 50K
    Access Door 30"x30"
    Upper Body Bolsters (Transitions) 7GA 36K
    Lower Body Bolsters (Transitions) 10GA 50K
    Tailgate Specs
    Hopper Capacity 3.55yd³
    Hopper Opening Height 50"
    Hopper Opening Width 80"
    Upper Hopper Brace 1/4" 80K
    Hopper Floor 1/4" T1 (100K min)
    Hopper Braces 1/4" 50K
    Tailgate Seal Height 50"
    Lower Tailgate Side 1/4" T1 (100K min)
    Upper Tailgate Sides Upper: 7GA; Lower: 1/4" Upper: 50K; Lower: 100K
    Slide Tracks Formed 1/4" 50K
    Slide Wear Strips 1/2"x3 A36
    Tailgate Side Braces 7GA 50K
    Tailgate Hinge Lugs 1-1/2" 50K
    Slide Specs
    Face Sheet 7GA T1 (min)
    Face Sheet Braces 10GA 50K
    Lugs 3/4" 50K
    Lug Center Braces 1/4" 50K
    Upper Slide Shoe Tube: 3"x5"x3/8"; Shoe: 4"x20"x1" Tube: A500 GRD-B; Shoe: UHMW
    Lower Slide Shoe Tube: 3"x5"x3/8"; Shoe: 4"x13"x1" Tube: A500 GRD-B; Shoe: UHMW
    Upper Slide Cylinder Pins 2-1/2" OD 1045CD
    Upper Sweep Pin 2" OD 1144 Stressproof
    Lower Sweep Pin 3" OD 1045CD
    Sweep Specs
    Face Plate 1/4" 100K
    Lugs 3/4" 50K
    Center Braces 1/4" A36
    Backing Plate 1/4" 50K
    Sweep Nose 5/8" A36
    Bronze Bushings 4-1/2" ID
    Ejection Panel Specs
    Base & Support Structure 3"x3"x1/4" Structural Steel Tubing
    Upper Face Sheet 10GA 50K
    Face Sheet 10GA 50K
    Shoes 4"x48"x1" UHMW
    Nose 3/8" A36
    Cylinder Supports 1/4" 50K
    Cylinder Pin 3" OD 1144 Stressproof
    Hydraulic System Specs
    US Metric
    Oil Reservoir 50 Gallon with 100 Mesh 141 Micron Suction Strainer 227 L
    Oil Flow w/Std. Pump 36 GPM 1,275-1,550 RPM
    Operating Pressure 2,450 PSI 16,892 KPA
    Hydraulic Hoses 4 to 1 Burst
    Return Filter 10 micron
    Engine RPM 1,275 - 1,550

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  • Metric
    Metric Specifications

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    General Specifications
    Hydraulic Cylinder Specs
    Chassis Min Requirements
    General Specifications
    Model
    20 RL
    25 RL
    32 RL
    Body Capacity
    18.3 m³
    22.9 m³
    29.3 m³
    Body Width - Outside (A)
    243.8cm
    243.8cm
    243.8cm
    Body Width - Inside
    221cm
    221cm
    221cm
    Body Length (B)
    640.1cm
    701cm‡
    802.6cm
    Body Length - Tailgate Raised
    736.6cm
    797.6cm‡
    899.2cm
    Body Height (C)
    260.4cm
    260.4cm
    260.4cm
    Body Height - Tailgate Raised
    1221cm
    1221cm
    1221cm
    Approx. Body Weight*
    (Empty & Exclusive of Options)
    7937.9 kg
    8119.3 kg
    8709 kg
    Hopper Capacity
    3.2 m³
    3.2 m³
    3.2 m³
    Hopper Opening Width
    203.2cm
    203.2cm
    203.2cm
    Loading Sill Height
    8.9cm below frame
    8.9cm below frame
    8.9cm below frame
    Hopper Cycle Time (sec)
    25-28
    25-28
    25-28
    Trough (Y/N)
    N
    N
    N
    Hydraulic Cylinder Specifications
    Model
    20 RL
    25 RL
    32 RL
    Slide Cylinders (2)
    14cm Bore, 98.1cm Stroke, 11.4cm Rod
    14cm Bore, 98.1cm Stroke, 11.4cm Rod
    14cm Bore, 98.1cm Stroke, 11.4cm Rod
    Sweep Cylinders (2)
    12.7cm Bore, 65.1cm Stroke, 10.2cm Rod
    12.7cm Bore, 65.1cm Stroke, 10.2cm Rod
    12.7cm Bore, 65.1cm Stroke, 10.2cm Rod
    Tailgate Cylinders (2)
    8.9cm Bore, 106.7cm Stoke, 5.1cm Rod
    8.9cm Bore, 106.7cm Stoke, 5.1cm Rod
    8.9cm Bore, 106.7cm Stoke, 5.1cm Rod
    Ejection Cylinder
    3 Stage, 19.1cm Bore of largest Stage, 245.1cm Stroke
    4 Stage 19.1cm Bore of largest stage, 299.7cm Stroke
    4 Stage, 19.1cm Bore at largest stage, 406.4cm Stroke
    Chassis Minimum Requirements
    Model
    20 RL
    25 RL
    32 RL
    Minimum GVWR**
    26308.4 kg
    28122.7 kg
    29937.1 kg
    Recommended Cab
    350.5cm
    406.4cm
    518.2cm

    ‡ - 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.)

    King Cobra Body Construction Specifications

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    Body Specs
    Main Body Rails 20.3cm x 7.6cm x 0.6cm Structural Tube
    Floor 26.5L 100K
    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 20.3cm Formed Channel 26.5L; Wear Strips: 1.3cm x 7.6cm 50K; A36
    Side Walls 37.9L 80K
    Roof Front: 26.5L; Rear: 37.9L Front: 50K; Rear: 80K
    Rear Frame Formed 25.4cm X 17.8cm Channel 26.5L; Formed Rear Hinge Cross Beam 0.6cm x 7.6cm x 25.4cm A36; 50K
    Rear Frame Lower Slope 0.6cm 80K
    Rear Frame Lower Slope Supports Formed 15.2cm x 10.2cm Channel 26.5L 50K
    Rear Slope Perimeter Support 1.3cm x 12.7cm A36
    Tailgate Hinge Lugs 2.5cm A36
    Upper Bulkhead 37.9L 80K
    Side Bulkhead 0.6cm 50K
    Lower Bulkhead 26.5L 50K
    Access Door 76.2cm x 76.2cm
    Upper Body Bolsters (Transitions) 26.5L 36K
    Lower Body Bolsters (Transitions) 37.9L 50K
    Tailgate Specs
    Hopper Capacity 3.2m³
    Hopper Opening Height 127cm
    Hopper Opening Width 203.2cm
    Upper Hopper Brace 0.6cm 80K
    Hopper Floor 0.6cm T1 (100K min)
    Hopper Braces 0.6cm 50K
    Tailgate Seal Height 127cm
    Lower Tailgate Side 0.6cm T1 (100K min)
    Upper Tailgate Sides Upper: 26.5L; Lower: 0.6cm Upper: 50K; Lower: 100K
    Slide Tracks Formed 0.6cm 50K
    Slide Wear Strips 1.3cm x 7.6cm A36
    Tailgate Side Braces 26.5L 50K
    Tailgate Hinge Lugs 3.8cm 50K
    Slide Specs
    Face Sheet 26.5L T1 (min)
    Face Sheet Braces 37.9L 50K
    Lugs 1.9cm 50K
    Lug Center Braces 0.6cm 50K
    Upper Slide Shoe Tube: 7.6cm x 12.7cm x 3/8"; Shoe: 10.2cm x 50.8cm x 2.5cm Tube: A500 GRD-B; Shoe: UHMW
    Lower Slide Shoe Tube: 7.6cm x 12.7cm x 3/8"; Shoe: 10.2cm x 33cm x 2.5cm Tube: A500 GRD-B; Shoe: UHMW
    Upper Slide Cylinder Pins 6.4cm OD 1045CD
    Upper Sweep Pin 5.1cm OD 1144 Stressproof
    Lower Sweep Pin 7.6cm OD 1045CD
    Sweep Specs
    Face Plate 0.6cm 100K
    Lugs 1.9cm 50K
    Center Braces 0.6cm A36
    Backing Plate 0.6cm 50K
    Sweep Nose 1.6cm A36
    Bronze Bushings 11.4cm ID
    Ejection Panel Specs
    Base & Support Structure 7.6cm x 7.6cm x 0.6cm Structural Steel Tubing
    Upper Face Sheet 37.9L 50K
    Face Sheet 37.9L 50K
    Shoes 10.2cm x 121.92cm x 2.5cm UHMW
    Nose 1cm A36
    Cylinder Supports 0.6cm 50K
    Cylinder Pin 7.6cm OD 1144 Stressproof
    Hydraulic System Specs
    US Metric
    Oil Reservoir 189.3 Liter with 100 Mesh 141 Micron Suction Strainer 227 L
    Oil Flow w/Std. Pump 136.3 LPM 1,275-1,550 RPM
    Operating Pressure 2,450 PSI 16,892 KPA
    Hydraulic Hoses 4 to 1 Burst
    Return Filter 10 micron
    Engine RPM 1,275 - 1,550

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Standard Equipment

  • Semi Automatic Cycling
  • Auto Back Pack
  • Accelerator Kit
  • Turn Buckle Locks
  • Back Up Alarm
  • Light Bar
  • LED Lights
  • Sight Gauge on Oil Tank
  • Oil Pressure Gauge
  • Chrome Rod Cylinders
  • Side Access Door
  • Driver Alert Buzzer
  • Tailgate Ajar Indicator
  • Bolt on Steps on Rear
  • Prime Paint
  • Rear Vision Camera System
  • Talamar Extreme Hydraulic Fluid

Optional Equipment

  • Special Lighting
  • PTO & Pump
  • Finish Paint-Imron 5000
  • Container Lifts (commercial & residential)
  • Body Scale System
  • Auto Tailgate Locks
  • Steel Upgrades
  • Extended Warranties

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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