Efficiency Matters

Save time and effort and decrease the likelihood of a safety issue with automatic tailgate locks standard on this mid-size rear loader.

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Spacious Hopper

The Viper is a rare breed--a mid-size rear loader with a large 3 yd³ hopper.

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Ease of Maintenance

The Viper incorporates many safety features standard, beginning in design with valve placement on the outside of the truck body.

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Viper - Rear Loader

PACKING A POWERFUL BITE

Innovation Adds Value, Safety and Ease of Maintenance

The New Way® Viper Rear Loader is one of the most popular mid-compaction rear loader bodies on the market today. Larger capacity Viper units are excellent for both residential and commercial work.

New Way's engineering team has increased safety and added value with a design that moves the cylinders and the operating valve to the outside of the truck body. This creates a straight line between levers and control rods, making maintenance quick and easy. The operator valve placement eliminates the need to reach into the truck body, increasing employee safety. And, the Viper also comes standard with automatic tailgate locks with the control handle located on the side of the chassis; eliminating the time and effort needed to go back and forth to operate the traditional turnbuckle locks.

With accessories and adapters to accommodate all varieties of residential cart tippers and commercial containers, a rear-view camera and a two-year cylinder warranty, this venomous rear loader is sure to paralyze the competition.

Efficiency Matters

Save time and effort and decrease the likelihood of a safety issue with automatic tailgate locks standard on this mid-size rear loader.

Spacious Hopper

The Viper is a rare breed--a mid-size rear loader with a large 3 yd³ hopper.

Ease of Maintenance

The Viper incorporates many safety features standard, beginning in design with valve placement on the outside of the truck body.

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  • Standard
    Standard Specifications

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    General Specifications
    Hydraulic Cylinder Specs
    Chassis Min Requirements
    General Specifications
    Model
    11 RL
    13 RL
    16 RL
    18 RL
    20 RL
    25 RL
    Body Capacity
    11 yd³
    13 yd³
    16 yd³
    18 yd³
    20 yd³
    25 yd³
    Body Width - Outside (A)
    96"
    96"
    96"
    96"
    96"
    96"
    Body Width - Inside
    93"
    93"
    93"
    93"
    93"
    93"
    Body Length (B)
    192"
    210"‡
    213"
    227"
    245"
    270"
    Body Length - Tailgate Raised
    212"
    230"‡
    233"
    247"
    255"
    290"
    Body Height (C)
    71"
    71"
    83"
    83"
    83"
    94"
    Body Height - Tailgate Raised
    145"
    145"
    158"
    158"
    158"
    94"
    Approx. Body Weight*
    (Empty & Exclusive of Options)
    9,250 lbs.
    9,600 lbs.
    10,120 lbs.
    10,560 lbs.
    11,025 lbs.
    12,200 lbs.
    Hopper Capacity
    2.5 yd³
    2.5 yd³
    3 yd³
    3 yd³
    3 yd³
    3 yd³
    Hopper Opening Width
    74"
    74"
    74"
    74"
    74"
    74"
    Hopper Load Height
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Hopper Cycle Time (sec)
    25-30
    25-30
    25-30
    25-30
    25-30
    25-30
    Trough (Y/N)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Hydraulic Cylinder Specifications
    Model
    11 RL
    13 RL
    16 RL
    18 RL
    20 RL
    25 RL
    Slide Cylinders (2 Each)
    4" Bore, 36" Stroke, 2-1/2" Rod
    4" Bore, 36" Stroke, 2-1/2" Rod
    4" Bore, 43" Stroke, 3" Rod
    4" Bore, 43" Stroke, 3" Rod
    4" Bore, 43" Stroke, 3" Rod
    4" Bore, 43" Stroke, 3" Rod
    Sweep Cylinders (2 Each)
    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 Each)
    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
    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
    11 RL
    13 RL
    16 RL
    18 RL
    20 RL
    25 RL
    Minimum GVWR**
    25,950 lbs.
    27,500 lbs.
    29,000 lbs.
    30,000 lbs.
    33,000 lbs.
    52,000 lbs.
    Recommended Cab to Trunion
    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.)

    Viper 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 11-13RL: 2-1/2yd; 16-25RL: 3yd
    Hopper Opening Height 11-13RL: 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 14"
    Lower Tailgate Side 10 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
    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 GALLON WITH 100 MESH 141 MICRON SUCTION STRAINER 151-170 L
    Min. Accept. Oil Flow 20 GPM 76 LPM
    Oil Flow w/std Pump 25 GPM 1,350-1,400 RPM
    Max. Oper. Pressure 2,200 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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    General Specifications
    Hydraulic Cylinder Specs
    Chassis Min Requirements
    General Specifications
    Model
    11 RL
    13 RL
    16 RL
    18 RL
    20 RL
    25 RL
    Body Capacity
    8.4 m³
    9.9 m³
    12.23 m³
    13.76 m³
    15.29 m³
    19.11 m³
    Body Width - Outside (A)
    243.8cm
    243.8cm
    243.8cm
    243.8cm
    243.8cm
    243.8cm
    Body Width - Inside
    236.2cm
    236.2cm
    236.2cm
    236.2cm
    236.2cm
    236.2cm
    Body Length (B)
    487.7cm
    533.4‡cm
    541cm
    576.6cm
    622.3cm
    685.8cm
    Body Length - Tailgate Raised
    538.5cm
    584.2‡cm
    591.8cm
    627.4cm
    647.7cm
    736.6cm
    Body Height (C)
    180.3cm
    180.3cm
    210.8cm
    210.8cm
    210.8cm
    238.8cm
    Body Height - Tailgate Raised
    368.3cm
    368.3cm
    401.3cm
    401.3cm
    401.3cm
    492.8cm
    Approx. Body Weight*
    (Empty & Exclusive of Options)
    4195.7 kg
    4354.5 kg
    4590.4 kg
    4789.9 kg
    5000.9 kg
    5533.8 kg
    Hopper Capacity
    2.3 m³
    2.3 m³
    2.7 m³
    2.7 m³
    2.7 m³
    2.7 m³
    Hopper Opening Width
    188cm
    188cm
    188cm
    188cm
    188cm
    188cm
    Hopper Load Height
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Frame
    Hopper Cycle Time (sec)
    25-30
    25-30
    25-30
    25-30
    25-30
    25-30
    Trough (Y/N)
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Hydraulic Cylinder Specifications
    Model
    11 RL
    13 RL
    16 RL
    18 RL
    20 RL
    25 RL
    Slide Cylinders (2 Each)
    10.2cm Bore, 91.4cm Stroke, 6.4cm Rod
    10.2cm Bore, 91.4cm Stroke, 6.4cm Rod
    10.2cm Bore, 109.2cm Stroke, 7.6cm
    10.2cm Bore, 109.2cm Stroke, 7.6cm
    10.2cm Bore, 109.2cm Stroke, 7.6cm
    10.2cm Bore, 109.2cm Stroke, 7.6cm
    Sweep Cylinders (2 Each)
    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 Each)
    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
    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
    11 RL
    13 RL
    16 RL
    18 RL
    20 RL
    25 RL
    Minimum GVWR**
    11770.7 kg
    12473.8 kg
    13154.2 kg
    13607.8 kg
    14968.5 kg
    23586.8 kg
    Recommended Cab to Trunion
    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.)

    Viper Body Construction Specifications

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    Body Specs
    Main Body Rails C8x11.5# STRUCTURAL CHANNEL
    Floor Front: 0.6cm; Rear: 0.6cm 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 12.3cm, 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 28.9cm
    Upper Body Bolsters (Transitions) 37.9L 50K
    Lower Body Bolsters (Transitions) 37.9L 50K
    Tailgate Specs
    Hopper Capacity 11-13RL: 2.3m; 16-25RL: 2.7m
    Hopper Opening Height 11-13RL: 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 0.6cm
    Lower Tailgate Side 37.9L 50K
    Upper Tailgate Sides 37.9L 50K
    Slide Tracks FORMED 1/4" 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
    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 170.3 LITERS WITH 100 MESH 141 MICRON SUCTION STRAINER 151-170 L
    Min. Accept. Oil Flow 20 GPM 76 LPM
    Oil Flow w/std Pump 94.6 LPM 1,350-1,400 RPM
    Max. Oper. Pressure 2,200 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
  • Light Bar
  • Sight Gauge on Oil Tank
  • Oil Pressure Gauge
  • Chrome Cylinders
  • Side Access Door
  • Driver Alert Buzzer
  • Tailgate Ajar Indicator
  • Pump
  • Riding Steps on Rear
  • Prime Paint
  • 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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