New Way Trucks continues to expand; leads refuse industry


Scranton Manufacturing, the parent company of New Way Trucks, has been committed to innovation, quality and customer satisfaction for over 45 years. The family-owned company, which is based in Scranton, Iowa, continues to lead the industry with its innovative lineup of refuse trucks. New Way has seen tremendous growth in that time and continues to do so this day.

In 2014 the global garbage truck manufacturer broke new ground for a 56,000-square-foot expansion. The expansion, meant to provide ample space for increased production and future growth, positioned the company to boost the local economy with 75 new jobs. New Way wasted no time in putting the new space to good use. Later that year it introduced Roto Pac, the world’s first auger-driven, automated side-loader.

The fully automated Roto Pac, which was designed for organics collection, is the first mobile compactor with a leak-proof body up to 40 inches high that packs with an auger, as opposed to the traditional packing panel. Tested by operators all over the United States, it didn’t take long to discover that Roto Pac works extremely well with municipal solid waste also. The truck’s 27-cubic-yard body design boasts the best legal payload in the industry: 25,000 pounds. Coupled with the fact that Roto Pac’s auger is self-cleaning and eliminates the down time needed to clean out behind the packer ram at the end of each day, the auger can produce up to 23,000 pounds of torque at idle speed and is equipped with an automatic reverse cycle in the event of a jam.

“This machine really is purpose perfected,” said New Way Regional Sales Manager Scott Rupiper. “From compaction rates and hopper to body displacement to the ease of maneuverability in tight spaces, Roto Pac streamlines operation and labor costs. All of this adds up to the most innovative collection vehicle on the market today.”

Even with the recent success of Roto Pac, New Way shows no signs of slowing down when it comes to introducing innovations.

At this year’s WasteExpo in Las Vegas, attendees will not only get to check out Roto Pac, but will also get a glimpse of a new Mammoth front-loader design, as well as a brand new Sidewinder automated side-loader option, in booth 1543.

The new-style Mammoth features a new curved floor and roof design for weight reduction, redesigned arm cylinder geometry to reduce forces on the bulkhead and center desk, and a lower hopper and body to allow the one-piece hopper door to slide under a roof-mounted compressed natural gas cabinet. In addition, a redesigned controller area network bus and hydraulic system allows for better system controls, as well as removal of the deceleration valve and mac air valve.

“This really is an elite front end loader,” said New Way Vice President of Sales Phil Allen. “Not only have we minimized manufacturing costs by making one-piece body sides, roof and floor, we also met the 16,000- pound weight goal on the West Coast units.” Equipped with the strongest steel specifications in the industry, heavy-duty arms and torque tube assembly, this next generation New Way front loader is stomping the industry with brute force.

While New Way continues to introduce new and innovative products to the waste management industry, its growth can be contributed to a dedicated work force, strong distributor support network and global presence. Not only are New Way Trucks represented in all 50 United States, they also have representatives located internationally in countries including Russia, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada and Nigeria.

“Our team continues to expand globally and that is what makes us a force in the industry,” mentioned Allen. “New Way is an incredible company to work for. Those outside the company may not see it, but internally we are tight-knit family, and that is very important to us.” Allen leads the team each year by hosting an annual Dealer Summit aimed at educating and informing the New Way Dealer Network on product changes, innovations and company updates.

New Way’s Dealer Network has been successful due to the fact that the company produces quality, purpose-built refuse products.

“Without our highly motivated team, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do,” said New Way President Michael McLaughlin. “Our employees truly are our most important asset. In fact, we continue to produce leaders at New Way by going through extensive leadership training classes. By educating our employees and building internal buy-in, we’re able to produce a high-quality product that our customers rely on.” It is this dedication to it employees, and strengthening its workforce from within, that has elevated New Way to the position of a leader in the industry.

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