Manual/Automated Side Loader

It’s ready for anything. Automation may be the goal, but the reality may be that some manual collection is needed.

The McNeilus Manual/Automated (MA) answers the call. A simple-to-operate, automated arm handles residential routes with ease. And the low sill height allows the operator to manually throw the “little extras” that residential trash routes sometimes leave you with.

The optional cart tipper lets you collect from both sides of the street.

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Floor10-gauge AR200
Roof11-gauge AR200
Side Walls11-gauge AR200


Tailgate Side and Rear Walls1/8″ AR450


Hopper Floor3/16″ GRD 50
Wear Area1/4″ AR Hardox 400
Hopper Assist Panel3/16″ AR200


Packing Face1/4″ AR200
Wear StripsX-Wear and AR400
Follower Panel3/16″ AR200


Grabber Ground Clearance10″
Arm Reach8′


GAWR18,000 lb Min front, 40,000 lb Min rear
After Frame 60″ min 
*Guidelines only. Contact McNeilus for specific chassis requirements before ordering. 


Pump Make/ModelParker P350 tandem pump with HOC and Pack-on-the-go flow control system
Control ValvesParker VA35
Packer ValveVA35 x 2 work sections — pneumatic operating with pre-coalescing filter
Arm ValveParker P70 x 5 work sections — electric proportional coils
Oil Reservoir50 gallons
Filter1 Parker 100 mesh suction filter
Parker 16 micron medium-pressure return line 
Pack at idle capacity


Packer4″ bore x 3″ rod x 39-1/2″ stroke
Arm In/Out2″ bore x 1-1/4″ rod x 67″ stroke
Grabber2″ bore x 1″ rod x 6-1/4″ stroke
Tailgate2-1/2″ bore x 1-1/2″ rod x 38″ stroke
Body Lift (telescoping)6-1/2″ bore x 3-1/2″ rod (3rd stage) x 170″ stroke
Hopper Assist3″ bore x 2″ rod x 14″ stroke


Weather Pak and Deutsch connectors 
Aeroquip hoses and fittings 
Hydra-Zorb™ and Stauff clamps 
Zinc-dichromate coated hydraulic lines 


8 – 18 second dump cycle depending on reach requirement 


30 – 100 gal
*Cycle times vary depending on oil temperature, engine idle setting, equipment wear, etc.


Packer steel shot-blasted prior to priming with Akzo Coating’s high-solids epoxy primer and acrylic urethane


Hopper work lights 
Strobe light 
Camera-assist lights 
Peterson smart lights 
Clear coat 
Fire extinguisher/bracket 
Auxiliary axles (call for application)
Camera systems — single, dual, and triple
Mud flaps — front and/or rear 
Decals (call for pricing) 
Plastic shovel 
Paint colors