Carrier Transicold’s complete family of new ultra-high performance transport refrigeration units (TRUs), all of which comply with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 emissions standard, made their Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) debut in Louisville KY this week.
Trailer refrigeration units from the Vector hybrid series and X4 belt-driven series, along with the company’s Supra truck units, were showcased at the event, North America’s largest heavy-duty trucking industry trade show. In addition to evergreen compliance with the EPA standard, all models provide improved efficiencies and higher capacities than the models they succeed.
“The transition to the latest platforms, each of which is manufactured at our facility in Athens, Georgia, is complete,” said David Kiefer, director of sales, marketing, and product management, Carrier Transicold. “With the finalization of this phase, Carrier Transicold is the first manufacturer to deliver a complete line of single- and multi-temperature TRUs that are fully Tier 4-compliant.”
Among the new products are six fuel-efficient single- and multi-temperature trailer models, an optional emissions system designed for California operations, and six diesel-powered units for straight trucks. Products include:
•Vector Series—Featuring E-Drive all-electric refrigeration technology, Vector Series units now use an efficient, weight-saving fully hermetic electric scroll compressor. Compared with prior models, the new Vector units shed 210 pounds (10% lighter) and consume up to 26% less fuel over a full range of operating conditions. Models include the Vector 8500 single-temperature unit and the Vector 8600MT multi-temperature unit. Both are equipped for electric standby operation.
•X4 Series–This family of belt-driven units provides the highest refrigeration capacities available from a trailer unit. The ultra-high efficiency designs require 18% less power, 5% to 22% less fuel and achieve 35% to 50% more Btu of cooling per gallon of fuel at AHRI rating conditions. The X4 Series includes the models 7500 and 7300 and their rail/intermodal counterparts, the 7500R and 7300R.
•Engine Emissions System (EES)—The Carrier Transicold EES reduces particulate emissions in accordance with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) ultra-low emissions (ULETRU) requirement for TRUs using engines rated below 25 horsepower. It is the first original equipment manufacturer-developed CARB level 3+ verified diesel emissions control (VDEC) device for trailer refrigeration units. The EES can be included with initial purchase or added later.
•Supra truck units—For straight truck applications, Carrier Transicold offers five Supra 60-series single-temperature units in a range of capacities, and the Supra 950MT multi-temp unit.
To learn more, access www.trucktrailer.carrier.com.