An all-new T-Series of temperature control units for straight trucks and an enhanced guaranteed refrigeration unit maintenance program were among the new offerings announced by Thermo King at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, which runs through March 21.
The T-Series was developed to provide improved performance and a lower lifecycle cost. Highlights of the new units, which have new state-of-the-art features and a sleek new design that allows for easy access for service, include:
- A new TSR-2 controller with durable LED technology that helps ensure the correct parameters are set for every load, regardless of the language spoken by the driver.
- A choice of the time-tested reciprocating compressor or the new scroll compressor which has added technology for improved reliability, higher capacity, and greater fuel efficiency.
- Stationary or the optional over-the-road Hybrid SmartPower electric operation for fuel savings and zero emissions.
- Enhanced Whisper technology for “the quietest Thermo King truck units ever.”
Units available include the T-500R, T-600R, T-800R, and T-1000R with reciprocating compressors; T-600, T-800, T-1000, and T-800 Spectrum multi-temperature; and T-1000 Spectrum multi-temperature with new scroll compressor technology.
Thermo King has enhanced the Thermo Gard Platinum guaranteed refrigeration unit maintenance program to include four different levels of service and protection - Platinum Premier, Platinum Essential, Platinum PM+, and Platinum PM - tailored to fit customers’ needs.
The upgraded program joins the Silver centralized billing program and Gold extended warranty program in Thermo King’s Thermo Gard family of cost- and time-saving service and maintenance plans.
Thermo King also announced the availability of the TriPac Auxiliary Power Unit as an option for Freightliner Cascadia models with DD15 and Series 60 engines, and for Freightliner Century Class S/T, Columbia, and Coronado models with Series 60 engines.
The TriPac hybrid auxiliary idle reduction and temperature management system saves money and lowers emissions by providing cab power to keep drivers comfortable without running the tractor engine.
The TriPac will be sold by Freightliner and be available as a factory-installed OEM option.