Vector 8600MT hybrid unit meets Tier 4 standard

The new Vector 8600MT hybrid unit from Carrier Transicold advances multi-temperature trailer refrigeration with smart remote evaporators that improve operational efficiencies and reliability, and enable easier, more flexible installation. This is the first commercially available multi-temperature trailer refrigeration unit that meets the 2013 EPA Tier 4 standard.
Carrier Transicold’s third-generation Vector multi-temperature refrigeration system for North America, the Vector 8600MT shares key attributes of its recently introduced single-temperature sibling, the Vector 8500 unit.
The new Vector models also use a fully hermetic electric scroll compressor. Proven efficient and reliable in Carrier Transicold refrigerated marine container systems, the scroll compressor has 70% fewer moving parts and is 200 pounds lighter than a traditional reciprocating compressor, contributing to the host unit’s 10% weight reduction.
With the Vector 8600MT, one or two remote evaporators can be added to the host system, enabling a total of up to three refrigerated compartments within a single trailer, each maintained at a different temperature set point.
This unit’s smart remote evaporators automatically adjust themselves to varying conditions to ensure optimized cooling capacities and more efficient fuel use.
The Vector platform’s signature E-Drive all-electric refrigeration technology means refrigeration and heating operations are 100% electric, powered over the road by an onboard generator driven by the unit’s diesel engine. Electric standby capability is built in, allowing haulers to tap into electric power supplies to run the system when parked.
As with other 2013 Carrier Transicold truck and trailer refrigeration units, the Vector 8600MT unit incorporates Carrier Transicold’s performance-boosting ecoFORWARD technologies. Compared to the unit it succeeds, the new Vector 8600MT unit provides up to 4% higher cooling capacity at 60,000 Btu at 35 degrees F (1.6 degrees C) and 24,000 Btu at –20 degrees F ( 29 degrees C), while using up to 20% less engine power.
The Vector 8600MT unit’s engine is certified for “evergreen” compliance with the 2013 EPA Tier 4 standard for engines less than 25 horsepower. For fleets operating in California beyond seven years, the Vector platform’s standard electric standby capability provides an in-use compliance option for the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
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