BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Thermo King officials say the company has become the first transport refrigeration manufacturer to receive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification for 2013 model year engines greater than 25 horsepower – and has done so without the use of a diesel particulate filter.
EPA regulations require an engine to be 37% cleaner for particulate matter and 90% cleaner for nitrogen oxides as compared to the previous interim Tier 4 standard.
“Customers can now keep their transport refrigeration units longer than seven years, and, if they do decide to sell, values should remain higher because no incremental investment will be required,” said Doug Lenz, director of product management and marketing for Thermo King. “Throughout the life of the units, they will have a more sustainable solution which is increasingly important for customers who need to respond to corporate-wide commitments to sustainability.”
The new engines will be introduced via Thermo King’s new Precedent platform. Officials say the new trailer temperature control platform will “deliver double-digit fuel savings, best-in-class performance and lower life cycle costs, while providing a regulatory compliant solution and peace of mind for trailer owners and operators.” To read more about the new Precedent, click here.
Beginning Jan. 1, Thermo King will also offer a full range of truck and auxiliary power unit (APU) solutions compliant with EPA Tier 4 final regulations for engine emissions.