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Thermo Kind expands Truck T80 series

Thermo King showed off its new TriPac Evolution auxiliary power unit and Truck T-80 Series refrigeration unit at the recent Mid-America show, as well the new CargoLink Wireless Fuel Sensor that’s said to provide improved fuel-level monitoring.

The new T-80 Series truck temperature control platform is an addition to the T-Series range that’s claimed to lower fuel costs by up to 20%. It incorporates an EPA/CARB-compliant engine, QuickTemp Control, and enhanced drive-belt systems that are said to reduce run time and simplify maintenance. SmartPower electric standby reduces operating costs by up to 75%, Thermo King says.

Thermo King says it’s the first and only APU to receive CARB certification for the diesel particulate filter on its 2013 less-than-25-hp TriPac Evolution APU. Its engine has achieved EPA and CARB certification on its own.

The new APU, which can be ordered in May for shipment in July, meets Tier IV EPA final regulations requirements while sporting new and patented technology to improve performance and efficiency. Its software can be customized to enhance the customer’s operating profile.

The APU also features an extended maintenance interval of 1500 hours, an updated flash-loadable control system, improved service access, and a new control system to diagnose any issues accurately.

The new CargoLink Wireless Fuel Sensor, an enhancement to the existing CargoLink wireless system which can be used to manage door position, provides improved fuel-level monitoring, minimizes installation time, and eliminates wire failure, says Thermo King. Available in June, it features an enclosure designed to IP69K standards to survive harsh use. The sensor also features a long signal range of 500 ft.

When used with Thermo King TracKing telematics, the fuel sensor provides fast reporting on fuel-loss events, even when the refrigeration unit is off. Because the system is wireless, it can be quickly installed. The sensor can be replaced or upgraded without removing the fuel tank. Future sensors are planned for the CargoLink platform.

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