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Thermo King launches new SB-110 reefer unit (March 31, 2004)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thermo King has developed a new refrigeration unit, geared towards inner-city delivery applicati...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thermo King has developed a new refrigeration unit, geared towards inner-city delivery applications.

The SB-110 was introduced at the Mid-America Trucking Show. The reefer unit follows on the heels of the company’s 210 and 310 models, but it provides a reduced cooling capacity.

Doug Lenz, Thermo King’s trailer product manager told Truck News the reefer unit is ideally suited for carriers hauling fresh products, however it is also able to handle the job if hauling frozen goods, depending on the thermo-efficiency of the trailer itself.

"This unit is very simple to use and operate, and at the same time it provides the best available technology. Yes it’s possible to have both," said Lenz. "The SB-110 is perfect for dairy and deli operators making shorter trips and in-city deliveries."

Like its more powerful cousins, the SB-110 comes equipped with the SR-2 controller, which features the industry’s largest temperature display making it easy to read from a distance. The controller is also sloped downwards so it doesn’t reflect sunlight and the keypad has been more conveniently located. Also, the SR-2 functions in various languages which will be useful for carriers that have French-speaking drivers.
The controller can be locked to prevent tampering and it also has a "mode-lock" feature to prevent the accidental selection of the incorrect operating mode.

Also, audible and visual warnings alert the driver to any potential problems with the unit’s settings.
"It is in all the customers’ best interest to have the best controls," explained Lenz, noting two-thirds of Thermo King’s trailer reefers are going out the door with the new SR-2 controller.

Lenz said the SB-110 is also quieter than its predecessor (the SB-100) and boasts reduced fuel consumption.

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