MATS: Carrier unveils new multi-temp TRU

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Carrier Transicold has introduced a new hybrid multi-temp trailer refrigeration unit (TRU) it says is 20% more fuel efficient than the model it replaces.

The Vector 6600MT hybrid multi-temp TRU features an electric standby option that can provide significant savings when loading and unloading.

The new unit also provides greater cooling capacity. David Kiefer, director of marketing and product management for Carrier Transicold said it offers 15% more capacity than its closest competitor and 9% better cooling capacity than its predecessor.

“By taking advantage of AC power, fuel is conserved, emissions are eliminated, noise is reduced and operating savings of 40-70% can be realized,” Kiefer said.

Features include Carrier’s Tru-Demand operating software that allows for optimal cooling performance while reducing fuel consumption. A Novation heat exchanger features parallel-flow micro-channels and all-aluminum alloy construction to provide a more efficient condenser coil that’s lighter than traditional copper tube and aluminum fin coils, Kiefer explained.

The system also features an upgraded electric motor and the elimination of the second evaporator fan. The Vector 6600MT also requires 39% less refrigerant than Carrier’s conventional multi-temp unit, the company claims.

“Using a frame size larger than our original hybrid model enables many of the enhancements and allows us to more efficiently move air and dissipate heat without an increase in weight,” said Kiefer. For more info, see a dealer or visit

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