MATS: Thermo King launches hybrid reefer unit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As hybrid trucks start to gain wider acceptance in the industry, Thermo King decided it was a good time introduce a hybrid reefer unit.

With extensive testing completed, Thermo King introduced the all-new T-Series of temperature control units for straight trucks at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

The T-Series was developed to provide customers with improved performance, new state-of-the-art features and a lower life cycle cost that makes a real difference on the bottom line, as well as a cleaner, quieter operation.

The new units offer stationary or the optional over-the-road Hybrid SmartPower electric operation means substantial fuel savings and zero emissions, as well as enhanced Whisper technology that makes the T-Series the quietest Thermo King truck units ever.

The T-Series units also feature new TSR-2 controller features durable LED technology and helps to ensure the correct parameters are set for every load, regardless of the language spoken by the driver; and customers can choose between the reciprocating compressor or the new scroll compressor, which boasts added technology for improved reliability, higher capacity and greater fuel efficiency.

Three versions of the T-Series will be available this fall.

“Our customers’ need – and requests – for additional cost and fuel savings; improved reliability and performance; quieter, cleaner operation; and simple functionality and serviceability are what drove the development and innovation of the T-Series,” says Tim Ryan, truck product director for Thermo King.

Units available include the T-500R, T-600R, T-800R and T-1000R with reciprocating compressors and the T-600, T-800, T-1000, T-800 SPECTRUM multi-temperature and T-1000 SPECTRUM multi-temperature with new scroll compressor technology.

The first of the new units will be available for order at your local Thermo King dealer beginning this May and are expected to be on the road by August.

For a complete wrap-up of Day 1 at MATS, or a real-time account of Day 2’s events, check out Marco Beghetto’s blog.

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