Thermo King's new SLX trailer reefer offers improved fuel economy, reliability

Thermo King’s new SLX trailer reefer offers improved fuel economy, reliability

Thermo King recently showcased its new SLX trailer refrigeration unit in the U.S. to gauge customer interest and gather feedback on the new technology. The SLX line, already launched in Europe, brings customers improved performance, reduced environmental impact and a lower cost of ownership.

Thermo King recently showcased its new SLX trailer refrigeration unit in the U.S. to gauge customer interest and gather feedback on the new technology. The SLX line, already launched in Europe, brings customers improved performance, reduced environmental impact and a lower cost of ownership.

“All our product innovations are driven by what our customers want,” said Bill Roxby, marketing manager, Thermo King Europe. “We are confident that no other diesel driven system matches the reliability and fuel economy of the new range. It is simply the most advanced product of its kind in the market today.”

Thermo King said it designed a rigorous testing program including years of non-stop endurance runs, customer field trials and accelerated life testing. In the furthest corners of the globe, the units were run at temperatures ranging from 50 degrees C to -35 degrees C and were exposed to dust, salt, shock and vibration. The development and testing of the unit took four years, and Thermo King is so confident in its reliability that it is providing a full 24-month factory warranty on each unit.

At the research stage, customers highlighted difficulties in training drivers to use equipment correctly. For this reason, Thermo King equipped each model of the SLX range with its SmartReefer2 (SR-2) controller.

Reducing fuel consumption was a key concern of the design team, who carefully assessed where savings could be made without compromising performance. Their work has delivered a phenomenal 20 percent reduction over the SL range, which itself is recognized as the benchmark in fuel economy, the company said. For more information, visit http://www.thermoking.com.

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