Carrier Traniscold puts spotlight on hybrid trailer unit

Lighter and fuel-efficient Vector 8500 to be on show in Brisbane.

Carrier Traniscold puts spotlight on hybrid trailer unit
Carrier Transicold Vector 8500.


Carrier Transicold will be showing off its Vector 8500 single-temperature hybrid trailer refrigeration unit at May’s Brisbane Truck Show, which it claims delivers significantly reduced weight, improved fuel economy and greater refrigeration capacity.

Compared with the unit it succeeds, the new Vector 8500 weighs 95kg less.

Besides a drop in weight, it provides up to 4 per cent higher cooling capacity but consumes up to 26 per cent less fuel over a full range of operating conditions.

The new Vector 8500 achieves 5-30 per cent more Watts of cooling per litre of fuel at AHRI rating conditions when compared to Carrier Transicold’s legacy Vector units.

"The expression ‘work smarter not harder,’ truly applies to our systems with ecoFORWARD technologies," Carrier Transicold Australia marketing manager Kelly Geddes says.

"Innovative improvements in efficiency allow individual components, such as the engine, to use less energy while producing greater results – all in a system configuration that remains familiar to owners of prior Vector equipment."

The 820kg, Tier 4-compliant model includes the company’s E-Drive technology, 4 cylinder 2.2 litre smart diesel engine, APX electronic control module, fully hermetic electric scroll compressor, 21 kVA generator and 40-amp battery charger.

Carrier Transicold , Vector 8500, Brisbane Truck Show

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