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Carrier Transicold's new XR engineless reefer units for straight trucks

Carrier Transicold’s engineless 40XR and 50XR truck refrigeration units are now available for trucks in local and regional service hauling in grocery, food service, produce and pharmaceutical operations, whatever the case may be. Along with contemporary aesthetics, the new XR series units provide improved air management and increased air flow resulting in faster pulldown and more uniform temperature control when compared to the X series models they succeed, the company said. 

The 40XR is shown in the this image mounted on a box truck.The 40XR is shown in the this image mounted on a box truck.

The direct-drive XR series units are designed for mid-sized and large straight trucks. The 40XR has an on-road capacity of 14,500 BTU/hour, and is designed for boxes 12 to 18 feet long. With a 17,000‑BTU/hour on-road capacity, the model 50XR is well-suited to trucks with a cargo area up to 20 feet in length. Both models, the company said, also have improved electric standby operation capacities compared to the models they succeed. As direct-drive units, their belt-driven refrigerant compressors are powered by the truck engine, eliminating the weight and costs associated with having a separate engine for the refrigeration unit. 

“The R in XR represents refinements we’ve made inside and outside to deliver greater performance and reliability,” said Scott Parker, truck products manager for Carrier Transicold. “For example, the unit condensers have been upgraded to our proven microchannel coil design for higher-efficiency heat transfer, as well as weight savings and added durability. Condenser fans have been enhanced with maintenance-free brushless motors for better reliability.”

Employing R-452A next-gen refrigerant, Parker added, “sustainability is also improved" compared to prior models. Efficiency gains with the news designs also deliver a 20% reduction in the required amount of refrigerant used. 

Carrier Transicold direct-drive truck units are split systems in which the condenser is nose-mounted to the truck box over the cab and the evaporator is attached to the ceiling of the cargo area. Carrier Transicold’s SlimLINE evaporator has an extra-flat, space-saving design that helps to maximize the cargo area, the company said. The refrigeration unit can be operated from within the driver cab via the company's Cab Command 2 digital control.

For more information about the new units, contact Carrier Transicold’s North America dealer network.

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