Thermo King Launches Powerful Alternative for Large Truck Diesel Refrigeration Systems

Thermo King has launched the V-1000, its new single and multi-temperature vehicle-powered units designed for larger rigid trucks between 3.5 to 25 tonnes.

The new V-1000 is said to be almost 25% more powerful and delivers 33% higher airflow and 67% higher stand-by capacity than the equivalent diesel units, offering large truck operators the benefits of advanced vehicle drive technology – low cost control, low weight and compact size.

The V-1000 uses a compressor exclusively developed for Thermo King which, when driven by the truck engine, produces performance previously unattainable in units of this type. This positively impacts the total cost of operation when it comes to fuel consumption, maintenance costs and productivity, making the V-1000 a competitive investment compared to diesel powered unit with equivalent performance.

“Traditionally, companies operating larger rigid trucks have looked at self-powered diesel units. This tradition is about to change,” said Eneko Fernandez, product leader Truck at Thermo King. “We designed the V-1000 to deliver exceptional performance, compete directly and sometimes outperform the self-powered units. High cooling capacity and high airflow of the V-1000 will protect our customers’ load under the most arduous conditions. And it will do so with a significantly lower environmental impact than the diesel-powered solutions – with no CO2 emissions from the unit and lower noise when in operation.”

For flexible operations, the profile of the Thermo King V-1000 makes it suitable for high cabs, while the units are also compatible with multiple vehicle types including CNG, LNG or Biodiesel. The V-1000 is available in both 12V or 24V options and can fit trucks that range from 3.5 to 25 tonnes to fit customer’s multiple application needs.