D.R. Macleod Adds First Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 MT Units

2021-10-27 Source: www.refindustry.com Collect Reading Volume: 1754

D.R. Macleod has taken delivery of its first two Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 MT (multi-temperature) units, in a move to improve fleet sustainability and reduce noise on its delivery routes. 

The new Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 MT units are mounted to 13.6-metre Gray & Adams trailers and represent additions to a 100-strong trailer fleet, of which 30 are refrigerated. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, D.R. Macleod ordered its first Carrier Transicold unit 12 years ago. The company has added an increasing number of Carrier systems over the years for use on both its rigid truck and trailer fleet.

Carrier Transicold’s flagship trailer refrigeration system, the Vector HE 19 MT unit combines the company’s all-electric E-Drive technology with a new ultra-modern multi-speed engine design that can reduce fuel consumption by up to 30%. The unit also offers a 10% saving in weight and reduces noise by 3 dB(A) – which to the human ear equates to being 50% quieter. The unit also saves up to 15% on maintenance costs.

The Vector HE 19’s fully hermetic scroll compressor and economiser helps increase refrigeration capacity during pull-down by 40%, while cutting the chance of refrigerant escape by 50%. When plugged into the electrical grid on standby, the Vector HE 19 MT is also 19% more efficient, meaning it delivers reduced diesel, maintenance and electricity bills.

The new trailers will operate from D.R. Macleod’s Glasgow depot, primarily making multi-drop chilled and frozen supermarket deliveries across Scotland and the Western Isles. On the road seven days a week, they are expected to clock up around 100,000 miles annually and will stay in service for at least eight years.

Editor: Amanda