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Thermo King offers environmentally sensitive trailer reefer

Thermo King is introducing its most environmentally sensitive diesel trailer temperature control system for multi-temperature operations. This unit meets changing industry regulations and aids food distribution customers in achieving sustainability objectives and in reducing high fuel costs.

The new S-600M features a completely new diesel direct electric (DDE) architecture that drives optimum efficiencies and helps lower the overall cost of ownership for food distributors.

Thermo King collaborated with PSA Peugeot Citroen to develop a diesel engine for the S-600M that meets the most stringent requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Tier IV Final regulations. The engine features emission technologies that avoid the use of a diesel particulate filter and are designed to meet both EPA and California Air Resources Board requirements in the greater-than-25 HP category.

The Precedent platform with DDE architecture offers multitemperature customers flexibility in unit configuration. Customers can now order all Precedent multi-temperature models with Thermo King Smart Power, which allows the units to be operated off electrical power in stationary applications. Smart Power will be available in both standard and high output versions. Thermo King also offers a Smart Power Prep Kit to meet the needs of customers who are considering shore power operation at their distribution centers but have not yet invested in the infrastructure to support shore power operation. The kit enables customers to upgrade a Precedent unit to shore power operation in the field post-purchase.

The Precedent S-600M will be available beginning in the third quarter of 2013. The existing multi-temperature Spectrum series of solutions also will be available for customers who wish to slowly transition into the new platform.