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Anglia Crown takes delivery of new 7.5-tonne truck with specially modified refrigeration system

Anglia Crown, has taken delivery of a new 7.5-tonne truck with a specially modified mount kit to accommodate Carrier Transicold’s Pulsor™ 600 multi-temperature (MT) refrigeration system. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold (UK) Limited, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

Carrier Transicold’s lightweight Pulsor units are ordinarily mounted to light commercial vehicles, particularly those on intensive multi-drop urban delivery routes. The system’s combination of high capacity and low weight suited Anglia Crown’s specific requirements, and in a UK first, the company selected the system for its new 7.5-tonne DAF LF.

“We wanted a reliable, lightweight unit to maximise payload capacity on the new vehicle,” said Paul Robinson, distribution manager, Anglia Crown. “We’ve specified Pulsor systems from Carrier before, so it was our first choice for this application, despite having never been mounted to this type of truck before. Happily, a solution was found that achieved exactly what we wanted.”

Refrigerated vehicle rental and contract hire company, Petit Forestier, played an integral role in making the new DAF LF compatible with Carrier Transicold’s Pulsor system, working with one of its suppliers to fabricate a bespoke generator mount kit.

“We believed that finding a way to mount the Pulsor unit to this truck type would be extremely beneficial, so we made it happen,” said Pat Skelly, managing director, Petit Forestier UK and Ireland. “Anglia Crown’s request was obviously the catalyst, but now we’re in a position, alongside Carrier, to specify the Pulsor for these vehicles moving forward, which is great news for the industry.”

The DAF LF is a new addition to Anglia Crown’s 17-strong mixed commercial vehicle fleet – which is 100 per cent Carrier Transicold cooled. Anglia Crown delivers chilled and frozen meals to more than 100 hospitals across the UK, with the new vehicle primarily operating between the company’s Colchester base and north to Derby, clocking up to 120,000 km per year.

The Pulsor 600 MT offers quick pull-down times across multiple compartments, with Carrier Transicold’s patented E-DRIVE® technology transforming the truck’s engine power into electricity that provides consistent multi-temperature capacity at any engine speed – providing complete peace of mind that the unit will maintain the set point even when the engine is on tickover in heavy traffic.

“Carrier’s products always do exactly what we need them to,” adds Robinson “They’re incredibly reliable, but if we ever do have any issues the support network is second to none. Our closest network service partner is literally just around the corner from us and they are fantastic at sorting any issues, with minimal fuss. The aftersales support from everyone is always top notch.”

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