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How to Choose Your Truck Refrigeration Unit?

Jun  28,2018
Guchen Thermo as truck refrigeration unit manufacturer exports units help customers transport meat, vegetables, fruits and frozen goods across the country. As for the novices, they are usually confused of what kind of transport refrigeration units are suitable for their business. Guchen Thermo sales staff is very experienced in transporting refrigeration units, and can help our customers to choose the correct units.
Let’s see how to choose a suitable
transport refrigeration unit for your business. Before you buy transport refrigeration units, please have clear answers for the following questions in your mind.

1.What are my refrigerated truck body’s length, width and height?

Knowing the size of your refrigerated truck bodies is very important for us to know how much cooling capacity for your box. Guchen Thermo can supply different transport refrigeration units for big trucks, small trucks, big cargo vans and small cargo vans. Guchen Thermo truck refrigeration units can be suitable for 2-65 m³ truck box, and van refrigeration units can be used for 2-15m³ van box.

TR-200 and TR-650 truck refrigeration units installation
PHOTO: Guchen Thermo TR-200 small truck refefer units and TR-650 large truck refrigeration units installation

2.What is the ambient temperature and cargos required temperature?

The ambient temperature is higher; the cooling capacity is bigger for cargos. For most of Guchen Thermo truck freezer units, the units' temperature is low to -30℃ for transporting deep frozen or frozen cargoes. Also, for those who just want to transport fresh foods, the truck chiller units may be OK for usage. Of couse, different cargos may need different transporting temperature, you also should take ambient temperature and open doors frequency into consideration. For example, fruits and vegetables needs 4-8℃ for fresh transportation; ice cream needs -25℃; Fresh frozen raw meat needs -10℃. If you have no idea for what temperature you should set, please feel free to contact our professional and experienced sales staff for advice:

PHOTO: Guchen Thermo Truck Refrigeration Units Electric Control Panel 

3.What is transport refrigeration unit installation stype that I choose?

Guchen Thermo can supply different types of truck refrigeration installing for different truck types. For example, the van refrigeration units mount the condenser on the roof top of vans; for most of truck refrigeration units, we can supply condenser front mounted units, but as for some of trucks, which have no enough place to mount condenser in the front, so Guchen Thermo can supply TR-550 truck refrigeration units with condenser under mounted types. 

TR-550 truck refrigeration units condenser front mounted or under mounted
PHOTO: Guchen Thermo TR-550 Truck Refrigeration Units Condenser Front Mounted (left) or Under Mounted (right)

4.Do I use my units for long-distance transportation or inner city transportation?

As for the long-distance transportation, most of our customers are worried about that their truck anchors on the half road if they use the traditional units (vehicle driven types) which will result in big loss. That is because the vehicle driven units’ cooling system relies on vehicles to generated power for refrigerating air.  But Guchen Thermo can supply diesel engine driven truck refrigeration units for help. The diesel engine driven truck refrigeration units has its own independent cooling system, so when truck engine stops, cooling system continues! 

Phopo: TS-1000 diesel engine truck refrigeration units installation

5.What is standby system and do I need a standby system?

Standby system can help you save more fuel consumption to reduce transportation cost. As for the traditional truck reefer units, customers can equip an external standby system for truck refrigeration, but it may be complex to install standby system. In order to solve the problem, Guchen Thermo will launch our new moedel of truck refrigeration---- integrated electric standby system truck refrigeration units, included into TR-450S, TR-550S and TR-760S model. Its standby system is in the inner side of condenser, very easy to install, small in size, beautiful in appearence. 

TR-450S integrated electric standby truck refrigeration units
PHOTO: TR-450S integrated electric standby truck refrigeration units


Of course, except the above 5 basic questions, customers also need to consider more questions, such as price, quality, brands, installation, after sales service, transport cargoes, truck body materials and so on. So when buy transport refrigeration units, please take all matters into consideration. Also, Guchen Thermo is very glad to help customers to figure out questions and choose suitable transport refrigeration units for your business!


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