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Refrigerated Box Trucks For Sale

Over the past decades, the food industry has evolved dramatically. Supermarkets now offer fresh produce from around the globe and their chilled cabinets are full of ready-prepared food which can be heated in the oven or microwaved in a matter of minutes.

This change in our cooking and eating habits has had a direct effect on the haulage industry. The food must be kept fresh and be delivered quickly in good condition and this means that there are more fridge trucks than ever on our roads. The fridge truck is certainly one of the more complex trucks to buy as it involves technology not associated with standard trucks.

Truck drivers may know much about engines and transmissions, but until recently they have had less need to know about refrigeration units. When buying a used fridge truck, however, it could help to understand a little about the technology involved here.

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Trailer Montracon
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Trailer Montracon POA
2008 | Refrigerated Box 2008 Montracon Fridge Tri Axle Trailer , Carrier Vector Fridge, Air Suspension, ROR Axle
M&M Trucks Ltd
LAMERET TRI AXLE FRIDGE
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LAMERET TRI AXLE FRIDGE POA
1991 | Refrigerated Box 1991 LAMERET TRI AXLE FRIDGE TRAILER THERMO KING FRIDGE WITH DONKY ENGINE SIDE LOADING DOOR GOOD TYRES LONG MOT VERY CLEAN Trailers for sale Please quote Ref. No: 5580
UK Plant Limited
Scania P Series P280
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Scania P Series P280 POA
2007 | Refrigerated Box - 6x2 Fridge - 29ft G&A Fridge Body - Thermo King Motor - Tail Lift - Roller Door - Side Door - Divider - Sleeper Cab - Auto Greaser
Cormac Leonard Commercials
Volvo FL FL240
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Volvo FL FL240 POA
2009 | Refrigerated Box - 4x2 Fridge - 30ft G&A Body - Sleeper Cab - 6 Speed Manual Gearbox - Roller Door - Divider
Cormac Leonard Commercials
Mercedes-Benz VARIO 709 - 4250cc Day Cab
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Mercedes-Benz VARIO 709 - 4250cc Day Cab POA
2000 | Refrigerated Box Hubbard Fridge Panel Van V5 Present. This vehicle is due for public auction soon. Please view our website for sale dates & times along with all vehicles we have for sale. (W559CDN)
Protruck Auctions Ltd
Trailer Schmitz fridge-single compt
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Trailer Schmitz fridge-single compt £22,000.00
2009 | Refrigerated Box 2009 Schmitz Single Compartment choice of 5, one owner ex lease Carrier Vector 1850 engines and temp recorders. approx. 7000 hrs Jan/Feb 2015 mot's April 2015 ATP Plain white body Barn doors, 2600 mm x 2460 mm internally 60 mm thick wall build Schmitz Rotos disc Carrier maintained
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd.
Trailer G&A
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Trailer G&A £4,750.00
Refrigerated Box Grey Adams Tri xle fridge trailer 45ft excellent fridge unit Air suspension Barn doors £4750
Daf CF75 65CF.220
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Daf CF75 65CF.220 POA
2002 | Refrigerated Box Daf 65CF.220,Single sleeper,26ft Fridge box with Carrier Supra 750,Tail-lift,Roller shutter,On springs,6 Speed manual gearbox,Heated mirrors,Sun roof,MOT and RPC March 2015,In good all round working order and condition.
Mercedes-Benz Atego 815 4x2 Rigid
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 815 4x2 Rigid POA
2002 | Refrigerated Box | 7500kg 2002 Mercedes Atego 815, 18ft Refrigerated Box c/w Tail Lift, 7.5ton Gross, Carrier Fridge Unit, Barn Doors, Manual Gearbox, Steel Suspension, Clean and Tidy Truck, Ideal for Export
Volvo FL FL6.220
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Volvo FL FL6.220 POA
2006 | Refrigerated Box - 4x2 18T Fridge - Carrier Motor - Divider - Tail Lift - Day Cab - 6 Speed Manual Gearbox
Cormac Leonard Commercials
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The fridge unit has three major elements, namely the evaporator, condenser and compressor. The compressor’s job is to suck in the refrigeration gas and compress it. fridge TruckThis pressure causes the gas to turn into a liquid, releasing heat and causing that liquid to cool. The condensing unit then takes this cooled liquefied gas and cools it still further. This is achieved by passing the liquid gas along tubes, where external fins transfer heat to the outside world. This is similar to how the large surface area of a truck’s radiator cools the engine. The evaporator unit then allows the liquid to expand and it becomes a gas once more. This process causes it to heat up and it does this by sucking in heat from the surrounding environment - in this case the fridge body of the truck. The warmed gas is then transferred outside the truck to cool and the process begins again.

The type of fridge truck you should buy depends upon the loads you will be carrying. Some fridge trucks are more like freezer trucks, rated to keep food frozen. Others are intended to keep fresh food chilled. Not all trucks can do both jobs, so it is vital that you check the fridge truck meets the regulations for the specific food types you will be hauling. As with buying a normal truck, size is a factor when buying a fridge truck, but be wary of the complications. In order for the fridge truck to function effectively, there should be clear space all around the load. This means buying a larger body than normal for the size of load.Refrigerated Traier

The fridge components are normally covered by separate warranties and service agreements to those of the main truck, so these need to be inspected and understood. The insulation of the body itself is a vital component of the fridge truck and this should be in good order. If it’s damaged or of poor quality, it will need more energy to chill and that means more fuel consumption. Drivers should check the insulation for cracks or gaps, and it is a good idea to ask if the fridge unit and insulation are factory-fit or aftermarket additions. Also check for bad smells, which can be difficult to eradicate and taint fresh produce, potentially resulting in complaints from clients.

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