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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DAF LF45 LF 45.150
DAF LF45 LF 45.150 POA
2005 | Refrigerated Box | 7500kg Aire truck bodies GAH chiller 70/30 split with 30% chiller 70% general and tailliftMoT Due May 15log book present
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
DAF LF45 45.150 4x2 Temperature Controlled
DAF LF45 45.150 4x2 Temperature Controlled £5,000.00
2004 | Refrigerated Box | 7500kg This vehicle is in excellent condition. Britcom
Scania P Series p270
Scania P Series p270 POA
2007 | Refrigerated Box | 26000kg 2007 [57 plate] scania p270 6x2 on air with rear lift axle, 26 ton ,9 ton front axle, euro 4 , sleeper cab, 2 seats, 270 horse power, 8 speed opti cruise gear box with clutch pedal, tested till august, 1 owner 552000km tyres over 70%, diff lock, 28ft gray and adams fridge body with drop down divider door, side door with pull out step, 1.5 ton tail lift, thermo king spectrum ts600 dual evap fridge
Curran Commercials
MAN LE2000 TGX 26.440 6x2 T/Unit
MAN LE2000 TGX 26.440 6x2 T/Unit POA
2008 | Refrigerated Box Engine Brake, Fridge, Tag Axle. TRACTOR UNITS 6X2
Mercedes-Benz Atego 1824
Mercedes-Benz Atego 1824 POA
2011 | Refrigerated Box - 4x2 Fridge - Manual Gearbox - Sleeper Cab - Tail Lift
Cormac Leonard Commercials
Scania P Series P230
Scania P Series P230 POA
2010 | Refrigerated Box | 18000kg Extended day cab 2 Pedal Opticruise gearbox with hill hold Cruise control 5.9 meter wheelbase 300 litre alloy fuel tank External sunvisor with LED marker lights Electric windows/mirrors CD Radio with Ipod/mp3 inputs Trip computer Traction control 26ft4 x 9ft2 Fridge body Roller shutter rear door 1500kgs Column taillift 25ft5 x 8ft5 internal measurements 6ft6 under rear door Twin
West Pennine Trucks Ltd
Trailer Gray & Adams Tri Axle Temperature Controlled Trailer
Trailer Gray & Adams Tri Axle Temperature Controlled Trailer £9,950.00
2006 | Refrigerated Box This vehicle is in excellent condition. Britcom
Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824  4x2 Temperature Controlled Body
Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 4x2 Temperature Controlled Body POA
2007 | Refrigerated Box | 15000kg CD Player,Central Locking,Cruise Control,Radio,Tachograph - Digital, Electric Windows,Heated Mirrors, Britcom
Trailer Trailer  CARGOBULL TILT
Trailer Trailer CARGOBULL TILT £4,000.00
Shelton Motors
Mercedes-Benz Axor 1829 4x2 Rigid
Mercedes-Benz Axor 1829 4x2 Rigid £10,750.00
2006 | Refrigerated Box | 18000kg 2006(56) Mercedes-Benz Axor 1828L single sleeper cab 18 tonne chassis, one owner from new, Septmebr 2016 MOT, 279hp engine, 9 speed manual gearbox, rear air, 3D roof deflector, colour coded, AC, heated comfort drivers seat, external sun visor, walnut dash, long range fuel tank, digital tacho, fitted 28ft GRP single compartment insulated box body, THERMOKING TS500 independent diesel unit with 3
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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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