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 XF95 XF460 6x2 T/unit
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DAF XF95 XF460 6x2 T/unit POA
2014 | Refrigerated Box | 26000kg Euro 6, Super Space Cab, Fridge, Engine Brake, Mid Lift, Factory Fitted Roof Lights, Day Running Lights, Air Con.. TRACTOR UNITS 6X2
Isuzu Forward N75.190
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Isuzu Forward N75.190 POA
2012 | Refrigerated Box - 4x2 Fridge - Automatic - Day Cab - Triple Barn Doors
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Scania P Series p270
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Scania P Series p270 POA
2008 | Refrigerated Box | 26000kg 2008 [58 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 601000km tyres over 70%, diff lock, 28ft gray and adams fridge body with drop down divider door, 1.5 ton tail lift, thermo king spectrum ts600 dual evap fridge motor with 3 phase stand by,
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Volvo FL  6 E 6X2 PLATFORM DAY
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Volvo FL 6 E 6X2 PLATFORM DAY £5,950.00
2004 | Refrigerated Box | 24000kg Adjustable steering wheel, Power steering, lift axle, Tail lift, Air bags, Door - Roller shutter door, CD Player, Day Cab, Cabin suspension - air, Air brakes, Air Suspension Body Condition: 85%% Interior Condition: 85%%Tyre Condition: 75%%Overall Condition: 85%%
UK Plant Limited
DAF CF65 65 CF
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DAF CF65 65 CF POA
2005 | Refrigerated Box 597,000KMS, CARRIER SUPRA 750 FRIDGE, SOLOMON BODY, REAR BARN DOORS, SIDE DOOR, TAIL LIFT, SLEEPER CAB, EXCELLENT CONDITION 250 Engine.
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MAN TGL  4.6 8.180 4X2 BB DAY 5d 180 BHP 1 Owner Full  His
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MAN TGL 4.6 8.180 4X2 BB DAY 5d 180 BHP 1 Owner Full His POA
2006 | Refrigerated Box Tachograph - Digital Spare keys Power steering One owner Full Dealer Facilities FSH Finance Available Electric mirrors Electric windows Dual passenger seat Cruise control Central locking CD Player Bulkhead (full) Air brakes Adjustable steering wheel Freezer Box with Carrier Freezer Unit with Tuck Under Taillift
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DAF LF45 LF 4.5 FA45.140 08T DAY E4 5d 139 BHP
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DAF LF45 LF 4.5 FA45.140 08T DAY E4 5d 139 BHP POA
2008 | Refrigerated Box Warranty Tachograph - Digital Power steering One owner HP+Leasing Full Dealer Facilities FSH Finance Available Exhaust brake Electric windows Dual passenger seat Door - Barn door Cruise control CD Player Air brakes Adjustable steering wheel ABS Chiller Conversion. Our own vehicle since new
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MAN LE2000 L 2000 4.6 8.155 LRC DAY 5d 138 BHP
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MAN LE2000 L 2000 4.6 8.155 LRC DAY 5d 138 BHP POA
2005 | Refrigerated Box 1 owner Full service history partially by franchise Clean bodywork Interior - Clean Condition 4x2 2240Kilogram payload Adjustable steering wheel Air brakes Carrier Supra 544 Freezer Unit CD Player Day Cab Disc brakes Dual passenger seat Electric windows FSH Full Dealer Facilities Insulated Load Lock One Owner Power steering RHD Seat belts Tachograph - Analogue Temperature
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Scania Unknown
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Scania Unknown POA
2014 | Refrigerated Box Fridge, A/C, Ad Blue, Sliding 5th Wheel, Overhead Storage, Twin Bunks
Mercedes-Benz Axor atego 2528
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Mercedes-Benz Axor atego 2528 POA
2003 | Refrigerated Box | 26000kg 2003 [03 plate] mercedes 2528 atego,6x2 with rear lift axle ,26 ton on air, single sleeper cab , 2 seats, 280 horse power , 12 speed manual gear box ,tyres over 60%, 2 owners, tested till october, original build 2003 28ft charrue fridge body with barn doors with meat rails and 500kg hoist, carrier 550 fridge motor run from its own engine separate diesl tank, and 3 phase stand by with in cab
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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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