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 .160
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DAF LF45 .160 POA
2011 | Refrigerated Box - 4x2 7.5T Fridge - DAF LF Series Day Cab c/w 2 Seats - DAF Paccar 4 Cylinder 160Bhp Engine - DAF Automatic Gearbox - 16ft Body c/w Triple Barn Doors - Divider - Single Evap - Single Reduction Drive Axle - Front 1 Leaf & Rear Air Suspension - Disc Brakes - Single 250L Fuel Tank - Ad Blue - Digital Tacho - Electric Driver & Passenger Windows - CD Player - Overhead Storage
Cormac Leonard Commercials
Plant Krone Cool Liner
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Plant Krone Cool Liner POA
2009 | Refrigerated Box - Tri Axle Refridgerated Trailer - Thermo King SLX400 Motor - BPW Axles - Air Suspension - Disc Brakes - Wabco Smart Board
Cormac Leonard Commercials
Mercedes-Benz Atego  1823 Day Cab Fridge Box
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 1823 Day Cab Fridge Box POA
2004 | Refrigerated Box | 18000kg 2004 Mercedes Atego 1823 Day Cab Fridge Box on Springs Suspension, Carrier Fridge Unit, Barn Side Loading Doors, Rear Roller Shutter Door, Tail Lift, Excellent Condition, £9,950 CIF up to Walvis Bay, Namibia
Law Exports Ltd
Volvo FM 7 290 6x2 Sleeper Cab Fridge Box
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Volvo FM 7 290 6x2 Sleeper Cab Fridge Box POA
2000 | Refrigerated Box | 26000kg 2000 Volvo FM7 290 6x2 Rear Lift Sleeper Cab Fridge Box, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, Thermoking Fridge Unit, Single Bunk, Radio/Stereo, Rear Roller Shutter Door, Excellent Condition, £11,950 CIF up to Walvis Bay, Namibia
Law Exports Ltd
Volvo FH 13 520 BHP
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Volvo FH 13 520 BHP POA
2008 | Refrigerated Box | 26000kg 2008 VOLVO FH13 520 BHP, XL GLOBETROTTER, HI SHIFT GEAR BOX, LEATHER TRIM, FRIDGE, FEB 2016 MOT, 6X2 MIDLIFT, ALL ROUND VERY GOOD CONDITION VOLVO
MAN LE2000 TGA 26-440 6x2 T-Unit
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MAN LE2000 TGA 26-440 6x2 T-Unit POA
2007 | Refrigerated Box XXL Cab,Mid Lift Axle,Euro 4 Engine,Auto Gear Box,Electric Windows,Air Condition,Fridge,Alloy Fuel Tank. TRACTOR UNITS 6X2
GRAY/ADAMS Unknown FRIDGE BODY
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GRAY/ADAMS Unknown FRIDGE BODY POA
2007 | Refrigerated Box Roller Door, Side DOOR,Carrier Xarios 600 Fridge Unit, Tail Lift,GVW12000KGS. FRIDGES
Mercedes-Benz Atego  1823 Day Cab Fridge Box
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 1823 Day Cab Fridge Box POA
2005 | Refrigerated Box | 18000kg 2005 Mercedes Atego 1823 Day Cab Fridge Box on Springs Suspension, 6 Speed Manual Gearbox, Rear Roller Shutter Door, Tail Lift, Excellent Condition, £10,950 CIF up to Walvis Bay, Namibia
Law Exports Ltd
Mercedes-Benz Axor Atego 2528 Day Cab Fridge Box
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Mercedes-Benz Axor Atego 2528 Day Cab Fridge Box POA
2005 | Refrigerated Box | 26000kg 2005 Mercedes Atego 2528 Day Cab 6x2 Rear Lift Fridge Box, Carrier Fridge Unit, Barn Side Loading Doors, Rear Roller Shutter Door, Tail Lift, 12 Speed Manual Gearbox, Radio/Stereo, Excellent Condition, £12,750 CIF up to Walvis Bay, Namibia
Law Exports Ltd
Fiat Unknown Burstner
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Fiat Unknown Burstner POA
2007 | Refrigerated Box | 5000kg Burstner Argos A748-2 7 Berth large fix rear double and large over cab double as well as garage and under floor heating also a large fridge freezer and full kitchen facilities reversing camera seperate shower and cassette toilet awning in cab A/CMoT Due 14/05/15log book present
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
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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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