Carrier Transicold’s new, engineless 40XR and 50XR truck refrigeration units elevate the efficiency, reliability and sustainability of its direct-drive systems used for local and regional deliveries by grocery, foodservice, produce and pharmaceutical businesses.
“The R in XR represents refinements we’ve made inside and outside to deliver greater performance and reliability,” says Scott Parker, product manager, truck products, Carrier Transicold. “For example, the unit condensers have been upgraded to our proven microchannel coil design for higher-efficiency heat transfer, as well as weight savings and added durability. Condenser fans have been enhanced with maintenance-free brushless motors for better reliability.”
“Sustainability is also improved when using the next-generation refrigerant R‑452A, which has about half the global warming potential of R-404A, the refrigerant used with the prior models,” Parker adds. “Plus, due to efficiency gains, the required refrigerant is reduced by more than 20%.”
From Carrier Transicold:
- The XR series units are designed for mid-sized and large trucks. The 40XR, with an on-road capacity of 14,500 BTU per hour, is designed for boxes 12-18 feet long. With a 17,000‑BTU per hour on-road capacity, the model 50XR is well-suited to trucks with a cargo area up to 20 feet in length.
- Both models also have improved electric standby operation capacities compared to the models they succeed. As direct-drive units, their belt-driven refrigerant compressors are powered by the truck engine, eliminating the weight and costs associated with having a separate engine for the refrigeration unit.