When specifying a pair of new 3.5 tonne Mercedes-Benz light commercial vehicles, PDQ Specialist Courier Services turned to both Carrier Transicold and its local service partner, Carrier Transicold Northwest, for expert advice.
The courier selected Carrier Transicold’s Pulsor™ 400 MT systems for the twin vehicles, thanks to the units’ ability to reach full refrigeration capacity at engine speeds as low as 1,000 rpm. This means the units can maintain temperature integrity throughout the delivery cycle – even when making deliveries in congested city centres.
The vehicles joined an all-Carrier Transicold-cooled fleet, and are expected to average 100,000 miles per year on the road, during a projected three-year service life.
With a powerful cooling capacity of 3,825 watts and airflow of up to 1,030m3 per hour, Pulsor 400 MT systems are ideally suited for transporting sensitive goods. The units also offer the ability to simultaneously cool and heat different compartments within the load space at the same time, maintaining chosen set points between -25 and +30 degrees Celsius in outside temperatures of -25 to +50 degrees. This makes the Pulsor 400 MT ideal for operation across Europe year-round, with precise temperature control to within 0.8 degrees of the set point.
The Pulsor units can also interface with PDQ Specialist Courier Services’ fleet telematics package, giving the courier’s customers access to real-time location tracking and temperature monitoring at any point in the journey.
“The product reliability and aftersales support we receive from Carrier Transicold is second to none,” said Brian Brennan, managing director, PDQ Specialist Courier Services. “Ensuring temperature integrity is maintained throughout the delivery cycle is critical to our customers. The fact we invest in the best transport refrigeration equipment is key to why our customers trust us to carry their temperature-sensitive cargo.”
The new systems are also covered by Carrier Transicold’s everCOLD™ fullservice maintenance package, which includes all recommended maintenance conducted by F-Gas certified, manufacturer-trained technicians using genuine Carrier Transicold performance parts, plus 24/7 access to Carrier’s oneCALL™ emergency assistance service across Europe.