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Thermo King Offers Industry's Longest Auxiliary Power Unit Maintenance Interval

TriPac™ Evolution now features 2,000-hour maintenance interval

 

Bloomington, Minn., Nov. 18, 2013 - The TriPac™ Evolution from Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, now offers a 2,000-hour maintenance interval, the longest interval available in the industry for an auxiliary power unit (APU). The extended maintenance interval reduces the cost of ownership, aligns with tractor maintenance cycles and reduces environmental impact by lowering waste.

 

Thermo King offers the 2,000-hour maintenance interval, up from 1,500 hours, on all TriPac Evolution APUs. This includes any TriPac Evolutions purchased prior to the extended interval offering announcement.

 

“Thermo King extended the maintenance interval based on extensive research which indicates that 2,000 hours provides more than sufficient maintenance to keep the high performance TriPac Evolution APU running optimally,” said Paul Barbaro APU product manager for Thermo King. “The extended maintenance interval will help users meet key objectives including lower ownership costs and increased sustainability.”

 

About the TriPac Evolution APU

 

Thermo King was the first APU manufacturer to receive the California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification for the diesel particulate filter on its 2013 less-than-25 horsepower TriPac™ Evolution APU engine. Thermo King is also among the first transport APU manufacturer to receive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and CARB certification for its less-than-25 horsepower TriPac APU engine.

 

The TriPac Evolution APU delivers unrivaled performance, lowers overall truck fuel consumption, reduces emissions and provides driver comfort. The APU meets Tier IV EPA final regulations requirements while leveraging new patented technology to drive unit performance, efficiency and user productivity.

 

Thermo King Offers Industry's Longest Auxiliary Power Unit Maintenance Interval - 2

 

The TriPac Evolution, which now offers virtually unlimited heating and cooling power, reflects extensive customer feedback. Upgrades include a new control system that is flash-loadable and incorporates 22 diagnostic alarm codes for increased diagnostics should an issue arise. In addition, service access has been improved along with component location to reduce maintenance costs and provide ease of service.

 

The TriPac Evolution is the industry's only solution featuring software that, per customer request, can be customized to enhance the customer's operating profile.

 

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About Ingersoll Rand and Thermo King

 

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands–including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® –work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Thermo King manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or thermoking.com.

 

Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.

 

Contact:
Joan Schimml, Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand
651-260-4983
Joan Schimml