Forming the centrepiece of the recent TIP/MFS open day event was the brand new ‘Polar-Bur’ temperature-controlled lifting deck trailer from manufacturer Don-Bur, which made its full UK and European debut at a 2-day event held at Stoke City FC.
The Polar-Bur trailer on display was the first of two of these brand new trailer designs that are being supplied by TIP Trailer Services to its customers. Ideal for single temperature frozen applications, Don-Bur’s brand new Polar-Bur trailer has been designed to operate between +12 and -20°C, effectively an ATP Class C specification. The first Polar-Bur trailer that was on display at the TIP open day, was fitted with the latest Thermo King Advancer A500 refrigeration system, which was supplied and installed by Thermo King’s long-standing UK dealer, Marshall Fleet Solutions.
The Thermo King Advancer A-Series of trailer refrigeration systems feature an all-new design of architecture from TK that creates new standards for performance, temperature control and fleet connectivity. The Advancer unit addresses many of the wide range of operational and financial challenges faced by operators, including up to 40% quicker pulldown and 30% better fuel efficiency than the market average.
The 4.915 m high, tri-axle trailer was also fitted with an aerodynamic ‘EcoStream’ roof profile, which is claimed to reduce fuel consumption by between 10 and 16% depending on the route and environmental conditions. Don-Bur also estimates that when covering 80,000 miles per annum, the streamline roof of the Polar-Bur trailer also lowers CO2 output by an estimated 13 to 16 tonnes per annum.
With Don-Bur’s tried and tested expertise in lifting decks over the last 30 years, their Polar-Bur reefer trailer is a natural progression which allows companies to offer even further technologically advanced options with regards to the supply of high quality temperature-controlled trailers. It also goes some way to addressing the current general lack of available manufacturing capacity in the temperature-controlled marketplace.