Body and trailer manufacturer Cartwright is launching an exciting new triple temperature trailer at the TCS&D show which it believes is a first for the industry.
It is yet another clear signal of the company’s intention to build market share in the temperature controlled sector as quickly as possible.
The 'game-changing' Tri-Temp double deck trailer from the expanding South Manchester manufacturer follows on swiftly from the successful launch of its lighter weight refrigerated trailer showcased at the recent CV Show. Cartwright confidently expects the Tri-temp to quickly attract serious interest from major supermarket chains.
Cartwright Technical Director Lionel Curtis commented: “Currently supermarkets generally run tri-temp straight trailers or tri-temps with a fixed double deck. We have taken what we believe is the unprecedented step of launching a triple temperature trailer with a moving deck.
“Our new trailer is in response to customer demand and effectively opens up the real possibility of tri-temp refrigerated lifting decks carrying out store deliveries. At the moment many supermarkets do store deliveries with single temps and in some cases with two temperatures with lifting decks,” he said.
Curtis and his experienced team of technical engineers have been looking at the possibility of developing a tri-temp trailer for frozen, chilled and controlled ambient produce since October last year.
The end result of their extensive research and development is a 44-pallet direct drive hydraulic lifting deck trailer with a capacity for eight pallets of frozen products and 18 pallets each of chilled and controlled ambient products.
The Tri-temp trailer offers all standard moving deck features including a hydraulic moving deck, direct drive hydraulic (not rope & pulleys) and high lift suspension to ease loading and unloading.
Cartwright also undertook development work around the air flow within the trailer to optimise air flow in all three compartments and so provide an even temperature distribution when loaded.
Furthermore Cartwright has achieved its aim to create a 44-pallet trailer with three temperatures with an aerodynamic sloping front on the trailer rather than a block front. Consequently this has produced fuel efficiency and roll stability benefits.
The Tri-temp trailer launch at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Show follows extensive temperature trials and testing by Cartwright which for the second time this year is unveiling a ground-breaking new product to the temperature controlled industry.
Curtis added: “We are excited that the new Tri-temp trailer with a lifting deck will offer supermarkets the capacity for the first time to have one single journey to a store with all three temperatures.
“We are confident the Tri-temp will generate serious interest from the major supermarkets and help us to achieve our objective of building market share in this sector and ultimately becoming a major player.”