Thermo King announces new MD-100 truck unit

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Thermo King has announced its MD-100 refrigeration unit for trucks. The MD-100’s sleek, stylish and innovative design offers increased reliability and performance while reducing fuel and maintenance costs, according to the company.

“With growing concerns about rising fuel costs, as well as noise and exhaust emissions, the MD-100 can help solve these problems,” says Tim Ryan, director of truck product management for Minneapolis-based Thermo King.

Thermo King’s MD-100 utilizes the TK 370 three-cylinder liquid-cooled diesel engine designed to optimize both power and fuel-savings performance. “This is the cleanest-burning, most fuel-efficient engine available,” Ryan says. “The TK 370 engine meets all EPA requirements, and the unit’s low-decibel sound reduction system allows for quieter unit operation.”

The MD-100 also features the advanced Smart Reefer Controller, a microprocessor with a simplified keypad designed to make it easy for operators to maintain ideal conditions and monitor system performance, thereby increasing load protection while reducing fuel consumption and unit downtime. The Smart Reefer also features a TherMax system designed to provide faster defrost and superior heating capacity, and two belt-driven dual evaporator fans engineered to deliver superior airflow. “Our high-output fans allow faster box temperature pull-downs, minimal temperature fluctuations and virtual elimination of hot spots and short cycling,” Ryan says.

Thermo King’s exclusive Cycle-Sentry technology is designed to stop the unit’s engine when refrigeration is not needed and restart it when refrigeration or battery charge is necessary, to increase component life and provide additional fuel savings of up to 85 percent. The MD-100 also comes standard-equipped with Thermo King’s EMI-2000 filter and fluids package to facilitate extended maintenance intervals and reduced operating costs.

The units come standard with a two-year warranty package; also included is Thermo King SVC’s Thermo Gard Bronze preventive maintenance and inspection program, providing coverage for interim inspections and preventive maintenance service. For more information, go to