Benfell expands its fleet

Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, UK: Catering supply company, Benfell is expanding its product range and has purchased a 10-tonne and two 7.5-tonne twin compartment box body vehicles to supplement its six vehicle fleet.

The trucks make up to 30 drops per day.  The frozen compartments runs at -20°C and the chill compartments at +5°C.

The Hubbard 720AELT refrigeration units that Benfell specified handle numerous door openings that the traditional sandwich and snack supplies delivery round requires.  It uses Hubbard 720AELT 24-3 dual temperature fridges for twin compartment bodied vehicles a 720 AELT unit for the 14-tonner.

Benfell is expanding its product range and has purchased a 10-tonne and two 7.5-tonne twin compartment box body vehicles to supplement its six vehicle fleet

The Hubbard 720 Alpha is a split system designed to operate in large truck box bodies that are suitably insulated for fresh or frozen produce transportation.

The refrigeration system is driven using a compressor that is mounted within the engine compartment and belt driven from the vehicle engine crankshaft.  When the vehicle’s engine is running and the thermostat calls for cooling an electro-magnetic clutch on the compressor is engaged enabling the unit to provide refrigeration.  A three-phase semi-hermetic compressor powers the refrigeration system on mains standby.

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