Cotteswold Dairy takes Carrier-cooled Gray & Adams trucks and trailers

Tewkesbury, UK: Cotteswold Dairy has taken delivery of four new insulated curtainside trailers with Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 fridges.

This is the first time Cotteswold Dairy has specified Carrier’s latest trailer system although it has been a Carrier user for more than 20 years. 

The 13.6-metre Gray & Adams Insuliner refrigerated trailers with mono-temperature Vector HE 19 units replace older trailers.

“The decision to move to the Vector HE 19 unit was a simple one: we were impressed by the performance of the new unit,” Ruairi Spencer, fleet logistics manager, Cotteswold Dairy, said.

“It’s more efficient, more economical and much quieter – a step forward that will help us achieve our environmental goals as a business.”

The Vector HE 19 unit combines Carrier Transicold’s E-Drive all-electric technology with a multi-speed engine design, delivering up to 30% fuel savings compared to the previous generation Vector 1950. The compressor and economiser provides a 40% increase in refrigeration capacity during pull-down, while reducing the chance of refrigerant escape by 50%.

The system is also 19% more efficient when plugged into the electrical grid on standby. Combined, these factors deliver reduced diesel, maintenance and electricity costs, helping to shrink Cotteswold Dairy’s carbon footprint. With the units operating 3 dB(A) quieter than the legacy Vector 1950, sound pollution is also reduced.

In addition to the new trailers, Cotteswold Dairy has also taken delivery of four new Daf rigids, a 7.5-tonne and a 12-tonne mounted with Carrier Transicold Xarios 600 units, alongside two 18-tonne variants featuring Carrier Transicold Supra 850 units. The bodies for all four are by Gray & Adams and replace older vehicles.
The Xarios 600 unit’s ultra slim evaporators help to increase available load space, while its advanced electronic architecture reduce the chance of vehicle downtime, ensuring high reliability and long product life. Carrier Transicold’s powerful Supra 850 unit provides constant airflow, independent of the truck’s engine speed, supplying rapid pull-down and setpoint control, ideal for multi-drop delivery routes.

Cotteswold Dairy has also taken four new Daf rigids: a 7.5-tonne and a 12-tonne with Carrier Transicold Xarios 600 units, and two 18-tonners with Carrier Supra 850 units


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