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Refrigerated Trailers for Sale

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Manufacturer: SCHMITZ

Year: 2023



Web Ref. No: 5932

Brand New 2022 Chereau Fridge Trailer, Single Temp, Carrier Vector 1550 Fridge Engine, 4.13m External Height, 2.59m Internal Height, SAF Axles, Drum Brakes, Resin Floor, Barn Doors, Raise Lower Valve Facility, 2 x Load Lock Rails, Full Manufacturers Warranty Applies, Finance Options Available.

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Manufacturer: CHEREAU

Year: 2022

Axle: 3

O.A.H.: 4.14

Web Ref. No: 5629

Choose from a selection of refrigerated trailers for sale from market-leading manufacturers, including Schmitz, Chereau, Gray & Adams, Transdek and Krone. For the transport of frozen goods and pharmaceuticals, these refrigerated trailers provide the best in efficiency, security and versatility, including dual temp options with different temperature settings and adaptability across climates.

Our sales team can help choose the right refrigerated trailer for you, whether you’re a small business owner or looking for a whole fleet. We’re pleased to provide these dependable refrigerated HGV trailers from our offices based in Middleton and Wolverhampton, England, and Newmains, Scotland. Search our range of refrigerated trailers for sale today to request a callback.

Refrigerated Trailer FAQs

How does a refrigerated trailer work?

A refrigerated trailer, also called a reefer or fridge trailer, operates by maintaining a controlled temperature within the cargo space to preserve perishable goods during transportation.

The key components of a fridge trailer include:

  • Refrigeration unit: The trailer is equipped with a refrigeration unit, often mounted on the front (the nose) of the trailer. This unit contains a compressor, condenser, evaporator and refrigerant, a substance with low boiling and freezing points.
  • Temperature control: The refrigeration unit works to remove heat from the cargo space by compressing and expanding the refrigerant. This process regulates the temperature inside the trailer to the desired level, typically ranging from below freezing to above refrigeration temperatures.
  • Insulation: The walls and ceiling of the trailer are well insulated to prevent external heat from entering and to maintain the desired internal temperature.

A refrigerated trailer may also be used to maintain multiple controlled temperatures for different loads. Dual temperature trailers either have an internal wall or separate deck or compartment where an alternative load of goods can be stored at a different temperature to the first load.

How long can a refrigerated trailer run?

The operational duration of a refrigerated trailer, or the time it can run without external power, depends on the capacity of the refrigeration unit, the insulation of the trailer, and the desired temperature setting. Many refrigerated trailers are equipped with a self-contained power source, such as a diesel-powered refrigeration unit. These units can run for extended periods, ranging from several hours to days, depending on fuel capacity and efficiency. Some trailers may also have electric standby options for use when the trailer is parked and connected to external power.

Can you plug in a refrigerated trailer?

Yes, many refrigerated trailers can be plugged into an external power source, especially when stationary. This is often referred to as “shore power” or “electric standby.” When plugged in, the refrigeration unit can draw power from the electrical grid instead of relying on its internal power source, which is typically a diesel engine. This helps to conserve fuel and reduces emissions, making it a more environmentally friendly option when the trailer is parked at a facility or distribution centre.

Specifications for fridge trailers are typically as follows, but may vary:

  • Tare weight: 9,000 kg
  • Maximum payload: 31,000 kg
  • Width: 2.48 m
  • Height: 2.60 m