Reefer Units: Tmo King vs. Carrier

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by jldilley, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. jj611314

    jj611314 Bobtail Member

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    T/K gets serviced at 3000 hours and carrier at 1500 hr schedules.. We run Carrier butcant wait to get new T/K units makes for better night sleep. Also get asmuch insulation as u can. We usualy run produce but have just started geting in to frozen stuff more insulation the better for frozens.
     
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  3. RGRTim

    RGRTim Light Load Member

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    I have 2 Wabash trailers with Carrier units.
     
  4. RGRTim

    RGRTim Light Load Member

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    Yep, fewer carrier dealers but as has been mentioned both will work on both units most of the time.
     
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  5. Reefer_Madness

    Reefer_Madness Bobtail Member

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    Carrier units take less effort to get and keep products a certain. I routinely run loads at -20 and from experience the carrier units Ade the best choice on a utility brand trailer.
     
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  6. 'olhand

    'olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    You will probably find that has much more to do with trailer specs than the units themselves--also both carrier and TK make multiple units--some are stronger than others..so in reality...you can do anything with wither unti well---IF you spec both the right unit and the right trailer for your applicaion
     
  7. Reefer_Madness

    Reefer_Madness Bobtail Member

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    I totally agree, I am just going off of personal experience and that of the carrier dealer that showed me a thing or two when my unit froze up...
     
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  8. Trckdrvr

    Trckdrvr Heavy Load Member

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  9. Edgetrans.

    Edgetrans. Bobtail Member

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    I see this is an old post but was wondering if any of you guys had experience with TK SB-3 Whisper or the Carrier X 2500 Advance specifically?
    The two trailers I have an opportunity to buy are both 2003 and both have about 10,000 on the units. Can you guys tell me which you think is a better unit and why?
    Thanks
     
  10. reeferwrencher

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    Dont buy the whisper,its an old hunk of junk.As long as the carrier is working I would buy it
     
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