Monthly Archives:: June 2016

Safety Precautions When Servicing Thermo King Components and Systems

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 Published By: renden reid

When servicing Thermo King components and systems, it is crucial to follow safety precautions as recommended by the manufacturer and highlighted in the Thermo King maintenance manual. Make sure to thoroughly review the proper procedures for service and repair before performing maintenance on your Thermo King unit. If you are uncomfortable with any service recommendations, consider hiring a professional to take care of all of your maintenance needs. Please refer to your current maintenance manual for complete safety precautions and service instructions. These are just a few highlights of the safety precautions for your Thermo King unit.

General Safety Precautions for Thermo King Components & Systems

Always wear safety goggles or glasses when servicing Thermo King units. You could come in contact with refrigerant liquid or battery acid, which can be detrimental to your eyesight. Another important thing to remember is to always keep your hands, clothing and tools clear of the fan when the refrigeration unit is running. Other general safety precautions include taking care around the coil fins (which you could cut yourself on), using extreme caution when drilling holes in the unit, and being sure to service the unit in a well-ventilated area. For all general safety precautions, be sure to reference your updated Thermo King maintenance manual.

Refrigerant & Refrigerant Oil Safety Precautions

When servicing Thermo King units (or any refrigeration unit), it is essential to make sure that no refrigerant escapes into the atmosphere. In their liquid state, refrigerant liquids can cause severe damage and harm. The liquids evaporate quickly, and can freeze anything they contact – even causing severe frostbite.

Extreme care should be taken with refrigerant oil. Any contact with eyes, skin or clothing should be tended to immediately. Refer to your maintenance manual for specific first aid instructions.

Thermo King Electrical Safety Precautions

As with most machines and refrigeration units, the risk of electrical shock is always present. Even if the unit is not running, care should be taken when it is connected to a power source. When servicing your Thermo King unit, be sure to turn OFF the unit before disconnecting the main power source and be sure the plug and outlets are clean and dry before reconnecting the power source. As with any electrical source, beware of metal tools and treat all electrical wires as high voltage wires.

Thermo King Units with a Microprocessor Controller – Special Safety Precautions

If your Thermo King unit is equipped with a microprocessor controller, you’ll need to take extra precautions to prevent electrical discharge. If the proper discharge procedures are not followed, there is a high risk of damaging the electrical components.

Pre-trip, 1,000 Hours & Annual Service Inspections

According to the Thermo King service guide, specific parts of your unit should be inspected and/or serviced pre-trip, after every 1,000 hours and annually. Beside the visual pre-trip checks and checking basic fluid levels, it may be wise to contact a professional for your thousand-hour and annual service needs.

Trust your Thermo King Components and Systems to the Professionals

When servicing Thermo King units, follow all highlighted safety precautions in your updated Thermo King maintenance manual to protect yourself from harm and prevent damage to components. If you are not properly trained to service your unit or feel uncomfortable with the procedures in any way, contact a professional to take care of your maintenance needs. Trust your Thermo King components and system maintenance to the professionals at West Texas Thermo King and know that your unit is in good hands.

Amarillo Thermo King and West Texas Thermo King are located in Amarillo, Lubbock, and Odessa.  We have highly skilled certified technicians ready to service your refrigeration trucks. From installing new components to repairing existing units, we have the skills, resources, and experience to provide the services you need.  To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment at a specific location, Contact Us Today (for Amarillo, call (806) 376-5837 or contact via email, for Lubbock, call (806) 763-6311 or contact via email, for Odessa, call (432) 561-9792) or contact via email).  You can also visit one of our locations convenient located near you.

Why Thermo King’s TriPac Evolution Is Your Top Choice for an APU

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 Published By: renden reid

If you are looking for a top-of-the-line auxiliary power unit (or an APU) with lower operating costs, higher efficiency and a great look – the Thermo King TriPac Evolution is your best choice. Why should you choose this APU over any other? Well, here are some of the great benefits of the TriPac Evolution by Thermo King.

The TriPac Evolution from Thermo King is Easy to Use

One thing (of many) is the TriPac Evolution excels in ease of use. With a simple three-knob operating system, there is no need for extensive operator training. Keep things simple with an easy design that is easy to control and monitor. The Thermo King brand also offers 24 hour, 7 days a week support – nationwide. So, if there’s a question or a problem – the company will be there to help you out. That’s some great peace of mind to come with your APU.

Cost Effective

There are so many ways that the TriPac Evolution helps to reduce your cost. From reduced weight to long maintenance intervals, the TriPac Evolution will keep your costs low and your efficiency high. This APU is low in weight, which means you won’t need to worry about extra pounds for your load. Less weight on your APU means more cargo weight for you haul. The TriPac Evolution also keeps costs low with fuel saving features. You can program the TriPac Evolution to keep things switched off during your out-of-service days, but still start reliably when you’re ready to go. Another cost-saving feature of this APU is it’s long maintenance intervals – 1500 hours long. That means fewer scheduled maintenance times throughout the year.

Get A Great Look

How your rig looks is an important aspect of your entire operation. Keeping up a great appearance is good for your company and good for you as an operator. The TriPac Evolution offers an appearance package to really raise the visual bar of your rig. There’s even a diamond plated top cover you can add to the APU to really give a great look…

When you are choosing a new APU for your rig, it’s clear why the TriPac Evolution by Thermo King is the top choice for you and your company. From cost effectiveness to overall quality, you can stand out, save money and have peace of mind with the TriPac Evolution from Thermo King.

Amarillo Thermo King and West Texas Thermo King are located in Amarillo, Lubbock, and Odessa.  We have highly skilled certified technicians ready to service your refrigeration trucks. From installing new components to repairing existing units, we have the skills, resources, and experience to provide the services you need.  To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment at a specific location, Contact Us Today (for Amarillo, call (806) 376-5837 or contact via email, for Lubbock, call (806) 763-6311 or contact via email, for Odessa, call (432) 561-9792) or contact via email).  You can also visit one of our locations convenient located near you.

Red Dot Parts and Service at Amarillo Thermo King and West Texas Thermo King

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 Published By: renden reid

Red Dot designs and constructs mobile HVAC systems and components for an extensive selection of heavy duty commercial and military vehicles. As a Red Dot dealer, Amarillo Thermo King  and West Texas Thermo King are equipped to outfit nearly any existing cab with climate control. We carry the full range of Red Dot products and systems. Our team works closely with each customer to choose the proper climate control solution for their needs and budget. When selecting Red Dot climate control systems, we take the vehicle specs, cab space, and applications into consideration so you get a climate solution that is an ideal fit for your drivers and their vehicles.

HVAC systems

Red Dot features both standard and custom HVAC systems for vehicle owners and specialty equipment manufacturers. At Amarillo Thermo King  and West Texas Thermo King, our standard systems selection includes the following great Red Dot components.

Red Dot R-6100 Air-Conditioner. The R-6100 is the ideal rooftop A/C unit for trucks and other cabs that require an aerodynamic or low profile design.

Red Dot R-9777 Heater-Air-Conditioner. This rooftop A/C unit boasts a streamlined resin housing and components to withstand rugged on- and off-road environments.

Red Dot R-9976 Hydraulic Axial Direct-Drive Compressor. The direct-drive compressor is perfect for situations that don’t allow the compressor to run right from the engine.

Red Dot No-Idle Air-Conditioner R-1200 and R-1205. These no-idle units offer optimal safety, comfort, and efficiency. They’re the first battery powered electric A/C units that function independently when the engine isn’t running.

Red Dot R-5045 Heater-Air-Conditioner. This backwall HVAC unit is intended for mining, construction, and other off-road conditions that require high capacity performance.

If none of our standards units fit your qualifications, our team will help you design a custom unit. A dedicated team of engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, quality, and marketing specialists collaborate to design custom units so each system meets the customers’ durability, cab, and performance requirements. We use the most cutting edge research, test facilities, and tools available in the industry.

Our range of products and systems to help equipment owners and technicians run and maintain HVAC systems includes rooftops, backwalls, headliners, underdash heaters, ductables, hydraulic compressors, and condensers. Our state of the art technology ensures flawless performance and extended service life. For example, ProTech monitors refrigerant pressures and in the event of refrigerant loss, it will shut down the system, protecting the system and vehicle.

Red Dot replacement parts

Red Dot supplies the mobile HVAC industry with a comprehensive parts catalog. We guarantee that Red Dot replacement parts provide the same level of performance as the original parts and are backed by our product and warranty support program. Our Red Dot parts product categories are as follows.

  • Blower fans, motors, and wheels
  • Compressors, clutches, and service parts
  • Condensers
  • Controls for air, electrical, refrigerant, and water
  • Fittings and accessories
  • Heater cores and evaporator coils
  • Hoses and filters
  • Receiver driers and accessories
  • Service equipment

 

For the past 40 years, Amarillo Thermo King  and West Texas Thermo King have been serving customers in the greater Texas Panhandle, Permian Basin, and South Plains regions. We have fully certified THERMO KING sales and service facilities at each location to handle all of your transport refrigeration industry needs, including Red Dot services and parts. To learn more about how we can equip, service, and repair your mobile HVAC systems, contact us today.

Amarillo Thermo King and West Texas Thermo King are located in Amarillo, Lubbock, and Odessa.  We have highly skilled certified technicians ready to service your refrigeration trucks. From installing new components to repairing existing units, we have the skills, resources, and experience to provide the services you need.  To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment at a specific location, Contact Us Today (for Amarillo, call (806) 376-5837 or contact via email, for Lubbock, call (806) 763-6311 or contact via email, for Odessa, call (432) 561-9792) or contact via email).  You can also visit one of our locations convenient located near you.

Amarillo & West Texas Thermo King Services

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 Published By: Patrick Logan

Amarillo Thermo King and West Texas Thermo King proudly boast of a team of certified staff who have received specialized training to work on all types of Thermo King, Carrier and Red Dot units and systems. We also construct replacement OEM cab air hoses. All of our locations and our sister companies offer a comprehensive service trailer repair facility to repair and replace axles, ABS brakes, MAXON lift gates and to rebuild trailers. The following details each of our service offerings in full.

Thermo King

The TriPac™ Evolution is Thermo King’s next generation auxiliary power unit (APU). It offers virtually limitless heating and cooling at maximum efficiency and user productivity. The industry leading performance, low operating cost, and user friendly interface set TriPac apart from the competition. Amarillo Thermo King provides Thermo King units, parts, and service for the TriPac Evolution and other Thermo King products. Thanks to the world class Thermo King dealer network, we offer around the clock service on Thermo King products, giving drivers peace of mind about their fleets. Call any of our locations at any time of the day or night for immediate customer service.

Thermo King Peace-of-Mind: Standard with Precedent

The Precedent platform represents the very latest in transport refrigeration technology, but it’s backed by something that can only be built up slowly over time: Thermo King services peace-of-mind. Precedent takes everything we’ve learned since we invented transport refrigeration back in 1938 and gives you industry-leading performance and the quality and reliability that Thermo King is known for. And because it’s backed by the Thermo King warranty, you can rest easy knowing we’ve got you and your business covered, day in and day out.

Red Dot service

As a Red Dot affiliate, we provide accurate, reliable temperature control for existing cabs. West Texas Thermo King services and carries an extensive selection of products and systems, including the following:

  • Red Dot R-9777 Heater-Air-Conditioner
  • Red Dot R-5045 Heater-Air-Conditioner
  • Red Dot R-6100 Air-Conditioner.
  • Red Dot No-Idle Air-Conditioner R-1200
  • Red Dot No-Idle Air-Conditioner R-1205
  • Red Dot R-9976 Hydraulic Compressor

Our team is trained to help cab drivers and fleet managers choose the right solutions for their available cab space, fleet applications, and vehicle specifications.

Trailer parts and service

We offer full scale service and parts for existing trailers as well as trailer sales and rentals. Our colocated sister company, Trailer Services of West Texas provides the best trailer repair services in the region.  Each of our locations handles ABS brake, axle, and MAXON lift gate repair and replacement as well as full trailer rebuilds. From flatbeds to refrigerated trucks to belt trailers, we’re prepared to fix your vehicle. We also carry a wide selection of trailer parts for virtually every make and model, thanks to our association with Aurora Parts and Great Dane Trailer Parts.

As an authorized Paragon dealer, we service and supply parts for Paragon blowers and accessories. We also stock Fruitland Vacuum pumps and accessories.

Axle Surgeon and Line Boring

Trailer Services of West Texas can replace broken spindles for a fraction of the cost of a new spindle. Our teams restore equipment to original equipment manufacturer specifications and limit downtime so you’re back on the road with good as new parts as soon as possible. We also offer mobile line boring and service. Repairing expensive cab components saves you time and money and leaves you with vehicles that are stronger and more reliable than ever.

Tank Trailer Service

Our tank trailer service provides a full array of services and qualifications for trailers, including the following.

  • Tank inspections (i.e. visual, thickness, pressure)
  • Pump, compressor, and blower installation
  • Accident repairs for both minor and major rollovers
  • Preventative maintenance service
  • General repair and service
  • Custom fabrication

Amarillo Thermo King and West Texas Thermo King are located in Amarillo, Lubbock, and Odessa.  We have highly skilled certified technicians ready to service your refrigeration trucks. From installing new components to repairing existing units, we have the skills, resources, and experience to provide the services you need.  To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment at a specific location, Contact Us Today (for Amarillo, call (806) 376-5837 or contact via email, for Lubbock, call (806) 763-6311 or contact via email, for Odessa, call (432) 561-9792) or contact via email).  You can also visit one of our locations convenient located near you.