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Thermo King Launches Extreme Arctic Kit for TriPacTM System


(Minneapolis - March 27, 2008) - Thermo King is pleased to announce the launch of the Extreme Arctic Kit for their TriPacTM Hybrid Auxiliary Idle Reduction and Temperature Management System. Lower operating costs and longer engine life are two of the driving factors behind the development of Thermo King's Extreme Arctic Kit for the industry's leading anti-idle solution, the TriPac system. Numerous studies have shown that the majority of mechanical engine wear (up to 90 percent) occurs during engine start-up. Cold weather startup is potentially even more damaging as oil pressure will vary widely during the first several minutes of a cold-engine start.

Thermo King's Extreme Arctic Kit includes both a coolant and oil heater, which ensures that not only are cold weather starting problems a thing of the past, but that engine wear is no different than during warm weather starts.

When the TriPac system senses a coolant temperature below 30° F, the system automatically starts the TriPac engine and engages the coolant and oil heaters. The TriPac engine then circulates the coolant between the engine block and the TriPac, continuously monitoring the coolant temperature until it reaches 60° F. With the Extreme Arctic Kit, the TriPac system not only keeps the driver comfortable in the coldest of environments, it now makes sure the tractor starts easily every time with minimal wear and tear. The Extreme Arctic Kit is available now at Thermo King dealers nationwide.

Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll-Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries. For more information, access the Thermo King web site at www.thermoking.com.

Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.


Contact:
Mike O'Brien, Thermo King Corporation
952-885-3505
Mike O'Brien

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