Thermo King says its truck reefer engines made as of this fall will not only adhere to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 2 emission limits but also the 2008 Interim Tier 4 requirements as well. And since there are no EPA demands for small engines (under 25 hp) beyond 2008, TK says customers buying its new 2005 truck units with Tier 2 engines are assured EPA compliance until 2016 and beyond.
As of January 2005, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) required transport refrigeration manufacturers to begin using Tier 2 emission engines, but Thermo King requested an extension on the deadline. And got it. The company says it wanted to introduce new truck reefer engines that would meet those rules and EPA’s 2008 Interim Tier 4 demands at the same time.
The new engines also meet Thermo King’s plan for additional horsepower in the two-and three-cylinder package.