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Contact us to eliminate tractor idling

Posted on January 15, 2018

Thermo King Michigan has many effective ways to eliminate your tractor idling. Engine based or battery based APU’s, fuel fired heaters, or a better way to approach your maintenance.

Contact us for a customized solution for your fleet:

Tractor Idling solutions webpage
Tractor Idling solutions contact:
616-878-4900 Option 3 (Sales)

For Maintenance support contact our Service department:
616-878-4900 Option 2 (Service)

You Can Prevent Fuel Contamination!

Posted on September 5, 2017

Thermo King fuel systems are relatively trouble-free and if properly maintained will usually not require major service repairs.

  • Drain the water off after the fuel tank and unit have remained idle for an hour.
    • Place a container under the fuel tank to catch the draining water and fuel.
    • Remove the drain plug from the bottom of the fuel tank.
    • Drain till no water is visible.
      • *if water and fuel do not drain freely, the vent may be plugged, requiring cleaning/replacement.
  • Change the fuel filter/water separator, inspect/clean the fuel pre-strainer, and clean the inlet strainer on the inlet side of the fuel transfer pump.

How to Understand Thermo King Alarms

Posted on June 26, 2017

Thermo King unit alarms are easy to spot and understand.  If alarms are present, the ALARM ICON will show up on the controller and an indication will be present on the status light. Some Thermo King units will indicate the type of alarm, and some require you to check a code sheet for information, which can be found on our website.

Do a simple Thermo King PRETRIP TEST.  From the display, press the MENU KEY, and then press the UP or DOWN KEY to start a PRETRIP TEST.  If the unit is not running, a full pretrip will be initiated, which will take approximately 20 minutes. If the unit is running, a running pretrip will be performed. When all pretrip tests are complete, the results are reported as PASS, CHECK, or FAIL.  If the result is CHECK or FAIL, the unit will report the accompanying alarm codes to direct a technician to the cause of the problem.

thermokingalarmcodes.com

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Event: Connect with factory technical trainers

Posted on June 1, 2017

Event Date: June 19, 2017 at All Day