McLaughlan Transport cuts emissions and saves money with Hultsteins Ecogen systems

Commercial Motor
January 21, 2022

Scottish haulier McLaughlan Transport has fitted the first of three Hultsteins Ecogen systems to one of its three new DAF XF tractors.

“We ordered the new units with a factory-fitted PTO so the Ecogen system could be put to work straight away,” said MD, George McLaughlan. “We are the first in Scotland to benefit from Hultsteins’ onboard generators and with the use of gas oil for diesel-powered refrigeration units stopping on 1 April, the price of fuel is going to rocket. Plus, with carbon emissions now high on the environmental list of concerns, it seems like the best thing to do.”

McLaughlan explains that the system generates a constant 400V, 3-phase electrical power to the same standard as the mains supply, which transforms the existing diesel TRU into a hybrid solution that can run any marque of diesel fridge and fit to any tractor with a PTO.

He expects Ecogen to power his diesel fridges for at least 10 years, reducing maintenance, fuel and vehicle downtime in the process.

The system was fitted by Hultsteins support partner in Scotland, Glasgow-based refrigeration service provider Transcool Scotland.

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