Sleeping Well battery-powered A/C units (R-1200-1P and R-1205-0P) are SmartWay-verified and eligible for government grants and rebates, as well as a federal excise tax exemption.
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Any way you slice it, the new R-1200P Sleeping Well Arctic Plus is a big improvement over diesel-fired APUs and other battery-powered A/C systems. So says Tony Gertschen, air conditioning mechanic at Marathon Cheese in Marathon, Wisc. Marathon is equipping every new tractor in the company’s 35-truck fleet with the Sleeping Well Arctic Plus. Badger Truck Refrigeration in Eau Claire will handle the installations.
Shops and A/C technicians should be getting ready now in order to prevent the same types of contamination issues the industry experienced during the transition from R-12 to R-134a.
Red Dot now offers the Sleeping Well Arctic 2000 Plus through its network of warehouse distributors in North America. The battery-powered auxiliary air-conditioner for truck sleepers is sold as a complete aftermarket installation kit and can maintain a cool, comfortable cab and sleeper environment while the truck engine is turned off.
Red Dot has appointed Bill Jewell marketing manager for the company’s aftermarket business and hired Ron Hidalgo as marketing specialist. Red Dot’s aftermarket business supplies heating and air conditioning units, components, and all-makes replacement parts for heavy-duty trucks, buses, and off-highway equipment with enclosed cabs.
Red Dot has reached an agreement to acquire JBAR A/C Inc., a manufacturer of heavy-duty mobile HVAC units and systems, of Valley View, Ohio. Financial terms were not disclosed.