Stephen Machin will lead teams in charge of production at Red Dot’s facilities in Seattle, Wash., Memphis, Tenn., and Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. He also will continue his role as managing director of Red Dot Europe, dividing his time among the company’s three manufacturing locations.
For more than 40 years, Red Dot has been providing custom HVAC units and components for construction, mining, agriculture, forestry, military, commercial freight, and emergency service vehicles. Story angles include operator comfort; cab design; maintenance tips; shop tools; extreme HVAC applications; all-makes parts; and Red Dot’s advanced engineering and test facilities. Media contact: Stephen Petit
A heater for your truck or heavy equipment is a simple system but poor performance can be hard to diagnose. Here are two troubleshooting tips to put near the beginning of your diagnostic process.
Red Dot Corp. introduces the Red Dot Precleaner/Filter/Pressurizer with Gideon® Technology, a powered filtration system designed to protect operators from harmful particulates and extend HVAC service intervals on machines with enclosed cabs. Applications include mining, construction, crash/fire/rescue, and other severe-service operations.
When you design air conditioning systems for military vehicles, the objectives that guide a job are similar to those for a piece of construction equipment or a commercial truck in civilian service: effective and reliable, able to fit the space limitations of the cab, and so on. But then there’s the war threat.
Red Dot’s R-6100 A/C unit is ideal for garbage trucks and other vehicle used in waste collection, where uptime, a low profile, and operator comfort are the keys to being productive.
Red Dot vice president Gary Hansen helps truck owners make choices that improve the accuracy of temperature control and long life of their HVAC system. Click here to listen.
“As a trend, we’re seeing bigger cabs and more window glass in just about every type of vehicle we design for,” says Gary Hansen, vice president of engineering at Red Dot. “It’s a challenge to balance the benefits of these features—wraparound glass, vista windows, condo sleepers—with truly effective climate control, which in and of itself is a big part of the comfort equation for the operator.”