Don Bur Tip Open Day

Don-Bur debuts lifting deck reefer

July 1, 2021
New 'Polar-Bur' trailer with Thermo King Advancer A500 refrigeration system makes its U.K. and European debut with TIP Trailer Services

U.K.-based manufacturer Don-Bur has rolled out its brand new temperature-controlled lifting deck trailer, the feature product at leasing giant TIP Trailer Services’ Open Days event recently in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Already dominating the dry-freight lifting deck trailer sector, Don Bur’s expansion into the temperature-controlled sector is seen as a natural and evolutionary step, TIP suggests.

Featuring one of the latest state-of-the-art Thermo King Advancer A500 refrigeration systems supplied by Marshall Fleet Solutions, the “Polar-Bur” reefer on display was the first of two of these new trailer designs that are being supplied by TIP to its customers.

Alongside the debutant Polar-Bur trailer, were two other Don-Bur trailers including a 13.7m teardrop curtainsider and a 13.6m fixed deck box trailer.

Also on display at the TIP Open Day were a selection of new trailer designs from other long-term trailer suppliers to TIP, including two trailers from SDC and a concept longer length Link trailer from Dennison Trailers, designed specifically for the UK market.

“Being able to host the launch of the first temperature-controlled lifting deck trailer from Don-Bur was a significant coup for us and reflects the long-term relationship that we have with the trailer manufacturer,” said Mike Furnival, managing director UK&I, TIP Trailer Services. “Looking at the comprehensive display of both trailers and vehicles from all the manufacturers exhibiting at the Bet365 Stadium meant that the visitors to our open days were treated to an excellent selection of trailers that showcased some of the latest industry technology.”

Ideal for single temperature frozen applications, Don-Bur’s Polar-Bur trailer has been designed to operate between +12 and -20 degrees C (53.6 to -4F), effectively an ATP Class C specification. The first Polar-Bur trailer that was on display at the TIP open day was fitted with the latest Thermo King Advancer A500 refrigeration system, which was supplied and installed by Thermo King’s long-standing U.K. dealer, Marshall Fleet Solutions.

The Thermo King Advancer A-Series of trailer refrigeration systems feature an all-new design of architecture from TK that addresses many of the wide range of operational and financial challenges faced by operators, including up to 40% quicker pulldown and 30% better fuel efficiency than the market average, according to Themo King.

The 4.9 m high (16.1 ft.) tri-axle trailer was also fitted with an aerodynamic ‘EcoStream’ roof profile, which is claimed to reduce fuel consumption by between 10 and 16% depending on the route and environmental conditions. Don-Bur also estimates that when covering 80,000 miles per year, the streamline roof of the Polar-Bur trailer lowers CO2 output by an estimated 13 to 16 tonnes (14.3 to 17.6 tons).

“With Don-Bur’s tried and tested expertise in lifting decks over the last 30 years, their Polar-Bur reefer trailer is a natural progression which allows TIP to offer its customers even further technologically advanced options with regards to the supply of high-quality temperature-controlled trailers,” Furnival said. “It also goes some way to addressing the current general lack of available manufacturing capacity in the temperature-controlled marketplace.”