Pkm%2016%20ft %20refrigerated%20%20trailer

PKM readies for delivery of 2022 refrigerated trailer line

Dec. 7, 2021
Dealer-requested updates include increased payload and weight capacities, dual e-tracks for 6-foot-by-8-foot model

Polar King Mobile (PKM) recently introduced its 2022 line of refrigerated trailers to its nationwide dealer network.

PKM again will deliver three compact all-electric models it says provide a temperature range of zero degrees Fahrenheit to 50 degrees F, and require only 110 volts and 15 amps. The company also made modifications to its PKM68 trailer (6-foot-by-8-foot) to bring it more in line with the larger PKM612 (6-foot-by-12-foot) and PKM616 (6-foot-by-16-foot) units.

“Most of our product updates are the result of extensive market research data obtained by communicating with our dealer network,” said Christian Aitken, PKM executive vice president. “Our 2022 models are rolling down the production line with added features that our dealers have requested, which ultimately drives more customer satisfaction.”

The PKM68 model for 2022 now boasts a heavier-duty axle, increasing weight capacity from 3,500 pounds to 6,000 pounds, while boosting payload from 1,500 pounds to 3,000 pounds. The company also added dual e-tracks to the inside of the trailer.

All three models now offer 54-inch reinforced doors, 4-inch walls, pallet duty floor, interior antimicrobial gel coating, and dual e-track ready walls. The actual cooling of the trailers is achieved using a GOVI arktik 2000US series refrigeration unit. According to the company, validation testing shows that all three trailers hold at Zero degrees F (minus-18 degrees Celsius) in 95-degree ambient temperatures.

“Our refrigerated trailers are a perfect solution for athletic events, cold rooms, commercial beer coolers, emergencies, and country fairs,” Aitken said. “They are also used extensively for government, grand openings, hospitals, hunting, K-12 and post-secondary schools, mortuary, new construction sites, remodel and replace, rental, restaurants, and more.”

PKM refrigerated trailers are designed specifically for outdoor and over-the-road use. Polar King’s 100% seamless fiberglass design provides a continuous surface with rounded insulated corners to promote a sanitary environment. The durable, NSF-approved non-slip flooring system reduces the risk of slips and falls, the company said. Since each unit is seamless, it can be cleaned quickly with a hose, without risk of damage to the insulation.

PKM does not sell direct to the public. “We are creating a national network of value-added resellers by recruiting the best trailer distributors from the North American Trailer Dealers Association,” Aitken said. “A national network of experienced and reliable dealers will provide the kind of fast, professional and knowledgeable service that our customers want.” 

About the Author

Commercial Vehicle Staff

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!

Sponsored Recommendations

Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair

From capitalizing on the latest revenue trends to implementing strategic financial planning—this report serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges and opportunities of ...

Fleet Industry Benchmarks: How does your fleet stack up?

Discover how your fleet compares to industry benchmarks and gain insights from a 2024 Benchmarking Report on maintenance spend, turnaround time, and more. Join us to identify ...

Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees and Risks

Fleets looking to effectively manage their operational costs should consider their tolling costs. Download the PrePass whitepaper, “Build a Tolling Program to Manage Toll Fees...

Reducing CSA Violations & Increasing Safety With Advanced Trailer Telematics

Keep the roads safer with advanced trailer telematics. In this whitepaper, see how you can gain insights that lead to increased safety and reduced roadside incidents—keeping drivers...