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3rd Generation TriPac® APU

Thermo King TriPac: The APU drivers ask for by name

The 3rd generation TriPac diesel APU provides the same comfort and performance customers expect from Thermo King but now includes industry-leading TracKing® Telematics and new emission reduction technology.

We have re-engineered several systems to deliver substantial improvements to long-term quality — reducing the total cost of ownership, as well as improving uptime. Plus, new controls offer a digital, color display giving drivers greater control over their comfort.

Bring the comforts of home on the road

Providing a best-in-class 13,000 BTUs and plenty of capacity to power appliances and charge devices, the TriPac APU brings the comforts of home on the road.

Available in two models:

  1. Standard model: A 49-state EPA Tier 4 compliant solution for aftermarket installs
  2. Aftertreatment device model: A 50-state compliant solution for CARB and EPA Tier 4 compliant for new OEM or aftermarket installs

A TriPac first: TracKing® telematics

TracKing® telematics come standard with 24 months of complimentary service to provide line of sight to APU run hours and cabin temperatures and also automate fuel tax reporting.

Plus, real-time alarm notifications and maintenance reminders keep TriPac running smoothly. Over-the-air software updates instantly download new capabilities and bug fixes.

A more human interface

An enhanced color digital display, tactile push buttons and plain language readouts create one of the most intuitive in-cab controllers on the market. The digital HMI provides drivers greater control over driver comfort and APU operations with large cabin temperature readings, function icons and toggling menus.

Enjoy 50-state compliance with reimagined emission reduction technology

Choose the TriPac APU model with a passive aftertreatment device (ATD) that is a 50-state compliant solution for California Air Resource Board (CARB) and is EPA Tier 4 compliant for new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or aftermarket installations. Elimination of the dash switch gives your drivers one less thing to worry about. Plus, new metal mesh technology provides fast regeneration — in as little as eight minutes.

Enhanced APU performance and quality

Built-to-last quality

We doubled the standard warranty for major components to four years and extended the bumper-to-bumper coverage to two years.

*See warranty documentation for full details.

Lower TCO

We reduced the estimated total cost of ownership by 25% as compared to the prior model.

Service friendly components

We streamlined wire harnesses, connectors, fusing and routing to improve serviceability and reliability.

Add to your ROI with ThermoLite® solar panels

ThermoLite solar panels produce clean energy and can reduce TriPac engine run time by up to 30% (as compared to the prior model). So you save on fuel and APU wear and maintenance. Add available U.S. federal tax credits to the savings to earn back your investment in one year.

Add your chapter to the climate sustainability story

Installing a TriPac APU on your fleet is a quick and effective way to reduce carbon emissions significantly. By eliminating rest stop idling, a TriPac APU reduces emissions in proportion to its approximate 75% lower fuel consumption rate.

Add ThermoLite solar panels to reduce fossil fuel emissions even more. Calculating and sharing your climate contributions with your customers, drivers and various communities is simple with available TracKing telematics.

TriPac has your driver's back

Help is never too far off the highway if your TriPac needs unplanned service. With more than 180 factory authorized service centers nationwide, no other manufacturer supports an APU like Thermo King.