Tech Talk

For the cool operator

There are enormous benefits to using a parking cooler in your truck cabin.  Keeping the cabin as comfortable as possible by regulating the temperature and humidity during rest and sleep stops allows drivers to rest and recover optimally which can increase alertness and therefore safety while driving.  

Operating costs are reduced as the engine is not running unnecessarily (therefore reducing wear) and at the same time not idling the engine reduces harmful emissions and saves fuel costs. A parking cooler is a win-win solution for driver safety, finances and the environment.

Webasto has been providing comfort solutions for the bus and truck market since 1965 and has an impressive truck portfolio with high quality products that are perfect for the harsh Australian summer.

Webasto offers a range of parking coolers, with a solution available for most applications. 

The Fresco 3000 is a 12 or 24 volt, 950 Watt, DC powered split system air-conditioning unit.

The Fresco 3000 is a 12 or 24 volt, 950 Watt, DC powered split system air-conditioning unit comprising of a condenser which is mounted on the external rear wall of the cabin, and the evaporator which is installed on the interior cabin wall.  This design allows maximum flexibility in positioning the separate components. Its lightweight, low profile design means it’s suitable for most applications without compromising fuel load or chassis space.

Webasto’s newest offering is the Cool Top RTE 16, an effective, lightweight, 24 volt electric parking cooler. The powerful 1.6Kw rooftop air conditioning system is available with a wide choice of specific truck model mounting kits which allow easy installation via the vehicle’s roof hatch. The system is controlled using a digital display panel and/or a handy remote control unit and offers automatic temperature control and individual temperature and fan speed adjustments. It also provides an adjustable low battery voltage cut-off to ensure that the engine will always start. 

The Cool Split 20 is available in 12 or 24 volt, with a cooling capacity of 2kW. It is available with rear or roof-top mounted condenser with the evaporator installed on the interior cabin wall. The Cool Split 20 features a programmable control panel, multifunction infrared remote control, a four-speed fan with two adjustable/closable vents and safety features that include low pressure/thermal/tilt/HV earth leakage and low battery voltage protection. This system will suit most applications without compressing the roof hatch.

Also on offer for the truck market are Webasto’s isotherm compressor fridges ranging in size and style from a 16L and 30L drawer fridge/freezer up to a 49L upright refrigerator, helping to keep drinks and food as fresh as possible while on the road.

Webasto products are available Australia-wide through Webasto’s authorised truck sales and service dealer network, and as with all Webasto products, they are covered by a two year warranty.

For more information, please visit or call 1800 244 494.

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