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Unmatched reliability, efficiency and value. The Vector 8500. Simply first. Simply better.


E-Drive™ Technology

Proven and refined over a decade, Carrier Transicold’s all-electric refrigeration technology means refrigeration and heating operations are 100 percent electric, powered over the road by an on-board generator driven by the unit’s diesel engine.

Enhanced Performance

The latest generation Vector™ units utilize ecoFORWARD™ technologies to offer significantly reduced weight, improved fuel economy, and greater refrigeration capacity than our prior hybrid trailer refrigeration units.

Advanced Compressor Design

For improved performance, the latest Vector systems use a fully sealed electric scroll compressor with 70 percent fewer moving parts and weighing 200 pounds less than a traditional reciprocating compressor.

Reduced Maintenance Cost

The Vector system eliminates many maintenance items found in conventional mechanical refrigeration systems, such as alternators, drive belts, idlers, vibrasorbers, compressor shaft seals, and clutches.

Compliance Plus

The unit provides compliance with 2013 EPA Tier 4 emissions regulations, while also improving operational efficiencies and performance.

Intelligent Operation

Vector units have the unique ability to turn components on when they’re needed, and off when they’re not.

Electric Standby

Standard with Vector units, this feature cuts fuel consumption, engine noise and emissions, while boosting operational savings.


Condenser Dimensions

76.4″ x 85.7″ x 22.8″
(1,940 x 2,176 x 579 mm)

Evaporator Dimensions

66.3″ x 45.2″ x 8.2″
(1,684 x 1,149 x 280 mm)

Body Opening

66.8″ x 46.0″ (1,696 x 1,168 mm)

Approximate Weight

1,810 lb. (820 kg) including electric standby
Remote 50-gallon aluminum fuel tank with mounting brackets: 65 lb. (29 kg)
Battery: 50 lb. (23 kg)

Cooling Capacity

Ambient at 100°F (38°C)

Evaporator Return Air Temp./
High Speed Diesel Operation

35°F (2°C)/
60,000 Btuh, 17,585 Watts

0°F (-18°C)/
35,000 Btuh, 10,260 Watts

-20°F (-29°C)/
24,000 Btuh, 7,035 Watts