I want to find an AC unit for my truck

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by outrunjason, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
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    I have only looked into this for about an hour but wonder if anyone else has something they have used or know of.

    I work sometimes 10 to 12 hour days and of that 10 to 12 hours my truck might be running 6 of those hours. Only reason it is running is because my guys are working and I am either on the phone, sending e-mails etc. But to stay cool I have to keep the truck running. Well it cost me a lot last year doing that and this year there has to be a better way.

    I read somewhere that there was a 12 volt unit that put out cool air but didn't find much more on it. Anything know of anything. I might even go as far as to get a cheap generator or something :)
     
  2. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Seen 12 volt heaters, there's no such unit as a 12 volt cooler ..
     
  3. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
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    Well there is and it said it put out 7,000 btu or something. I forgot to mention that it had a 2,500 watt inverter in it.
     
  4. scottm1

    scottm1 LawnSite Member
    from Mo
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    btu's is the abbreviation for "British Thermal Units" which is the way heat is rated, not cooling.
     
  5. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
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  6. outrunjason

    outrunjason LawnSite Senior Member
    from dallas
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  7. kklick

    kklick LawnSite Member
    from ohio
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  8. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It is used for both. 1 ton of cooling = 12,000 BTU/hr.
     
  9. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Where would you put such a contraption...? It sounds interesting, just would require more POWER....!!!!
     
  10. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its simple--just run a hose from your spray tank through the cab--make a few coils and send it back out to the tank--which is filled with cold water among other things. Run the pump to keep the water circulating. Add a 12 volt fan to circulate the cooled air. You are good until the water warms up to air temp.
     

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