Designed to be as lightweight as possible, whilst still maintaining excellent build quality and durability, the vehicles have proved an excellent solution for the Adelie operation.
Along with a large flat load area and user-friendly features such as an in-built rear step, the available payloads really maximise the vehicle’s use.
Using their expertise and experience, Solomon’s engineers working with Adelie have managed to produce a single temperature body with a 1030kg payload, and multi-temperature body that have
a payload of 930kg.
The 5th generation is already delivering improved fuel consumption of around 3% against the 4th generation versions.
Moving forward with this successful partnership in 2015, Solomon’s have developed the design further working with Adelie to introduce a 5T variant of the 3.5T multi-temperature fleet vehicles.
The biggest update has been to the exterior of the vehicle. To improve vehicle aerodynamics, the fridge unit has been recessed into the body, allowing for the body to be lowered considerably in height. As well as this, Solomon’s have engineered their Kamm tail from the larger vehicles to be able to bring it to vehicles right down to 3.5T. Along with the full cab aerodynamic kit, these features make the vehicles some of the most advanced refrigerated bodies on the road, and vastly more efficient than a standard box body.
This design has now been transferred to a 5T vehicle, allowing for further increases in load capacity. This vehicle uses the same design as the 3.5T, but takes advantage of the larger load volume to increase the multi-temperature frozen compartment, and adds a larger side door, aiding loading and unloading of the vehicle.