When To Choose Fridge Trailer Hire For Your Business

When To Choose Fridge Trailer Hire For Your Business

When deciding to hire a fridge trailer, there are several things to consider. Fridge trailers do not come in a one size fits all package, trailers and walk-in units come in lots of different varieties. With this in mind, this is why it’s important to make sure that you get the right fridge trailer for your particular needs.

Before you decide on pursuing fridge trailer hire, there are several things it’s certainly worth thinking about to help you select the right trailer for you.

When you know what space you have available

The first thing to consider in regards to fridge trailer rental is the amount of space you have at your disposal. As a significant example, a walk-in cold room would not be ideal if you do not possess enough interior space to accommodate it. You’ll want to select a trailer unit by default. Also with trailers, you might end up being a bit limited with the space you have for parking and setting up the unit.

When you need added storage capacity

Next thing to think about is the amount of storage capacity you’ll require. Yes, it can be tricky to gage in some cases. However, you need to think about what you plan to refrigerate and the length of time you will need to keep items in storage. This should help give you a better understanding of your capacity requirements. A refrigeration specialist would likely recommend you go slightly larger than your general estimate, just to be on the safe side.

When you know your storage configuration

A fridge trailer rental often comes complete with shelving. This offers you some more leeway in terms of planning the kind of configuration you are looking for so that we can accommodate any shelving needs. Customers want to keep food products off the floor, but your requirements may vary slightly depending on your circumstances. Just let us know what you are thinking when you call us.

When you have access to power

One of the most convenient aspects of fridge trailer hire is the fact that a unit can be connected directly to your existing power supply. However, the space between a trailer and your electrical supply needs to be reasonable enough to be safe. The lack of an appropriate power supply is not a total deal-breaker; our units can also be powered by an external generator. Lots of people are familiar with the concept of a refrigerated trailer, but may not be aware of how they allow cargo to be safely transported.

The key components


On the outside of a trailer, a compressor is often driven by a small diesel engine. This draws in gaseous refrigerant and compresses it. The pressure inside of the compressor liquefies the gas, and the now-liquid refrigerant gives off heat to the body of the compressor which is directed outside of the trailer.


The liquid from a compressor is still warm, so it will be pumped into a condenser, which is a heat exchanger. Warmth comes from the liquid to the walls of the tubing, to fins on the tubing. The fins present more surface area for cooling outside air drawn through the condenser by a fan, which is similar to how a radiator cools an engine.


The evaporator is often located inside the trailer. The refrigerant flows from the condenser through a metering valve into the evaporator, which controls the amount of refrigerant released into the evaporator. The refrigerant significantly expands in the evaporator, becoming a gas. As it expands, it will absorb a certain amount of heat from its surroundings. Air from inside the trailer will be blown over the evaporator.

The refrigerant gas, now under low pressure, comes back into the compressor where the cycle starts again. The trailer air, now cooled by giving up some of its heat to the evaporator, circulates back into the trailer, ensuring everything is cool. You use a fridge to keep things cold in your home, and cold food is preserved in a restaurant, but how exactly does it work if you need to transport temperature controlled items?

One of the many great things about a refrigerated trailer is that you can keep perishable goods cool for prolonged periods. Refrigerated trailers come in various shapes and sizes, so whether you have vast amounts of food or simply a few shelves worth, a refrigerated trailer can prove to be a good option for transporting your goods to where they need to be.

Additional reasons to choose fridge trailer hire

They’re mobile

You don’t need a specific environment for use. fridge trailers can accommodate a variety of surfaces, from a concrete floor to decking or a field. Fridge trailers and freezer trailers can be plugged into an electrical supply where there is one, but will also work well from a portable generator, this will offer you chilling capacity no matter where you are.

They can be delivered to you directly

A fridge trailer doesn’t require a lot of modification from one job to the next, so you don’t need to wait weeks for assembly. You can often have the trailer delivered directly to your home or venue, making this a convenient and easy option, appropriate for a whole range of uses and events.

They’re simple to use

It’s easy to ensure that your unit is at the right temperature for your purposes and that it stays that way. Once the event is over, the chiller trailer is unplugged and then picked up – it is that simple.

Long term hire options

Sometimes accidents happen in the workplace, sadly this is inevitable. You might be working in a kitchen or own a venue all set up with fridges and freezers, and if a disaster strikes and your refrigeration goes down, a fridge trailer is often available for long-term and emergency hire.

Ian Hobbs Technical Services – Fridge Trailer Hire And Fridge Maintenance

If you are looking for affordable fridge trailer hire for your business  in Bristol, Bath or the South West, look no further than Ian Hobbs Technical Services Ltd. We can help your business with our professional and reliable fridge hire services in the area. For a quote on a fridge, van hire in the area, get in touch with us today. We’d be happy to help. Simply tell us your requirements and we’ll be able to provide you with the best solution.

As a business, emergencies can happen. If you have a fridge or freezer emergency which has left you unable to properly operate as a business, we can help. Whether you’ve run out of space, require extra storage or have had a breakdown, our fridge hire services in Bristol, Bath and the South West can support you when you need it. From chiller van hires to cold rooms, we can provide a solution to your problem. Contact us today, we’d be delighted to help with any enquiries you may have.