Hay is for horses not evaporators

It’s probably a good bet you’ve never seen an A/C system in this condition.


When the fine folks of Mark’s Air in Tampa, Florida set out to work on this 2005 International 4200 truck they discovered there was considerable restriction to the airflow. It turns out the truck is used at Tampa Bay Downs race track in the stable area where considerable hay and horse bedding is constantly flying around.


What to do?

MACS Member Caroline Acebedo of Marks Air tells us,”The customer had no idea that there was a cabin air filter in the truck. The way this International is designed, when the A/C is turned off, the outside air door opens.
Due to this customer’s environment, we chose to replace the filter, clean the evaporator and case, and then unplug the outside air motor to prevent the horse bedding material from dropping down into the evaporator case again.”


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When having your mobile A/C system professionally serviced, insist on proper repair procedures and quality replacement parts. Insist on recovery and recycling so that refrigerant can be reused and not released into the atmosphere.
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Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues. www.macsw.org
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