Cabin Cool Introduces the First Air Conditioning System for Open-Cab Heavy Equipment

Cabin Cool Introduces the First Air Conditioning System for Open-Cab Heavy Equipment

Cabin Cool, a start up company based out of Rockville, Maryland with the vision of providing air conditioning where there was none before, is introducing the M100, the first air conditioning system designed to allow a heavy equipment operator to work in comfort in an open-cab environment.

The M100 direct-cooling system helps to reduce employee fatigue and turnover, improving worker productivity in an increasingly hot and uncomfortable world.

The product can be used indoors or outdoors, and is rugged enough for any job, withstanding dusty, dirty, demanding environments in all sorts of weather conditions.

“As long as the heavy equipment has an electrical system and a place to mount the product, you can use it,” said Todd Stave, CEO, Cabin Cool. “Cool air blowing on the worker, and under that worker’s control, provides instant relief in a hot environment. It is a very effective, affordable product and ideal for the wide variety of open cabs in the heavy equipment industry.”

The easy to install, run and repair M100 A/C system is ideal for the heavy equipment industry including material handling, aerial platforms, paving, earthmoving and excavation, agriculture and landscaping, and general construction.

Weighing only 50 lbs., the self-contained, compact unit is 24” long, 11.5” wide and has a height of 8”.

Originally conceived at the University of Maryland and funded by the Department of Energy, Cabin Cool’s guiding principle is the idea that it takes a lot less energy to cool a person than it does the space they occupy.

Although the M100 uses only 10% of the power of a typical window air conditioner, it provides enough power to comfort workers in the most extreme conditions. The M100’s small electric heat pump with a powerful fan will cool the air around the equipment by 25 degrees F, in other words, on a 100 F degree day, the unit will make 75 F degree air.

The system provides up to 600W of cooling power, even though it consumes less than 275W of electric power.

The cooled air is blown at relatively high pressure, and the operator is able to control the power, temperature, fan speed, and where the air is directed.

Initially created for open cab environments, Cabin Cool has also received interest from customers with closed cab environments as well. The unit comes with a one-year total system warranty. The product works on both new and retrofitted equipment and supports both gas and electric equipment.

Ted Springer, President of Springer Equipment, a top-rated forklift and material handling dealership in the Southeastern United States and a Cabin Cool customer said:

According to Springer, “Cabin Cool units are very reasonably priced, fully self-contained, easily installed and make the equipment operator’s job much more comfortable leading to a safer and more productive foundry employee.”

Cabin Cool’s M100 system retails for less than $4,500 USD.

Manufactured by Air Innovations out of Syracuse, New York, the product is now shipping and available through Cabin Cool’s website and distributors in North America.

Cabin Cool is interested in finding rental companies and additional distributors across the globe. For more information, please contact Todd Stave at


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