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Transport technologies

Reliable chick transport that preserves genetic potential - all the way to the farm.

Heering equipment is proven under extreme climate and road conditions. Inside, a specially designed airflow system - AirControl™ - distributes air evenly over the rows of chick boxes. Heat, water vapour and CO2 are removed through air outlets and a recirculation duct, effectively maintaining the chicks’ body temperatures at between 39.5 and 40.5°C. 
For day old chicks not yet fully able to control their own body temperature, the finite control of air speed, air temperature and heat production recreates a hatchery environment on the move, for healthy chicks on delivery.  
Heering’s extensive, specialised transport and logistics network has brought the future into focus for chick transportation.  

Proven reliability

Pas Reform and Heering’s chick transportation system incorporates high capacity climate units that can manage external temperatures from     - 40 to + 45° C. Designed for low maintenance costs and minimum downtime, the chick transportation unit operates independently from the truck engine.

Excellent airflow

Inlet air flows through the boxes, effectively absorbing and dispersing the metabolic heat produced by the chicks inside the boxes. A powerful airflow is provided by top and floor inlets, while mixing assures complete air temperature homogeneity before the air is drawn through the boxes. Known as AirControl™- this system is tested and proven as the most effective method of air distribution currently available in day-old chick transport equipment.

Hygiene assured

Inside the chick transportation unit, equipment is quickly and easily cleaned and disinfected, thanks to smooth floors and walls, removable air ducts and the absence of perforated radiators.

All surfaces, fixings and finishes are designed to resist the ingress of moisture and bacteria, to prevent the formation of dirt traps.

User friendly

Easy to operate and maintain, Heering’s chick transport units provide continuous in-cabin monitoring of the chicks’ climate inside the truck. The climate control unit is easy to reach, for checking and to change and clean filters - and on despatch from the hatchery or arrival at the farm, there is no need for level positioning, which saves time in loading and unloading the chicks.

Technical Specifications






Capacity (chicks)

up to 50,000

up to 75,000

up to 95,000

up to 140,000

Ventilation capacity (m3/h) up to 8,000

up to 10,000

up to 15,000

up to 15,000

Generator (kVA) 22 37 55 55
Cooling capacity (kW) 18 30 42 42
Heating capacity (kW) 15 22 34 34
Temperature sensors 2 3 3 3

Chassis requirements

Truck chassis 4 x 2 rigid 4 or 6 x 2 rigid n/a n/a
Trailer chassis n/a n/a 2 axle 2 axle
Suspension air air air air


External length (cm) 600 900 1200 1350
Internal length (cm) 480 780 1080 1200
External height (cm) 268 268 268 268
Internal height (cm) 238 238 238 238
External width (cm) 244 244 244 244
Internal width (cm) 227 227 227 227

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