Vintage Truck of the Day: Mack B-Series – What’s With The Two Small Gas Engines on the Trailer?

Always love seeing vintage Mack B-Series trucks, especially with the integrated sleeper. But the twin Briggs and Stratton single cylinder (5hp?) gas engines perched on the shelf on the front of the trailer are a bit of a mystery. I’m sure someone here will have the answer.

That’s were refrigeration equipment typically resides on a refrigerated trailer. Is this even a reefer? I don’t see any compressors or condensers.   And why two engines? With such modest-sized gas tanks? It’s operated by the Elsa Canning Co. from Texas, although the location here might be in California.