The sky really is the limit when it comes to applications for the all-new Hino 500 Series Wide Cab with the medium-duty range now offering over 50 applications for customers to choose from.
Hino Motor Sales Australia Manager, Product Strategy Daniel Petrovski says there is now a truck to suit almost any application or driving environment, in this size vehicle.
“Our previous range offered 33 models and we have now expanded that to 51, so when it comes to choice of engine capacity, transmissions, suspensions, and wheel bases, customers have a myriad of options.
“The new FG, GH, FL and FM offer a broader range of applications than ever before,” said Petrovski.
One significant change that greatly improves the flexibility of the vehicle is the chassis which is a grid hole design and allows for ease of body mounting.
“The chassis is a ladder frame structure with a rivet-less top flange and pre-drilled grid holes.
“The grid holes are in 50mm increments making wheel base and component adjustments a breeze, and this allows for easy fitment of body and ancillary products in any position,” said Petrovski.
There are two enhanced engine options, the Hino J08E and the Hino A09C, and customers have the choice of transmissions; the range includes three different manuals and three different automatics.
If it’s horsepower you are after, then there are multiple options available there too; 350hp manual, 320hp automatic, and 280hp manual and automatic.
The new Wide Cab features a new wider front axle providing greater wheel angle cut and improved manoeuvrability on constructions sites and in tight CBD streets.
Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) equipped rear suspension is available on the new models utilising a Hendrickson HAS230 on GH models and HAS400 on FL & FM models.
ECAS allows specific suspension heights to be programmed to suit the differing loading dock heights of customers.
The all-new Hino 500 Wide Cab Series will be available at Hino dealerships from March 2017.