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DIRTY WORK | Truck Review – Hino 4×4

Neil Dowling heads off road and into the charred brown yonder with Hino’s 4×4.  An almost excrutiatingly long gestation period of nearly 10 years comes to fruition for Hino as its development programme pays off for the 4WD version of its 300 Series, the 817. The 300 Series 817 sold 165 units in 2018, a small return on a light ...

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RANGE CHANGE | HINO 700

Adding ZF’s TraXon transmission to the Hino 700 changes the game for the Japanese manufacturer – Words and images by Chris Mullett.  The heavy-duty range of Japanese trucks has never managed to excite buyers in any form approximating the enthusiasm attached to buying North American or European products. But through the years, Asian manufacturers have steadily improved and enhanced their ...

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A WELCOME ARRIVAL | Truck Review – Hino 500

When your trusty vehicle has ceased to proceed, a Hino 500 tilt tray is a great sight on the horizon – Words by Warren Caves, Images by Torque it Up.  If you’ve ever experienced that sinking feeling when your car has decided that, for whatever reason, it’s not going to make to your chosen destination, you hopefully had the assistance ...

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Hino 500 Series | TRUCK Review

A decade is a long time for anyone in vehicle sales, but for Hino Australia the past ten years have illustrated the company’s ability to hold its market share as total commercial vehicle sales, and the level of competition, have risen. At the close of 2010, Hino’s commercial vehicle sales success ranked at 14.6 percent of market share, with gross ...

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Hino’s Slimline 500 Series | TRUCK REVIEW

The new mid-range Hino is winning significant support from operators looking to tick all the distribution boxes – Report by Brenton O’Connor.  It’s not often that Japanese truck manufacturers launch a new model. The conservative mindset of the Japanese means they don’t change a proven truck formula lightly, and they don’t jump on fads or trends unless the benefit can ...

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CLIMATE CONTROL | Truck Review -Japanese truck maker Hino shows it’s well ahead of the pack when it comes to climate change

Japanese truck maker Hino shows it’s well ahead of the pack when it comes to climate change – Words by Warren Caves The Australian media launch of the all-new 500 Series standard cab in Tokyo recently provided Hino Motors Limited (HML) with the opportunity to reveal the company’s bold plans to tackle global warming by reducing emissions across its businesses. ...

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GREEN CREDENTIALS | HINO GH 1828, fitted with a SEA-Drive 180 electric drive system

Woolworths take the lead towards a greener future – Words by Ed Higginson Industry needs early adopters to create change, and Woolworths has a strong track record for continuous logistical improvement. This was demonstrated by being one of the first to insist on protective side underrun for its fleet of trailers, and among the first to order Euro 5 and ...

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STREET SMART | TRUCK REVIEW – HINO 500 Series

Hino shows its 500 Series is based on clever thinking – Words by Warren Caves.  Hino’s 500 Series Wide Cab range entered service with Australian fleets in early 2017, teaming a choice of two different capacity, six-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engines with the Allison 3000 World Series six-speed automatic transmission. Visually, the difference between the two engines was evident in the ...

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THE RIGHT MIX | Truck Review – Hino 500 forms a solid foundation for the Mini-Mix fleet.

Hino 500 forms a solid foundation for the Mini-Mix fleet in Coffs Harbour – Words and images by Ed Higginson Hino launched its new 500-Series early last year, subsequently making inroads into many fleets across the country. One such fleet that has decided to go all-in after seeing the new Hino was Mini-Mix of Coffs Harbour. The business has been ...

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Building the Business | COMPANY PROFILE – Leets

Hino’s latest 500 Series is proving a worthwhile addition to the LEETS fleet of West Australia – Report by David Meredith  There’s been a lot of press on the Hino 500 Series Wide Cab, including several pieces in PowerTorque recently as our various correspondents have commented on how this model continues the resurgence of interest in the brand that started ...

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