Hino Australia displayed the 300 Series 4×4 at this year’s AFAC conference for fire and emergency services with increases in power and torque, a new transmission, added comfort and more safety features. The Hino 300 Series 4×4 is available in single cab and crew cab configurations, both powered by a 165hp (121k
W), 464Nm, four-litre diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual overdrive transmission and a dual range 4×4 transfer case.
Standard features include Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), a first for a Japanese-built truck in this category, together with 4-wheel-disc brakes and a reversing camera. The low range gearing of 2.2:1 provides the lowest crawl speed in its class.With 4×4 engaged the drive is delivered 50/50 to the front and rear axles. Free-wheeling hubs are a standard feature and are manually locked, once engaged 4×4 can be selected on the move by the driver, via a button on the dashboard.
Other features include driver and passenger SRS airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, cruise control, 4 wheel disc brakes and reverse camera.
The 300 Series 4×4 is tailored to the harsh applications that it will operate in, with reinforced multi-leaf front and rear suspension tuned for occupant comfort, performance and durability, on and off-road.