Quick Look at the Trade Ace

Diesel News took a quick look at the Trade Ace from Hino. Stepping up to a light duty truck from a car can be daunting for some people. Change can be a daunting thing when car-based utilities or one-tonners have been the workhorse of choice. When business needs demand a vehicle with a significantly greater carrying capacity, it’s not just the larger size, both length and width, causing consternation, there’s also the extra height off...

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Running a Workshop

There is more to running a workshop than meets the eye. Professional technicians and their management need to handle the task in a collaborative manner to get the best out of the team. Diesel Workshop has been speaking too one particular example in South West Sydney.     Running the workshop for Adtrans, based in Smeaton Grange in South West Sydney is the task for Greg Mann. In his late 50s, Greg Mann comes across as an...

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Hino Opens a Care Centre

Hino opens a care centre to provide assistance for its customers, making it the first Hino distributor worldwide to offer such a facility. The purpose-built centre at Hino Australia’s head office in Sydney will serve as the contact point for customers reaching Hino Australia through email, phone and social media channels.     “As part of our investment in customer support and our growing Hino Advantage suite of...

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Fitting KERS on Trailers

In case you missed it, the topic of fitting KERS on trailers was one of the most interesting presentations at the ComVec Conference in Melbourne, organised by Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia. Here is a similar presentation from earlier this year by the Adgero CEO, Mack Murray, in Amsterdam.   The KERS system concept was introduced in Formula One racing back in 2009:   The pioneer in Australia, first to introduce a hybrid...

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It’s a Wrap

It’s a wrap being fitted to the trailer as part of the Toyota 86 Racing Series team before setting out to transport the team’s car and all of its equipment around the country. The team has been supplied with a Hino 700 Series SS 2848 ProShift 16 high roof as part of its sponsorship of the team and event.   Since the introduction of the wrap, not too many years ago, the potential of fitting an innovative and...

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Doing it in the Dakar

The Dakar rally provides us with some spectacular footage as trucks rampage through the deserts and mountains of South America. This year’s event was no exception, with the Russians dominating the race, coming in first, second and third in their Kamaz trucks. MAN managed fourth place with another Kamaz coming in fifth. Strong contenders Iveco started badly, losing a lot of time, but finished well, winning the final stage to...

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