With the announcement of an extended deal between Traton and Hino, Volkswagen are closer to becoming a global truck player. Traton is the new name for the current Volkswagen truck making group, which includes Scania, MAN, VW Trucks in South America and an increasing holding in Navistar in the US.
Diesel News has tested out on the road the Hino GH 1832, but this is not an 18 tonne GVM truck, by fitting a lifting pusher axle the GVM goes up to the mid twenties. Mass is not an issue, this 320 hp nine litre engine has got power and torque to burn, making it able to cope at max GVM with relative ease.
Truck manufacturers seem to have discovered a new niche in the market, the lifting pusher axle is on the rise and is appearing in a Diesel test drive for the third time in eight months. This time Diesel News runs the Hino GH through its paces.
Quite often, when it comes to developing a 4×4 version of a truck, the all-wheel drive lags behind the rest of the range, often using an older cab and not including all of the latest gadgetry. The Hino 817 4×4 is different. These are the latest Hino 300 Series cabin and systems on a 4×4 chassis platform.
We can see Hino moving into FWD with the new 817 4×4, which is now on the road. Diesel News went to see the new model unveiled and took the truck out to put it through its paces. Read more
Does this video give us our first real glimpse of a new Hino heavy for Australia? This presentation was made at the recent Work Truck Show, held in Indianapolis. A quick examination of the specifications of the vehicle suggests adaptation would be possible to give Hino a foothold in the heavier end of the medium duty and the lighter end of the heavy duty truck market.
Chad Brown’s CNC Cartage operation in Brisbane is set up with six cameras per truck. Each truck is set up with one each on the left- and right-hand side, two looking forward from each side of the cab and two looking rearwards. It gives the system a complete 3600 view and, when downloaded, the image is crisp enough to read things like rego plates on passing cars.
A new heavy conventional from Hino, the XL7 and XL8 models, has been launched at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The new model sees the Japanese truck maker in its first foray into the US heavy duty market. Read more
Diesel News’ Paul Matthei put a truck through a tilt ’n’ slide test when assessing Hino’s 300 Series Crew Auto fitted with a Kyokuto Slide Tray body. It was part of Paul’s long-held ambition to restore his first car, a 1963 EJ Holden Special sedan, which he has owned since 1985. Read more
Five years ago, someone tried to sell Chad Brown, owner of CNC Cartage in Brisbane, dash cams for his trucks at the Brisbane Truck Show, to sell him his own eyes on the truck. He asked whether he would be able to see the dash cam from his office when the truck was on the road, in real time.