Hino’s theme is “tough” at Perth Truck Show

Hino in PerthHino’s stand at the  Perth Truck and Trailer Show beginning this Friday will focus on its products built to thrive and survive in tough environments.

The stand, which is presented by WA Hino in conjunction with Hino Australia, will feature six examples of Hino’s extensive truck and bus range.

WA Hino Dealer Principal Paul McGovern said Hino’s stand at the biennial event promotes the quality, durability and reliability of the entire Hino range.

“The punishment doled out to mine service vehicles on a daily basis is among the harshest of any commercial vehicle,” he said.

“Rough terrain, heavy loads and steep inclines are a standard part of each shift.

“Our stand will showcase Hino models that rise to the challenge time and again.”

Completed just in time for the show is a medium duty 500 Series GT 1322 4×4 cab chassis fitted with an off-road, go-anywhere bus module by Remote Access Vehicles.

Commissioned by Northfleet Bus to service the needs of FIFO (fly in, fly out) and DIDO (drive in, drive out) workforces, the 34-seat bus is capable of delivering mine staff anywhere on site while contributing to safety by reducing the amount of light vehicle traffic.

Also muscling onto the stand is Hino’s 700 Series FY 3248 8×4, fitted with Action Mining Services’ heavy-duty, chassis-mounted service module.

The module has no fewer than nine compartments, able to carry 6700 litres of diesel, 300 kilograms of grease, 1430 litres of hydraulic oil, 1000 litres of engine oil, 620 litres of gear oil, 560 litres of waste oil, 560 litres of water and 630 litres of coolant simultaneously, with a spare tank ready to carry a further 560 litres of fluid.
Hino’s 700 Series FY 3248 8×4 hauls this bulk thanks to 480 horsepower and more than 2150Nm of torque driving the two rear axles.

Keeping up the momentum after its debut at the Brisbane Truck Show earlier this year is the heavy duty 700 Series SS 2848 High-Roof ProShift 16 Air prime mover.

With power and torque figures matching its mine-destined brother, the SS takes the twin-axle drive of the FY 8×4 and combines it with a road-going, single-steer axle.

Rounding out the display are two light duty 300 Series trucks and another from the medium duty 500 Series range. The 4.5-tonne GVM 300 Series 616 IFS TradeAce model has alloy ladder racks, tray and bull-bar fitted as standard, as well as front and rear disc brakes with vehicle stability and traction control.

The 6.5-tonne GVM 716 Hybrid model is fitted with an aluminium tray body with drop sides built and fitted by GTB in Melbourne.

Showcasing the blank canvas of a 500 Series cab-chassis is a feature-filled FD 1124 fitted with Hino’s renowned six-speed ProShift 6 automated manual transmission, providing the superior control and fuel efficiency of a conventional manual with the ease of use of a traditional automatic gearbox.
The Perth Truck and Trailer Show will run from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 July at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

For tickets, go to www.perthtruckshow.com.au or call Premiere Events on (08) 9386 9666.

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