Hino Australia has further expanded its range of Built to Go (BTG) trucks it has announced.
The introduction of the new Tipper Pro variants cover both the 300 Series and 500 Series model ranges.
A direct result of customer feedback, according to Daniel Petrovski, Hino Australia Department Manager of Product Strategy, all Hino Built to Go models feature Hino SmartSafe, a comprehensive safety package with advanced driver-assist technology.
“Passenger car, light and medium truck-licenced customers looking for the reliability of a Hino truck and quality of a Hino Genuine body now have additional tipper models to choose from,” he said.
“Hino offers Australia’s largest range of Built to Go Tippers starting from a car-licenced 300 Series 616 Standard Cab through to the medium-duty 500 Series Tipper Pro with a 4 metre body,” said Petrovski.
“We expect this product to be of particular appeal given the extension of the Federal Government’s Temporary Full Expensing of the Instant Asset Write-Off until 30 June 2023.”
Like all 300 Series Tipper models, the new Tipper Pro models feature a high quality tipper with the addition of a ‘barn door’ type tailgate, body lock and rope rails.
“While all Hino Tippers have an automatic release tailgate that opens when the body is raised, the Tipper Pro has the additional advantage of the ‘barn door’ side swinging gates which allows the tailgate to be split in half and locked open,” said Petrovski.
“The ‘barn door’ design means less space is required around the body when the gates are being folded away, which is particularly useful in the tight areas that these vehicles often operate in.”
The body lock feature mechanically locks the body to the chassis while loading and driving and ensures the body does not raise unexpectedly. The body lock automatically releases when the body is tipped.
Full length rope rails run underneath the drop sides and assist with securing loads.
The 616 Standard Cab Tipper Pro can haul 1.7 tonnes of payload on a car licence and is only 1.9 metres wide allowing it to squeeze into some very tight spaces.
The Wide and Crew Cab variants of the Tipper Pro are available in body lengths between 3.1 and 4 metres with a payload of up to 4.7 tonne.
The Hino 300 Series Tipper range is the only Japanese light-duty tipper available with a choice of either a manual or a true automatic transmission.
The 500 Series Tipper Pro option with the barn door tailgate, body lock and rope rails is also available in the medium-duty range in the FC1124.
With a payload of six tonne, 4 metre body length and six-speed manual transmission, it offers customers a bigger and more versatile option.
The 500 Series Built to Go trucks also include Adaptive Cruise Control, and meet the pPNLT (Euro 6) exhaust emission standards.
Hino SmartSafe also includes a Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Pedestrian Detection (PD), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Reverse Camera and a suite of other standard safety features.
Petrovski said the wide range of premium truck and car-licenced BTG models with tipper bodies, alloy and steel trays are both durable and reliable.
“The bodies have been designed for our Australian customer’s specific requirements,” he said.
“With class-leading safety, a large range of high quality Hino Genuine bodies and ongoing support through Hino Advantage, customers are spoilt for choice.”
Hino Advantage is a suite of business support solutions that includes a 3-years/ 100,000km (300 Series)/150,000km (500 Series) standard warranty, capped price servicing, Hino Genuine parts, 24/7 roadside assist and more.