Big Hino Demonstrator on tour in Queensland

Heavy Duty 700 Series truck to showcase Hino’s tipper and dog credentials for performance based standards.

Big Hino Demonstrator on tour in Queensland
Hino's 700 Series FS 2848 ProShift 16 Air is currently travelling around Queensland.


Hino Australia is sending a heavy duty tipper and dog demonstrator throughout Queensland in a bid to show its adaptability as a performance based standards (PBS) rig.

The 700 Series FS 2848 ProShift 16 Air is travelling around Queensland dealers to allow potential customers to sample its wares.

The truck will also visit trade and agricultural shows throughout the state. 

The demonstrator was recently given PBS approval with the help of bodybuilders Shephard Transport Equipment.

It was approved for level two general mass limit (GML) and is capable of running at either 50 tonnes gross combination mass (GCM) as a standard truck with a four-axle dog at 19m, or on approved roads at up to 54.8 tonnes GCM. 

Hino Australia regional sales manager for Queensland and the Northern Territory Karl Hancox says he is hopeful the demonstrator will increase awareness of the 700 Series amongst operators who haven't previously considered the Hino heavy duty line-up. 

"An increasing number of regional councils and other organisations around Australia are buying the 700 Series because its comfort and safety levels make it an ideal workplace environment, and for its rock-solid reliability," Hancox says. 

"But in general buyers of heavy duty trucks aren't as familiar with Hino as our light duty buyers are, and we'd like to show off the 700 Series to more of these potential customers. 

"With over 70 per cent of PBS approval being focused on truck and dog applications, this is a great opportunity for the 700 Series. 

"It seems there is some confusion over what can be achieved under the PBS scheme, and we think our demonstrator can help clear this up while showing exactly what the Hino 700 Series is capable of." 

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