Hino extends 700 series range


Hino adds long wheelbase variant to FS 2848 6x4 model range

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Hino Australia has announced the expansion of its heavy duty 700 Series range with the addition of a long wheelbase variant of the FS 2848 6x4 models.

Hino Australia’s manager of product strategy, Daniel Petrovski, says the truck’s development has been the result of specific requests from customers.

"It is suitable for any number of applications from general farm duties or cattle trucks to a 14 pallet rigid freight truck or a flat tray with a rear-mounted crane," Petrovski explains.

The new long wheelbase is fitted with the Hino E13C 12.9 litre six-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine, which produces 480hp (353kW) of power and 2157Nm of torque.

It is compliant with ADR80/03 using Euro 5 emission standards featuring a combination of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system.

The E13C Engine is matched to the latest generation of ZF’s 16 speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), the TraXon 2441TO.

"It is the overdrive version and includes the standard fitment of the ZF transmission intarder that provides up to 3200 Nm of auxiliary braking," Petrovski says.

The new FS 2848 AMT AIR 6267 is suitable for any number of applications from general farm duties or cattle trucks to a 14 pallet rigid freight truck or a flat tray with a rear-mounted crane

Named the FS 2848 AMT AIR 6267, the new variant rides on a combination of long taper leaf suspension on the steer axle and Hendrickson HAS 460 air suspension on the drive axles.

"The cab on the FS is mounted to the grid hole chassis via the Hino 4-point cab air suspension with the driver seated in the ISRI6860/870 air suspended seat with its multiple air comfort adjustments and integrated seatbelt," Petrovski continues.

"Adding to the truck’s appeal is the all-new Hino smart Multimedia System, which includes standard reversing camera, and an unprecedented level of vehicle connectivity and entertainment possibilities."

The Android-based 6.5-inch capacitive multi-touch digital screen features AM/FM/DAB+ digital radio, Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth tethering which enables enhanced call handling, and improved speech to text functionality.

Other features include a curated Hino application store and an optional truck-specific GPS navigation system.

Hino says, in addition to the standard reverse camera, other safety and comfort features on the FS 2848 are Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), a driver’s SRS airbag, ADR84/00 compliant Front Underrun Protection (FUP) and electrically operated and heated rear view mirrors.

The cab also meets the globally-recognised ECE R29 European crash certification standards.

"With the availability of a factory-built long wheelbase FS 2848 variant, the 700 Series is now a viable solution for customers seeking a higher horse-powered long wheelbase rigid truck," Petrovski says.

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