Hino has announced it has expanded its range of Built to Go (BTG) trucks with the introduction of its new Tipper Pro variants in both 300 Series and 500 Series models.
“The new Tipper Pro models are a direct result of customer and dealer feedback,” said Daniel Petrovski, manager of product strategy for Hino.
“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,” Daniel Petrovski 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 four metre body.
“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,” he added
Hino says that like all 300 Series tipper models, the new Tipper Pro models feature a 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,” he added.
Hino says the body lock feature mechanically locks the body to the chassis while loading and driving and ensures the body does not raise unexpectedly, but automatically releases when the body is tipped.
The company added that the new tippers feature full length rope rails running 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, while the Wide and Crew Cab variants are available in body lengths between 3.1 and 4 metres with a payload of up to 4.7 tonne.
Hino says its 300 Series Tipper range is the only Japanese light-duty tipper available with a choice of either a manual or a full automatic transmission.
The 500 Series Tipper Pro option with a barn door tailgate, body lock and rope rails is also available in the medium-duty FC1124, featuring a payload of six tonnes, with a four metre body length and six-speed manual transmission, it offers customers a bigger and more versatile option.
Hino emphasised that both the 300 Series and 500 Series Standard Cab and all Hino Built to Go models feature the SmartSafe safety package with advanced driver-assist technology with an active focus on protecting the drivers, passengers and other road users.
“Hino SmartSafe 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,” said Daniel Petrovski.
It added that the 500 Series Built to Go models also include Adaptive Cruise Control, and meet the pPNLT/Euro 6 emission standards.
“Hino offers a wide range of premium truck and car-licenced BTG models with tipper bodies, alloy and steel trays that are both durable and reliable.
“The bodies have been designed for our Australian customer’s specific requirements.
“With class-leading safety, a large range of high quality Hino Genuine bodies and ongoing support through Hino Advantage, customers are spoilt for choice,” Petrovski concluded.
Hino says its Hino Advantage suite of business support solutions includes a three-years/ 100,000km warranty on the 300 Series and 150,000km on 500 Series, with capped price servicing, Hino Genuine parts, 24/7 roadside assist and more.
The company says the new 300 Series and 500 Series Tipper Pro models are available to order at Hino dealerships nationwide, with further information also available at www.hino.com.au