HINO 4.0-LITRE COMMON-RAIL DIESEL
Hino’s N04C turbo-diesel engine offers a class-leading combination of power and torque. The 4.0-litre engine is equipped with a common-rail fuel injection system and Variable Nozzle Turbo (VNT) technology to achieve lower emissions and uncompromised power and fuel efficiency.
Meeting both strict Euro 5 and Enhanced Environmentally-Friendly Vehicle (EEV) emissions standards, the model’s gains in power, torque and fuel efficiency have been achieved through careful attention to engine design, turbocharger pressures and the high-pressure (common-rail) electronic fuel injection.
The engine features a cooled exhaust-gas recirculation system and closed crankcase ventilation, while the Diesel Particulate Active Reduction System (DPR) system has an 800,000km service interval and an automatic self-cleaning system which begins when the filter is only at 30 per cent of overall capacity.
Injection pressures have been increased and an intercooler adopted, and the Hino engine has the added reliability of three fuel filters.
Wide cab manual models have 121kW of power at 2500rpm and 464Nm of torque at 1400rpm (N04C-UT), with a six-speed transmission.
Standard cab and wide cab automatic are rated at 110kW and 420Nm (N04C-US).
Standard cab has the choice of five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, while the wide cab auto also has a six-speed transmission.
HINO 5.1-LITRE COMMON-RAIL DIESEL
The 5.1 litre inline four cylinder Hino J05E engines used in the High Horsepower 300 Series trucks produce the most power in their class, without sacrificing fuel efficiency or emissions.
The J05E-UH engine, tuned for compatibility with the 300 Series 920 manual transmission variant, delivers 189Hp (139kW) and 510Nm of torque. With an extremely flat torque curve and from low engine speeds it provides maximum engine torque from 1500rpm all the way through to 2600rpm.
The class leading J05E-UJ engine used in the 300 Series 921 automatic transmission model generates a massive 205Hp (151kW) at 2,600rpm and 600Nm of torque from 1500rpm.
J05E engines achieve Euro 5 emissions compliance along with power and efficiency through the use of the latest generation Hino common-rail fuel injection, Variable Nozzle Turbocharger (VNT) technology and a Hino Diesel Particulate active Reduction system (DPR). All proven technology, to deliver a class leading 300 Series engine.
Hino 300 High Horsepower models come with a column stalk operated exhaust brake as standard. Both engines use an overhead cam shaft with four valves per cylinder for efficient breathing. They also use an under square bore and stroke of 112 x 130mm providing a low revving maximum torque engine to meet the demands of any customers’ needs.
HINO 4.0-LITRE DIESEL-ELECTRIC HYBRID
Hino is the global leader in hybrid technology for commercial vehicles, having released the first ever hybrid commercial vehicle in Australia in 2007.
Since then, Hino’s diesel-electric hybrid system has gone from strength to strength – the current model is now available on eight models within the Hino 300 Series light duty truck range; all of which include the same features available on the standard models.
Hybrid motoring is engineered to combine the power and torque benefits of a traditional internal combustion engine, with the fuel-saving and zero emissions properties of an electric motor.
As a result, the Hino 300 Hybrid can reduce emissions by up to 25 per cent – meaning it easily meets Euro 5 and Enhanced Environmentally-Friendly Vehicle (EEV) emissions.
The hybrid system combines Hino’s 4.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engine (110kW rating) with an electric motor capable of producing an 36kW, a forceful 333Nm of torque from idle.
By combining the inherently powerful, yet fuel efficient turbo-diesel engine with the torque-heavy, zero emissions electric motor, the hybrid is able to achieve remarkable fuel consumption.
The electric motor takes over the drive function primarily in the lower rev ranges, for example in initial acceleration and at lower speeds, allowing the diesel engine to resume the drive function once the vehicle is up and moving in its most efficient range.
These acceleration characteristics, combined with the start-stop function (which sees the vehicle automatically turn off when the vehicle comes to a standstill, before re-starting on its own when the driver takes his or her foot off the brake pedal), see the Hybrid as being a perfect vehicle for inner-city or heavy traffic.
In addition, the regenerative braking system disengages the clutch while the truck decelerates, allowing the vehicle to transfer kinetic energy from the wheels to the motor, which converts it to electricity and stores it in the HV battery for later use.