Warren Lee, owner of Combined Skips in Caringbah, NSW, and former NRL player with the Cronulla Sharks, South Sydney and Illawarra Steelers, runs three Hino 500 Series models – an FD Ranger Pro Hi Grade and two FM 2630 Autos.
Mr Lee, who bought his first Hino 14 years ago, said that he rates the Hino FD as "the best truck made by man" when it comes to moving skips.
"I can get into backyards, driveways and under high rise buildings, and the turning-circle is fantastic.
"You have to ask yourself, why is it that almost every tow truck, paper truck and most car carriers you see are Hino FDs?
"Skip bin trucks are the hardest-worked vehicles on the road, and that '87 FD had such a tough life as a skip bin truck.
"These vehicles are driven hard on the road, and around building sites and landfills too.
"My first FD did a very hard 700,000 kilometres - it was a no-brainer to replace it with another Hino and I've bought more since, including a GH, before I got my current trucks.
"You need to reverse under the bin while the power take-off and hook lift is operating, and operating a clutch and gearstick at the same time is difficult.
"It also makes life so much simpler when going up steep driveways, and you can lift the bins off while going forward in Drive.
"Hino certainly make a good truck, and I want to buy more.”