Expanded model range and increased performance for all-new 700 Series

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Expanded model range and increased performance for all-new 700 Series
The expanded range of all-new 2021 Hino 700 Series models offers customers improved drivability and operational efficiency, plus reduced emissions.

The expanded range of all-new 2021 Hino 700 Series models offers customers improved drivability and operational efficiency, plus reduced emissions.

With a wider range of axle configurations, an increased number of engine power ratings and an exclusively two-pedal transmission line-up, the all-new 700 Series models suit more customer applications and operating requirements.

A new Euro 6 A09C nine litre engine is now available in addition to the well-proven existing Hino E13C 13 litre engine.

Key new models include 4x2 and 6x2 rigid trucks suitable for distribution applications and new 6x4 and 8x4 models, which will cater for customers at the heavier end of the distribution and vocational application spectrum.

“The all-new 700 Series is built as a vehicle for today and for the future – Australian customers clearly prefer the convenience of two-pedal transmissions, which is why the expanded Hino 700 Series model range is now available with either a true automatic or an automated manual transmission (AMT), which are matched to their respective engine power ratings,” said Daniel Petrovski, Manager of Product Strategy for Hino Australia.

“With the introduction of a true automatic transmission to our 700 series models, Hino is the only Japanese manufacturer to offer a true automatic transmission option across the light, medium and heavy-duty model ranges,” said Mr Petrovski. 

“True automatic and automated manual transmissions allow the driver to focus on getting the vehicle to and from its destination efficiently, reducing fatigue and improving safety.”

Combination of new A09 engine and Allison automatic transmissions

The new Euro 6 A09C nine litre engine, a variant of which features in the 500 Series Wide Cab and the Hino Dakar Rally race truck, opens up new applications and operating environments for Hino.

“The heavy-duty 700 Series has long been the flagship of our model range - powered by the Hino E13C 13 litre engine, it has been an ideal vehicle for customers requiring a rigid truck or prime mover in the 400 to 480 horsepower range,” said Mr Petrovski.  

The new Hino A09C nine litre engine will be available in various axle configurations, offering Australian customers a Hino solution in the 300 to 400 horsepower area of the heavy-duty truck market.

The A09 is a long stroke engine (112mm x 150mm bore and stroke) with a displacement of 8.866 litres – efficiency is enhanced via ultra-high pressure fuel injection, variable nozzle turbo charging and the use of Dimple Textured Cylinder Liner Surfaces, which reduces piston friction.

The nine litre models begin with the FH 1832 4x2, FR 2632 6x2 and FS 2632 6x4 models, which feature the A09C-VP engine that delivers 320hp (235kW) and 1275Nm of torque delivered from 1,100 – 1,600rpm, and is mated to the six-speed Allison 3200 true automatic transmission. 

Meanwhile, the 700 Series FY 3036 8x4 model features a more powerful version of the nine litre engine – the A09C-VN – with 360hp (265kW) and 1569Nm of torque delivered from 1,100 – 1,600rpm, and is matched to the larger and stronger six-speed Allison 4440 true automatic transmission.

Improved Hino E13C engines with renowned ZF TraXon 2441TO

“The reliability of the Hino E13C engine is already well proven, and the improved version in the all-new 700 Series range is available in two power ratings of 450hp and 480hp,” said Mr Petrovski

The SH 1845 4x2 models will feature the E13C-BL engine with the same peak power of 450hp (331kW) and 2157 Nm of torque. 

The new 700 Series SS 2848 6x4 prime mover, FS 2848 6x4 rigid and FY 3248 8x4 rigid models utilise the E13C-BK engine with peak horsepower of 480hp (353kW) and 2157Nm of torque, which is now available across a wider range between 1,000 and 1,500rpm, offering the opportunity for improved drivability and fuel efficiency.

The E13C engines are matched to the latest generation of the ZF 16-speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), the TraXon TX 2441TO.

The ZF AMT is controlled via a shift dial gear selector on the dashboard for Drive, Neutral and Reverse, and features a slow mode in forward and reverse for improved manoeuvrability control.

The dash-mounted dial selector is complemented by a sequential type shift lever on the steering column that allows the driver to switch the transmission mode between automatic and manual, and manually select gears without have to take their hands off the steering wheel.

All AMT models are equipped with an Easy Start system that assists with smooth take-off after stopping on a slope.

Improved payloads

“The payload of all 700 Series models has been increased through design and specification upgrades,” said Mr Petrovski.

Alloy wheels are now standard fitment on all new 700 Series models, which lower tare weight considerably compared to steel wheels.

A significant redesign of the rear suspensions on leaf-suspended models has improved articulation, lowered the tare weight and improved the payload.

All Hino FY 8x4 models now have an additional one tonne of payload compared to the previous model, courtesy of the Hino load share front suspension which increases the steer axle capacity to 11 tonnes.

Improved Braking Performance

All 700 Series models now feature an Electronic Brake System (EBS), which improves stopping performance, while reducing maintenance requirements and costs.

Traditional pneumatic brake systems rely only on a pneumatic signal to be transmitted from the brake pedal to the service brake relay valves, whereas EBS uses an electronic signal from the brake pedal directly to the brake modulator valves.

The electronic signal is faster than the pneumatic signal, resulting in quicker activation of the modulator valves thus, improving braking response times while reducing braking distances.

The EBS control unit is continuously estimating the total weight of the vehicle and when the driver places their foot on the brake pedal, the EBS optimises the braking force required to achieve the target deceleration.

“EBS provides the driver with more consistent stopping performance and the brake pedal force adjustments usually made by the driver are instead performed by the electronics within the EBS system, thus ensuring more consistent braking and reducing driver fatigue,” said Mr Petrovski.

The all-new 700 Series has moved from an S-cam brake system to the Hino Taper Roller brake system, which reduces tare weight, decreases compressed air requirements, provides a smoother more consistent brake feel and uses less moving parts, resulting in reduced maintenance requirements and lower operating costs.

Standard auxiliary braking on all 700 Series models is courtesy of the ‘Jake Brake’ (or Jacobs Engine Brake®) which improves driveability and operational efficiency.

The Hino 700 Series is the only Japanese heavy-duty truck with a Jacobs Engine Brake®

All 13 litre models receive additional auxiliary braking from the ZF intarder, which is integrated into the rear of the 16-speed ZF TraXon TX 2441TO AMT.

“Superior auxiliary braking is a feature which is highly valued by drivers and improves the ease of operation while driving in regional or metropolitan applications, and importantly offers confident control of the vehicle during downhill descents,” said Mr Petrovski.

“Owners and fleet managers appreciate the greatly extended service brake life, which further reduces the operational costs of the new 700 Series models.”

Cleanest heavy-duty Hino ever with Euro 6 emissions

Like the 500 Series Standard Cab, the all-new Hino 700 Series models will meet the next level of Australian exhaust emission standards before they are legislated for introduction in Australia.

The new A09C & E13C Engine meet Euro 6 exhaust emissions compliance, using a combination of the Hino Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and the ever reliable Hino Diesel Particulate Active Reduction Filter (DPR).

“The all-new 700 Series will provide our customers with a high level of driving performance that is delivered efficiently and in the most environmentally responsible way,” concluded Mr Petrovski. 

The all-new Hino 700 Series is available at Hino dealerships nationwide, with further information also available at https://www.hino.com.au/700/.

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