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Olympic Party Hire values Hino reliability
“With us, we need to get to events. We need to be there on time. We need to get set up on time,” said Roberts, adding, that since they brought the Hino and Toyota vehicles into their fleet, “The main thing is they have been reliable. I don’t think one of our trucks has ever broken down.”
Keys to Deliverance
Economic and social pressures can cause a strain on the lives of many people in our society. Vinnies is there to help.
Hino 300 Series 817 4x4 2023 Review by Truck Sales
We take a modified Hino 817 4x4 and a more standard sibling into their natural environment to fully test the capabilities of these popular off-road trucks.
Reduce Emissions Now
There is a lot of buzz and speculation going on around zero emissions vehicles, but you can make a start on the process and reduce emissions now by using a hybrid electric truck. PowerTorque took to the road to quantify just how much it is possible to save.
All Jacked up - The King of Cool!
"Whatever I’m in, I always wave at a truckie coming the other way and usually get a response if I’m in a similar sized truck. In a smaller jobbie though, not so much, such is the pecking order of the trucking world."
"Hino asked if I’d like another go at the FS, offering to fly me to Bundaberg to pick it up and drive it down to Ballina. I liked the idea of trying out the truck again, in hopefully less harrowing conditions."
Should you buy 4x4 truck instead of dual-cab ute?
Looking to find out, I reached out to a few truck manufacturers to see if they’d throw us the keys to a 4×4 model for a couple of days. We managed to get our hands on a Hino 300 4×4.
Tall touring: Is a 4×4 truck better than a dual-cab ute?
"I’ve long dreamed of decking out a 4×4 light-duty truck, finding them infinitely more visually appealing than a jacked up dual-cab and knowing full-well they’re more capable too."
Hybrid Vs Diesel
Hino invited me to Sydney to discuss the company’s philosophy in more detail, show me some very interesting facts and figures relating to Electric versus Diesel power, and to put me behind the wheel of their solution in the transition to full electric. The meeting was, quite frankly an eye opener.
Typical Urban Delivery Test Route
The objective of this truck test was a simple one. PowerTorque would drive a hybrid electric Hino 300 Series around a typical urban delivery test route in Sydney followed by an identical truck powered only by diesel
ROAD TESTING HINO AUTOMATICS
Hino Australia is today equipped with the best product range in its long history here. High on the heap is a versatile 9.0 litre line-up capitalising on the modern-day brilliance of Allison automatic shifters.
Hino 700 Series FY 8x4 Hook Lift Review
We take a run from the cane fields to banana country in a Hino 700 Series FY 3036 hook-lift truck.
On the road to Casino driving a Hino 300 Series 4×4
To say that the whole setup is superbly built is a masterclass of understatement!
Transporting forklifts is a specialty task that Waverley Forklifts, now in its 50th year, performs exceedingly well for its customers. Over time Hino has become one of its prime partners.
Order books temporarily closed for Hino 300 4x4 light duty truck
We took the Hino 300 Series 4x4 on a two-day road trip across rural New South Wales which offered stunning scenery and some of the roughest roads we could have wished for.
Truck electrification: Why Hino isn't jumping the gun
Truck electrification: Why Hino isn't jumping the gun
The Truck Formerly Know as a ‘Hybrid’
Keen observers may have noticed that the truck formerly know as a ‘hybrid’ is now to be known as an ‘electric hybrid. This is because Hino is promoting the range as a first step on the road to zero emissions.
New Age Travellers
The Hino 300 Series hybrid-electric light-duty range draws upon technology from the wider Toyota Group which has been proven in millions of its hybrid vehicles worldwide.
Back from the Brink
In order to provide this level of service at such an attractive rate McPhail’s operates its own fleet of Hino trucks including an increasing number of 500 Series supported by a pair of 300 Series pantechs which are mainly used for local deliveries in the Wangaratta area.
Hino is using its Brisbane Truck Show stall to show off its new ultra high-definition multimedia unit
Technology is a key theme at the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show and we are delighted to use the show to display our intuitive new 10.1 inch ultra high-definition multimedia unit.
Hybrid Electric headlines Hino’s stand
Hino Australia will soon offer more choice with a range of new Alloy Tray and TradeAce Hybrid Electric Built to Go products available in Hino dealerships from July 2023.
Hino goes big on multimedia
Drivers’ lives and businesses are progressively more dependent on being connected and contactable, and are undeniably intertwined with their phones, which is why the new multimedia unit features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone compatibility.
Hino unveils upgraded business solutions multimedia for drivers
Technology was a key theme at the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show and we were delighted to use the show to display our intuitive new 10.1 inch ultra high-definition multimedia unit.
A Tale of Two Technologies
A real world comparison between diesel-hybrid and current diesel technologies produces some impressive results.
HANGIN' WITH HINO'S NEW HYBRID
Whether it’s for environmental, economic or fashionable reasons, the big push is on for electric commercial vehicles in Australia. But while Hino has one eye on an electric future, it’s banking on its hybrid model to continue to provide fuel and maintenance savings and emissions reductions.
Hino Hybrid a ‘real world’ green solution
Unlike many hybrid passenger cars that downsize engine capacity, Hino kept the full-size diesel engine for its working truck models to help ensure a long working life and under-stressed powertrain.
The first delivery of Hino 300 Series Hybrid Electric trucks have been accepted by Brisbane-based Easy Truck Rental, a new player poised to be a market leader in emissions reduction.
This Sporting Life
A familiar sight at Australian motor sport events is the Hino Sports Deck which has become an integral part of the Supercars circus.
Hino 300 Series Hybrid vs Diesel 2023 Comparison
We’ve tested the 300 Series Hybrid a couple of times in the past and we’ve had quite a bit to do with the diesel version of the 300 Series as well, but how do they differ? And is it worth the extra expense of the Hybrid? Let’s find out…
700 Series FS2848 AMT Air Tipper and Dog: Review
Tripping the Light Fandango (The Hume Highway)
Hino upgrades the 817 4x4 light truck for 2023
Hino’s 817 4x4 has definite specification advantages over the other Japanese brands and is gearing up to increase business in 2023.
Mixing it Up
Concrete Taxi isn’t like a normal agitator truck which delivers concrete in a pre-determined quantity sourced from a batching plant.
Viking's growth means more Hinos
Viking Rentals was forced to change its operations through the pandemic in order to continue to grow its Australia-wide presence, with the company’s focus shifting to supporting the construction industry.
TradeAce Paints Tropical Town Sunny
It’s serious a decision jumping from a ute to buying your first truck, but for Rick Morgan it’s made the world of difference to his expanding business in the tropical city of Cairns
Hino 500 1424 Tilt Tray: Review
The Hino 500 Series is a versatile platform that can be put to many uses but this one is a bit of a celebrity
Bin City uses Hino trucks to provide waste management solutions which care for the local Illawarra environment in a sustainable and economical way.
Diesel and Dust
Among the innovations taking place in the essential fuel industry sectors, IOR Group, an Australian-owned business established in 1984, leads the way through an adoption of new technology, sound investments and rapid expansion.
Performance Data Tracking in Real Time
Hino-Connect is an integrated telematics system that combines key performance data tracking in real time, remote diagnosis of vehicle faults and 24/7 alerts delivered to the truck’s owner and their Hino Connect specialist for priority repairs and service support.
SA Projects moves from utes to trucks
When time is money, a growing number of Australian tradies are finding the convenience of moving up to a light-duty truck pays dividends.
Why buy Hino’s Hybrid?
We all know that driving down emissions is a good thing, but doing it in a way that doesn’t cripple business is also a good thing. Hino’s latest hybrid truck seems like a step in both right directions, so we did a longer test than usual to check it out.
The Cabin of the Larger Hino Prime Mover
Climbing up into the cabin of the larger Hino prime mover, the SS 2848, is a different proposition to the smaller rigid FY model. The 700 Series cabin with the 13 litre engine sits 120mm higher than the model fitted with the nine litre. They are both 700 Series models but they really do look and feel different.
Real-time Insights Into the Operation of Fleets
‘’More than just a mapping or tracking tool, Hino-Connect delivers 700 Series customers real-time insights into the operation of fleets,” says Gus Belanszky, General Manager, Service and Customer Support for Hino Australia.
The Heavy Hitter
The all new Hino 700 Series shows Hino is serious about its Heavy-duty aspirations as the truckmaker forges ahead with its latest market leading technology.
A Genuine Contender
Operational restrictions brought about by COVID have meant that it is almost six months since the mid-2021 release of the all-new Hino 700 Series before we have the opportunity to drive it.
Hino 700 Series FS 2848 truck and dog review
Hino left virtually no stone unturned when it updated its 700 Series in 2021, with the heavy end of the Japanese maker’s line-up now boasting more models, cutting-edge safety, new and improved Euro 6 drivetrains, and a new cab interior, among other updates.
CNC Cartage grows thanks to the versatility of its fleet of crane trucks and the expertise of its people.
Style and substance
Hino Australia recently introduced its new 700 Series heavy-duty models to the local market. After a comprehensive test drive of two different versions, Paul Matthei’s conclusion is that they both look the goods and deliver the goods – in more ways than one.
It’s Prime (Mover) time
This time around it was the 700 Series 2848 Prime Mover Hi Roof Cab version with reefer trailer attached and considerably more weight on board than the rigid.
Hino 700 Series rigid a class act
After an impressive static display mid-way through 2021, we expected plenty from a first drive of Hino’s new 700 Series trucks, and we certainly weren’t disappointed by an FR 6x2 rigid model put through its paces in everything from heavy metro traffic to fast freeways.
Truck and dog combo shines for Hino
Every now and then a new truck comes along with the ability to surprise and impress in equal measure, and we’ve found just such a truck in Hino’s revitalised range of 700 Series heavy-duty models. In fact, so surprising and so impressive was a truck and dog combination recently put through its paces that we’re now thinking Hino may actually have the best Japanese heavy-duty truck in the business.
Hino Hybrid vs Electric Scooter Eco-Race through City
Cobey from Mighty Machines test drives the new Hino 300 616 Standard Cab Hybrid... but with a twist as he and Harry go head to head in an electric v hybrid race.
Hino 700 Series FS 2848- A good all-rounder for tech-savvy owners
Big Rigs set about testing these claims by taking a 700 Series FS 2848 truck and dog trailer combination loaded with sandstone for a spin from Hino’s Sydney headquarters down to the Illawarra region south of Sydney via the arduous Mt. Ousley.
Truck Makers Need to Keep up With the Times
What we expect from a heavy duty truck is changing fast, and truck makers need to keep up with the times. Hino has come up with a model which is precisely tailored to this decade’s Australian heavy market preferences.
Hino 700 Series FS 2848: Review
The new 700 Series has many updated features, the most notable of which is safety. Touted as the ‘safest Hino ever’ the new Hino offers a full complement of features to protect drivers and other road users.
Safer, greener and packed with Euro style
The recent release of the all-new Hino 700 Series range sees the brand treat the 700 Series model to broader levels of power, connectivity and business telematics, while offering upgraded driver comfort and features.
Where’s The Red One?
Everyone knows that Red-Goes-Faster! It’s just a simple fact of life that we all accept – just as we accept Father Christmas, The Tooth Fairy and The Easter Bunny.
Hino 700 Series 9L FR 2632 distribution 6x2 Review
The 2021 Hino 700 Series looks remarkably similar to its predecessor, but, in the case of the distribution-truck models, a new low-height cab sits on top of a revised, Euro 6 nine-litre engine.
Sullivan Logistics provides overnight express parcel deliveries and total logistics solutions to many regions of Western Australia and owns a fleet of Hino 500 Series.
No margin for error
New age, high density housing developments, with narrow access ways and challenging locations have imposed new demands on traditional waste and refuse disposal. See how Waste Wise Environmental do it with a fleet of Hino trucks.
Brisbane Posts and Beams operates in a specialised niche in the building industry and uses Hino trucks to serve its clients.
An Efficient and Responsive Transport Business
Operating from a head office at Stapylton on Brisbane’s Southside, TradeTools depends on a fleet of Hino trucks to deliver a wide range of tools and machinery, as part of an efficient and responsive transport business.
PFD Food Services ranks safety as a prime criteria in its decision to trial some of the latest Hino trucks.
This Truck is a Bit of a Goer
With 205hp (151 kW) on tap under the driver’s right foot and 600Nm of torque all driving through a six-speed automatic gearbox, you start to get the idea this Hino 300 Series truck is a bit of a goer.
Hino carries Dynamic’s cars
Rapidly expanding his Dynamic Car Carrying business can only be achieved by attracting high-quality people, with that task made easier by the company’s recent switch to Hino for their Brisbane metro division.
All the Right Moves
Why go to the trouble and expense of buying, when you can rent a Hino? It’s a proposition fast appealing to a changing consumer market and one Thrifty seeks to master in its endeavours to become the best rental company in Australia.
Sydney-based business OzHarvest repurposes excess food and delivers it to those who need it most. A large fleet of vans and Hino 300 Series trucks help carry out what has become the vast undertaking of distribution.
Hino 300 Series 721 Wide Body 2021 Review
Hino 300 Series 721 – Hino updated their 300 Series in mid-2020 and the new models are available in Standard Single Cab and Wide Single Cab and Wide Crew Cab configurations as well as a range of engine options, including a Hybrid and a true Automatic transmission.
Trucksales Safety Award 2021: The Winner
Hino has been awarded the Trucksales Safety Award for the second year in a row for its 300 Series truck range, which takes the light-duty truck market to a new level of safety.
RACQ employs Hino recovery vehicles with EV charging capability
Queensland motoring association, RACQ, has become a trailblazer in Australia by purchasing a brace of Hino 500 Series Standard Cab recovery trucks fitted with Electric Vehicle (EV) charging systems.
Torque of the Town
The Hino 721 is a new entry into the latest Hino 300 Series range which has expanded to now include more than 60 models.
Hino 616 TradeAce: A tradie’s joy
The Hino 300 Series has already been well covered by trucksales, but we decided to have a look at the lower end of the range: the ute-competitive 616 standard-cab variant with aluminium tray.
Driving the Hino 300 Series Hybrid on a car licence
The Hino 300 Series claims to make the professional driver’s workspace more comfortable with a balance of functionality, accessibility and comfort. With this latest model Hino applied particular attention to the driving position and the integration of the driver into the cabin.
HINO 500 Series 1528 4X4 GT Crew Cab Review
In the world of medium size trucks the HINO 500 Series GT 4X4 Crew Cab holds a strong position for versatility, practicality and reliability. It’s a 4X4 on steroids.
Genuine off-roaders may not be big sellers in the mainstream trucking business, but that doesn’t dilute their importance or sometimes critical impact on the lives and livelihoods of people and businesses across the nation.
Hino's David and Goliath
Graham "Kermie" Harsant test drives the 500 Series GT and new 300 Series Trade Ace
RACQ’s new advanced Hino tow trucks
The RACQ has recently purchased four new Hino 500 Series Standard Cab tow trucks that feature on-board electric-vehicle charging stations
The Hino 300 Series Hybrid is Australia’s only light-duty hybrid electric-diesel truck.
Bidfood celebrates delivery of milestone Hino
Cold chain carrier, Bidfood Australia, a leading supplier in the food service industry has marked the delivery of its 125,000th Hino commercial vehicle
Something special - Hino Custom adventurer
With its delicious retro look underwritten by modern bus performance and appeal, this very first Hino RN8J chassis on a Custom Adventurer-body ‘school bus’ is something the kids will love and hate to have to leave after each journey
Best of Both Worlds
Australia’s strong interest in off-road vehicles is epitomised in Hino’s new 500 Series GT 1528
Hino 300 Series 616 Hybrid: Review
With the launch in July of the revamped 300 Series, Hino rolled out its latest batch of diesel/electric hybrids including this car-licence friendly 616 Standard Cab.
Mighty Machines: High-tech Hino 500 Challenge
Cobey and Steve take the smart 500 Series Hino on an epic Sydney road trip....with a twist!
Brisbane-based company SEQ Ice Cream frequently sends out a fleet of commercial vehicles to service an area the size of Venezuela. It counts on the new Hino 500 Series Standard Cab trucks to ensure its hot products are delivered on time and always ice cold.
Hino Poncho Bus review
When launched a few years ago here in Australia, the Hino Poncho was a ‘cute little bus’ giving potential buyers something to think about. Years later with ‘on demand’ now in vogue, those thoughts are even more pertinent still.
Fleet Auto News take the new Hino 300 Series
Fleet Auto News take the new Hino 300 Series
Hino 300 Series 721 Crew Cab review
Released as part of Hino’s new 300 Series range, the new 721 Wide Cab is available in single-cab and Crew Cab versions. We were fortunate enough to grab a seven-seat crew model that we took for a 900km city and country run.
All in the Family
An opportunity eight years ago to buy their own freight business saw Paul and Emma Cavalot dive in boots and all. A pre-existing penchant for Toyota vehicles has blossomed into a full-blown appreciation for Hino trucks, culminating in the recent delivery of a quartet of the brand’s new 500 Series Standard Cab medium-duty offering.
Video Review of the Hino 500 Series GT 1528 4x4
We climb aboard Hino’s latest 500 Series GT 1528 4×4 truck for a rugged road test to see just how well this off roader goes in the rough stuff and came away impressed. The updated Hino GT has a high GVM and with higher capacity front and rear axles and is available with a factory fitted Allison five speed automatic. Take a look at our video road test of the updated GT.
Ask the dust
RYCO 24.7 runs a fleet of Hino trucks as part of the emergency breakdown services and parts it offers the coal sector of Central Queensland where trucks are tested in the most rugged of conditions.
Digging for a living
The purchase of a new Hino 500 Series Wide Cab is proof that evergreen owner-operator Kevin Clark has no plans to retire just yet; he’s more intent on keeping involved in the family business and hitting the 100 mark.
Paradise by the Dashboard
Fledgling grocery fleet, Way4ward Transport, an independent business that services a major supermarket contract in the Queensland tropics, has been going from strength to strength in its last mile delivery operations.
Grasshopper gets the jump with Hino
Sydney-based waste collection specialist reaps the benefits of new Hino 500 Series Standard Cab model.
Hino plays the long game with its 700
Hino’s long wheelbase addition to its long-serving 700-Series heavy-duty range certainly packs plenty of punch for a truck essentially designed for three-axle rigid work. It also packs enough extras to soften the view – at least for now – that time is starting to catch up with this stalwart of the Hino stable.
Hanson Cements position with Hino
For many years in the automotive market they have said that ‘safety doesn’t sell’, but the world is changing, and it seems more and more companies are ticking the box for the latest safety systems and protection. It’s certainly boosted Hino sales thanks to the safety package it standardised across its latest 500 Series Standard Cab range.
Test Drive: Hino 700 Series
The inclusion of European driveline manufacturer ZF’s up-to-the-minute TraXon 16-speed automated manual transmission with Intarder has boosted Hino’s stalwart 700 Series variants to a standard not previously seen in Japanese heavy-duty trucks.
Melbourne-based Fleet Plant Hire operates in the booming construction sector where operational efficiency is key. Reliability and value-for-money were prime factors in the company’s recent decision to acquire a fleet of Hino 700 Series tippers supplied by Prestige Hino.
Hino 700 Series Road test
Truck and Bus News recently had the chance to pilot Hino’s updated 700 series rigid down the Pacific on a 1000km road test testing out its new updated AMT and its overall comfort levels and performance and we have put together a video story on our exploits in the big Hino.
Increasing traffic congestion and a desire to reduce car dependence as well as enabling residents to navigate the local area more easily has led Sydney’s Strathfield Council to purchase a fleet of four small buses for a local shuttle service called the Strathfield Connector.
Its tough for all trucks but even tougher for trucks on a hire fleet , with a range of different drivers, heavy workload, a touch of occasional mistreatment and that ever present hot weather and choking red dust. For Karratha Machinery Hire running a fleet of trucks in the tough Pilbara means you have to pick trucks that will last in such tough conditions...
Hino's Top-End truck ticks a lot of right boxes
The biggest Hino, the 700 Series, offers a respectable 480hp and there’s a silky smooth new AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) on offer that combines to make this one impressive offering.
Trucksales Safety Award: The winner
Hino is the inaugural recipient of the Trucksales Safety Award for its recently introduced 500 Series truck range, which brings a raft of cutting-edge safety advances to Australia's medium-duty truck market.
Making a splash
A Gold Coast outfit that specialises in excavation and earth moving for swimming pool installations has staked its reputation on Hino commercial vehicles as it expands facilities to keep pace with a growing customer base.
Feeding the Five Thousand
As the cost of living in today’s society continues to rise, providing nutritious food to those less fortunate is becoming increasingly critical. The FoodBasket at Maryborough has risen to this challenge, with the help of a new Hino 500 Series 10-pallet truck.
High-tech truck is torque of town
Hino has packed a raft of equipment into its almost venerable 700 Series so operators and drivers can get on with productivity without feeling short-changed on tech and safety.
Specialised Pavement Services, a fast-growing street sweeping company, is a steadfast customer of Hino for which it purchases the latest in medium duty commercial vehicles for demanding work in urban environments.
First on the scene
Jason Cooke operates a fleet of tow trucks in the Brisbane metropolitan area from his base in Mt Gravatt. Always keen to lead from the front, Jason and his team utilise a range of Hino trucks to expedite the pick-up and delivery of damaged and broken down vehicles.
Going with the Flow
Brisbane operator H2Flow Hire maintains a fluid approach to business with the Hino 500 Series.
Hino Hits a Century
The 100th Hino joins the Century Batteries Fleet including 300 and 500 Series with a newly added 700 Series to the fleet.
Head to head Hino's
There has been much said and written about the latest Hino 500 ‘Standard Cab’ model. The often hectic launch events and initial test drives involve experiencing half a dozen or more trucks in one day, so Prime Mover aims for a more comprehensive assessment over two weeks in three different models.
Car-carrier hot on Hino
Welshpool-based Westoz Transport is a relatively recent entrant in the Perth car- carrying business and manager Carlos Del Toro admits it came about after several years working in dealerships wore thin. The business started with a single truck handling six cars a day but within six months had grown enough to force a budget addition to the fleet: a second-hand Hino.
VIDEO: HINO 500 SERIES STANDARD CAB ANALYSIS
Regarded as the the best medium duty truck Hino has released onto the Australian market, the 500 Series Standard Cab 'smart truck' goes for a run around Canberra and beyond.
Hino Tilt-Tray Truck Review - Standard Cab 500 Series
We've teamed up with 'Truck and Bus News' to review the Hino Standard Cab 500 Tilt Tray Truck. In this review, Jon Thomson got the opportunity to take a new Hino Standard Cab 500 Tilt Tray for an extended test drive.
HINO TILT TRAY ROAD TEST VIDEO REVIEW
We give Hino’s new Standard Cab 500 Series Tilt Tray a full on road test transporting some interesting vehicles around in the back of this strong performing, versatile and very likeable tilter, take a look and see what we thought.
Hino 500 Series FC 1124 Tipper: Review
Hino's 'Built to Go' FC 1124 tipper now has extra payload and extra driver comfort, plus safety tech that breaks new ground for medium-duty trucks…
Video Review - Hino Standard Cab 500
We take a look at Hino’s new Standard Cab 500 Series and its array of technology and features and came away impressed, take a look for yourself.
Hino is looking toward leadership in the medium-duty market with its 500 Series Standard Cab
Hino is looking toward leadership in the medium-duty market with its 500 Series Standard Cab so we grabbed one for a more full assessment.
Hino Launches a New Standard
There is always a lot hanging on a new truck launch, that goes without saying and in this case of Hino's new Standard Cab 500 Series it is especially true.
Hino shows its 500 Series is based on clever thinking.
Hino’s 300 Series joins the battle to conserve water.
The Great Leap Forward for Hino
With the introduction of the new 500 Series Standard Cab range this year, Hino looks like it’s about to take a great leap forward in its standing in the Australian market. Tim Giles went to Japan to speak to the engineers, both from Australia and Japan, who have developed the latest model for the Australian market.
A push in the right direction
Designed and engineered in Australia the 6x2 version of the Hino 500 GH is all about practicality and flexibility.
Supplying the walls and wheels
Quality Food Services is based in Brisbane and provides the important link between food and beverage manufacturers and their wholesale customers. Hino’s wide body 500 trucks are their vehicles of choice for the expanding delivery fleet.
Putting all your eggs in one basket can be laden with risks, but Careful Carriers’ has maintained a successful solitary customer relationship for more than six decades.
Wholesale gravel supplier JOPA Queensland works on a model unique to the construction industry. Where other businesses might invest heavily in marketing it relies solely on word of mouth running Hino Trucks to maintain its customer service, which is second-to-none.
The bread zone
In this world of metrification the baking industry still uses the dozen as its basic unit of measurement. But there is nothing quaint or old fashioned about ARYZTA's approach to producing and delivering the vital baked components for Australia’s, and indeed, the world’s favourite hamburgers.
The lifting pusher on the rise
Truck manufacturers seem to have discovered a new niche in the market, the lifting pusher axle is on the rise and is appearing in a Diesel test drive for the third time in eight months. This time Tim Giles runs the Hino GH through its paces.
2018 Hino 300 616 Auto Tipper Review
There’s a new automatic transmission version of the Hino 300 Series available.
2018 Hino Poncho Bus Review
Brilliant is the word to use when talking the clever little Hino Poncho available now in Australia.
HINO moving into FWD
It comes as a bit of a shock to realise Hino has not sold a light-duty 4x4 truck before now, and the new 817 4x4 is now on the road. POD went to see the new model unveiled and took the truck out to put it through its paces.
Hino 300 Series 4x4 review
High-riding truck is built for the toughest jobs, and terrain
Mystery Hinos Down Under
Hino Buses were first sold in Australia in 1965 - but its trucks didn't officially arrive here through accredited importer until 1971 - Jim Gibson investigates the mystery of a Hino heavy-duty specification truck being evaluated in Queensland during 1964.
2018 Hino 500 Series Wide-Cab Review
Hino launched their new-generation 500 Series Wide-Cab into Australia last year and the offering has proven so far to be very popular.
Hino 300 Series 4x4: Tried, tested & proven 4 Australia
Devised specifically with the Australian fire services in mind, and thoroughly tried, tested and proven for Australian conditions, the Hino 300 Series 4x4 sets a new benchmark for the light duty 4x4 truck specifications and driving performance.
The Urban Jungle
Hino’s 300 Series 4x4 gets to grips with traction for specific applications
Hino 300 4x4 - Tough with good safety features
While the Hino 300 is classed as a light duty 4 x 4 truck it is not a soft-roader. It went through extensive testing in Australian conditions to ensure that it was well suited to our environment.
Hino 300 4x4 - Allan Whiting - December 2017
Outback Travel Australia tests the new Hino 300 Series 4x4 light truck and finds it more than capable of competing with the Japanese and European opposition. Full report at outbacktravelaustralia.com.au
2018 Hino 300 Series 4×4 Review
Often in the automotive industry you find that the products are only built to a certain standard, the new Hino 300 Series 4×4 however looks to have been engineered to go well beyond that point.
To the Four
With current annual sales of around 600 units the duty 4x4 sector is not huge. So Hino's entry into this niche isn't likely to bring a huge sales boost, however it is still attractive, delivering good fleet connections, particularly with rural fire services and mining operations, as Isuzu and Fuso have proved. Editor Whiting went along to the launch to find out all about Hino's 300 Series 4x4.
The winning advantage
Some see the Hino 700 series as a quiet achiever in a variety of Australian applications, thanks to the specifications and features that make it a no-nonsense worker that is driver-friendly and owner-economical.
To boldly go where no Hino has gone before
300 series 4x4 will take you anywhere
After three years of extensive testing, Hino has launched the 300 Series 4x4 exclusively in Australia, filling a market gap for the japanese manufacturer.
Turning Up Aces
With eight distinct models in the Hino 300 Series, the ready to work Trade Ace emphasises safety, comfort and optimal utility.
Century Yuasa talks about the dynamics of an environmentally friendly fleet
Century Yuasa is the biggest supplier of vehicle batteries in Australia and handling such dangerous goods over vast distances requires a specialised fleet with an array of customised features.
With all-wheel-drive alternatives, Hino is heading into new territory.
Greater refinement adds appeal to Hino’s 300 range
Building the Business
Hino’s latest 500 Series is proving a worthwhile addition to the LEETS fleet of West Australia
Digging to Success
A fleet of specialist Hinos continues to expand at Paneltec in the north of Tasmania, going from strength to strength - words by Ed Higginson.
Tilt 'n' Slide
Versatility and practicality are key priorities when considering a vehicle purchase. As Paul Matthei discovered during a recent test, Hino's 300 Series Crew Auto fitted with a Kyokuto Slide Tray body has these qualities in spades.
Hino launched its new 500 Wide Cab range just a few months ago, and already there are good reports coming through from early buyers, showing great signs of customer approval with strong sales.
ROAD TEST REPORT: HINO'S 500 SERIES FM2635 TRUCK
In a six-wheeler rigid market saturated with good trucks, the flagship FM2635 model in Hino’s revamped 500-series wide-cab range ranks with the best of them.
The Very Happy Medium
Hino Launches It's New 500 Series Medium Duty.
Road Test: Hino's new FM 2632
The Toowoomba Range seemed like a good test.
Hino's 500 Wide Cab raises this Japanese contender into a more sophisticated market segment.
More is More
With the introduction of the new Hino 500 range, the Japanese truck builder is now offering more trucks, with more options and more engines. TIM GILES checks out the new models.
Nothing quite like it
Hino's new Poncho is something completely different in the small bus market.
Hino FM 2635: Review
The biggest truck in Hino's new 500 Series Wide Cab range is also remarkably easy to drive
Hino Wide Body 500 Series
Hino has long been considered a perennial bridesmaid in the Australian medium-duty truck segment. That may be about to change with the release of the all-new Wide Body 500 Series.
Hino gives Isuzu a run for its money
Hino’s 300 series range earned a major upgrade and rejuvenation a year or so ago, with new models and variants designed to suit a wider range of applications and deliver a better market share.
New Hino 500 – a very happy medium
On the surface it looked just like another launch of a Japanese medium duty truck, sure to be fit for purpose, a utilitarian work tool, reliable, economic to run and own and sure to give years of loyal and dependable service, just what Hino is renown for.
Hino takes a wider view
The launch of the new 500 Series sets Hino on a path towards increased market share.
Hino resets for Australian Market
New chassis, upgraded engines, simplified driveline and top safety package stand out.
Hino hits back with muscular new 500 Series
Hino has taken the wraps off its new 500 series wide-cab models and revealed a truck with loads more power and a suite of safety initiatives
Hino unveils all-new 500 Series Wide Cab
Hino Australia has introduced the much-anticipated Hino 500 Series Wide Cab.
Hino launch new-gen 500 Series Wide Cab
The medium duty truck market just heated up with Hino set to take the fight up to Japanese rivals with the all-new Hino 500 Series Wide Cab.
Hino's new wide cab 500 series launched
HINO Trucks has opened 2017 with the launch of the new wide cab 500 Series.
Hino and Harris Brothers celebrate a 30-year relationship
Hino brake package does the job
Hino's 700 is a value proposition for local and regional work.
Tip, Tip Hooray
Robust and thrifty truck can be driven on a car licence.
Hino 300 Series 716 Hybrid: Review
Hino says its 300 Series 716 Hybrid delivers cleaner, more efficient transport. But do the numbers stack up? We took one for a week to find out.
Review: Hino 616 Tipper
Driven on a car licence, Hino’s small tipper could prove a smart alternative to a large ute
2016 Hino 300 Series Hybrid Review
I’ve driven a lot of small trucks in my time, especially Isuzu N-Series and Fuso Canters, so was pretty excited to test-drive the Hino 300 Series hybrid.
HINO 500 SERIES FE TRUCK VIDEO REVIEW
The new fully automatic long wheelbase version of Hino’s medium duty FE model is easy and fun to drive around town
Genuine accessories demonstrate safety benefits at Truck show
The 300 Series 921 Auto is equipped with the Hino Lane Change Visual Assist system and The Hino DVR (digital video recorder) dash cam. Both accessories were released on the Australian market this year.
Hino 500 Series review
Hino has modernised its popular medium duty truck with an automatic transmission.
Feature: Japanese giants
David Meredith puts Australia's top-selling Japanese trucks under the microscope to unlock the secret of their sales success…
Hino builds on Auto line up to meet demand
Hino Australia has added four new 500 Series FE Auto models to its growing line-up of 'two pedal' options to give drivers and fleet operators a greater choice of transmissions.
Review: 2015 Hino 300 Series 921
Hino's 300 Series 921 High Horsepower is winning plenty of fans with its pragmatic mix of performance, safety and comfort
New FE hard to beat
HINO'S new FE Auto has made some solid progress in the market since potential customers have been able to drive it.
Hino FE 1426 Auto Review
Ease of use, comfort and capability characterise Hino's 500 Series FE 1426 Auto, which is now available in four wheelbases.
Hino's Big Birthday
In its 50th year in Australia, Hino has come out with a new fully automatic medium-duty model that shows how far the Japanese manufacturers have come.
Hino's Half Century
Notching up a 50-year milestone is a tribute to Hino's ability to innovate.
Going All Auto
The option of an Allison automatic transmission for the 500 FE model is meant to increase Hino's competitiveness in the 14-tonne GVM category. Prime Mover took it to the test.
More commonly seen hauling containers around the inner city, Dave Whyte checks out the 700 Series as a local operator.
New Models Tested
Hino offered journalists the first chance to drive their new high horsepowered 300 models and test them around the hills at Mount Panorama. We weren't racing, but the results were surprising.
On A Mission
Hino is clear it wants a significant increase in market share.
Hino's 300 Series takes a step up with more power and performance than its competition.
Using an automatic gearbox where the competition is opting for automated manual transmission, Hino's 300 Series Tipper has found its niche in the market.
Hino on High
Toyota truck division launches light model billed as most powerful in segment
The Ultimate Tow Rig
When Chris Soldatos, owner of Tingays Smash Repairs created this very special Hino 500 Series, it was only a matter of time before it would make it into Australian Custom Trucks Magazine.
Hino's 700 Series was chosen as the ideal prime mover to haul the National Safety Agency's mobile command centre trailer.
Given the intensity of competition, finding a niche to build a sound transport business is perhaps tougher today than ever before. Still, it's not impossible and for Kiwi Shane Black, a background in dangerous goods has been certainly put to good use since crossing 'The Ditch' more than a decade ago.
Depending on who you speak to, Australia's mining boom has either plateaued or about to kick off again. Either way, there's still loads of staff to move quickly, comfortably and safely on the ground on site - and truck-bus combos are looking like the way forward.
Hybrid Comes of Age
The second generation Hino Hybrid is slowly gaining acceptance as an efficient metropolitan truck. Peter Shields put one to work and found it is more than just a 'greenie' gimmick.
Top of the Tree
One of the nation’s largest vegetation services companies relies on the toughness and reliability of its large Hino fleet to get the job done with a minimum of fuss.
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