Hino Australia has expanded its heavy duty 700 Series range with the addition of a long wheelbase variant of the popular FS 2848 6x4 models.
The new long wheelbase is fitted with the Hino E13C 12.9 litre six-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine, which produces 480hp (353kW) of power and 2157 Nm of torque.
It is compliant with ADR80/03 using Euro 5 emission standards featuring a combination of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system.
The E13C Engine is matched to the latest generation of ZF`s 16 speed Automated Manual Transmission (AMT), the TraXon 2441TO.
“It is the overdrive version and includes the standard fitment of the ZF transmission intarder that provides up to 3200 Nm of auxiliary braking.”
Named the FS 2848 AMT AIR 6267, the new variant rides on a combination of long taper leaf suspension on the steer axle and Hendrickson HAS 460 air suspension on the drive axles.
“The cab on the FS is mounted to the grid hole chassis via the Hino 4-point cab air suspension with the driver seated in the ISRI6860/870 air suspended seat with its multiple air comfort adjustments and integrated seatbelt,” continued Mr Petrovski.
The Android-based 6.5’’ capacitive multi-touch digital screen features AM/FM/DAB+ digital radio, Wi-Fi connectivity, and the latest version of Bluetooth tethering which enables enhanced call handling, and improved speech to text functionality.
Other features include a curated Hino application store and an optional truck-specific GPS navigation system.
In addition to the standard reverse camera, other safety and comfort features on the FS 2848 are Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), a driver’s SRS airbag, ADR84/00 compliant Front Underrun Protection (FUP) and electrically operated & heated rear view mirrors.
The cab also meets the globally-recognised ECE R29 European crash certification standards.
“All Hino trucks are designed and built with the attributes of Quality, Durability and Reliability, and this new variant of the 700 Series heavy duty truck is no exception.
“With the availability of a factory-built long wheelbase FS 2848 variant, the 700 Series is now a viable solution for customers seeking a higher horse-powered long wheelbase rigid truck,” concluded Mr Petrovski.
The FS 2848 AMT AIR 6267 joins the full Hino 700 Series range in Hino dealerships around Australia.
Read more about the Hino 700 Series here.