Versatile Hino trucks multi-task for governments
Governments are important buyers of Hino trucks, according to Abbey Ewald, a marketing specialist at the Novi, Mich., headquarters of Hino Motors Sales USA. Local and state agencies use the units for a variety of applications, including plowing snow, hauling garbage and chippers, materials handling, garbage hauling, and as mobile command posts, Ewald says.
The 2011 Class 7 (338) truck (photo) has a redesigned cab and front grille. A six-cylinder 8L J08E-V8 engine produces 260 horsepower and 660 pound-feet of torque. The truck features a redesigned gauge cluster with an LCD driver information display with audio assist. The instrument panel includes a DEF level gauge, DPR regeneration status, water temperature gauge, fuel consumption monitor, trip- and operation-time meter.
All 2011 Hino trucks can provide on-board diagnostics through several telematics systems providers, including WebTech Wireless and PeopleNet. Trucks in the Hino lineup have Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to meet EPA 2010 emissions regulations. According to the company, Hino is the only conventional manufacturer to meet EPA10 Emissions standards without the use of credits, and the SCR technology increases fuel economy between 3.5 and 5 percent. The 2010 regulations represent an almost 99 percent reduction over 1974 emissions levels and more than 80 percent over 2007 standards. The company has a website that discusses the SCR technology.