Commercial vehicle manufacturer Hino Australia has expanded its heavy-duty 700 Series range with the addition of a long-wheelbase variant of the FS 2848 6x4 model.
The new long-wheelbase model is powered by Hino’s E13C 12.9 litre six-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine, which produces 480hp (353kW) of power and 2157 Nm (1591lbft) of torque.
Compliant with ADR80/03 (Euro 5) emissions standards, thanks to a combination of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems, the E13C engine is matched to the latest generation ZF 16-speed automated manual transmission (AMT), the TraXon 2441TO.
“We have developed this truck at the specific request of our customers – it is suitable for any number of applications from general farm duties or cattle trucks to a 14-pallet rigid freight truck or a flat tray with a rear-mounted crane,” said Hino Australia’s Manager of Product Strategy, Daniel Petrovski.
“It features the overdrive version of the TraXon transmission and includes the standard fitment of the ZF Intarder, providing up to 3200Nm 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 four-point cab air suspension with the driver seated in an ISRI 6860/870 air suspended seat with multiple air comfort adjustments and integrated seatbelt,” said Petrovski.
“Adding to the truck’s appeal is the all-new Hino smart Multimedia System, which includes standard reversing camera, and an unprecedented level of vehicle connectivity and entertainment possibilities.”
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 and heated rear view mirrors.
The cab also meets the globally-recognised ECE-R29 European crash certification standards.
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