Hino has expanded its successful 500 Series FC Dump range by adding a four-metre internal length tipper.
The longer load area of the new FC 4.0-metre Dump makes it ideal for skid-steer operators and customers using the truck for transporting plant machinery.
An added automatic body-lock function promotes operating safety by locking the body in the down-position, preventing it from tipping when plant equipment is being loaded from the rear.
Hino’s two-piece ‘swinging barn-door’ tailgate – a unique feature for a factory tipper – provides the convenience of needing only half the space to open in, compared to traditional one-piece swinging tailgates.
The three-way barn doors can also be used like a regular tip-truck, with the tailgate opening from top hinges as the tray is tilted.
Extending the tipper length has not come at the expense of Hino’s ‘toolbox gap’ design feature. As its name suggests, it provides a convenient location for mounting a toolbox, or even a compact crane, between the cabin and tipper body.
A brake-lock system that mechanically locks all four wheels at the push of a button, when the engine is on and the handbrake is applied, is a unique safety feature on all Euro 5-complaint Hino 500 Series FC models.
This provides extra safety for operators when tipping – by preventing the vehicle from rolling forward or backward.
Other safety features of the Euro 5 Hino 500 Series FC Dump range include ABS anti-skid brakes with ASR (anti-slip regulator), a driver’s airbag, and the easy start take-off assist function that prevents the truck from rolling backwards when taking off from a slope.
“We’ve added the four-metre tipper model in response to customer feedback, particularly from skid-steer operators and customers needing to move plant machinery around,” said Hino Australia product planner Daniel Petrovski.
“At the same time, it will also provide additional load capacity and length for landscapers, sand and soil outlets, nurseries and tradespeople such as builders, plumbers and concreters.
“Drivers love the FC tippers because of all the safety and convenience features such as cruise control, and they will really appreciate the addition of heated and electrically-adjustable side mirrors,” Mr Petrovski said.
All three Euro 5-compliant Hino FC 1022 Dump models have a GVM rating of 10,400kg.