The Cassowary Coast regional Council in Queensland has received the first two Euro 5 FS 700 Series Hino trucks ordered in Australia. The new FS 2844 700 Series Hino trucks will join a fleet of 15 trucks. They feature air suspension and are fitted with rigid tippers and dog trailers and will be used to carry out a variety of jobs, including road construction and waste removal.
This council is made up of the former shires of Cardwell and Johnstone and includes the towns of Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell and Hinchinbrook Island, which were all significantly impacted by Cyclone Yasi.
“There has obviously been a very large clean up and we have been using the fleet for a lot of clearing work post-cyclone Yasi,” said Paul Valente, Co-ordinator Fleet and Business Services at the council.
The trucks were supplied by Pacific Hino Cairns and sales executive Mike Grant facilitated their prompt delivery.
“Hino Australia’s ability to deliver within my expected timeframe was also a big part of my decision to purchase these trucks,” said Mr Valente.
Hino Australia divisional manager Product Strategy and Development, Alex Stewart, said Hino’s transition to Euro 5 for its 700 Series medium and heavy duty trucks had been simple and straightforward.
“The 700 Series required only minor modifications and changes to exhaust treatment systems to meet the Euro 5 standard,” he said.
“Hino has long been a leader in developing truck and bus technologies for safeguarding the environment and improving fuel efficiencies.
“It has also been dedicated to improving safety and ease of operation of the vehicles.”