Hino introduces new drive truck

Hino Australia has unveiled its new 500 Series GT Crew Cab Automatic four-wheel drive truck designed for use in the emergency services sector.

“Australia's fire-fighting organisations were at the forefront of our thoughts when designing the GT Automatic,” said Daniel Petrovski Hino Australia Product Planning Manager.

“Hino four-wheel drive trucks are used to fight bushfires in some challenging environments across Australia – we saw a need to build an automatic truck that retained Hino's off-road capabilities.

“It's not just a matter of convenience – the simplicity of an automatic gearbox means fire fighters have one less concern on their minds in what can be a highly stressful environment.”

According to Hino Australia, the GT Automatic features an engine-mounted live-drive power take-off (PTO) as standard. The 500 GT Automatic's switchable engine PTO can operate independently of the drivetrain, which enables constant operation while the truck is stationary or in motion.

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