Automotive and speciality tool company, Snap-on Tools Australia, has purchased more than 15 Hino 300 Series 917-model trucks, all specifically built into mobile sales vehicles for new Snap-on Tools franchisees.
According to Snap-on Tools Product Manager Ian Spinks, the Hino 917 suits the company's image and needs, especially for new-start franchisees. “These Hino trucks form a fleet of mobile stores that sell a premium product, so the truck has to be a premium brand and reflect our brand image,” he said.
“Hino's network of Australian dealers is important to us, as they're able to provide the back-up and service required nationally to keep our mobile stores on the road.
Hino's 917 model has a wide cabin and a choice of three wheelbases, all with a standard GVM of 7995kg. Its four-litre turbocharged direct injection engine delivers 121kW of power and 464Nm of torque.
“We particularly like Hino's safety features, such as vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control, ABS and airbags, as some of our new-start franchisee drivers don't have too much experience operating a truck,” Spinks said.
Founded in the United States in 1920, Snap-on Tools has more than 19,000 products, operates in more than 130 countries and employs approximately 11,600 people worldwide.