Hino Australia recently announced that the 500 Series Standard Cab will the star of its display at the 2019 AFAC (Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council) conference, which runs from 27 to 29 August at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The main model is a 500 Series Standard Cab Automatic FD 1124 crew cab owned by Victorian SES (State Emergency Services). It features a 5-litre Hino A05 engine that meets Euro 6 and pPNLT (post Post New Long Term) emissions standards. It also has Heavy Rescue bodywork from SEM Fire and Rescue with a galvanized steel subframe and aluminum extrusion frame, equipment lockers, a rear hydraulic door, a front-mounted electric winch, 240-volt generator, and more.
Hino 500 Series GT 4x4 1322 Crew Cab
Another vehicle on display is a Hino 500 Series GT 4x4 1322 crew cab CFA (Country Fire Authority) medium tanker. It features a GAAM Mk300D and FireCo UHP (Ultra High Pressure) pump powered by a diesel engine that can produce “a nominal capacity of 900 litres of water per minute and 700 kilopascals and 25 litres per minute at 10,000 kilopascals,” according to Daniel Petrovski, product strategy manager at Hino Australia. Both the Hino 500 Series Standard and 500 Series GT vehicles feature Allison automatic transmissions.
Emphasis On Safety
Hino’s new medium-duty 500 Series Standard Cab vehicles come standard with a host of safety features that are well-suited for the emergency services sector. Examples include lane departure warning, vehicle stability control, reverse cameras, and a full-fledged pre-collision system with autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and safety eye. “Safety is paramount in any operational capacity but that’s particularly heightened in the applications these vehicles are utilised by the emergency services,” Petrovski says.