Hino commemorated the 100th truck by presenting a plaque to Mr Saragossi from Bill Gillespie, General Manager, Brand and Franchise Development for Hino Australia and Craig Andersson, Dealer Principal of Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane.
The milestone order was a Hino 500 Series Wide Cab FM2628 XXL wheelbase model fitted with an Allison automatic transmission, with the chassis mated to a specialist glass-carrying A-frame.
“We chose this truck because it was the right specification to perfectly fit a glass carrying body that we built in-house in 2003,” said Mr Malmstedt.
“Glass carrying bodies are very expensive - there is a lot of work and steel in them, and we will re-use them as many times as we can.”
Like many companies, G.James has committed to improved environmental practices, with several initiatives implemented from the manufacturing and product sides.
Examples include the use of recycled material in aluminium extrusions, to glass and other plastic recycling, energy saving measures throughout the manufacturing processes, as well as water conservation procedures, and a focus on the production of environmentally friendly insulated glass.
Powering G.James’ 100th Hino is a Hino J08 6-cylinder engine producing 206kW of power and 883Nm of torque, providing increased output, greater cooling, improved fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
Enhancements on the engine of the 500 Series Wide Cab include a new turbo charger, revised water pump and cooling fan, while the new common-rail fuel injection system provides further efficiencies.
The engine takes advantage of a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions system, conforming with the latest local and international emissions standards.
The Hino 500 Series Wide Cab boasts the most comprehensive active safety package of any Japanese truck in the medium duty truck category – in an Australian-first for the class, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is fitted as standard across the new wide cab range.
The Hino safety package also includes reverse camera as standard, anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction control, a driver SRS airbag, ADR84/00 Front Underrun Protection System (FUPS), Easy Start, Cruise Control and Fog Lamps.