Review: Hino FC 1022 Cab Chassis Truck
Hino FC 1022: The introduction
The logistics industry, like other industries we have today, is a complex one. Though it may seem straightforward for some, it’s not as simple once you think about it. Why? Well, it’s only straightforward when we’re talking about the actual driving. But more than that, there are a number of applications your biz can take on when you’re in the transport sector.
If you’re going to focus on small or medium-sized cargo, you might want to check out medium trucks or light commercial vehicles. Once you decide on the kind of truck, the next is to determine what specific model you’d buy. Of course, if you’re only just starting, it would be wise to get your hands on pre-owned vehicles. Not only are they inexpensive, but they are also still very capable. One model that will surely boost your profits from the get-go is the Hino FC 1022 from the 500 series, which will be featured in today’s review.
Hino FC 1022: Key features
Engine and specs
First off, the FC 1022 has a GVM of 10,100kg and a GCM of 16,000kg. You can even down rate that to 8000kg GCM. That would really be perfect for a light rigid friendly licence. As for its engine, Hino equipped this truck with the 5-cylinder in-line diesel J07E-TR. This is a turbocharged, intercooler, overhead camshaft, and water-cooled engine. In addition to that, it can deliver up to 217hp at 2400 rpm. On the other hand, its maximum engine speed is at 2700rpm. Its torque is at 647Nm at 1500rpm. Furthermore, this engine features a direction injection combustion system with EGR and an electronic control common rail type fuel injection pump. Also, it complies with the ADR 80/03 with its EGR and DPR. Finally, it has a massive fuel tank capacity of 200L that will surely allow you to accomplish those long drives.
For the transport industry, safety is of paramount concern. That’s why Hino incorporated a lot of features in the FC 1022 to guarantee just that. The brakes of this truck is a hydraulic system with two leading shoes for front and rear acting on all wheels. Aside from that, its parking brake is mechanical, internal, and expanding acting on transmission output shaft. Meanwhile, its exhaust brake is electric-pneumatic with a valve in the exhaust pipe. Lastly, to ensure that you drive with peace of mind, Hino installed Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Anti-Slip Regulator (ASR), as well as a brake lock system.
The cab of the FC 1022 in and of itself is a durable truck part with its all-steel construction. It also boasts of forward control and a torsion bar tilt mechanism. If you’re going to drive this truck, I’m positive that you’ll enjoy the experience. Say goodbye to your stress and fatigue because Hino made it possible for you to relax with the ISRI 6860 driver seat. It has urethane foam pads, a high back, lumbar support, and is multi-adjustable. It has air suspension as well so you can achieve maximum comfort.
There are a number of standard features, too, such as the seat belts, sun visor, an overhead console, ventilator, and heater and defroster. Another installation is the central locking and keyless entry. You can even listen to your tunes with the installation of a DAB AM/FM radio with CD and DVD player, and Bluetooth.
Hino FC 1022: Price
Used: $35,445 AUD ($38,990 GST Inclusive) – Hi-Way 1 Used Equipment Pty Ltd
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Hino FC 1022: The verdict
Overall, I would say that the Hino FC 1022 is a good truck to invest in if you’re going to cater to medium-sized cargo. It is powerful, reliable, and quite efficient. Not to mention that it promotes safety so that you can drive confidently and at ease on the open road. As for its price, it’s relatively inexpensive so you won’t be burning a hole in your pocket by purchasing this truck. So contact your local dealer today to get you own FC 1022 truck.