Review: Hino GH 1728 Beavertail Truck
Hino GH 1728 Beavertail Truck: The introduction
When taking on the open road, entrepreneurs in the logistics industry would opt to equip themselves with an established brand. Of course, that’s because these manufacturing companies have already cemented their name in the sector. In that sense, almost everyone in the field will know what long-time manufacturers can offer. One such company that has long been in the sector is Hino. For 50 years, they have consistently provided the market with high quality trucks. Well, if you would still like to know what Hino is capable of delivering, then read on as I feature their GH 1728 vehicle carrier in today’s review.
Hino GH 1728 Beavertail Truck: Key features
One of the things that Hino is known for is their incorporation of a powerful engine in their vehicles. Well, Hino equipped the GH 1728 with a J08E-VD diesel engine. This 6-cylinder in-line engine has a maximum power of 280hp and torque of 824Nm. In addition to that, it offers a maximum speed of 2500rpm. It is also turbocharged, intercooled, and water-cooled. Aside from that, the J08E-VD features a direct injection combustion system with EGR, as well as an electronic control common rail type fuel injection pump.
Furthermore, the Hino J08E-VD comes with a stack-type air intake system, and a single-cylinder air compressor. Not to mention that it complies with all emission standards. Lastly, let me mention that this truck has a 390L fuel tank capacity. So with just these basic numbers, you’re sure to get a good enough idea of what’s under the hood of this truck.
Safety is of utmost important in all industries, as well as in the transport sector. With that being the case, Hino incorporated Anti-lock Brake System in the GH 1728. It also integrates a spring brake acting on rear wheels, and an electric-pneumatic exhaust brake with valve in exhaust pipe.
In order to promote comfort for the driver, it has a ISRI 6860/870 seat, which is known for ensuring maxiumum comfort and safety. It has urathane foam and an operator weight of 50 to 150 kilograms or 110 to 330 pounds. The seat also has a high-back, as well as lumbar support. It is multi-adjustable, plus it is air suspended. You can also expect the side passenger and center passenger’s seat to have urethane foam pads and seat belts.
More than those, the cab boasts a number of essential standard features. Those include a sun visor, an overhead console, an electrical converter, heater and defroster, and air conditioner. Hino installed a good audio system. It has a DAB+ AM/FM radio with CD & DVD player and Bluetooth. Finally, the GH 1728 features power windows, easy start, and cruise control.
Hino installed the necessary instruments in this truck such as meters and gauges, switches, pilot lamps and buzzers, and even a multi information display. But aside from those, there are also 8-key hole chain tie downs, rear stabiliser legs, and an alloy bull bar.
Hino GH 1728 Beavertail Truck: Price
New: $152,522 AUD ($167,774 GST Inclusive) – Hino Geelong
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Hino GH 1728 Beavertail Truck: The verdict
Overall, I would definitely say that the GH 1728 truck is a wise investment. With the things that I’ve already mentioned, it’s obvious how reliable and powerful this vehicle carrier is. With this beavertail truck, you can increase your uptime on the road, and therefore increase your profits as well. As for its price, it’s relatively affordable once you compare it with other make and models on the market. So if you want to expand your business, then acquiring this truck would be the right move.