Review: 2012 Hino 500 Series 2630 FM Water Truck
Hino 500 Series 2630 FM: The introduction
Full-scale construction operations, as well as mining operations need to equip themselves with high quality water trucks (aka tanker trucks). Since they are integral to accessing resources for these industries, they are “must-haves” for any business in these sectors. Now, we’ve seen how manufacturers have upgraded these machines in order to meet the demands and expectations of operators and entrepreneurs alike. Basically, these improvements enhance the capacity, versatility, and functionality of tanker trucks.
A manufacturing company that have been a leader in the integration of innovation in their trucks is Hino. Today, we’re going to delve deeper into what exactly this brand has to offer. So let’s get to my review of their 500 Series 2630 FM tanker truck.
Hino 500 Series 2630 FM: Key features
Probably the first thing consumers would look into when purchasing trucks would be what’s under the hood. Well, the 2630 FM tanker truck boasts of a Hino A09C-TT engine that can deliver a maximum output of 221kW (300hp) and a speed of 1,850rpm at 100km/h. . It is a 6-cylinder diesel, turbocharged and intercooled engine. In addition to that, it features a direct injection with cooled EGR combustion system. It has an engine oil capacity of 28,7L, as well as a coolant capacity of 30L.
Furthermore, it has an electronic control common-rail fuel injection pump. And of course, it complies with the ADR 80/03 using EURO 5 STD. Lastly, let me mention that it has a massive fuel tank capacity of 300L that will allow you to maximise the utilisation of your tanker truck.
First off, the 2630 FM tanker truck is ECER29 cab strength compliant. This will guarantee you that you will remain safe in your applications. If that won’t suffice, then there’s the standard SRS airbag. Aside from that, you’ll also feel utmost relaxation with the ISRI 6860/870 with urethane foam pads. It has high-back, lumbar support, and is multi-adjustable. Not to mention that it is air suspended as well. Even the side passenger’s seat and the centre passenger’s seat will promise the same amount of comfort.
Your operators can fully feel at ease inside this cabin with the functional entertainment system. This includes the DAB+ AM/FM radio with CD & DVD player and Bluetooth. As standard, Hino installed seat belts, central locking and keyless entry, heater and defroster, and air conditioner. Finally, there are foot rest, cup holders, and cruise control in the 2630 FM.
This tanker truck will not be complete without the dribble bar, the batter spays, and the water cannon. The 2630 FM also features the heavy duty ROPS that promotes safety and security. And speaking of safety, Hino incorporated the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). Moreover, there’s the installation of the Differential Lock System, central locking, and the Hill Start Assist. Of course, there are the standard meters and gauges, the switches, the pilot lamps and buzzers, the multi information display, and many more.
However, if you’d like to further improve the capabilities of the 2630 FM tanker truck, you can avail of the optional extras that Hino have in store for you.
Hino 500 Series 2630 FM: Price
Used: $132,545 AUD ($145,800 GST Inclusive) – City Hino
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Hino 500 Series 2630 FM: The verdict
The 500 Series 2630 FM is definitely one of the best tanker trucks that Hino has to offer the market. It is certainly reliable with its powerful and efficient engine. Not to mention that it comes with a strong and durable cabin that promotes safety without compromising comfort. Though, I will agree that it is a tad bit too expensive in comparison to other models. But if you think about how this Hino truck can boost your operations, then it is all worth it. So if you’re good to go, check out the 2630 FM tanker truck today.