Hino USA has taken the covers off the new Towing and recovery versions of the XL Series.
The bonneted Hino XL Series could be heading our way, check out more details on that here.
Ahead of any official word on Australian availability of the Hino XL Series, Hino USA has just confirmed the availability of the ready to run tow truck/recovery truck models (as seen above).
Available across both the XL7 and XL8 models (i.e. class 7/rigid and class 8/prime mover), the tow truck bodies and equipment are supplied by Miller Industries.
Hino USA telling is the vehicles have been designed to tow a wide range of vehicles, including passenger cars, vans, city tractors, and motorhomes.
“With multi-positional rear jacks, dual 15,000-pound planetary winches and a 16-ton recovery boom, the Century 3212 G2 was designed to handle a wide variety of recovery jobs.”
Meantime, Hino has also confirmed another variant of the new XL Series – an also LCG (Low Center of Gravity) offering.
Designed also by Miller Industries, the patented design promises a lower deck height of up to 150mm over conventional carriers.
“The lower height allows for the transport of taller loads such as forklifts or man-lifts that maybe over-height on a conventional carrier as well as providing better stability during transport.”
Set to enter production at a brand new facility in the U.S. in the new year, Hino’s XL Series will be powered by Hino’s A09 turbo diesel 8.9L inline 6-cylinder engine, the same unit found in the 500 Series Wide Cab.
We will continue to keep you updated with further info on the new Hino model as additional info comes to hand.
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