Hino Trucks expanded its product lineup this past Spring with the introduction of the all-new Class 7 and Class 8 XL Series. Recently featured at the 2018 American Towman show in Baltimore, the trucks featured a fully equipped Miller Industries Century 3212 G2 medium-duty wrecker and an LCG16 Series carrier. The Hino XL7 and XL8 models are powered by Hino’s A09 turbo diesel 8.9L inline 6-cylinder engine boasting a B10 life of 1-million miles.
Production of the new Hino XL7 and XL8 trucks will start in early 2019 and will be assembled in Mineral Wells, W. Va., at Hino’s new one million square foot state-of-the-art production facility.
Hino XL Series has been coupled with the Century 3212 G2 designed with the capability of towing a wide range of vehicles, incuding passenger cars, vans, city tractors, and motor homes. 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.
Also on display at the AT Show is the Hino XL Series with a Miller Industries 16-Series LCG (Low Center of Gravity) carrier. The patented design lowers the deck height 5 to 6 inches 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.
The Hino XL Series will be offered in a host of straight truck and tractor configurations ranging from a GVWR of 33,000 to 60,000 pounds and GCWR up to 66,000 pounds with max performance of 360 horsepower and 1,150 lb.-ft. torque.