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Spring 2016

HINO a big hit on station

HINO’S range of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks is available from Vanderfield Toowoomba. Sales representative Ross Nunn says Hino is one of the fastest growing truck brands available. “Our sales team is enthusiastic about the Hino brand because of its inherent quality, durability and reliability,” he said. “We recently sold two Hino trucks to be used at Alexandria Station, situated in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.” Alexan- dria Station, on the Barkly Tableland, was acquired by North Australian Pastoral Company in 1877.

Occupying an area of 16,116 square kilometres of open plains, floodplain and wooded sandhills, the property has a herd of about 55,000 cattle and harvests some 10,000 bales of hay a year.

Cattle and stock trucks

In February, manager Stephen Bryce took delivery of a new Hino FG 1628 Cattle Truck and a Hino GH 1728 Stock Truck. “I use the FG 1628 for day- to-day operations that are all on dirt roads and Narda Grover, station services co-ordinator, uses the GH 1728 to transport horses to campdrafting events across the country,” he said. “The Hino is a good, reliable bush truck, easy to maintain and with readily available spare parts. “Different dealers sell trucks that are all very similar but when it comes to getting spare parts Vanderfield Darwin to Kununurra to Roma to Toowoomba has it covered without a problem.”

Ms Grover is a strong competitor in the Ladies Open Campdraft events and is a big Hino fan. “This is the second Hino I have purchased as a personal truck from Vanderfield,” she said. “Their after-sales service is most impressive and I feel Vanderfield has gone the extra mile to assist me in any kind of dealings I have had with them.”

“My new Hino purchased this year is even better than my old one because it is loaded with modern, improved features. The feature I like the best in the new truck is the electric-lift cab as now I don’t have to struggle when lifting the cab to check the motor.”

Touch screen

“Oh, I almost forgot – the touch screen radio is pretty cool too!” Both the Hino FG 1628 and the GH 1728 have 7.6 litre turbocharged engines, a 6220mm wheelbase, two x 400- litre long-range alloy tanks, four-point floating suspension cabins, suspension driver and passenger seats.

The sales team at Vanderfield Toowoomba have long-term experience in the trucking industry and are dedicated to ensuring customers get the right truck for their needs. All genuine Hino parts fitted by Vanderfield come with a three-year unlimited kilometre warranty.

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