At Hino NZ we pride ourselves on supplying a better class of truck to make your working life easier, while looking after the world you live in. Whether it’s technology or service, our focus is not about us, it’s about you.
- Darren Salt
- General Manager
- Lyndon Andrew
- Northern Regional Manager
- Simon Wilson
- Technical Support Manager
- Tony Bucknell
- Product Support Manager
- Wendy Smaling
- Sales Support Manager
When Simon isn’t dealing with 6 rods, he’s out with the fishing rod. Since moving from Truck Stops in 2011, Simon has become a true Sifu of the Hino product and now heads Hino’s Technical Support team.LOOKING FOR SALES TEAM?
Having been with Hino for over three decades, Tony really does know them from chassis to cab. As Product Support Manager, he oversees external builds, ensuring our trucks meet your needs. In his spare time you can find him on a different kind of road, trail riding through our great outdoors.LOOKING FOR SALES TEAM?
Growing up on a farm Wendy knows first hand the value a quality truck brings to a business. Before joining Hino in 2010, Wendy was with Disneyland in London. It’s no surprise then, that customer happiness drives her Sales Support role.LOOKING FOR SALES TEAM?
In 1918 Hino Motors Ltd, Japan, introduced their first truck to the world. Almost 100 years later the same delivery of quality trucks that are durable, and reliable continues worldwide. 51% owned by Toyota, Hino is where the world’s most successful car maker and leading edge truck design meet.
Clyde Engineering Ltd truck and bus franchise began distributing Hino vehicles throughout New Zealand in 1964. Imported from Japan, and assembled in Auckland, their first two bonneted 195hp diesel trucks were sold to Rotorua logging operators.
Hino Distributors NZ purchased the Clyde Group in 1984. In 1999 we relocated to Palmerston North, and a few years later introduced a new European influenced cab for the medium duty market. Hino Distributors NZ grew quickly, selling its 10,000th unit in 2003.
In 2004 the Sime Darby Group purchased Hino Distributors NZ. 2004 also saw the introduction of the Hino 700 Series, completing the full range of Hino 300 Series (light duty trucks), 500 Series (medium duty trucks), and 700 Series (heavy duty trucks).
In 2006 Hino introduced a new 300 Series range, with an extensive line-up of 17 models, including Hybrids. Hino was also the first manufacturer to comply with the next level of strict emission requirements, reflecting our commitment to reducing the adverse effects of the transport industry on the environment.
2014 represents 50 years of Hino in New Zealand.
We know trucking inside out. Since 1964 Hino has been committed to New Zealand road transport and ancillary operators. We pride ourselves on supplying you with trucks that are reliable, comfortable, safe, and most importantly – make your life easier.
Hino’s dedicated team focus on delivering exceptional trucking service and products throughout the country. Our people are a combination of all things trucking from sales, diesel mechanics and parts people, to engineering and administration. They are selected on their ability to listen and act on your needs, delivering trucking solutions that will complement your business.
We have a nationwide network of experienced staff dedicated to offering a full range of 300 Series, 500 Series, 700 Series, and Hybrid Hino trucks. The Hino total support system includes after-sale parts and 24-hour call-out service. With branches from Whangarei to Invercargill we get you safely and quickly back on the road, wherever you are.
An eye-catching red number – Ramesh’s newest addition to the Lal’s Transport family is this GH1835 6×2. Specs include 350hp, Hino 9-speed Synchromesh transmission and Hendrickson air suspension, along with a curtain-side body built by Tradesman Motor Bodies. This is just the latest in Lal’s Hino-only fleet – they’re devoted supporters, and hard at work from their base in Auckland.
Siteworx Civil Gisborne
Built to get dirty – Siteworx Civil in Gisborne are pleased as can be with their new 2848 700 Series Hino. It’s running a 16-speed automatic transmission and is fitted with a hardbox bin and towing trailer. With its eye-catching paint job, it won’t be hard to spot as it carts metal and earth all around the Gisborne east coast area.
Driver Cody Atkins is thrilled with it – “It turned out awesome, I’m a very proud pilot.” He’d struggle to pick a favourite feature because there are so many he likes, but if he had to he thinks its retarder is absolutely top notch.
Based in West Auckland, Active Contracting are a civil contracting company, who after many hours of research, decided that the Hino 700 Series was their top pick truck for the future. This model has 480hp, traditional 18-speed Roadranger transmission, VRod spring suspension, lock up rear drive axle and Alcoa Dura-bright alloy wheels with super singles. Transfleet Equip set up the tractor unit and built its new tipulator.
It’s getting a lot of attention for Active Contracting, and they’re loving it.
Dirtworks West Auckland
Hinos weren’t made to be clean. Dirtworks West Auckland has just added another truck to their fleet – this 700 series FS2848 6×4 Tipper. It’s got a 480hp E13C engine with ProShift16 AMT transmission, and to top it off, Hendrickson air suspension and Dana full cross-lock axels. This Hino marks the 8th in the fleet – no doubt with more to come.
Meet June’s Truck of the Month – Swanson Transport’s great new Hino 700 Series FY3248 8×4. It’s decked out with all the trimmings – an Otel Engineering deck and crane fitment, Palfinger PK50002EH crane with fly jib, lifting tag axle conversion (making it a 10×4) and Dana full cross lock drive axles. The team have got it hard at work all around the greater Auckland area hauling trusses.
Swanson Transport has been in business for over 70 years, and their team say that this latest truck is great to drive and has completely exceeded their expectations.
Napier City Council
Meet our Truck of the Month. Napier City Council set this 300 series 717 Medium up as a water services truck, and they built it to their exact specs. It’s got a StoneGuard, SunVisor, reverse camera and even an independent battery supply so its batteries don’t go flat when they’re using their lights for extended periods. Body was refurbished by Foot Engineering in Napier.
Meet April’s Truck of the Month – Musson Logistics’ impressive 700 Series FY1EULG-WAN. Based in Rangiora, it’s had a wheelbase extension and been fitted with a log deck so that it can carry sawn logs, packets of finished timber, and freight (with the bolsters lying flat). Rounding out this great spec’d model is its central tyre inflation system, an Ai Arc heavy duty front bumper and a rear-mounted Epsilon Q170Z crane with grapple and rotator.
Operator Stu McKenzie is hauling loads with it throughout the greater Canterbury region, including a few trips up to Blenheim and Nelson. The boys say that seeing him in action on the crane is like “poetry in motion”, so keep an eye out if you’re down south.
When you’re doing a lot of different tasks, you need an all rounder – and that’s just what Mitch Forrest got. This 500 Series FM 2632 11sp 6 Rod Medium is INLINE GROUP’s latest truck, joining their existing Hino family. Based in Gisborne, it will be used for a variety of contracting jobs and roadside drainage work, including towing their excavators. It’s got LED safety lighting front and back, a Hino reverse safety package (including reverse camera and LED lightbar) and a heavy duty tipping body built by Homan Engineering in Hastings.
Lots of little boys and girls keep their eyes peeled for the rubbish truck – and Waste Management’s latest is bound to be popular. They’ve just collected their first of the new Wide Cab 500 Series, a FM1A-230 6×4 front loader. Based in Taupo, it’s got 320HP running through an Allison 6-speed auto transmission, Hendrickson air rear with ECAS, and factory fitted Alcoa alloys. It also has Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) as a standard fitment for added safety.
The team is just as happy as their young fans – all the feedback we’ve heard so far has been about its smooth drive and operation, and its impressive looks.
We’ve been enjoying the sunshine of 2018 but the team at Lal’s Transport have been hard at work with the latest member of their fleet, this 280hp Hino FG1628. It’s had a tag axle added to make it 6×2 and it operates at 18T GVM, with a nine-speed transmission.
Tradesman Motorbodies built the 8.6m curtainsider body, and its tail lift means they can haul maxi cages for CourierPost (with Hendrickson air suspension on the rear to keep things smooth). Owner Ramesh Lal loves the polished Alcoa alloy wheels and a custom alloy nudge bar which make it such a great looking truck.
Bullocks Contracting has been around for nearly 50 years, but their new truck is fresh off the assembly line. One of our new 500 Series Wide Cabs, this 280HP 6 Speed Auto has plenty of new features that owner Glenn is loving, including vehicle stability control (standard in all Wide Cabs), spring suspension, wide singles and alloy wheels. It’s fully specced gantry body was built by Mid West Engineering.
There’s a heavy workload planned for this Hino in the Wellington hills, but the team knows it can easily handle it.
Meet our November Truck of the Month – Extreme Trucking’s 500 Series FG 1628 nine-speed 6×2. It’s owner Maurice Webb’s first new Hino, and he took the chance to get everything he could want in his truck – including polished alloys, super singles on the front, and extra chrome and bling for days. Its body was built by Boss Motorbodies in Auckland and this tough trucker is now hard at work contracting to Mainfreight Mt Maunganui.
Collings Earthmoving in West Auckland have been long-time Hino customers, with owner Tony Collings using a 1996 Hino FD tipper for many years. This year Tony thought it was time to update, so he decided to talk to our team, and a few other brands as well, about replacements. In the end Hino came out on top again, with this Hino FE1426 chassis a perfect fit.
With 260hp and 12T GVM, the FE1426 is the big brother to Tony’s FD. It also offers a few new features – an ISRI air suspension driver’s seat and multimedia in-dash unit. Plus there is the custom-built Mills Tui steel tip bin.
Tony’s enjoying putting his new model through its paces, and he’s sure it will perform even better than the old FD.
This hardworking new build for Addline Transport in Tauranga is our September Truck of the Month. Addline Transport already has a large fleet of trucks and trailers, but as business keeps booming in the Bay of Plenty they needed something smaller for visiting construction sites. The perfect solution was this 300 Series 917 Medium – complete with external sun-visor, stoneguard and a bathtub body built by Koromiko Engineering. Its reversing camera, which is standard in all new 300 Series, is also a great help when doing tricky manoeuvres.
With a GVM of 8,500kgs and a payload of 4,800kgs, it has more than met the team’s expectations – not bad for a little truck.
Allan Shaw Carrying Co Ltd
This FS2848 Proshift Air Dana 480HP tractor is Allan Shaw Carrying Co Ltd’s latest in a long line of Hino trucks. From its base in Paraparaumu, it pulls a B Train loaded with bricks on trips throughout the lower North Island. Allan and Ray chose this model for its high torque, exceptional retardation and proven reliability.
Their driver is extremely happy with it too – the Proshift 16 transmission, in partnership with the EMS, provides spot-on transmission changes and keeps the driving smooth.
McLeod Cranes and Hiabs
McLeod Cranes and Hiabs has a new addition to the family – this 8×4 Hino FY3248 Proshift Air Dana tractor unit. Purpose built by Clarke Engineering Mt Maunganui, it comes complete with super singles, rear drive tyre inflation system and a PK65 Palfinger crane. One highly spec’d unit, she’s a beauty ready to handle anything.
McLeod Cranes and Hiabs operates throughout the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Auckland and beyond. They transport palletised products, bricks, trusses and more, loading and unloading with Hiab-cranes. They can always rely on this big Hino to get the job done.
Alfa Westcity Towing & Storage
Alfa Westcity Towing & Storage have a whole fleet of Hino’s for their West Auckland business.
With the pending opening of the Western Ring tunnel, Alfa are putting to work this specialist recovery FG1628. With alloy wheels, super singles on the front, a front mount Palfinger PK22 crane and sliding tilt deck, she’s a versatile unit.
It’s even been christened in style – her first job was to remove an upside down McLaren from the North Western Motorway!
Formation Earthworks is a Waitoki-based civil contractor who doesn’t do things by halves. This latest addition to the fleet is their third 700 Series Hino, a FS2844 6×4 tipper. With 440hp, air suspension, alloys all round and super singles, their new helper looks the part with an Ali Arc alloy bumper and a CWS steel tipping bin. They find the FS2844’s lock-up back axle and power divider great for staying in control in tricky terrain. All in all, the Formation team love it – another great looking and hard working Hino adding to their bottom line.
Cambridge Septic Tank Services
Cambridge Septic Tank Services have a big job to do, and they need the right tools to do it. Their new Hino 500 series FM2632 is nicknamed “The Big Sucker” by Barry Brewer and his team. It comes with 11 speed transmission and six rod heavy-duty rear suspension, plus all the standard features. To up the performance, this 500 series is also fitted with an Italian built pump unit from Allflo in Nelson.
Tirau Earthmovers Ltd
Tirau Earthmovers’ brand new 700 series tipper sure is living up to its new role. As a company carrying out a wide range of earthmoving services for their customers, the team were looking for a hardy truck that could handle any site, material and conditions. Their new truck sports FS2848 air suspension, has a Cambridge Weld Steel Bin and includes all of Hino’s standard features with the addition of a sun visor, stoneguard, rear cab skirts, alco alloys and ali arc bumper – making it comfortable, durable and the envy of Putaruru. This is their first Hino, but we’re pretty sure it won’t be their last.
Owner / Driver Rex Holden couldn’t be more pleased with his brand new 700 series Hino, contracted to Aztec Logging Rotorua. Fitted out with a 4 axle trailer, Alcoa alloys, on board scale and big foot inflation system, this Hino is ready to take on the heavy duty logging industry.
Conroy Removals Ltd
With a fleet of Hino trucks nationwide, Conroy Removals Ltd know what they are looking for in a Hino. This brand new FG1628 XL has been set up with a full air management kit and a container body built by All Steel Engineering in Hastings. Used for general container freight and based out of Napier, the 6 speed manual transmission and spring suspension are the perfect match for this Hino’s environment.
Ray and Jenny Young
Ray and Jenny Young are the proud new owners of this 500 series Hino. Complete with all the standard Hino features, Ray and Jenny have safety, comfort and ease of navigation catered for. On the back, you’ll find a Hobsons Horse Coaches & Motorhomes Ltd body, with room for 5 horses. The living area has all the comforts of home, so whether they’re in the body or the cab – they’re taken care of.
Ngāi Tahu Farming
Ngāi Tahu Farming in Canterbury have just hit the road with their brand new 700 series Hino FS tipper. With a full Hardox tipping deck built by Nationwide Stockcrates Ltd, and a new 4 axle Hardox bodied trailer on its way, this Hino is kitted out for any environment. The new owners love the way that the engine pulls, and the amount of traction it has getting in and out of the quarry. Used to cart materials including quarry rock, fertiliser, grain and sileage, make sure you give this brand new Hino a wave when you see it on the Canterbury roads.
For TUMU ITM, stability and safety are paramount when working off road. With Hino’s Vehicle Stability Control System, traction control, mud grip tyres and an underbody double ram hoist, this 300 series truck takes stability seriously. This is the first of five trucks for TUMU ITM, perfectly suited for working across the rolling hills of the Hawkes Bay.
Woods Waste specialise in hard to solve waste problems, which perfectly suits their fleet of 500 FE series. These medium duty Hino’s are perfect for servicing the greater Wellington region – if you see them out in your suburb make sure you ask if they can help you, or your business with their range of waste solutions.
J Swap Contractors Ltd
You’ll spot J Swap Contractors twin 500 FM series carting metal Waikato wide in their modified steel bathtub bins. These medium duty Hino’s are perfect for the busy Waikato roads, and meet J Swap’s requirements as driver training units – if you spot them on the road make sure to give them a wave.
Livestock Improvement Ltd
Livestock Improvement’s 700 series FY 3248 8×4 charges through its day transporting bulls around the Waikato region thanks to its ProShift 16 Automated Manual Transmission. Unlike a bull in a china shop, this Hino features the latest safety equipment including Electronic Brake Systems, ABS anti-skid and Vehicle Stability Control.
David Bentley Contracting Ltd
David Bentley Contracting’s 500 series FC1022 4×2 features a Belmont Engineering built body and Ali Arc alloy bullbar. The Euro 5 spec truck includes cruise control, ABS with ASR, brake lock system, and easy start – take off assist that is ideal for Upper Hutt’s varied terrain.
Sureway Civil’s new 500 series tipper is relishing it’s new role. It just loves being driven in the mud, loaded with everything from metal to hard-fill, and hanging out with its best friend – a cat 311D excavator. The Sureway team reckon it’s a real user-friendly truck.
This Hino 500 Series GT 4×4 with Seaview Engineering quipped tanker set-up is an impressive new addition to the Z Energy fleet. The vehicle will support their fuel deliveries for off highway customers where conditions requires a tough truck for the task.
Alfa West Towing
Alfa West Towing operate out of Henderson West Auckland. Running the previous Hino Dutro model, they have upgraded to the 300 Series and are enjoying the benefits of increased HP, torque, cabin comfort and better vision.
Machirus Transport’s latest fleet addition is this 500 series FD1124 Proshift 6 AMT, with a Hale Manufacturing built 6.1m curtainsider body. Used for general freight in the Wellington region, the Euro 5 spec truck includes all of Hino’s exceptional safety features and has the additions of a stone guard, sun visor, monsoons, and roof kit.
The supply to Auckland’s expanding construction sites is vital and Hynds have chosen Hino as their partner. Hynds’ first Euro 5 FY3248 includes a PK33002 rear mount crane fitted, with 480hp keeping the heavy-duty unit rolling onto large building sites to deliver pre-cast concrete products.
Kalista recently put this Hino FE1426 Green Gorilla gantry to work on one of their many Auckland OD’s. The 260hp 6 speed synchro combination offer an easy and comfortable drive around the busy metro area. Registered at 12T GVM this unit makes the most of payload efficiency and low RUC costs.
Atlas Concrete have added another six Hino FM1A mixers to their fleet. The 11 speed box offers a 26:1 low crawler gear that allows precise manoeuvring around tight residential building sites, and 320hp keeps the heavy duty units moving. KYB in Japan supply all the Atlas agitators. Hino and Atlas have formed a strong relationship and the next six FM1As are on the wharf now.
Tally Ho Industries Ltd
Tally Ho Industries Ltd were recently handed the keys to their new Hino 700 Series FY2945, 10 x 4 crane truck. With a customised chassis and lengthened wheel-base, all axles can be park braked – ensuring safety is paramount when the crane operates in challenging terrains. For towing purposes, the front bumpers are aluminum arc.
K.R. Payne Haulage Ltd
New on the road, Kevin Payne of K.R. Payne Haulage Ltd’s FS1ELLG-VXN 6X4 runs on Dana axles with air suspension. Kevin is running his new rig in a 6km loop from the quarry to Counties Ready Mix yard in Drury. He is loving the comfort and the Proshift transmission.
Waste Management’s impressive Hino FM2632 6×4 vacuum unit is the latest addition to their specialist fleet. The A09C engine offers 320HP when driven through the road ranger RTO11909 transmission. Jake brake, cruise control, and ISRI6800 seat also adds to the driver’s comfort and safety.
City SiteWorks have added another Hino to their Auckland contracting fleet. Their FS2445 6×4 tipper features an 18 speed road ranger transmission, 450hp E13C engine and alloy wheels and bumper.
Coombes Johnston BMW
Coombes Johnston BMW Hamilton’s new FC1022 ProShift 6 includes air suspension and a Rowe Motors Ltd sliding tilt deck. The 500 series truck features cruise control, multimedia system with Bluetooth and reverse camera, ABS with ASR, brake lock system, FUP, driver’s air bag, and ISRI 6800 driver seat.
Office Location Company
The Office Location Company’s latest addition is a medium-duty FC1022, with a Hale Manufacturing built body and Zepro taillift. The 500 series truck includes cruise control, ABS with ASR, brake lock system, easy start and take off assist, FUP, driver’s air bag, and ISRI 6800 driver seat.
Resene Paints Limited
Featuring a Boss Motorbodies built body and Dhollaindier tail-lift, Resene’s Euro 5 FG1628 includes cruise control, ABS, front axle stabiliser, easy start and take off assist, FUP’s, driver’s air bag, heated and electrically controlled mirrors, and ISRI 6800 driver seat with integrated safety belt.
Downer NZ recently put three new Hino FS2848 Euro 5 tippers to service on the Tararua Ranges. With alloy bins and wheels, Aliarc bumpers and towing 4 axle bottom dump trailers, they are an imposing unit on rural roads. The AdBlu consumption rate of just 1% also contributes to customer satisfaction.
Treescape’s two latest additions to their fleet are a FM 6×4 Euro 5 and a FY 6 Rod 8×4 US04. Their fleet of 100 plus trucks range from 615 tippers to FY 8x4s and everything in between. Treescape are a nationwide company and are also based in Brisbane and Sydney.
This is the latest addition to the Dews Construction fleet. Gary Douglas Engineering built the 4.8 steel tipping body, fitted 2way tailgate with double safety latch (New Design), Delta hoist, Ringfeder trailer gear, Hardox floor & Stainless tool box. Alro completed the impressive cab paint job.
Auto Salvage New Plymouth
Adding to the 2 current 917 300 Series Hino in the fleet and servicing the greater Taranaki Region, this Euro5 FC1022 ProShift is the latest new Hino for Auto Salvage New Plymouth. With a 6m sliding tilt deck from Rowe Motors in Tauranga this truck shifts anything from tractors to ambulances.
Refurbished ZM 120
This ZM 120 has been refurbished to mark Hino Distributors Ltd’s 50 Year Anniversary of selling Hino trucks in New Zealand. (more…)
Zealandia Horticulture FD’s
These are two identical Hino FD8JLKG-HAN trucks owned by Zealandia Horticulture of Belfast, Christchurch. They have been purchased to carry plants from the home base nursery to points all over the South Island. (more…)
These two units will be traveling the country as swap units starting in Auckland. (more…)
TRGroup/Downer – Hino FC1022 “Super Truck”
Downer NZ (through TR Group) have just put this new Hino FC1022 “Super Truck” to work based at Downers Taumarunui branch. (more…)
Roadmetals Hino, Bam Bam
This is the first of two identical Hino FM8JLKM-UGN’s for Chch based Road Metals Co Ltd, and is the first Japanese truck to enter their fleet. (more…)
R & R Malam
R & R Malam is a family owned Business between Father (Lindsay Malam) and Son (Richard Malam). This is there first Hino purchase – an FS2445 6Rod 700 Series with a Transfleet Tipper body. Based out of Oratia West Auckland.
Robert Pascoe Carriers
RPC Logistic’s owned and operated by Robert Pascoe Carriers Ltd have put this immaculately presented 8×4 Hino on the road. (more…)
North End Contractors
Allen from North End Contractors has just purchased his latest truck a FS 450 6 Rod Hino, they have a fleet of around 13 trucks ranging from tippers, water cart, general cartage and garden and tree mulch. (more…)
Redman Hiabs Ltd
This is the latest edition to Redman Hiabs Ltd growing fleet of Hino’s .
The 8×4 FY2945 Air Dana with X-locks is looks sharp with the Alcoa alloy wheels ,stainless rear guards ,cab side-skirts ,sunvisor & stoneguard . The crane mounting ,turntable ,sub frame & demountable deck were all done by Koromiko Engineering Mount Maunganui . The Palfinger PK65002 SH crane is capable of lifting 2500kg @18m and is fitted with a 2500kg winch ,it also has a detachable fly jib that takes the reach out to 32m .It will be pulling a TMC 4 axle telescoping trailer capable of stretching out to 24m.
JPM Contracting Ltd
This is a 2005 Hino FS1E 450 HP truck, owned and operated by JPM Contracting Ltd in Christchurch. (more…)
Matarangi Volunteer Rural Fire Force
Matarangi Volunteer Rural Fire Force took delivery of this great new Hino FD1124 Crew to replace their ageing International. The 11,000 kg GVM 4×2 is powered by our 240 hp turbocharged & intercooled five–cylinder Euro 5 engine which has a 6 speed synchromesh manual gearbox. (more…)
Exclusive Boat Haulage
John Klinac from Exclusive Boat Haulage is impressed with his Hino 700 Series 450 four wheeler he recently purchased saying “it’s the most comfortable truck I have driven yet”.
Transpacific Industries Group
This modern looking Hino GH1728 is one of the first Euro5 500Series models to hit the road in NZ.