Model: Hino 500 51226 GD8JMTA-QHR
The beginning of sales in Russia: 2009
The price of the base model: 2 709 180 RUB.
The price of the model with isothermal van: 3 124 900 RUB.

I had the opportunity to test representative truck division of Toyota Hino 500 with GVW of 12 tons. For the simplicity and great reliability of the trucks of this brand I respect and love especially in the Eastern regions of our country. And here before me is fresh commodity model. Fully certified, waiting for his master at the site of the official dealer.

From the very beginning I was sure that the truck will not disappoint me. We have tested trucks Hino. First tests have been Hino 500-series, and then we tested the “Dr.” 300-series. It’s been two years and it is cause to look again at the classics that never gets old. In a good way. Moreover, the base of today’s test car was much longer.

About the reliability and durability of these Asian machines, a lot of legends. But is this technique and the subject of fierce disputes. Reproach she put some outdated design and lack of comfort. Let us consistently understand.

Workplace ergonomics at a high level, everything is convenient and in its place, and the movement is still and quiet, and no vibration

Workplace ergonomics at a high level, everything is convenient and in its place, and the movement is still and quiet, and no vibration

Органы управления комфортным климатом: симбиоз рычажков и «крутилок»

School is everything!

I have repeatedly shared in their contributions to the automotive industry in Europe and Asia, especially freight. This time I’ll remain true to this tradition, and even stronger in his opinion, very seriously differ from the design of the school and approach.

But the representative of Hino keeps calling me behind the wheel, they say, then look at the detailing. Agree and obediently climb into the cockpit, but still did not escape from my sight brake drums of the front wheels and “antiquated” patterned glass optics.

The cab rises with the hydroelectric drive, first remove the safety lock, then move the crane into position and simply push the start button on the electric pump! If the discharged batteries, it is possible and manually – the image depicts the capture under the mount

The cab rises with the hydroelectric drive, first remove the safety lock, then move the crane into position and simply push the start button on the electric pump! If the discharged batteries, it is possible and manually – the image depicts the capture under the mount
The cab rises with the hydroelectric drive, first remove the safety lock, then move the crane into position and simply push the start button on the electric pump! If the discharged batteries, it is possible and manually – the image depicts the capture under the mount

The cab rises with the hydroelectric drive, first remove the safety lock, then move the crane into position and simply push the start button on the electric pump! If the discharged batteries, it is possible and manually – the image depicts the capture under the mount

The steering column is adjustable for tilt and reach and locked by a mechanical stopper. Barely sat on the workplace as a smart Pneumatics raised my ass up, just to adjust the back angle and everything. Convenient! Everything at hand, everything is in place, a wonderful combination of the instruments in a classic style and a variety of controls climate on the “beard” of the front panel confirms the membership of the machine to Japan.

The fan’s speed regulated by the old familiar engine, and the temperature and air flow direction – more modern “krutilki”. There are no sensors and function keys. Along the way, notice the modesty of the one and a miniature LCD display, looking for a regular monitor installed audiosys-topic, but she is content with little. Another monochrome screen in one line on the head unit. Yeah, where the tachograph? And it, alas, not yet.However, this harsh ascetic samurai with a low cabin, a huge motor casing and a miniature “sleeping bag” reveals its true character in motion. I realized after a few minutes.

The cockpit layout provides in addition to the driver two more seats. But the Central seat on the motor casing comfortable you will not name, but it folds up and turns the table

The cockpit layout provides in addition to the driver two more seats. But the Central seat on the motor casing comfortable you will not name, but it folds up and turns the table

The cockpit layout provides in addition to the driver two more seats. But the Central seat on the motor casing comfortable you will not name, but it folds up and turns the table
The seat is not too much, but enough and the steering column adjustable for height and angle in a very wide range

The seat is not too much, but enough and the steering column adjustable for height and angle in a very wide range

The seat is not too much, but enough and the steering column adjustable for height and angle in a very wide range
And if the trucker? "Sleeping" cramped, low ceiling, niches and shelves for things low, but still includes guides to light-proof curtains and a multi functional ceiling lighting

And if the trucker? “Sleeping” cramped, low ceiling, niches and shelves for things low, but still includes guides to light-proof curtains and a multi functional ceiling lighting

Dynamic, quiet and maneuverable

On the street it was so hot, I open the vent flap on the dashboard and get a powerful portion of cold air from the air conditioner, live! Cable drive 6 speed manual gearbox, if not ideal, then certainly is good, and the clutch pedal though located horizontally unnecessarily, but on the very spot where it should be. Pneumatic brakes according to the tradition a bit pensive at the beginning of the pedal stroke empty, but then immediately strive to rise stake – get used to it. Move on I transfer and I understand that this is unnecessary, because my van is empty.Despite the narrow range of the green zone tachograph (feels like 1200-1700 rpm, and factory data, so do maximum in one point 1500 rpm) the engine is surprisingly elastic, nagruzhenii car, you can even move and accelerate with the III transfer. Apparently, the impact of the correct selection of gear ratios of the transmission, but the motor is not weak, “260” is a good herd! But I will warn, this is just my experiment as part of the test, if you abuse the techniques in use, then premature clutch failure can not be avoided.

Inline petrol "six" power of 260 HP, not only perfectly cope with their responsibilities, but briskly moves Hino in space

Inline petrol “six” power of 260 HP, not only perfectly cope with their responsibilities, but briskly moves Hino in space

Great review, backed up by all sorts of “mugs” and hemispheres “blind spots” to become maneuverability. Turn radius is that I easily pressed on the ten-car in the narrow passages of the courtyard shopping centre, and it was easy and maneuvers in reverse. By the way, it’s nice that, for changing the transmission from forward to reverse and Vice versa in the process of maneuvering always a single cutoffs of coupling. This indirectly confirms the high quality of the materials diaphragm clutch.

Cars from the East typically do not offer good sound insulation, Hino 500 – a pleasant exception. But there is a remark to the spring suspension, which is here in all axes: empty van – large-Oh-Oh bounce!

The block of preparation of air – the right modern solution

The block of preparation of air – the right modern solution

Kalashnikov

Materiel new Hino 500 is a classic truck industry. The diesel engine of course. Row “six” develops 260 horsepower and produces a maximum torque of 794 nm in the range of about one to two thousand revolutions per minute. Environmental class – fourth. Compliance is achieved by using Common Rail injection with a maximum fuel pressure in rail up to 2500 bar and system exhaust gas recirculation EGR. This engine is aggregated 6-speed manual transmission.

The pneumatic brake system with ABS and ASR, and the right of the frame, I found a great modern block of preparation of air, but brakes all wheels drum, require periodic adjustment during operation. As mentioned, all-wheel suspension longitudinal semi-elliptic leaf springs, but custom installs and pneumatic.

Cab suspension front shock tower struts, rear – spring loaded beam

Cab suspension front shock tower struts, rear – spring loaded beam
Cab suspension front shock tower struts, rear – spring loaded beam

Cab suspension front shock tower struts, rear – spring loaded beam

Suspension a – plenty grease fittings: with very frequent and mandatory maintenance you can’t ignore the many lubrication points. Lubricated even steering tips! When meeting with this “automotive industry”, I came up with the idea. For once I don’t have “disposable” car, the concept which now follows the vast majority of manufacturers. Yes, many design elements are innovative will not name, but with the simplest proper care, these classic, time-tested and roads, nodes are decades!Cleaned, readjusted, if necessary, tightened, tucked in with fresh grease and go. Direct Association with one of the best examples of Russian weapons, created five decades ago, but relevant and in demand today. And “for starters” is another remarkable fact. The subject of my today’s test – a relative of the legendary…Toyota Land Cruiser Prado! These machines make single factory in the Japanese city of Hamura.

Technical characteristics of Hino 500 51226 GD8JMTA-QHR
(the”Center TMM-476700″)
Full weight, kg 12 000
Permissible load on axles, kg 3900/ 8100
Curb weight, kg 5200
Load capacity, kg 6800
Engine J08-E-UR (Euro 4) diesel 6 cylinders in line, turbocharged, Common Rail injection system
Working volume, cm3 7684
Power, HP 260 at 2500 min-1
Torque, N∙m 794 at 1500 min-1
Transmission Hino LJ06 – mechanical, 6-speed, with cable-drive
Gear ratios KP I – 6, 477; II – 4,016; III – 2,450; IV – 1,470; V – 1,000; VI – 0,723; reverse – 6,064
Grip Dry, single plate, diaphragm type cart with pneumatic drive and PSU
Gear ratio of a transmission 4,100
Brake mechanisms of all wheels Drum
Engine brake A “flap”
Fuel tank capacity, l 300
Suspension On longitudinal semi-elliptic leaf springs with front stabilizer bar
Tires 265/70 R19,5
Maximum speed, km/h 138
"Priceite, gentlemen, priceite! Live machine will last longer!"

“Priceite, gentlemen, priceite! Live machine will last longer!”
"Priceite, gentlemen, priceite! Live machine will last longer!"

“Priceite, gentlemen, priceite! Live machine will last longer!”

How to maintain and fix

Hino dealer network in Russia today is represented by 37 stations operating in 26 regions. The brand is characterized is that an authorized dealer is always the company operates in three areas: vehicle sales, repair and maintenance, supply of spare parts.

To find its owner

The buyer, choosing between Japanese Hino 500 and the European truck of the same functionality, can save about 500 000, giving preference to “samurai”. This is a substantial sum, especially if you purchase multiple machines. The car of the “big seven” for the price of a new Hino 500 will be in three, age five, and is incident on the roads of three hundred thousand kilometers of the labor that will oblige the new owner to some unavoidable financial injections. But the operator Hino 500 will have difficulty with international and long-haul work.The Japanese machine, close cab, a tiny “sleeping bag”, low for today’s European standards of environmental class, open question on the tachograph. Do not think that in this discipline, my test truck so bad! In a long-haul flight across Russia to send and Hino, but the main habitat – freight up to 1000 miles if you want to sleep in the cabin.

Head optics: glass lens

Head optics: glass lens

And so… Powerful engine is not afraid of difficult burden, and the durable chassis will not give in to the endless Russian a lot of broken roads. Therefore, as carriers of special superstructures chassis Hino 500 can give odds to any European – after all, it’s durable, low-maintenance, simple and durable. The combination of these properties approved by the carriers of the private sector and regional enterprises, with own repair base. For service representative living and modernized Japanese car classics do not need a complex diag-noticethe equipment and staff training abroad.Any sensible mechanic who is familiar with the freight industry, is able to brilliantly serve the Hino 500.

Ambiguous were impression? But the blueprint of life and business, too, alas, does not exist. Exactly we can only say that buying the most expensive, promoted and branded transport does not guarantee success in the transportation market. Hino 500 in this dispute is very hard, as befits a samurai, argument!

Minimum ground clearance of 200 mm under the beam rear axle

Minimum ground clearance of 200 mm under the beam rear axle

The index of the model GD8JMTA-QHR

The first letter G means the type of cargo vehicle, in this case a cab-over-engine (in a production scale, there are conventional Hino truck); D – index of the total mass and the wheel of the formula (12 t, 4×2); 8 – code engine (J08E); the letter M represents the code length of the wheelbase (the range 5000-5249 and the value of the 5150 in this case); T is the location of the steering column to the left; And sprung rear suspension (G – pendant if pneumatic); QHR – internal information for the consumer.