Hino SA recently added a further seven trucks to the large number already being employed in various projects by South Africas Department of Water Affairs and Forestry.
Over the past two years more than 100 Hino’s have been delivered to this fleet. These have included water and diesel tankers, dropside freight carriers, 5m3 and 10m3 tippers and mobile workshops.
The latest batch of seven 28-41 6x4’s are for general purpose usage and are fitted with dropside bodies made by Anchor Auto Body in Springs, with Palfinger PK 15 500 15-tonne/metre cranes mounted between the cab and the load body.
The bodies have fittings and latches to handle six metre containers, while special Ringfeder automatic coupling systems have been specified, as have metal protectors for the front and rear lights, a front draw bar and amber rotating lights on the cab roof.
These trucks will be deployed at Department of Water Affairs and Forestry projects all over South Africa, including at the De Hoop Dam at Roosenekal which is the largest dam currently under construction in South Africa and due for completion in three years’ time.