Our Promise

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.

Our History

In 1918 Hino Motors Ltd Japan introduced their first truck to the world. More than 100 years later, our delivery of durable, reliable, quality trucks 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.

Our Company

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.


Mender Construction

August 2022

Big congrats to Mender Construction for the recent addition of four new Hino trucks to their busy Auckland-based fleet.  This time we have a new 300 Series 915 built-to-go Tipper, two 500 Series FE 1426, and the new 700 Series FS 2848!

Every model on this great list comes complete with the Hino SmartSafe system! Drivers are kept safe with standard fitment of the ECE-R29 safety tested cab, driver & passenger air bags, ABS, VSC, and a Pre-Collision System including lane departure warning, collision avoidance, and pedestrian detection.  Additional features include GPS navigation, ASR traction control, reverse camera, and a full tank of diesel.

A great package for a great company!

Robin Shears Landscapes Timaru

July 2022

Andrew Shears and son Fergusson of Robin Shears Landscapes Timaru taking delivery of their new Hino 500 Series FC 1124 factory tipper. The truck will work alongside their other Hinos in the South Canterbury district, making your place look superb.

Check out the new trailer too – Andrew loves it and reckons you can’t get a better tow!

Cheers Andrew and family – it is always a pleasure doing business with you.

Friday Homes

June 2022

Friday Homes has just taken delivery of a brand new Hino 700 Series transporter – check out their FY 3248 with a powerful Palfinger NZ front-mounted crane!

Here she is – all finished and signwritten, ready for the road and to get those homes built to impeccable standard.  Both front axles are rocking super singles too!

Since 2006, Friday Homes has been committed to providing the best possible construction expertise and service across the Wellington region.

Tonge Transport / NZ Post

May 2022

Great new rig for Tonge Transport at NZ Post!  You’re looking at a Hino 500 Series FG 1628 6×2 curtainsider…

Added bonus for driver George: it has a full Allison automatic transmission, which is perfect for Wellington’s busy traffic!


April 2022

We’d like to say a big thanks to Ventia for their purchase of a Hino FM 2628 6×4 dust suppression unit!

This 500 Series has 280hp transferred to the full crosslock drive axles via an Allison 6 speed full automatic transmission.  A 10,000L ProMax tank and spray unit was fitted with front and rear watering capability.

Alcoa alloy wheels are standard fitment on Hino and they set this unit off beautifully!  Look out for this hardworking machine on Ventia sites in the Coromandel!

Clarke Underground

March 2022

A tailor-made unit for a rather specialised application needs a reliable base, as demonstrated by Clarke Underground’s Hino 700 FY 3248 and HyperVax 14000 unit.

Clarke Underground Ltd (CUL) is a Manawatu-based contracting company providing underground utility installation services throughout New Zealand for the past 33 years. CUL’s areas of expertise include trenching, excavation works, cable installation, mole ploughing, directional drilling and hydro excavation.

The Hino 700 Series FY-3248 8-wheeler features the ProShift 16-speed AMT, Jacobs brake, cruise control, GVM of 32,000kg and a Hendrickson tag axle.

Check out NZ Trucking Magazine’s full article on Clark Underground’s new FY 3248 here.

Blair Hancock, Taranaki Mix

February 2022

Check out this brand new 700 Series FS1A – landed, loaded, and liveried, this beast is rearing to go! The first new model 700 Series mixer on NZ roads, this one’s going to Blair & Kim Hancock, the newest members of the Taranaki Mix team.

Blair is an owner driver and his new crew cannot wait to have him alongside. Based in New Plymouth, Taranaki Mix is your first call for concrete in the area, with a focus on quality products and superior service.

Thank you Blair & Kim, we’ll see you again soon!

Anant Kumar, Owner Driver

January 2022

In the midst of a holiday season and kicking us off in 2022, you can be sure that this new FY 3248 is doing the rounds!

Anant Kumar, already a friend to us at Hino, has taken a new delivery of this 8×4 700 Series TX Air Dana.  Complete with an 8.2m curtainsider and 4-axle trailer, this new build is looking flash in its new NZ Post livery.

Byford’s Readi Mix Ltd

December 2021

Byford’s Readi Mix Ltd are the proud owners of this new Hino 500 Series with Driver Dean keen to get it out and about!

This FM1A is on spring suspension with an 11-speed Roadranger gearbox, and sports a bowl made by Technical Welding Services in Hamilton.

Byford’s Readi Mix are your ready mix concrete supplier in Taihape for the Rangitikei and Waimarino Districts.

Whakatane Hiabs Ltd

November 2021

Whakatane Hiabs Ltd have a new unit on the road!  Looking spick and span in its new livery, this Hino 700 is more than equipped to lift and carry loads in and out of all sorts of awkward situations.

See Steven and the team at Whakatane Hiabs Ltd for all your Hiab needs in the Bay of Plenty and wider areas.

Mitre 10 Trade

October 2021

Mitre 10 Trade adds a smart and polished vehicle to their lineup: a brand new FM1A 2632 sporting an X-Long 6,400mm wheelbase, Allison automatic transmission, running on air suspension!  The truck is fitted with wide single wheels and tyres on the front, built to extend the payload.

The deck is 6,600mm long with an adjustable position (3) H-frame, designed to carry long loads over the cab top.  The tail board is height adjustable to further help with this. This rig is set up with container locks for 20ft containers and 50mm trailer gear.  Coupled with a rear-mounted Palfinger PK19001, the FM1A is ready for anything.

A heavy duty kit for a heavy duty business – thanks for working with us again Mitre 10!

Easy Flow Drainage

September 2021

Geoff Williams from Easy Flow Drainage is another happy Hino man with his new Hino FC 1124 Factory Tipper!  This one will be working right alongside his other Hino FM 2628.

Geoff is wrapped with this FC’s 6-tonne payload which he says is ideal for the smaller, tighter sites as well as transporting machinery and product around the Canterbury region.

We’re happy to have you on board, Geoff – thanks for another Hino!

VT Transport Ltd

July 2021

There’s a new Hino in the VT stable!

Accessorised, signwritten, and ready to go, this FG 1628 is ready to do the mahi.  A front-mounted Palfinger PK 17 crane and 6m deck body make short work of their transport needs.

With another update on the horizon, congrats to Pana and the team at VT Transport on another Hino!

North End Contractors

June 2021

Congratulations to Alan & the team up at North End Contractors for their new Hino 700 FS!

A heavy duty rig equipped with 480hp, TX ProShift AMT transmission, and air suspension is just what they needed to boost their front line.  This truck also boasts a Brian Morgan bathtub tipper body, super single rims, and tipper side skirts.

North End Contractors are based in Whangarei and have served the Northland area since 1997.

Ace Rental

April 2021

Ace Rental in Northland commissioned Hino to build their new Hino 10×4 Transporter.  They were after a truck that was capable of pulling a 20-tonne payload for their rental business requirements.  The Hino FY Air Dana with 16-Speed Proshift AMT transmission showed that it has what it takes.

This model was selected because of its high spec, low tare weight, Dana rear axles with both diff & full cross locks for great traction and air suspension.  Luke and his team at Homan Engineering took care of the custom deck build, including the chassis work and 5th axle engineering.

Clem and Quentin from Ace Rental are very happy with how the new Hino turned out, along with its load capacity.

Seedling Systems

March 2021

This Hino FM1A has a 320hp Allison automatic transmission, 8,750mm Curtain Side build from MTB with tail lift and internal rails, and the curtains were digitally printed by Structure Flex.

Seedling Systems is the biggest seedling propagation nursery in South Auckland.  They provide propagation and seedling management systems that meet grower transplanting needs.  Seedling Systems have people with expertise, machine technology, and management systems that help build quality.

Thank you Seedling Systems!  We look forward to your next Hino with us.

Groundvision Developments Ltd

February 2021

Here at Hino, we have something for everyone!  If you have work that needs doing, chances are we’ve got the truck to help you get it done.

A huge congratulations to Groundvision Developments Ltd on your new Hino FG1628 4×2 Tipper.  With its super singles, 7,700kg payload, and 4.5m steel bathtub tipper, this truck will surely get the work done.

“This truck will mainly be used for doing on site work on Golf Courses.  One of the reasons I opted for a 4-wheeler with super singles was less damage to the turf.” – Greg Shaw, GM Groundvision Developments Ltd

Keriland Earthworks

January 2021

To welcome in the New Year, Keriland Earthworks have just taken delivery of a new Hino 700 FS 2848!

Mark @ Keriland is very impressed with the ProShift AMT transmission and the Intarder braking this truck has to offer.  Tipper bodies built by Brian Morgan and the new paint job by Comm-Fleet, this new rig is ready to get to work.

Keriland Earthworks operate throughout Northland and specialise in site works, drain laying, subdivisions, and section clearing just to name a few.

VT Transport

December 2020

We kick off a new series of Truck of the Month with this great build by Pana and the team at VT Engineering!

This most recent unit is an FG 1628 Allison 6-speed Automatic.  It’s wheel base has been extended to accommodate an 8m workable deck.  The truck also has a PK 15 front mount and has been upgraded with Super Single rims and tyres.

VT Engineering supply quality builds specialising in crane and flat decks; a big thanks to the VT Transport & Engineering team.

OnRoad Rentals

January 2020

Another great truck that a Hino fan has sent in to us – check out our Truck of the Month, Michael Wards’ 500 Series FC7JJMA. Kitted out with hydraulic ramp, electric winch and LED night lights, OnRoad Rentals are able to do deliveries and pickups 24/7. The team love their Hino, and it shows – it’s not even three years old and has already done 130,000kms!

Central Machine Hires

December 2019

Mustard is in vogue and it sets off Central Machine Hires’ new Hino FY. Fitted with the new Traxon Transmission and a PK50000 crane, the truck has been stretched by Seaview Custom Engineering Christchurch. Look out for this powerful machine throughout Central Otago.

Lifestyle Works

November 2019

Meet November’s Truck of the Month. Lifestyle Works are small block specialists servicing the Tuakau area in the Waikato. With their new 280 hp Hino FG 1628, they can easily get tractors and equipment to their clients, providing a highly in-demand service that includes power harrowing, rotary hoeing, and spraying. Managing Director, Leon, is enjoying his weeks driving the 6 speed Hino with its 6.8T payload, and says the CWS tipping body makes unloading a breeze.

Baxter Quarries

October 2019

We’re seeing red – in a good way. Baxter Quarries in Kerikeri have been putting their new 2635 tipper to the test, carting metal all over the mid-North area. Its extras include alloy super singles, stoneguard, sun visor, tinted windows, day time LEDs, and a great custom paint job. Owners Bruce and Jodie are very happy with it, especially its great payload and traction.


September 2019

After driving his current Hino for 17 years, Mark Asplin knew there would be only one brand to consider when upgrading. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect, with the newly launched 500 Series Standard Cab.
One of the first in the country, the Hino 500 Series FE 1426 AT Spring, came loaded with all the latest features. The automatic transmission, combined with lane-assist and cruise control, makes Mark’s deliveries of paper and packaging around Auckland a breeze – too bad it can’t do anything about the traffic.

Herman Brothers Transport

July 2019

West Auckland-based Herman Brothers Transport are happy to have their new pride and joy on the road – this Hino FY3248 10×4 tractor unit with a PK 78 Palfinger crane.

It features 480hp, a ProShift 16 AMT transmission, Hendrickson air suspension, Dana 44 full cross-lock axles, Alcoa alloy wheels, a lifting tag axle, and removable deck. The extra fittings were added by Gary Douglas Engineers.

Its very first job had it placing steel roofing materials onto a new home build at maximum extension – no need to go easy on the first day!

iDig Earthworks

June 2019

It might be cold down in Wanaka, but this new Hino is pretty hot stuff. Dan of iDig Earthworks loved his old Hino so much that he wanted a new one just the same.

Working with Transport Engineering Otago, it’s been fitted with a Hardox body, as well as a Hardox 4 axle tip trailer.

Dan and his team are all set for heavy aggregate loads and general contracting around the Otago district.


May 2019

The new pride of their fleet – meet Drains.Co’s latest Hino 500 Series. As one of New Zealand’s most established residential drainage companies, they know the value of the right truck. This CWS 4.8m bath tub tipper is the answer, and its super singles mean they can take advantage of the heavy duty front axle. Boss Rodger Williamson is pleased with it, as is driver Ron – they’ve even got it labelled on the door as ‘Ron’s Rig’.

Elite Excavations

April 2019

Our truck of the month is no April Fool. Meet Elite Excavations’ new and very impressive-looking 500 Series FM2635 FM1AL1M-SHU operating throughout the Marlborough region.

This is owner Greg Robinson’s first Hino, and he’s taken the opportunity to have all the extras fitted. That includes reversing cameras, front wide singles, a 5m Hardox trailer bin, extra tool boxes, internal tie downs for transporting diggers, rope rails, and even shovel and broom holders. Plus all the usual truckie favourites.

Greg can’t tell us about the truck’s performance – because driver Kenny won’t let anyone else drive it! He loves the performance, the comfortable driver’s seat, the cab’s sensible layout, and how easy it is to operate. All together, it makes his working day that much better.


March 2019

Our Truck of the Month may not be flying through the sky, but Supacrete Tauranga does have its own caped crusader. Supacrete have been devoted Hino fans since 1990, and this truck is their 20th Hino – out of a 21 truck fleet. It’s a 500 Series FM 2632 Auto, complete with a 6 speed Allison transmission and Cesco bowl.

Warren Dean Cartage

February 2019

Cartage has never been so stylish. This new Hino 500 Series FM model is Warren Dean’s latest addition – boasting 350 horsepower, 11 speed Eaton manual transmission, and a 6×4 6410mm wheelbase. The model also comes standard with alloy wheels, vehicle stability control and cross lock/diff lock across the rear bogie. You’ll find this Hino, and the rest of Warren Dean Cartage’s fleet, servicing the Porirua and Wellington area.

Hiab Transport

January 2019

Long-standing West Auckland crane truck fleet Hiab Transport have added this FM1A 2632 to their mainly Hino fleet.

Robin Thomas spotted that the higher front axle rating was available on the FM, and added a front mounted Palfinger PK22002EH E crane to the Gary Douglas Engineers build. Thanks to its super singles, Robin can access a 7.2T front axle rating, making the larger crane viable.

With 320hp, Allison full auto transmission, ECAS air suspension and Alcoa alloy wheels, this Hino is an efficient money maker.

On Target Drilling

December 2018

Progressive West Auckland-based thrusting company On Target Drilling have added another Hino to their fleet.

The FE1426 6×2 transporter has an 18T GVM and transports their new Vermeer drill to sites. It also supplies their full watering system.

They can get a low deck height via 19.5” wheels and the rear air suspension is can be lowered for on and offloading.

Lal’s Transport

October 2018

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

September 2018

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. 

Active Contracting

August 2018

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

July 2018

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.

Swanson Transport

June 2018

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

May 2018

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.

Musson Logistics

April 2018

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.

Inline Group

March 2018

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.

Waste Management

February 2018

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.

Lal’s Transport

January 2018

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

December 2017

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.

Extreme Trucking

November 2017

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

October 2017

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.

Addline Transport

September 2017

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

August 2017

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

July 2017

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

June 2017

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

May 2017

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

April 2017

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

March 2017

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.

Rex Holden

February 2017

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

January 2017

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

December 2016

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

November 2016

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.


September 2016

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

September 2016

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

August 2016

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

July 2016

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

June 2016

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

May 2016

May 2016

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.

Z Energy

April 2016

April 2016

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

March 2016

March 2016

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

February 2016

February 2016

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.


Hynds Pipes

January 2016

January 2016

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 Limited

December 2015

December 2015

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

December 2015

November 2015

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

December 2015

October 2015

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

September 2015

September 2015

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

August 2015

August 2015

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

July 2015

July 2015

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

July 2015

June 2015

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

May 2015

May 2015

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

May 2015

April 2015

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

April 2015

March 2015

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.


March 2015

February 2015

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.

Dews Construction

February 2015

January 2015

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

January 2015

December 2014

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

December 2014

November 2014

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

November 2014

October 2014

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…)

Fullcircle Units

October 2014

September 2014

These two units will be traveling the country as swap units starting in Auckland. (more…)

TRGroup/Downer – Hino FC1022 “Super Truck”

September 2014

August 2014

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

August 2014

July 2014

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

July 2014

June 2014

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

June 2014

May 2014

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

May 2014

April 2014

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

April 2014

March 2014

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

March 2014

February 2014

This is a 2005 Hino FS1E 450 HP truck, owned and operated by JPM Contracting Ltd in Christchurch. (more…)

Matarangi Volunteer Rural Fire Force

February 2014

January 2014

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

January 2014

December 2013

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

December 2013

November 2013
This modern looking Hino GH1728 is one of the first Euro5 500Series models to hit the road in NZ.


Rossco Bobcats Ltd

October 2013

October 2013
Rossco Bobcats Ltd have bought their first new truck after nearly 20 years in business. (more…)