In a milestone for local manufacturing and the transport industry, Scully RSV, a leading builder of refrigerated truck bodies and truck rental fleet operator, has received the delivery of its 100th Hino 500 Series Wide Cab.
Considered an Australian industry leader in the manufacture of refrigerator trucks, Scully RSV builds approximately 300 trucks a year, approximately half of which are sold to customers with the remainder forming Scully RSV’s rental fleet.
“Producing quality vehicles is at the core of what Scully RSV is about, and the Hino range of trucks has always been one of the market leaders in quality – we have never been disappointed with any Hino trucks, and they continue to get better,” said Cameron Hogg, General Manager of Scully RSV.
“The Hino 500 Series Wide Cab is one of the workhorses of the Scully RSV fleet given its high quality build, safety features, comfortable ride and superior drivability,” he continued.
Hino 500 Series Standard Cabs are another favourite chassis for Scully RSV customers, and over the last ten years, Scully RSV has purchased over 480 Hino trucks.
Like the 99 before it, the milestone 500 Series Wide Cab is a FL 2628 with a six-speed automatic transmission, and was built for Rum City Foods, a family-owned and operated food and beverage distribution company based in Central Queensland.
“Scully RSV have been supplying vehicles to us for more than 25 years, and as a trusted partner to our business, we are proud to be part of this milestone celebration for Hino and Scully RSV,” said Scott McIntyre, Sales Manager for Rum City Foods, whose father founded the business in 1978. “It’s always great to bring another reliable and quality vehicle to our fleet,” he concluded.
Brian Wright, General Manager of Sales and Supply Chain for Hino Australia congratulated Scully RSV on the milestone.
“We are proud to partner with Scully RSV – both of our organisations are focused on delivering quality products to our customers. Since its launch in 2017, we have sold over 3,800 500 Series Wide Cabs – Scully RSV is one of many customers that appreciates the safety, quality and transmission options of the 500 Series Wide Cab.
“The 500 Series Wide Cab was a game-changer for Hino – it boasted the most comprehensive active safety package of any Japanese truck in the medium-duty truck segment at that time,” said Mr Wright.
“It was the first truck in its class to feature Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and a microphone-equipped, night vision enabled reverse camera as standard fitment,”
The 500 Series Wide Cab’s safety package also includes ABS, Anti Slip Regulator (ASR), ECE R29-rated cab strength, driver SRS airbag, ADR84/00 Front Underrun Protection (FUP), Easy Start, Cruise Control and Fog Lamps.
“Transmission options include six speed Allison automatic available across the range, or synchromesh manual in either six speed or nine speed dependent upon the model selected,” concluded Mr Wright.