Hino South Africa is offering the choice of single or double rear wheels on popular 500-Series 1322 4×4 models. The option follows requests from transport operators in the forestry, farming, mining, telecommunications and construction sectors and is aimed at meeting demands for a variety of off-road applications.

The model also gets the benefit of a Euro 3 compliant engine – which features a new common rail fuel injection system – instead of the previous Euro 2 power unit. The upgrade facilitates the installation of an obligatory speed limiter, which is required by law in South Africa.

According to a statement released by the company, the option of a single wheel rear axle is aimed at improving the truck’s operational efficiency in sandy conditions, also adding benefits in terms of improved fuel consumption.