Hino warms up with versatile fridge unit

By: Greg Bush


Hino covers both ends of the temperature scale for its 500 and 700 Series trucks with its new refrigerator/warmer accessory

Hino warms up with versatile fridge unit
Hino warms up with fridge unit

September 25, 2012

Hino has announced the launch of a new refrigerator/warmer unit for its 500 and 700 Series truck ranges.

The 11-litre capacity Hino centre console fridge/warmer unit sits in the place of the centre seat and has a double lid and dual cold and hot zones – so it can simultaneously operate both hot and cold.

Hino says the fridge/warmer also has a removable partition to adjust the capacity of the cold and hot sections.

The unit's cooling range is from 10 degrees to 0 degrees C; while warming range is from room temperature to 55 degrees.

Hino Australia's Divisional Manager Product Support and Business Development, Greg Bleasel, says the genuine Hino unit operates on 24 volts and comes with a fully integrated wiring kit, so the truck does not require auto electrical work.

"Sawafuji Electric Company Ltd of Japan has designed and manufactured this unit exclusively for Hino," Bleasel says.

"As a genuine accessory, the fridge/warmer unit is fully compatible with all Hino 500 and 700 Series models.

"The ability to keep food and drink chilled, and other food warm in the same unit is a real bonus for drivers," Bleasel says.

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