For Hino, matching an Allison 2500 fully automatic transmission to its J07E-TN engine has enabled FE models to do the work of larger vehicles, while also offering greater accessibility to a wide range of drivers.
All Allison automatics feature the latest fifth generation electronic controls, with architecture built around the advantages of a converter that multiplies available torque and maximizes efficiency. Lock-up technology also adds to efficiency and productivity advantages, while Allison’s Continuous Power Technology allows for uninterrupted power to the drive wheels.
The 500 Series FE 1426 Auto has a 14-ton gross vehicle weight and is able to carry payloads previously reserved for larger vehicles in a more agile and economic package.
Hinos equipped with an Allison 2500 feature a patented torque converter with a stall ratio of 1.58:1 which effectively increases launch torque by over 50 percent. This ensures that the Hino can use a relatively high first gear ratio of 3.5:1 (compared with the manual transmission first gear ratio of 6.5:1) allowing closer ratios up to the overdrive 0.74:1 fifth gear
Hino chose the Allison transmission because it met stringent quality, durability and reliability requirements, while delivering a smooth, user-friendly driver experience and the ability to maintain optimum engine speeds for increased efficiency.
Available in a single-cab configuration with short, medium, long and extra-long wheelbases (from 3,750 mm to 5,500 mm), all are equipped with Allison fully automatic transmissions, vastly increasing the vocational potential of these trucks from refuse and street sweeping to distribution and logistics.
Hino and Allison have calibrated the shift points to cater to a wide array of vocational applications by delivering maximum drivability and efficiency across the entire operating spectrum.
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