Let’s take a look at the Mitsubishi Fuso Vs the Hino Ranger; these are two heavy flatbed trucks.
Based in Japan, Hino motors have produced the Hino Ranger, and it is the only truck in Japan offering an automatic transmission. The intelligent Hino offers a fuel saving torque converter allowing the driver to adopt the driving style of an automatic transmission. The Hino company itself dates back to 1910, with the model TGE *A-type* truck the first motor vehicle produced by them in 1917.
The Mitsubishi Fuso Truck was first released in 1984 and was the successor to the FK series, in 1988 the Mitsubishi Fuso FM Series was launched with their parent company Daimler AG manufacturing the engine. The engine is suitable for long-distance driving and is low noise with minimal vibrations. This truck is comfortable to ride in and comes in six different wheelbase lengths with tiny front airbags
When it comes to fuel economy the Hino ranger series has a five-cylinder engine with improved torque to give more power, and it also provides better fuel economy due to its upgraded fuel mapping and a variable nozzle turbocharger. When it comes to high engine capacity and greater towing capacity Hino Ranger wins hands down. The standard cab model comes in manual, automated manual or fully automatic transmissions.
Over the years Fuso has worked on fuel consumption and comes in 117HP and 175HP engines if you are looking for a medium-sized truck the Mitsubishi Fuso is a perfect option. Shifting is smooth thanks to the six-speed Duonic automatic dual-clutch transmission, and there is no shock or torque disturbance caused through shifting with this quality Mitsubishi truck part. The HVAC system is high capacity and is designed for a more extended period, allowing you to do business with the cab easily. When it comes to medium sized Hino trucks, capacity wise it is average and is only useful for transportation – moving goods from one place to another.
Safety – the driver can easily control the Hino Ranger as it’s security control has been designed to keep the vehicle stable when driven, when passing on a curve it will help keep the vehicle stabilised, if, a slip is caused by the vehicle the respective wheels meet the automatic braking system.
The Mitsubishi Fuso has alerts for speeding with *mobile eye* – an alternate feature. Mobileye is perfect to protect against vehicle collisions or possible pedestrian and highway separation. The system has been tested within the Fuso fleet, research discovering that any risky driver behaviour can be reduced by using this system – making it one of the best safety features in the Fuso range.
Both vehicles have pluses and minuses – Hino has better fuel economy. While the Ranger has the Mobileye technology. Ultimately the choice comes down to what you need and want from a truck.