Hino introduces new air suspension for Model 195

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MONTREAL, Que. — Hino introduced at ExpoCam a new air suspension for its best-selling 195 model.

The new suspension, designed specifically for Hino by Link Manufacturing, is available beginning in August on the 19,500 GVWR model 195. The system consists of a Z-beam design, including a 12-volt compressor, dual air bags and a magnetic height control sensor.

Eric Smith, vice-president of sales and marketing with Hino Canada, said “This cleverly designed system will offer carriers a solution for the transportation of shock-sensitive goods and cargo. Drivers will appreciate the smooth ride.”

Eggs and flowers are just two delicate commodities that can be safely transported thanks to the new suspension. Smith said he expects the option to be very popular, based on the success of a similar suspension available on a previous LDT model.

The system detects deflection of more than 10 mm and then either adds air to, or removes it from the air bags to ensure a smooth and consistent ride. It’s set on a 40-second delay so that it’s not overreacting to events such as hitting potholes.

No driver interaction is required. Smith said the new suspension will cost about $3,000 to $3,500 more than the standard spring suspension. The weight is about the same, so payload is not compromised.

“There is no weight penalty for going over to the air suspension and it doesn’t impact payload capacity,” Smith said.

Hino is coming off a record-setting year, and the cabover model 195 is a huge reason for its success.

“We’ve been really pleased with the response we’ve had,” Smith said. “This has become, very quickly, our most popular selling mode.”

Last year, the 195 accounted for about 55% of Hino’s total sales. Smith said it was especially popular in Quebec, where it earned the top market share in its category.

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