The popular truck company, Hino, is now offering they’re vehicles with Cummins engines. The news was announced at the 2021 NTEA Work Truck Show and begins a new era for heavy duty trucks in Northern Chicago and throughout North America. Learn more about these new developments with the Hino compliant experts at Lynch Truck Center.
What Type of Cummins Engine Will Hino Use?
Upon the announcement of Hino partnering with Cummins to power heavy duty trucks, Hino will be using the Cummins B6.7 and L9 engines which are highly reliable and can stand up to any task. Hino will be using the Cummins engines in their popular L and XL series, further improving an already established design. Hino chose Cummins due to their lengthy 80 year history of producing powerful and long-lasting engines.
There are two powertrain configurations to choose from, the Cummins B6.7 engine paired with either the Allison 2000 or 3000 series transmission, and will produce 240 hp to 260 hp respectively. Hino trucks with the Cummins L9 engine will be paired with either the Allison 3000 or 3500 series transmissions, which will produce 300, 330, and 360 horsepower.
What Does the Future Hold for Hino?
Hino’s main objective is to eventually switch to a completely EV fleet of trucks. The partnership with Cummins engines will help accelerate their “Plan Z”. “Plan Z” is an ambitious effort to introduce battery electric vehicles to the medium duty truck market using the trusted Toyota fuel cell system, and plan to increase production to full capacity by 2023.
When Will Production Begin for Cummins Powered Hino Trucks?
Production of Hino trucks with Cummins engines is slated to begin in October of 2021 at the Hino plant in Woodstock, West Virginia, while the Cummins engines will be built at their Rocky Mount, North Carolina plant. However, production of the Cummins L9 equipped models will not begin until 2022.
Learn More About Cummins Engines with Lynch Truck Center!
Now that you know about the new developments between Hino trucks and Cummins engines, stop by Lynch Truck Center in Waterford to see these highly regarded vehicles for yourself! Whether you live near Milwaukee or Racine, we are your premier Cummins-certified truck center. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us today!