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The TC10, Japan's first truck with two front axles, was developed in the late 1950s for large-volume, long-distance transport, which was just getting started in Japan. It was also the first attempt at a tilt-cab design in Japan. For the next eight years, Hino was the only company making trucks with two front axles, and the design eventually evolved into the 4-axle, low-floor truck seen today. The reason for using two front axles was to provide a 10-ton load capacity while utilizing the existing front axle to minimize the number of new parts. The first and second front axles had independent suspensions, but there was some concern that an equalizer unit might be required to distribute the load equally between the two axles. There were still many rough roads in those days, and the engineers worried that problems might arise as a result. If the first axle went over a bump, would the second axle be strong enough to withstand the load imposed on it? If the second axle went over a bump, would the drive axle lift off the ground, causing the driving force to be lost? However, vehicle test results indicated that the problems were not as bad as had been feared, and the final product was developed with only minor modifications.
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Storage location:HINO MOTORS TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION DIV. (3-1-1, Hino-dai, Hino-shi, Tokyo 191-8660)
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Year manufactured:1958
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Manufacturer:Hino Diesel Industry Co., Ltd.
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Classification:Designs/other
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Current status:In storage: not open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Hino TC10
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Model name:Model TC10
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Company name:Hino Diesel Industry Co., Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1958
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Vehicle type/usage:Truck
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:None
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Model / Weight
Gross vehicle weight:17,310 kg
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Body / Size
Overall length:8800 mm
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Overall width:2470 mm
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Overall height:2750 mm
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Tire size:10.00-20
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Wheelbase:5100 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:Front: 1820, Rear: 1770 mm
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 6-cylinder
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Bore x stroke:110×135 mm
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Displacement:7697 cc
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Drive system:6×2
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:Hino Jidosha 50 Nenshi
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