Hino Truck Engines

Hino Motors is dedicated to creating a better future by manufacturing high-quality products and state-of-the-art technology to develop global transportation solutions. For the past four decades, the company has been proudly manufacturing and supplying the number one selling medium and heavy-duty truck in Japan. It also manufactures buses and high-quality diesel engines for trucks and industrial use.

History of Hino Motors

Hino Motors Ltd, known as Hino is a Japanese manufacturer of high-quality commercial vehicles and diesel engines. It is headquartered in Hino, Tokyo, and is the second leading company after Isuzu trucks for manufacturing engines and trucks. Built on just a few product lines, Hino has maintained strong and steady growth. The company is a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation and one of 16 major companies of the Toyota Group.

Hino Motors Ltd traces its roots back to 1910 with the foundation of Tokyo Gas Industry Company and began manufacturing trucks for the Japanese industrial economy. Later in 1912, the Tokyo Gas Industry Company expanded their product line including electronic parts and renamed itself as Tokyo Gas and Electric Industry (TG&E) and was abbreviated as Gasuden.

Hino company in 1918 began mass production of its first motor vehicle the TGE "A-Type" truck. It was quite popular and remained the company’s primary model for various years. With other automotive manufacturers being established in Japan, the Tokyo Gas Company consolidated its operations through various mergers. In 1937, the company merged its automobile division with Automobile Industry Company Ltd. and Kyodo Kokusan K.K. forming a new company with the name Tokyo Automobile Industry Company Ltd. Four years later, that is in 1941, the company changed its name to Diesel Motor Industry Company Ltd.

In 1942, Diesel Motors was split into two companies the larger retained the original name while the smaller one later became Isuzu Motors. Diesel Motors formed a division Hino Heavy Industries Inc. and the company Hino was established. The company started producing large diesel engines for marine applications and during World War II, Hino manufactured half-track and armored personnel carriers for the Japanese Army.

After the war, Hino had to stop producing diesel engines for marine applications upon signing a treaty. The company dropped Heavy from the name and came to be known as Hino Industries Inc. and concentrated on producing heavy-duty trailer trucks and diesel engines for trucks and buses.

The company manufactured Hino T10—20 and it proved to be extremely popular as it was equipped with a highly efficient diesel engine. Hino was unable to keep pace with the high demand and laid plans for the development of a large diesel trailer bus. In 1946, the company name changed to Hino Industry Company Ltd. and began manufacturing trailer buses. The first trailer bus T11B—25 was released in 1947 and was a breath of fresh air for urban transport.

Hino wanted to improve its customer service and in 1948, separated its marketing and engineering departments into two, the Hino Diesel Industry Company and Hino Diesel Sales. In 1949, Hino listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the next year in 1950, started production of heavy-duty diesel trucks and buses. During this time demand for foreign cars was on the rise and collaborated with Renault in 1953 for the production of passenger vehicles.

In 1956, the company developed a 13.5-ton model ZG truck for large construction jobs and it became the most popular dump truck in Japan. In 1959, Hino Diesel Industry Company changed its name to Hino Motors Ltd.

In 1961, Hino entered the Japanese domestic market with the release of a light-duty commercial vehicle, Briska, and Hino’s first in-house passenger car, Contessa 900. During this time, Hino linked its operation with Toyota and began producing parts for the company. Engineers at Hino Motors studied the development of Japan's highway network and found that highway freight traffic was bound to grow rapidly. The company then began the development of large 8-ton, and then 10- and 12-ton trucks, including the TC30 and KF series. Later in 1964, Hino introduced a smaller 3.5-ton KM series truck known as Ranger.

In the early 1970s, the Japanese economy was rocked by two crises that directly affected Hino. The first, American abandonment of the gold standard, and the second, the Arab oil embargo increase fourfold the price of gasoline. The company’s action was to implement cost reduction policies and press for the completion of a new, more fuel-efficient diesel engine. With this, Hino in 1971 launched Red engine with superior fuel consumption, reliability, and durability. The later models of this diesel engine featured fuel injection systems based on designs from the German company MAN. The company also developed a new micromixing system that greatly reduced harmful emissions.

The company laid plans for a massive export program and established a sales network in Southeast Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and set a goal of exporting 30,000 trucks.

However, Hino trucks were in great demand, and to meet the needs of its consumers, a new production facility was opened at Nitta in 1980. Also, the customers were demanding more environmentally safe engines with higher fuel efficiency and lower maintenance. The company met this challenge by introducing electronic controls and systems in Hino vehicles. But the process of uniting electronic controls with the larger systems on massive trucks proved to be difficult.

The company started research and development on this and in 1981, resolved the problem with the introduction of Super Dolphin, Hino's newest truck model. Featuring a highly efficient EP100 engine, greatly improved aerodynamics, and a spring-suspended cab offered drivers a much smoother ride. All these features added to the price of this diesel engine model, but high sales justified the improvements and allowed Hino to exceed its export goal with 31,000 units.

In 1982, Hino established a manufacturing plant in Indonesia and new offices in Pakistan and the United States. The company developed and manufactured various diesel trucks and engines during this time. In 1990, the company released the touring coach bus, S’Elega. Hino built 245,000 Hi-Lux pickup trucks and T100 pickup trucks for Toyota to be sold in the United States.

From 1992 to 2003, Hino became a 21st-century company with new symbol mark adoption, the release of LIE S SE Series small buses, opened Hino Motors 21st Century Center, the release of a hybrid vehicle with the regulation on exhaust emissions, and became a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. In 2004, Hino created a foundation as a global company producing various trucks, both medium- and heavy-duty, and commenced its operations in various overseas countries. In 2020, Hino achieved the top position for heavy and medium-duty truck sales in Japan for the 45th consecutive year.

Hino now has various subsidiaries engaged in the production of medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses, and diesel engines. Hino sells its products both new and used through a distribution network and Nationwide Truck Parts is one of them. We sell used Hino diesel engines for trucks.

Hino Diesel Engine Technology

Hino is a leader in technological innovations and always stayed ahead of the competitors in offering clean emission technology and fuel efficiency improvements even before environmental issues gained attention. The company also has established environmentally friendly product technology by producing world-first hybrid vehicles as well as developing industry-leading engine technology. It is further refining its clean diesel and hybrid environmental technologies while actively working toward the development and adoption of technologies for next-generation vehicles.

The Hino EP100 developed in 1981 was a full-fledged turbo intercooler (TI) engine, then in 1998, the company introduced the world’s first common rail system in the K13C engine. The common rail system stores fuel at high pressure from a supply pump inside an accumulator, injecting an appropriate quantity of fuel to each cylinder at the ideal time under ECU control. From 2009 to 2011, the E13C engines produced had DPF + urea-SCR and new DPR (urea free) technology. Diesel particulate filter (DPF) is a technology that collects all the particulate matter emitted by the engine, preventing it from being discharged into the environment. Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) is an exhaust cleaning system that reduces the emission of nitrogen oxides (NOx). Hino’s latest diesel engine technology is dual-stage turbo and dual-stage air-cooled intercooler in the A09C diesel engines.

Through tireless technological explorations, Hino has developed a diverse range of innovative diesel engines for the trucks.

Hino Diesel Truck Engines Line-Up

There are numerous models of Hino truck diesel engines to choose from. All the Hino engines rank highest in customer satisfaction and perform exceptionally well in the control module. The engines are reliable, dependable, high fuel-efficiency, eco-friendly, and have ease of access for service and maintenance. At Nationwide Truck Parts, we sell various models of used Hino diesel truck engines.
Here are some of the Hino diesel truck engines.



  • Characteristics – 4 cycle, water-cooled, vertical in-line
  • Valve train – OHC, 4 valve
  • Combustion chamber – Direct injection type
  • Injection type – Common rail
  • Aspiration type – Turbocharged, intercooled
  • Displacement – 4.009 L
  • Rated output – 90 kW/ 2,200 rpm
  • Maximum torque – 404 Nm/ 1,600 rpm
  • Dimensions (LXWXH) – 887 mm X 716 mm X 751 mm
  • Weight – 360 kg

The N04C is a turbo-diesel engine offering a class-leading combination of power and torque (150hp and 420Nm). This 4.0-liter capacity diesel engine is outfitted with a common-rail fuel injection system and Variable Nozzle Turbo (VNT) technology enabling it to achieve lower emissions and high power and fuel efficiency.

The engine meets both strict Euro 5 and Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle (EEV) emissions standards. Therefore, the N04C model is high on power, torque, and fuel efficiency which has been achieved through careful attention to engine design, turbocharger pressures, and high-pressure electronic fuel injection.

Apart from this, the Hino N04C engine features a cooled exhaust-gas recirculation system and closed crankcase ventilation. The Diesel Particulate Active Reduction System (DPR) system has an 800,000 km service interval and an automatic self-cleaning system which begins when the filter is only at 30% of overall capacity.

Hino N04C diesel engine has the reliability of three fuel filters as the injection pressures have been increased and an intercooler adopted.

The N04C-UT diesel engine model is used in Wide Cab Manual trucks and boasts a power of 121 kW at 2500 rpm and 464 Nm of torque at 1400 rpm, with a six-speed transmission.



  • Characteristics – 4 cycle, water-cooled, vertical in-line
  • Valve train – OHC, 4-valve
  • Combustion chamber – Direct injection type
  • Injection type – Common rail
  • Aspiration type – Turbocharged, intercooled
  • Displacement – 5.123 L
  • Rated output – 137 kW/ 2,100 rpm
  • Maximum torque – 654 Nm/ 1,600 rpm
  • Dimensions (LXWXH) – 1,063 mm X 737 mm X 1,045 mm
  • Weight – 522 kg

Hino J05E diesel engine is a 5.1-liter inline four-cylinder used in 300 Series trucks. This engine produces the most power in their class, without sacrificing fuel efficiency and emissions.

J05E engines have Euro 5 emissions compliance along with power and efficiency as it is outfitted with the latest generation Hino common-rail fuel injection, Variable Nozzle Turbocharger (VNT) technology, and a Hino Diesel Particulate active Reduction system (DPR). All technologies to deliver best-in-class leading 300 Series diesel engines.

This engine comes with a column stalk operated exhaust brake as standard and uses an overhead camshaft with four valves per cylinder for efficient breathing. In addition to this, the engine also has a square bore and stroke of 112 x 130mm providing a low accelerating maximum torque engine to meet any customers’ needs.



  • Characteristics – 4 cycle, water-cooled, vertical in-line
  • Valve train – OHC, 4-valve
  • Combustion chamber – Direct injection type
  • Injection type – Common rail
  • Aspiration type – Turbocharged, intercooled
  • Displacement – 7.684 L
  • Rated output – 209 kW/ 2,100 rpm
  • Maximum torque – 998 Nm/ 1,600 rpm
  • Dimensions (LXWXH) – 1,289 mm X 868 mm X 987 mm
  • Weight – 665 kg

The Hino J08E diesel engines offer outstanding power and fuel efficiency to help your Hino Truck carry the load, no matter what you want to haul. The J08E diesel engine is rated at 209 kW at 2,100 rpm and puts out an increased torque level at 998 Nm at 1,600 rpm. This engine is used in both Class 6 and Class 7 Hino Trucks and offers:

Class 6 provides 220 HP power with 520 ft-lbs torque, while Class 7 provides 260 HP power with 660 ft-lbs torque.

Hino J08E diesel engine is an inline four-cylinder with Euro 5 emissions compliance with high power and efficiency. The engine has common-rail fuel injection, Variable Nozzle Turbocharger (VNT) technology, and Diesel Particulate active Reduction system (DPR).

There are also various other Hino truck diesel engines models like A09, E13, and the latest 4-liter diesel-electric hybrid. These are some of the models of used Hino diesel truck engines you can find on the Nationwide Truck Parts website.

All Hino diesel engines boast powerful performance in their class with excellent fuel economy offers customers higher business efficiency and better profitability.

Why Buy Used Hino Diesel Truck Engines?

Buying a used Hino diesel engine is affordable and the engine is usually in good working condition with a standard warranty intact. It is tested and inspected before sale. However, when you are in the market to buy used Hino diesel engines, you will find various sellers claiming to offer good quality engines.

You need to be cautious, or you can be duped. When buying a used Hino truck diesel engine ensure to check the reputation of the seller and the product line offered. Reputed sellers offer a free consultation to buyers and if your selected seller does not offer that, then look elsewhere.

Used Hino diesel engines are sold with proper specifications and documents indicating the model number, manufacturing year, previous application condition, and operating hours. All this information allows you to know how reliable the engine is and how it will perform when you use it.

Nationwide Truck Parts is a reputable seller of used Hino diesel engines and other companies’ diesel engines. We provide fully tested and inspected engines with a 90-day warranty and the used engines are equally reliable as the new ones.

Are Used Hino Truck Diesel Engines Reliable?

Quality and reliability are the essential aspects of overall customer satisfaction and Hino scores the top position in it. The engines rank highest based on the reliability and dependability as well as accessibility to components for service or maintenance. Hino engines also provide high-speed performance, fuel-efficiency, and are par with the new emission requirements. This means it is environmentally friendly. The Hino engines also have low fuel consumption, impressive maintenance intervals, and long life. The engines also have diesel particulate filter (DPF) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology that collects all the particulate matter emitted and prevents it from being discharged into the environment thus reducing the emission of nitrogen oxides (NOx).

The used engines are tested and inspected thoroughly for all the variables mentioned-above and come with a 90-day warranty. Thus, used Hino engines are reliable and if you are looking to buy used Hino diesel truck engines, then give us a call today.