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C5500 Advantages Over Hino 185; C5500 Advantages Over International 4100 - GMC C5500 Competitive Comparison Manual

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Hino 185
» The 185 is the highest GVWR
of the light-duty lineup of Hino
conventional cab trucks
» 18,000 lb. GVWR MT; 17,600
lb. GVWR automatic
» 4-cylinder diesel only
» 3 wheelbase choices
» No crew cab available
» No gas engine available
» Limited options
» No vocational packages
» No 4WD
» Hino setting up urban-based
distribution network
» Standard 34-inch frame width
International 4100
» 4100, 4300 and 4400
International share cab design
» 4100 is a Class 5 version of the
4000-series cab and has the
MaxxForce 7 V8 diesel only
» 4100 is lightest GVWR among
International medium duty
» Allison 1000HS 5-speed auto-
matic transmission included
» Available as 17,800 lb. or
19,500 lb. GVWR
» Available regular cab, extended
and crew cabs
» WB from 140 to 217
» Standard height and low-profile
» Many available options
2008 Competitive Comparison

C5500 Advantages over Hino 185

• Higher maximum GVWR (26,000
lb. vs. 18,000 lb. for Hino) adds
utility and value
• Higher front GAWR (7000 lb.
standard or 8000 lb. opt. vs.
6000 lb. for Hino) helps handle
difficult loading situations
• Wide track I-Beam front axle
(80.6 in. AW vs. 72.8 in.)
assists cornering control and
helps handle high center-of-
gravity loads
• Large cowl-mounted folding
mirrors with integrated wide-
angle mirror and numerous
options for power, heat and sig-
nals (Hino has traditional West
Coast mirrors with add-on spot
• Available driver and front
passenger air bags (not
available on Hino)
• Available 4WD (not available on
• Extensive Chevrolet and GMC
dealership body vs. limited
urban retailers for Hino

C5500 Advantages over International 4100

• Standard commercial-grade gas
engine has 325 hp and 450 lb.-
ft. of torque. Vortec 8.1L V8
engine is prepared for alternate
fuel conversions. Gas engine
provides lower initial cost,
higher payload capacity, readily
available fuel sources and
simple service requirements
(International has no gasoline
• Duramax diesel engine provides
superior power to the
International MaxxForce.
Maximum power of 330 hp vs.
230 hp for the 4100
• Exhaust brake is available on
C5500's Duramax diesel engine,
not available on International's
MaxxForce engine
• GM cab shares numerous com-
ponents with well-proven, high-
volume vehicles designed to
GM standards. International has
no high-volume vehicles in its
• Available factory-installed 4WD
(not available on International
• More powerful engines (125 or
155 hp more with diesel, 150
hp more for gas with high-out-
put engines selected)
• Higher torque (520 lb.-ft. or
620 lb.-ft. vs. 347 lb.-ft. for
diesel) contributes to perfor-
mance and towing capability
• Allison 6-speed overdrive auto-
matic on C5500 vs. Aisin
4-speed automatic on Hino
provides smaller steps between
gears for better performance,
and overdrive top gear for
efficiency. Two overdrive gear
rations offer potential fuel
economy advantages
• Synthetic lube is standard for
C5500 transmission and rear
• Available air seats for driver and
front passenger add all-day
comfort, plus work-center con-
sole provides vocational utility
(Hino has no air-seat options)
• Higher payload with standard
engine. C5500 has a 1000-lb.
higher payload when equipped
with the same weigh rating sus-
pension, due to lighter standard
gas engine
• 8-bolt crossmember ends vs.
2-bolt crossmember ends on
International, for added strength
• Full-depth, straight crossmem-
bers vs. dogbone crossmem-
bers on International, for
• Opposed-piston hydraulic brake
calipers offer long life, easy
service and powerful braking
(International uses sliding pin,
single-piston brake calipers)
• Rubber-isolated exterior lamps
with no-tool tailamp lens
removal can help reduce down-
time (not available on
• Large, folding mirrors with
integrated wide-angle mirror
and numerous options for
power and heat. Cowl-mounted
for low vibration and durability
(International has door-
mounted West Coast mirrors
with tubular steel top and
bottom attachments)
• Available Crew Cab, Cutaway
Cab and Motor Home Cutaway
Cabs (not available on Hino)
• Large optional 60-gal. in-rail
fuel tank available, for fewer fill-
ups and longer driving range
(35 gal. on Hino, with no
• Larger, 15-in. 4-wheel disc
brakes are standard (12.75-in.
front disc brakes used on Hino)
• Available gas engine offers low
cost, easy fuel availability and
simple service (not available on
• Vocational option packages
available (not available on Hino)
• 7 wheelbase choices vs. 3, for
body adaptability
• Choice of axle ratios allows
customer to match product to
needs for towing or geared
road speed (not available on
• Available electronic traction
control helps improve traction
on slippery surfaces (not
available on International)
• Available driver and front
passenger air bags contribute
to driver and passenger safety
(not available on International)
• Variable-effort ZF steering gear
reduces steering effort in tight
turns (International has TRW
Ross fixed-effort steering gear)
• Standard driver and passenger
seats includes manual lumbar
support and back angle adjust-
ment, for driver comfort
(International standard seat has
folding backrest only)
• Standard progressive spring
aids help reduce shock loading
to frame and load when driving
on rough surfaces
(International uses hard rubber
bump stops)
• C-Series shift lever and parking
brake is less obtrusive than
floor-mounted installation pods
on International, adding to cen-
ter passenger room and cup-
holder convenience


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