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Topkick/kodiak Advantages Over Hino 238, 258, 268, 338; Topkick/kodiak Advantages Over International 4300 - GMC C5500 Competitive Comparison Manual

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Hino 238, 258, 268, 338
» The 238, 258, 268 and 338 are
the larger versions of Hino's
conventional cab trucks
» The conventional cab was
developed from Hino's previous
Low Cab Forward design
» 238 is 23,000 lb. GVWR;
258 is 25,500 lb. GVWR;
268 is 25,950 lb. GVWR;
338 is 33,000 lb. GVWR
» 6-cylinder diesel only, 220 hp
on 238, 258, 268; 260 hp on
338
» 5 wheelbase choices
» No crew cab available
» No gas engine available
» Limited options
» Hino setting up urban-based
distribution network
International 4300
» 4100, 4200, 4300 and 4400
International share cab design
» 4100 and 4200 use MaxxForce 7
V8 diesel only
» 4300 uses MaxxForce DT I6
diesel only
» 4400 has standard MaxxForce
DT and optional MaxxForce 9
diesel engine
» 4400 available tandem rear
suspension and tractor
» Available regular cab, extended
and crew cabs
» WB from 128 to 254 on 4300
» Frame and components now
shared with Ford F-650/F-750

TopKick/Kodiak Advantages over Hino 238, 258, 268, 338

• Standard commercial-grade gas
engine has 295 hp and 440 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
(Hino has no gasoline engines)
• Choice of Isuzu 6HK1-TC or
Caterpillar diesel engines can
help overcome customer objec-
tions to specific engine choice
(Hino only offers Hino engine)
• Power options from 215 hp to
300 hp vs. single engine choice
for Hino
• 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
mirrors)
• Available driver and front pas-
senger air bags (not available
on Hino)

TopKick/Kodiak Advantages over International 4300

• Standard commercial-grade gas
engine has 295 hp and 440 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
engines)
• Choice of Isuzu 6HK1-TC or
Caterpillar diesel engines can
help overcome customer
objections to specific engine
choice (International only offers
International engines)
• Standard transmission is
Allison 2000 5-speed close-
ratio automatic with 0.75:1
overdrive top gear and easy-to-
use column shift (Allison 2000
is $3,168 option on
International)
• GM cab shares numerous com-
ponents with well-proven, high-
volume vehicles designed to
GM standards. International has
no high-volume vehicles in its
lineup
• 3-point cab mount with avail-
able Hystec mounts (Hino has
no Hystec mounts available)
• Available two-speed rear axle
available (not available on Hino)
• Extensive Chevrolet and GMC
dealership body vs. limited
urban retailers for Hino
• Choice of vocationally rated
Allison automatics to match
engine output (single Allison
automatic option for each Hino)
• 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)
• Available electronic traction
control helps improve traction
on slippery surfaces (not avail-
able on Hino)
• Available Crew Cab (not avail-
able on Hino)
• Available tandem axle (not
available on Hino)
• 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
strength
• Opposed-piston hydraulic brake
calipers offer long life, easy
service and powerful braking
(International uses sliding pin,
single-piston brake calipers)
• Available driver and front pas-
senger air bags contribute to
driver and passenger safety
(not available on International)
• Rubber-isolated exterior lamps
with no-tool taillamp lens
removal can help reduce down-
time (not available on
International)
• Large, folding mirrors with inte-
grated wide-angle mirror and
numerous options for power
and heat. Cowl-mounted for low
vibration and durability
(International has door-mount-
ed West Coast mirrors with
tubular steel top and bottom
attachments)
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• Available rear air suspension
(not available on Hino)
• Fixed grille available for snow
plow or other front-mounted
accessories (not available with
Hino)
• Choice of axle ratios allows
customer to match product to
needs for towing or geared
road speed (not available on
Hino)
• Progressive spring aids help
cushion load and chassis from
impacts when suspension
bottoms (not available on Hino)
• RediSpec or custom spec avail-
ability vs. single spec Hino
• Available taperleaf rear springs
(not available on Hino)
• Extensive choices for frame
length and strength (Hino has
only five wheelbase lengths,
and no frame strength options)
• Standard door sill storage is
handy for heavy tools and
equipment (not available on
Hino)
• Available electronic traction
control helps improve traction
on slippery surfaces (not avail-
able on International)
• Standard synthetic lubricant in
transmission and axle helps
reduce downtime and adds
value (International option)
• 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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