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February 12, 2019 11:15 AM, EST

Jacobs to Supply Engine Brakes for Hino XL Series

Hino XL trucks Classes 7 and 8 XL models. (Hino Trucks)

Jacobs Vehicle Systems announced the launch of a compression release engine brake for 2020 Hino XL Series heavy-duty trucks for the U.S. market.

The Bloomfield, Conn.-based company’s engine brake currently is available on Hino’s A09 engine and comes factory installed on all heavy-duty XL7 and XL8 series trucks.

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Benefits include being fully integrated with the engine electronic control system and ABS and cruise control compatibility for greater driver control.

The latest agreement expands on the two-decadeslong relationship in which Jacobs provides Hino with engine brakes for the Japanese market.

Hino Trucks is a Toyota Group company. — Transport Topics