Howo trucks market upbeat as CFAO grabs dealership pie
March 20, 2023195 views0 comments
BY MIKE OCHONMA
End users of heavy-duty trucks and equipment in Nigeria are in for better deals, and a boost in their productivity and profit as CFAO Equipment signed up h
as the official co-distributor of Sinotruk Howo in Nigeria towards the end of last year.
As a global company selling premium auto brands in Nigeria, the Sinotruk Howo models will be given the CFAO Advantage backed by over a century-old service and technical know-how experience in the country.
CFAO has been providing products and services across different countries over the years. And key among the products and services being provided to its teeming patrons are automobile and construction equipment.
In Nigeria, CFAO which has positively contributed to the economy for more than 120 years, still prides itself as one of the most reliable brands in auto and automotive solutions.
Amongst other products distributed by the group, CFAO Equipment, (which is under her Mobility subsidiary) currently distributes FUSO Trucks, King Long buses and Cargo Vans, JCB Construction Equipment and Toyota Forklift Machines.
However, the company has taken another bold step by adding the renowned SINOTRUK HOWO brand (N Series) to its line-up, with 371hp, 420hp and 430hp respectively with the following models -Tractor head – 6×4, CNG Tractor head – 6×4, Tipper – 6×4/8×4, Mixer-6×4/8×4 and Rigid chassis 6×4 (up to 30 tons).
These models come with different specifications and applications depending on the end user needs in construction, logistics or even agricultural usage.
General manager,.CFAO Equipment, Francois Van Bladel stated, “as a leading automotive company in Nigeria, we have established a wide and efficient distribution network that can deliver the trucks to every part of the country. We have the pedigree and the right personnel and technical support for customers, dealers and service centers so they have the necessary skills and knowledge to handle the products effectively.
Sinotruk Howo N series offers a combination of competitive price, power, efficiency, comfort, safety, and versatility that makes it an excellent choice for commercial trucking applications, long-term service intervals, lower-priced service parts, and long life of vehicles of up to 10-15 years. Its models and configurations, make them suitable for a wide range of commercial applications such as tipper trucks, mixers, cargo or tanker trucks/tractor units.
The N-series trucks are designed to handle heavy loads and rough terrain, making them ideal for heavy-duty commercial use. Also, the N-series is characterized by reliability and ease of activation. It has a feature that is not found in any Chinese-made truck, it is a completely automatic Eaton transmission made in the United States. This way you can fully enjoy driving the HOWO Trucks with automatic gear shifting.
The range are designed to provide a comfortable and ergonomic cabin for the driver. Cabin is spacious and well-equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, adjustable seats, and a multimedia system.
The trucks are also equipped with advanced safety features such as anti-lock braking systems, electronic stability control, and lane departure warning systems to ensure the safety of the driver and the cargo being transported.
The N series model is equipped with a 6-cylinder, 4-stroke, turbocharged inter-cooled diesel engine. The engine has a displacement of 9.726 litres and a maximum output of 371,400 and 430 horsepower at 2200 rpm. It also comes with a 10-speed manual transmission with a high torque capacity. The axle has a double-reduction, cast-steel rear axle with a ratio of 5.73. The front axle is a 9-tonne capacity forged I-beam axle. With a semi-elliptical leaf spring suspension system at the front and rear to provide a smooth and stable ride even on rough terrain.
Generally, the N series model is a powerful and reliable heavy-duty truck that is designed to handle demanding commercial applications. It features a high-performance engine, robust transmission, and a range of advanced features that make it a top choice for commercial trucking.