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Old 9th July 2008, 19:36   #511
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Me too

I have never seen Airavats with Bathrooms in them. This is the first time I've heard of em also.

Any body can update which route they are being used and is it a volvo airavat for sure????
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TATA launches new line of buses called SUPER MILO
Was not able to find any pics.
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TATA launches new line of buses called SUPER MILO
Was not able to find any pics.
Already discussed. It's a PR gimmick - the buses are based on an outdated engine from yesteryears that's not even BS-III compliant.

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Here is more news on Super Milo busses:
Tata Motors launches fuel-efficient buses


and

Tata Motors introduces Super Milo buses.

The busses are only BS-II complaint. The engine is 697 TCIC with power of 130 HP@2400 rpm and torque is 410Nm@1400-1700rpm .
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the steering column is the old one real bad job for such a good bus my gues is thsi comes from the marcoplo stable and the steering has been changed...if u look at the design and tsructure carefully steering column looks cut awau from the rest

Taken this pix in Sakleshpur ghats, the bus was ripping more then 100 km/ph
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Question More Coronas for KSRTC

KSRTC introduced eight new buses to its existing fleet. Two of them were the first ones to join a new brand name “Ambaari” which are built by Corona with Cummins Engines and fully steel tubular monocoque body. The 44-seater bus is air-conditioned and is similar to Volvo in service.
“Ambaari gives 4.1 km per litre fuel efficiency compared to Volvo’s 3 km at the same fuel quota. Ambaari costs around Rs 40 lakh, significantly lower than that of other vehicles in the segment,” as per senior Corona official.

The interiors look cheap when compared to Volvo, but regarding comfortwise need to travel and then comment
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You got to give it to Karnataka's KSRTC. They have been the best (definitely in the top) of Indian STC's. Speaking in the context of the Indian STC's, their coaches have been much better than others. And they have also maintained a very good FE, consistenly.

But nothing is perfect. The corpn was trifurcated, and today the Bangalore based KSRTC divn is the one that has been getting most attention from the state govt. The other two divisions (North East & North West) have been receiving step motherly treatment. But that's another story.
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This was my doubt, to be precise. The expenses on tyres for these truck-owners would be too less compared to the price differential in the vehicle cost they would have to cough up. I would say, there would be very limited applications where the transporter would see the value of the lift-axle.

It would be interesting to know of cases where any transporter is using this for any of their hauling requirements, in India.
There are quite a few of such transporters.
Today while going out buy some everyday things from the grocery & med. stores, I spotted this tank truck.

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these new style trucks are gaining popularity these days...

that wheel arrangement looks nice on that tanker pictured looks like some soviet era missile lauch vehicle styled..
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these new style trucks are gaining popularity these days...
Can we inspire you to post some pictures yourself also? We would be thrilled to see stuff from your perspective.
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these new style trucks are gaining popularity these days...

that wheel arrangement looks nice on that tanker pictured looks like some soviet era missile lauch vehicle styled..
these new style trucks are known to have a stylish LIFT AXLE for holding the extra load on it.
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This might not be directly involving a commercial vehicle but related to it.
I saw this during a 2400mile roadtrip that I recently undertook around Arizona US.

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Needless to say it was after a steep long downhill stretch notorious for heating the brakes, especially of those massive US trucks.

The ramp was compacted gravel/pebbles providing cushioning for slowing down.

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We have those after every sharp gradient in Upper michigan
I believe there was somethig similar on the thoppur ghat section.. I'm not sure though..
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Can we inspire you to post some pictures yourself also? We would be thrilled to see stuff from your perspective.


sure i will try to post some pics.. myself if i get a chance to click them.
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KSRTC introduced eight new buses to its existing fleet. Two of them were the first ones to join a new brand name “Ambaari” which are built by Corona with Cummins Engines and fully steel tubular monocoque body. The 44-seater bus is air-conditioned and is similar to Volvo in service.
The interiors look cheap when compared to Volvo, but regarding comfortwise need to travel and then comment

Saw a battered Corona Sleeper on Saturday at the KG Bus stand! Realised it runs on the standard 20" rims as opposed to the 22.5" ones that the Volvos use. You can notice that by how the wheel well is cut away!

I also got a pic of ths spec sheet. Check the attached images.
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