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Old 22nd December 2008, 00:23   #901
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Kerala State Road Transport Corporation's new Volvo 9400...

This is a CRDI engine..
excellent pics, but these are the new model B7Rs with single rear axle. All of the 9400s are 3 axle.

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The Pics shows it is B7R written in the back.
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excellent pics, but these are the new model B7Rs with single rear axle. All of the 9400s are 3 axle.
I am disgusted in having to repeat the same story over and again...

B7R and B9R are the chassis (Like we have Cheetah, Viking, etc in AL and 1510/1512/1610/1616, etc for TATA and 20.15 for Eicher), while 9400 is the body (like we have Luxura, Globus, etc).

When the chassis used is B7R, then the body is called "9400", and when the chassis is B9R, the body is "9400 6x2".

Have a look at the Volvo website for more details on what is a 9400.

To Conclude things:
Volvo 9400 = B7R
Volvo 8400 = B7RLE
Volvo 9400 6x2 = B9R
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I am disgusted in having to repeat the same story over and again...

B7R and B9R are the chassis (Like we have Cheetah, Viking, etc in AL and 1510/1512/1610/1616, etc for TATA and 20.15 for Eicher), while 9400 is the body (like we have Luxura, Globus, etc).

When the chassis used is B7R, then the body is called "9400", and when the chassis is B9R, the body is "9400 6x2".

Have a look at the Volvo website for more details on what is a 9400.

To Conclude things:
Volvo 9400 = B7R
Volvo 8400 = B7RLE
Volvo 9400 6x2 = B9R
Those full-body ads make for an excellent concept. Revenue from ads.. and shielding passengers from sunlight and all that jazz!

The Kerala Volvo with LED lights looks neat.. I guess they could use that rear for some advertising
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Nice coaches! Volvo sure rocks, I wish they were driven with the respect they deserve!
BTW: That rear w/o the glass looks kinda wierd
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nice pics
do you have any pics of the 9400 6x2 aswell?

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The commercial vehicles in the volvo bay in the "volvo ocean race"

check out the winch/vinch (am not sure about the spelling) on the truck
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Vayu Vajras of Bangalore now spots whole body advertisements
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Looks like the Kerala RTC Volvo has more GC than the usual Volvo's run by tour operators. Good in a way, prevents the underbody from being scrapped off.
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Looks like the Kerala RTC Volvo has more GC than the usual Volvo's run by tour operators. Good in a way, prevents the underbody from being scrapped off.
True, even I found them to be on the higher side than the ones that we have grown used to.

Saw those 9400 rear lights on a bus on Airport road. They looked awesome.
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nice pics.. its a shame that Tata hasnt launched that new world truck in its home market YET
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It hasn't been launched anywhere yet.
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I am talking about the Tata-Daewoo trucks.
Tata-Daewoo truck and Tata World Truck are two different things. The World Truck was conceived before the Daewoo acquisition but hasn't been launched anywhere yet. Tata-Daewoo range was launched in India in December 2005. There aren't many buyers.

http://www.tata.com/company/releases...id=Gmd2sOGxwvc=

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Looks like the Kerala RTC Volvo has more GC than the usual Volvo's run by tour operators. Good in a way, prevents the underbody from being scrapped off.
A newspaper report claimed that 9400s have an adjustable suspension - adjustable as in the 8400s - that is one could raise or lower the body as needed.

Perhaps, that is why the body looks like having a higher ground clearance?

The Volvo website is not mentioning much about this feature, though.

The service was launched at the correct time, and all their trips to date were absolutely full! I hope their success continues, and they introduce more services!
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Yesterday I had been to Kalispalyam and Majestic, just checking out the Bus trends. Met a driver who drives for SHARMA travels - excerpts from the conversation.
  • The MERCEDES bus chassis is assembled in Pune and then taken to Jallandar for body building by SUTLEJ
  • SHARMA gets most of its bodies nowadays built by PRAKASH.
  • LEYLAND chassis is the best for plains and TATA works best in hilly regions. The TATA chassis has awesome pick up and very good mileage but pathetic road grip, LEYLAND has slow pick-up.
  • An experiment he tried out to find out the LEYLAND chassis' road grip - He was driving a LEYLAND chassis on SUTLEJ body, the bus was at speed, he suddenly applied the brakes, after taking his hand off the steering, the bus stopped in a straight line.
  • SUTLEJ has bodies readily built. When the chassis goes to Jallandar, they attach the body onto the chassis
  • SUTLEJ bodies can carry a lot of load. The body is built out of square angles and is 2 tons heavier than other bodies. There are special angles in front to protect the driver in the event of a collsion, in PRAKASH there is no safety for the driver.
  • SUTLEJ takes the built bus to a closed room and simulates heavy rain, they then minutely check the bus for leakage. PRAKASH does not do it, and in a 3 month old bus, when it rains, water flows in the aisle like a canal
  • His take on the VOLVO - "If somebody bangs a VOLVO from the front, then the Driver is out, if somebody bangs a VOLVO from the behind, then the Owner is out"
  • VOLVO busses are very unsafe for the driver. Its like driving a chassis.
  • The 12M bus from LEYLAND is very good. It has pick up like a car and the VOLVO but the mileage is very poor.
  • He does a 900 kilometers trip on 210 liters of fuel
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Interesting write-up Arun. Next time pls ask the driver why the Tail Lights stop functioning in 90% of the Buses within a year on the roads!

This is a dangerous trend going unchecked.
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Yesterday I had been to Kalispalyam and Majestic, just checking out the Bus trends. Met a driver who drives for SHARMA travels - excerpts from the conversation.
  • The MERCEDES bus chassis is assembled in Pune and then taken to Jallandar for body building by SUTLEJ
  • SHARMA gets most of its bodies nowadays built by PRAKASH.
  • LEYLAND chassis is the best for plains and TATA works best in hilly regions. The TATA chassis has awesome pick up and very good mileage but pathetic road grip, LEYLAND has slow pick-up.
  • An experiment he tried out to find out the LEYLAND chassis' road grip - He was driving a LEYLAND chassis on SUTLEJ body, the bus was at speed, he suddenly applied the brakes, after taking his hand off the steering, the bus stopped in a straight line.
  • SUTLEJ has bodies readily built. When the chassis goes to Jallandar, they attach the body onto the chassis
  • SUTLEJ bodies can carry a lot of load. The body is built out of square angles and is 2 tons heavier than other bodies. There are special angles in front to protect the driver in the event of a collsion, in PRAKASH there is no safety for the driver.
  • SUTLEJ takes the built bus to a closed room and simulates heavy rain, they then minutely check the bus for leakage. PRAKASH does not do it, and in a 3 month old bus, when it rains, water flows in the aisle like a canal
  • His take on the VOLVO - "If somebody bangs a VOLVO from the front, then the Driver is out, if somebody bangs a VOLVO from the behind, then the Owner is out"
  • VOLVO busses are very unsafe for the driver. Its like driving a chassis.
  • The 12M bus from LEYLAND is very good. It has pick up like a car and the VOLVO but the mileage is very poor.
  • He does a 900 kilometers trip on 210 liters of fuel

nice job.....but considering pickup of Tata & Leyland; based on my driving experience....i would say tata buses have sudden pickup i.e you can change gears faster as the bus catches speed quickly but lacks torque.....whereas leylands have high torque and less speed at lower gears.....u cannot change gears very quickly as the vehicle takes time to acclerate.
In kerala people prefer leyland buses in highrange (hilly) areas....eg. kottyam, idukki, munnar, kumalli etc. and tata in city area like cochin b'cos of faster pickup.
And tata buses with cummins engines are good for hilly areas than those with Tata697 engines....also old leyland engined buses are good for hilly areas than present hino engined buses.

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