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Old 1st November 2008, 23:19   #46
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So, is it possible that, just for India, a B9R is a B12R with a 9-litre engine instead of a 12-litre engine? Because elsewhere in the world, B9Rs are conventional 2 axle vehicles.
Also, I wonder if this particular 6x4 configuration is unique for India ?
Because elsewhere I searched, the Tag axle came behind the dual tyred driving axle. But in this case, I am pretty sure it is not so. Please correct me if I am wrong, and anyone else has seen the bus..

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I have also never felt very comfortable with any 2+2 seating configuration. I do not know if there are any Volvos configured with 2+1 (Executive) seating arrangement, but in the other buses, I find the 2+1 to be the best.
I think i have seen a Volvo configured with 1+1+1 seating positions. I dont remember the operator's name. But the Bus was mentioned something like Maharaja coach or so
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Old 2nd November 2008, 14:04   #48
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which bus operator holds largest fleet of volvo buses ? is it KPN ,VRL .In kerala ,we see kallada with crappy volvo buses running through M C road while they run better ones through cochin bangaloor way.
Undoubtedly, it has got to be KSRTC (Karnataka). In the private sector, it could be Raj National or Neeta. Not sure of VRL, though...
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The vehicle is rear engined, so the dummy wheel cannot be behind the rear axle...
It can be behind the rear drive axle : the "dummy" wheels need not be on rigid axles.

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thats how its shown in the picture too @sajo
the second rear axle isnt dual tyred
great ,so the bus in the picture is the correct picture...
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Behind the rear axle is correct. Please note photo in page 1 as well as the Volvo worldwide website
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The vehicle is rear engined, so the dummy wheel cannot be behind the rear axle. From the front, first the front 2 wheels which steer, then the dummy 2 wheels and then the rear axle with 4 wheels which drives the bus.
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so does that means volvo has put the wrong picture on the invition of the launch of their own bus!?
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Actually, the first rear axle isnt dual tyred. So maybe the first picture isnt an exact representation , after all.
Wish I could take pics, but I was riding my bike, and it was dark anyway, so phone pics wouldnt have worked too well.
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Also, I wonder if this particular 6x4 configuration is unique for India ?
Because elsewhere I searched, the Tag axle came behind the dual tyred driving axle. But in this case, I am pretty sure it is not so. Please correct me if I am wrong, and anyone else has seen the bus..

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It can be behind the rear drive axle : the "dummy" wheels need not be on rigid axles.
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THe extra pair of wheels are fitted to a dead axle that is behind the rear dual wheel axle. It is for carrying the extra load
So many confusing statements. Well it seems some of you were right! And the invite pic was wrong! Check: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...ml#post1038843
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Pics of the new Volvo B9R 6x2 coach.It is 13.8m long,53 seats and powered by a 340 HP engine.
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The dummy axle for the B9R coach is before the rear axle and has only 2 tyres.
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Neeta has it guys saw one in borivli yesterday
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Great Vehicle.

The longer length means it should be very comfortable for traveling distances. Have they started plying between any cities ?

Will try to get a ticket then
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Undoubtedly, it has got to be KSRTC (Karnataka). In the private sector, it could be Raj National or Neeta. Not sure of VRL, though...
The KSRTC -Karnataka
The BMTC -Karnataka
APSRTC,APTDC -Andhra Pradesh
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The BMTC -Karnataka
BMTC - to be specific, Bangalore, Karnataka.
KSTDC - Karnataka
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Yesterday i saw 2 B9Rs belonging to Sharma (the same as in the picture in earlier post) on the Mumbai Pune Ex-way. Both were doing great speeds. One was heading for Bangalore and the other for Hyderabad i guess, judging by the time difference.
Saw the first one when i joined the ex-way from Pune and the other when it just ended on Mumbai side.
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I heard from a source that a private operator in Kerala has ordered 6 B9R's and they have something like cabins for family inside.

This is what I heard from a guy working with the operator. Not sure of it and no idea of it.

But it sounds cool
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I heard from a source that a private operator in Kerala has ordered 6 B9R's and they have something like cabins for family inside.
Which operator is this?
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Old 10th November 2008, 22:44   #60
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Its Kallada transports from kerala, and as mentioned I am not sure. But with their current strength of about 17 volvos and almost all of them plying between cochin bangalore, it should be true.

Still need to confirm with the cabin thing. And he also said the cabins are made of 3 or 4 seats together.
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