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Old 14th September 2011, 07:53   #631
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There are only 2 busses that are selling nowadays, the ASHOK LEYLAND 12M and the VOLVO Multi-axle B9R
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There are only 2 busses that are selling nowadays, the ASHOK LEYLAND 12M and the VOLVO Multi-axle B9R
What happened to Tata, Eicher etc, did they stop making buses?
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I suspect he means the luxury / contract / interstate / long distance operators.
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^^^ Has to be.

The low-floor design can be better realized by using a RE RWD configuration. The front wheel wells intrude less into the passenger cabin area than the rear wheel wells, and there will be a uniform floor height between the front of the bus till the portion where the engine components begin to be placed, and again, a raised but uniform floor height from there till the extreme rear of the bus. Take the case of the Airport Tarmac coach built on an AL Panther chassis, pic can be seen a few pages back, posted by Ashley2.

Just my thoughts. Cobus is a reputed company in airport tarmac coach business, hence their engineers must've thought of all the issues i've highlighted here, and even beyond that. Same case with the AL engineers behind the Avion coach
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The main advantage of having a FE tarmac coach is it has a larger floor space compared to the similar length RE coach. This enables more standees and which is more important for a five min journey.

So AL calls this FE model as ULF - Ultra Low Floor - As it has a uniform low floor of 330 mm through out the sallon, (also note that the rear axles have only single tyre)

RE models are called as ULE - Ultra Low Entry - As it enables only low entry and subsequently floor height increases rearward.

But India is always strange in all means!
All the Airlines prefer the Panther model with a single step entry looking into the cost incurred for the true tarmac coahes.
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Sorry to reply for a old post...
Any pics of the AL ULF bus?
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Some fotos from Jipur - Double Decker in Lynx platform!
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There have been media reports about AL making inroads in Ukarine. Here is some information. The Etalon Corporation owned "Boryspil Automobile Plant" has their newly developed city bus "Daisy". This bus also won the gold medal in Busworld Russia.
Intrestingly, the aggregrates (engine, gearbox, axles) of this bus is from our very own Ashok Leyland Falcon.

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TATA used to make the short chassis Bus for ghat section roads. It still must be in production but only sold through select distributors. They don't have to showcase all their products to everybody
APSRTC runs these buses on the Tirupati -Tirumala Ghats
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There have been media reports about AL making inroads in Ukarine. Here is some information. The Etalon Corporation owned "Boryspil Automobile Plant" has their newly developed city bus "Daisy". This bus also won the gold medal in Busworld Russia.
Intrestingly, the aggregrates (engine, gearbox, axles) of this bus is from our very own Ashok Leyland Falcon.
The bus in the Video is same as the one published by AL in its Facebook.
But how did you conclude its aggregates are derived from Falcon I thought its from ULE?

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The bus in the Video is same as the one published by AL in its Facebook.
But how did you conclude its aggregates are derived from Falcon I thought its from ULE?

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Its mentioned in AL website.
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Thumbs up New model Corona coach

I found this on Picasa from very own T-BHPian: Kadri007. Has anybody got any details regarding this model of CORONA ??? Looks like its going to kill the B7R market. Even if nobody is buying, iam very much sure, KSRTC will buy these

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I found this on Picasa from very own T-BHPian: Kadri007. Has anybody got any details regarding this model of CORONA ??? Looks like its going to kill the B7R market. Even if nobody is buying, iam very much sure, KSRTC will buy these

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Any particular reasons on why this could kill the B7R? KSRTC runs very few CORONA buses and going by their performance,I doubt if they would be anywhere close to the Volvos ,forgetting outclassing them!

As it is ,these days its the B9R thats selling more (atleast from what we see on the roads).Its only on roads that have tight hair pin bends that operators are still sticking to B7Rs
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Any particular reasons on why this could kill the B7R? KSRTC runs very few CORONA buses and going by their performance,I doubt if they would be anywhere close to the Volvos ,forgetting outclassing them!

As it is ,these days its the B9R thats selling more (atleast from what we see on the roads).Its only on roads that have tight hair pin bends that operators are still sticking to B7Rs
True, i agree B9R are selling more, now since there is a space, which Corona can fit in , if it is cheaper to run and maintain then B7R's and as per a recent report, KSRTC are looking for options to cut down on costs
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... since there is a space, which Corona can fit in , if it is cheaper to run and maintain then B7R's and as per a recent report, KSRTC are looking for options to cut down on costs
I don't think you can compare a B7R and a Corona XL, the former is far more refined and powerful than the latter. The Corona is powered by a 180bhp Cummins engine compared to the Volvo's 290bhp Deutz D7E mill. The only similarity is that both are rear engined.

I would put my money on AL 12M or TM Divo instead of Corona
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