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Old 8th February 2010, 14:03   #1
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Saw this rear-engine Ashok Leyland truck going through Banaswadi, towards Hebbal side. It seemed to have a rear engine. Is this something new?

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Must be a rear engined bus chassis.
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Yes it should be the AL Rear bus chasis.
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I am not sure if a rear engined trucks possible , at least I havent heard of it .
May be its because the rear engine would be a hindrance for carrying load .

as Sankar and kadri mentioned , it should be a rear engined bus chassis .

If I am correct , the rear engine would make the design complicated .
The linkages required to transfer the gear changes back to the rear , ventilation , mounting of the engine . And may be many more which I am not aware .
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Saw this rear-engine Ashok Leyland truck going through Banaswadi, towards Hebbal side. It seemed to have a rear engine. Is this something new?


This is obviously an AshokLeyland Panther - The first Indian rear engine bus launched a decade back.
They are available with a floor height of 635 mm ( Entry+1)

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1.Over all length - 11 m and 12m
2.Engine options -Hino - H series 6DTi (122 and 123 KW) and CNG are with Cummins BG series (145 and 175KW)

Clear picture is been posted by me in City busses of various STU's all over india.
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2.Engine options -Hino - H series 6DTi (122 and 123 KW) and CNG are with Cummins BG series (145 and 175KW)
122 & 123? Why so closely put options? Or is that a Typo?

The CNG variants seem far powerful than the diesel variants (the CNG comes roughly to 196 and 235 hp each, while the Diesel is just about 165hp!)
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Saw this rear-engine Ashok Leyland truck going through Banaswadi, towards Hebbal side. It seemed to have a rear engine. Is this something new?


This is obviously an AshokLeyland Panther - The first Indian rear engine bus launched a decade back.
They are available with a floor height of 635 mm ( Entry+1)

Options Avl:
1.Over all length - 11 m and 12m
2.Engine options -Hino - H series 6DTi (122 and 123 KW) and CNG are with Cummins BG series (145 and 175KW)

Clear picture is been posted by me in City busses of various STU's all over india.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/commer...r-india-6.html
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Rear engined trucks are not possible. Where would they carry the load, the front? . it might be a bus chassis as the others mentioned.
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122 & 123? Why so closely put options? Or is that a Typo?

The CNG variants seem far powerful than the diesel variants (the CNG comes roughly to 196 and 235 hp each, while the Diesel is just about 165hp!)
Its the variation due to engines in BS III and BS II.
The ealier being BSII and later being BS III.
Those CNG engines are Cummins engines and mostly used with AC as well.
There are very less takers for Rear engined buses compared to FE buses.
MTC never preferes RE buses and they would like to settle down with their age old 18A series running between Tambaram and Highcourt and never wants them to be replaced with new Panthers.
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