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Old 13th May 2008, 12:59   #91
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This from a source working at BEST.

Our 'new' BEST busses now come with automatic transmissions, power steering, Air suspension and ABS. Auto transmission and power steering have been there for quite sometime now, but ABS and air suspension are recent additions. ABS is still on testing.

The new shaped MUTP busses plying these days adorn these features.

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Yes drifter i have experienced rides on the new mutp buses and liked it every bit. The ride is much more comfortable than before the acceleration is seamless. Are they really auto transmisions ?
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Are they really auto transmisions ?
No. The MUTP buses are manual transmissions.
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Old 13th May 2008, 16:51   #93
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Thumbs up new low floor buses

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-new-ibus.html

guys chk the above url i just posted it today....wish Best buy these new buses would look great in red BEST colors and will still have AL buses running
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the automatic transmission was introduced much before 1990 it was there in mid 80s there were those blue singledecker buses hese used to run from goregaondepot to anushakti nagar as 374 ltd they had those typical box with 5 slots for gears and used to have a good pick up similarly there were lots of double deckers running nthe same gear box from early 80s
Hello,

BEST had automatic buses way back in the 1970s, aroun d 1972 to 1974.

Our school, Bombay International School, used to hire BEST buses for different routes, Chembur to Babulnath, Juhu to Babulnath, and return of course, etc.

The single decker Leyland, Tiger, Comet, etc., buses then were either manual or automatic.

If I remember right, even some double deckers then, were automatic.

Lots of different types of trailers also.

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I am not sure about mumbai busses, but can confidently say that bangalore plying on bangalore streets surely going the hitech way ;-)
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hi Jagdeep.. ..

You seem to have good information about BEST buses..hope to see more contirbutions of knowledege from you in this thread..
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Are they also changing to rear mounted and smaller engines? Rear engines will allow low floors. An engine for a 10 ton truck makes no sense in a bus which is may be 5 tons and not going fast.
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they have bought Tata Starbuses and Kinglongs with rear engine and low floor confg.
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hi Jagdeep.. ..

You seem to have good information about BEST buses..hope to see more contirbutions of knowledege from you in this thread..
In case its not a repeat

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my friend as worked in BEST as a trainee & he told me that many buses have auto transmission & ABS, he told me this long back. so this is confirmed news.
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As far as i know there is only one automatic transmission DIESEL NORMAL bus in the fleet as of now.. that is MH01L8751.. rest all are converted to manuals..

I am not talking about a/c or the new gen kinglong or the Macropolos here..
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Dont know much about Best buses but down here in Chennai the bus scene is surely rocking. A/C volvos and low floor buses with all the bells and whistles and doors which actually shut plus even sunroofs
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As far as i know there is only one automatic transmission DIESEL NORMAL bus in the fleet as of now.. that is MH01L8751.. rest all are converted to manuals..
AFAIK, the MH01-L-8751 bus that you are talking about was based at Wadala. This was the first Bharat-II bus introduced by BEST. It initially had manual transmission.
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Well yes it is one of the earlier delivered BS2 buses and is still based at Wadala.. i am not sure whether it had a Manual Transmission as i am seeing this bus since more than 3-4 years now and its Automatic.
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DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) runs Automatic Transmission buses through their new buses, Tata (Marcopolo).

These buses are currently in the process of replacing ageing DTC buses.

There are AC/Non AC buses in the same transmission.
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