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Old 09-28-2015, 02:09 PM   #51
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:15 PM   #52
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I used to drive for greyhound, there is a big difference between a greyhound bus and a school bus, we did not pull trailers in the US so I do not know what kind of setup they are using
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:47 PM   #53
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You guys are full of some interesting view points. I appreciate all of what you have to offer.

As for the towing aspect, I have learned a lot and a BIG THANKS for that.

As I get closer to narrowing the available field, this has certainly been a learning experience. Such is life. With out your feedback, I would be lost. Thanks again.
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:03 PM   #54
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'Round here (in the US generally) we'd probably run the risk of being arrested for possible terrorist activity or other such nonsense for attempting to photograph the mechanicals of a public bus like that.

I wish you luck; I think it'd be interesting to see what the frame and hitch arrangement looks like there. IE do they have a dropped sub-frame for the engine cradle area, or is it single-piece, and how's the hitch arranged. If buses towing mail trailers is really so commonplace there, it wouldn't surprise me for said buses to have been designed for that purpose. Their construction would then be different to the RE school buses we're talking about, which makes it an unfair comparison (designed for towing vs retrofitted). In any case there could be some things we might learn by looking at their example.
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:06 PM   #55
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I drove for greyhound in 1990 and 91, so I drove MCI 8's and 9's 8's had 8v71's rated at 270 hp and the 9's and the 102a3's had 6v92s rated at about the same
MCI 8's and 9's weighed about 28,000 pounds empty, they actually had concrete poured in a channel under the center aisle to lower the center of gravity but with air ride on all corners, body lean was considerable but they will go around a corner faster than you think
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