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Old 04-11-2016, 06:20 PM   #11
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I always called them "Flat-front".. and "hood-front" for conventionals..

and then a bus like a transit I always called "City-bus". and one like a prevost coach I always called a "Trip Bus"
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"Flat-Nosed" & "Dog-Nosed" are commonly used terms by both civilians and bus pros to distinguish between body types. If you go back a ways, you will find "Transit Buses" in both body types.
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I never knew of the RE term for "rear engine".. I always called them "pushers" or "pullers"

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So we've got flat front pushers and flat front pullers versus hood front buses.
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If you think about it, ALL transit-style buses are pushers, considering that the drive axle is in the rear. I don't ever recall seeing any front-wheel drive buses.
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Have you seen those floating buses? They must be front wheel drive to drag themselves up a boat ramp.
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Pusher vs puller was where the engine is in relation to the drive wheels...
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Have you seen those floating buses? They must be front wheel drive to drag themselves up a boat ramp.
Are you talking about those amphibious "Ducks" that schlep tourists around? They are 4x4; at least the ones from WWII are. Someone has started building them new replica for the schlepping-tourist trade and I don't know about those.
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Are you talking about those amphibious "Ducks" that schlep tourists around? They are 4x4; at least the ones from WWII are. Someone has started building them new replica for the schlepping-tourist trade and I don't know about those.
the Real Duck boats are in fact 4x4.. I looked one over in philly when I was there doing a Job a couple weeks ago... I asked the driver if it was "fake" and he said it was truly amphibious and showed me the controls to make it actually go in the water and that they have tours during warmer weather that do just that... it was 45 degrees that day and it has no Heat / open seating so I chose not to take a tour in it.. but it was 4 wheel drive.. looked like the punkin vents were routed up above the water line..

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