CART-BEFORE-HORSE PRINCIPLE FOR ARTIC PUSHER BUS

Demonstrations of a Danish-built Leyland/Dab articulated bus to public transport authorities in the UK have been designed to show that this type of vehicle, with steering on the trailer axle, can be more manoeuvrable than rigid vehicles. An articulated 160-seater bus of this type introduced by Daimler-Benz has an underfloor rear-mounted power unit driving a single axle of the rear section. The vehicle is based on two shortened German standard bus modules jointed by a concertina coupling. This coupling unit incorporates an electro-hydraulic device to prevent jack-knifing and also to facilitate steering. It is this feature of the design which makes the rear powered 'pusher' articulated bus feasible against initial arguments against its development. /TRRL/

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    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

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    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-10-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 83-84
  • Serial:
    • AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEER
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0307-6490

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1981 12:00AM