RELIABILITY OF KAROSA BUSES RUN BY A JOINT-STOCK COMPANY 'VILNIUS BUSES'

This paper reports on tests of reliability of KAROSA buses belonging to the joint stock company, Vilnius Buses, under operational conditions. Failure data of particular units on vehicles were collected under operational conditions, their causes studied and special literature was referred to. The essential parts that received attention were the pneumatic front suspension and the automatic gearbox. In addition, studies covered the shock absorbers, body height control valve, vertical axle swivel pin hub, horizontal cam and air cushions. The analysis showed that the body height control valve was the weakest element, and the air cushions only lasted a third of the time specified by the manufacturer. Complicated service conditions may contribute to other components' failure, leading to a recommendation that routine maintenance of front suspension units be performed more often. In general maintenance should be coordinated and adjusted to reflect the different demands placed on the equipment in different seasons and under different operating conditions.

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    Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

    Plytines g. 27
    Vilnius,   Lithuania  LT-2016
  • Authors:
    • Lukosevicius, K
    • Lukoseviciene, N
    • Kalkauskas, M
  • Publication Date: 2005

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00989381
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 2005 12:00AM