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[ Bris ] Mt Gravatt B. S. Tiger Artic.

Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:12 pm

Mt Gravatt Bus Service has the only Leyland Tiger / Superior bodied Artic in Australia.
It is helping out with Rail Replacement duties over the Easter break.
Below is 3 external photos & 1 pic of the dash.

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Postby Composition Dept » Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:17 pm

I was lucky to have this bus as a school charter for a swimming carnival back in Grade 7. Funny that the school reserved the artic for the school house captains, so there was only 4 of us on the bus! :lol:
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Postby Andy Lee » Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:29 pm

What a shame it has a slushy Allison auto, and that hideous ugly body.
As you get older you start to tick more boxes.....................why is it so?
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Postby OLYMPIAN » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:17 pm

Andy Lee wrote:What a shame it has a slushy Allison auto, and that hideous ugly body.

True, the allison box can revv up to 60k on the first gear..........
When was the bus got converted with Allison box?


What an intersting bus but a shame with an ugly looking body..
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Postby Member 573 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:13 pm

Anyone that has driven a bus with an Allison cog-swaper would know they are complete s**t.
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Postby Dave Wilson » Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:25 pm

the colour scheme is worthy of smelling salts as well.
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Postby Swift » Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:42 pm

nice to se the Tiger logo on the steering wheel.I remember marvelling at how modern the dashes looked on these things when I rode a new one over 20 years ago.
This one looks ratshit now and the presence of an Allison selector is tragic.
The body style is very average indeed(and that's being kind).
I would have loved to have ridden this artic with a hydracyclic box still in place.
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Postby Maladjusted » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:40 am

Whilst I see this unique piece of busdom, usually at least 3 days a week on the road, I have never been close enough to have a good view. I would like to see them on here as well and compare dash layouts to the brand new Tigers I delivered to Hornibrooks a few years ago when Volvo eliminated Leyland. :evil:
Alas I know it has been reported how to view pictures that only appear as a box with an X in them, would someone remind me how to view them properly. It seems to have only happened with MAN 18.310's pictures, all others seem OK.
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Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:12 pm

Right click on the little red "x" and select "show picture".
I am also having trouble viewing PR100's photos of the 707 in his thread.
I have followed my own advice by right clicking the red "x" but still no luck.
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Postby White Super Power » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:55 pm

Swift obsessor wrote:nice to se the Tiger logo on the steering wheel.I remember marvelling at how modern the dashes looked on these things when I rode a new one over 20 years ago.
This one looks ratshit now and the presence of an Allison selector is tragic.
The body style is very average indeed(and that's being kind).
I would have loved to have ridden this artic with a hydracyclic box still in place.

Unfortunately cost of & finding gearbox parts together with finding drivers who can drive Leyland semi autos properly (which is harder than finding drivers who can drive crash boxes) caused the gearbox replacement. Whilst purists and gunzels may not like the change it is what is being forced on to operaters in this day & age. Despite its age "Nanna" still does a good job for its age on a Algester to Redemeer College Rochdale school run plus rail replacement, the Superior body was very modern when new but hasn't aged well, as for the "Kermit" green its not my favourite Mt Gravatt colour scheme.
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Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:59 pm

White Super Power, are you able to tell us how the names for the buses is selected please?
I have been asked by a couple people but I am unsure myself.
Thanks in advance.
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Postby member 1423 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:08 pm

I've always wanted a pic of Nanna, thanks MAN 18.310
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Postby White Super Power » Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:35 pm

MAN 18.310 wrote:White Super Power, are you able to tell us how the names for the buses is selected please?
I have been asked by a couple people but I am unsure myself.
Thanks in advance.


The ones that I know.
Nanna - Banana bus
Suzie - Isuzu
Harry - ex Harris Pk
Aladdin - ex Alladin Tours
Foggy - ex Sid Fogg
Kermit - due to its green colour
Tassie - from Tasmania
Stumpy - Its short
Marko - after the accountant
Gus - The bus
Emma - from Emerald
Vicki - ex Victoria
Silva - Silver in colour
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Postby Swift » Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:14 pm

White Super Power wrote:Unfortunately cost of & finding gearbox parts together with finding drivers who can drive Leyland semi autos properly (which is harder than finding drivers who can drive crash boxes) .

I consider myself pretty competent and a willing refiner of the craft!
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Re: [ Bris ] Mt Gravatt B. S. Tiger Artic.

Postby User xxx » Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:25 pm

GEEZE THIS BUS LOOKS DIFFERENT FROM HER DAYS RED AND SILVER LIVERY FROM WHEN I SAW IT RUNNING AROUND NAMBOUR WHEN IT WAS WITH NATIONAL THERE THE NEW MT GRAVATT LIVERY LOOKS GOOD ON HER HOW LONG HAS SHE BEEN WITH MOUNT GRAVATT BUS SERVICE NOW CAUSE THE TIME I SAW HER BACK IN THE 90s IN BLOODY GOOD NICK ROUTE660.
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Re: [ Bris ] Mt Gravatt B. S. Tiger Artic.

Postby Willie » Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:51 pm

Rear steer?
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Postby leopard1543 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:08 pm

Andy Lee wrote:What a shame it has a slushy Allison auto, and that hideous ugly body.


And also that colour :!: :shock:

Thanks for posting, still an interesting photo :!:
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Re: [ Bris ] Mt Gravatt B. S. Tiger Artic.

Postby 846 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:16 am

How many HP the engine has?
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Re: [ Bris ] Mt Gravatt B. S. Tiger Artic.

Postby Sir Joh » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:26 am

Should be 260hp
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Re: [ Bris ] Mt Gravatt B. S. Tiger Artic.

Postby RailwayBus » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:35 am

As much as I hate tigers, I never realised they came in artic form and am intrigued. Thanks for the photos.

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Re: [ Bris ] Mt Gravatt B. S. Tiger Artic.

Postby DarrenH » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:11 pm

The left part of that steering wheel looks like it needs to be re-trimmed in black vynal. The tiger badge would be easily put back on after re-trim.
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Postby andyr » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:44 pm

White Super Power wrote:Unfortunately cost of & finding gearbox parts together with finding drivers who can drive Leyland semi autos properly (which is harder than finding drivers who can drive crash boxes) caused the gearbox replacement.


I cannot get over how people find the pnuemo's etc hard to drive - they are just like driving a manual except you don't have to use your left foot; I guess it's just that people get lazy and start to flat shift them. I actually enjoyed driving the two Atlanteans that I did.

I guess the old adage that applies to rental cars applies to these: drive 'em like you stole 'em. If the lazy ones had to do the gearbox repairs, they'd soon enough drive them properly.
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Re: [ Bris ] Mt Gravatt B. S. Tiger Artic.

Postby 846 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:27 pm

Sir Joh wrote:Should be 260hp

Thanks!
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Re: [ Bris ] Mt Gravatt B. S. Tiger Artic.

Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:37 pm

RailwayBus wrote:As much as I hate tigers, I never realised they came in artic form and am intrigued. Thanks for the photos.


I beleive there was only 2 made & Mt Gravatt has the only one in Australia.
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Re: [ Bris ] Mt Gravatt B. S. Tiger Artic.

Postby Daz » Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:06 pm

The mechanics at Mt Gravatt told me it is a normal rigid chassis with the trailer built entirely by Superior. I had the job of refurbishing the black/silver cast alloy badge on the back.

It is rear steer, it holds over 100 people as required and the Alison box with this lower HP motor is fine as it's quite underpowered and needs a few revs. The trailer tows slightly to the right, and its former regular driver laughs exactly like a kookaburra. And I am NOT joking.

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