Could this be a modern twin steer?

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Could this be a modern twin steer?

Postby Vitalstatistix » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:04 am

Found this very interest Marcopolo Hybrid bus from Spain? note the 2 front axles :shock: :D , brings back memories of seeing twin steer Bedford House buses.

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Re: Could this be a modern twin steer?

Postby ALBION1881 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:21 am

Don`t forget there is Twin steer Scania`s here in Australia with Hi-deck with bus and coach company`s like Murray`s Canberra ACT and Surfcity on the Gold coast here QLD and Hopkinson at Merrylands in Sydney but here is a picture of the Twin steer hybrid bus from AC Transit San Pablo Brazil picture from Wikipedia.
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Re: Could this be a modern twin steer?

Postby Ikarbus » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:11 am

We know there are ample 8 wheeler twin steers (definitely in Australia at least), but 6 wheeler twin steers are the much rarer beast. I think that's what the author of the thread was more interested in.
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Re: Could this be a modern twin steer?

Postby Vitalstatistix » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:57 am

Ikarbus wrote:We know there are ample 8 wheeler twin steers (definitely in Australia at least), but 6 wheeler twin steers are the much rarer beast. I think that's what the author of the thread was more interested in.

Yes, thats what makes it quite an unusual spot....
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Re: Could this be a modern twin steer?

Postby boronia » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:29 am

I notice also that that bus has doors on both sides. :shock:
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Re: Could this be a modern twin steer?

Postby ALBION1881 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:23 am

These buses have electric motors by Eletra the engine is by Nav-International Brazil and the body is by as you know by Marcopolo and by the picture on the Eletra website there is a two axle version of this bus beside the twin steer model.
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Re: Could this be a modern twin steer?

Postby tbc1983 » Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:44 pm

I've never seen a Chinese 6 bus before, but I have seen Chinese 6 trucks before, albeit on the net and in magazines.

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Re: Could this be a modern twin steer?

Postby Vitalstatistix » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:34 pm

tbc1983 wrote:I've never seen a Chinese 6 bus before, but I have seen Chinese 6 trucks before, albeit on the net and in magazines.

Japanese 6 trucks are quite popular in NZ as Vacum tankers. They are also popular to import and convert to an 8x4. However I've only seen Mitsi examples.
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Re: Could this be a modern twin steer?

Postby Tog » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:09 pm

Irisbus have a twin steer prototype as well, the Hynovis. Very futuristic (or dead-end) driveline.

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Re: Could this be a modern twin steer?

Postby boronia » Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:24 pm

This seems to be a resurrection of the Bedford VAL concept of using two small diameter wheels at the front.

I recall seeing concept drawings of a London Routemaster replacement that had a similar set up.
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Re: Could this be a modern twin steer?

Postby OLYMPIAN » Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:00 pm

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What are those thing attached to the hub?
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