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Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:02 am

Photos courtesy of Punchbowl Tiger Cub - Just a couple of photos of Kingsgrove Bus Service m /o 5993 Leyland Tiger Bendi in action at Gannons Park Peakhurst and Riverwood Park Riverwood last Friday .
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Swift » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:42 pm

I take it this has the more powerful 245 hp version of the TL11along with the Leyland Hydracyclic transmission?
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Daniel » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:15 pm

I believe it the 245hp but with an Allison auto.
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Swift » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:43 pm

The headlight and blinker assemblies look to be identical to those found on Toyota HiAce vans from the 1980s.
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Punchbowl Tiger Cub » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:27 am

245HP TL11 coupled to an Allison
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Swift » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:00 pm

I hope I get to ride it one day on rail replacement. It will certainly soak up a throng and have the performance to move them.
What's this big cat's passenger capacity?
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby KBS » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:39 pm

Tiger Bendi is a 83 seater, with fixed coach seats, and its not likely to be doing rail replacement, only carrying the next generation of car thieves and graffiti artists in the St George area of Sydney.
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby lunchbox » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:23 am

Well, it looks good, except for that driver's window!!!!!!!!
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Fleet Lists » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:22 am

A photo just added to the photo gallery of the artic in its Mt Gravatt days. http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-15321
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Swift » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:25 pm

Looked great! What is that in intriguing portion of bus I can see to it's left?
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby KBS » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:06 pm

Leyland Bendi repowered with a 16.240 m.a.n and a 5HP500 ZF auto,it will be back on the road shortly
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Bedford-29 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:44 pm

Kingsgrove Bus Service & Casula Bus Service - Peakhurst & Moorebank
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Fleet Number 27
Registration m/o 5993
Chassis Type Leyland Tiger TRCTL11/2RAH
Chassis No 8401053
Body Manufacturer Superior
Body No B422
Body Date 6/87
Seating Codes AB83FR
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby KBS » Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:15 pm

Hopefully it will go a bit quicker with the m.a.n engine in it
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby jaymietreadwell » Thu May 25, 2017 8:48 pm

My video from when it had the Allison (i.e. before it got repowered with MAN engine/ZF Auto) is now on Youtube. There are a few videos already uploaded by others as taken on the Casula/Kingsgrove tour in 2016, my video from that day will be uploaded at a later date
Allison version, as filmed on the way to a McAwardsNight in Campbelltown on Sep 29 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYrJYs8Ftjs
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Swift » Sun May 28, 2017 3:55 am

After seeing that, what were KBC thinking putting a MAN in it?!?
(Yes I know, oil leaks, parts but wow it went great in the vid!).
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Ben O » Mon May 29, 2017 6:20 am

Swift wrote:After seeing that, what were KBC thinking putting a MAN in it?!?
(Yes I know, oil leaks, parts but wow it went great in the vid!).


A TL11 engine can only blow up so many times before you source alternative power!
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby jaymietreadwell » Mon May 29, 2017 6:51 am

It's still a bit slow with MAN/ZF, but sounds completely different and goes a bit better too
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Swift » Mon May 29, 2017 2:58 pm

Well, I guess MAN have traditionally powered artics for a long time and it was time for the TL11 to retire.
Appreciated the video.
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby transport1400 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:21 pm

just a quick question about something I've always wondered in cases like this. If the bus has been repowered from a Leyland to an MAN, does that legally mean that it's no longer a Leyland and the rego sticker / paperwork would be changed to MAN?

Just curious.


Thanks in advance.

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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Swift » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:46 pm

No, don't believe so. Chassis make is what counts. What about all the buses out there that have engines supplied by another maker?
Example: a Leyland Worldmaster with a GM two stroke fitted by an operator is still a Leyland Worldmaster, not a GM.
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:47 pm

The rego details still show it as a Leyland - the chassis is still that.
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Fleet Lists » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:02 pm

And here is a photo of their latest artic m/o 9727 Volvo B10M ex TV 6500 31/7/16; ex Cumberland Coachlines Pty Ltd, St Marys (20) TV 6500 21/7/16; Reg 29/10/10 ex S & S Webster Investments Pty Ltd t/a Kangaroo Bus Lines, Morayfield, QLD (7) 327 RCU (AB70T) 20/9/10; ex KBL 07; ex South Burnett Coachlines (Walters), Kingaroy, QLD (12) 138 POG; ex Tsukuba Expo, Japan (6.15). Seen in the Boulevarde, Miranda this afternoon.
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Swift » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:29 pm

That list of owners is as long as the bus! Australia certainly took to them more than Japan!!
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby boronia » Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:12 pm

transport1400 wrote:just a quick question about something I've always wondered in cases like this. If the bus has been repowered from a Leyland to an MAN, does that legally mean that it's no longer a Leyland and the rego sticker / paperwork would be changed to MAN?

Just curious.


Thanks in advance.

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The paperwork would have to be changed to show the new engine number, and a certificate/compliance plate provided to certify the conversion.
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Re: Kingsgrove Bus Co artic

Postby Landseer » Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:30 pm

one for sale at Bloomsbury QLD near the BP
still has original front panel / Header
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