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Ventura - Mercedes

Postby venturatiger » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:34 am

Hi all, the 1st new Mercedes route buses for Ventura since 2003 is this batch of Volgren "Optimus" , Mercedes O500LE, all allocated to Dandenong Depot

Cheers Venturatiger

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Re: Ventura - Mercedes

Postby burrumbus » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:47 pm

Thanks Mick.Why the change ??
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Re: Ventura - Mercedes

Postby V981 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:44 am

burrumbus wrote:Thanks Mick.Why the change ??


I believe some concerns have been raised about the reliability of some of the older Volvo B7RLE vehicles, some of which have required major engine overhauls at less than the 500,000km mark. These 5 Mercedes buses are initially a trial purchase and they are being monitored to see how they perform. There is a possibility that Mercedes will become more prominent in the Ventura fleet in future if they meet the standards Ventura are looking for.
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Re: Ventura - Mercedes

Postby maxy54 » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:02 pm

V981 wrote:
burrumbus wrote:Thanks Mick.Why the change ??


I believe some concerns have been raised about the reliability of some of the older Volvo B7RLE vehicles, some of which have required major engine overhauls at less than the 500,000km mark. These 5 Mercedes buses are initially a trial purchase and they are being monitored to see how they perform. There is a possibility that Mercedes will become more prominent in the Ventura fleet in future if they meet the standards Ventura are looking for.


And also maybe due to the fact the B7RLE’s are ceasing production at the end of the year
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