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M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:15 pm

Metro M.A.N. 10.180 Ansair VOVII in Busy BEE livery
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby vernbale » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:57 pm

I WAS going to put the lonnie busy bees up but you've already done it neil :lol:
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby leyland clippers » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:01 pm

I have fond memories of the "Busy Bees" when I lived in Sandy Bay :D :D .Got to know quite a few drivers who were onthe "Busy Bee" roster. Used to catch the one that came along near Caltex Regent Street at about 7.25am and catch the 5.50pm outward home :D :D :D
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:03 pm

The ONE PROFITABLE service Metro operated (Hobart anyway) and what happened :?: THEY DISBANDED THE SERVICE :roll: :roll:
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby metro_tas » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:59 am

i started on the busy bee roster.... it was great "buzzing" round in these buses all day all bar two of the hobart bees i drove them being 501 and 502... id love to get 501
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby STA 1440 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:04 pm

What were these like to drive?

Judging by that awkward little wheelbase underneath that boxy body, were they a little roly-poly? lol
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:20 pm

STA 1440 wrote:What were these like to drive?

Judging by that awkward little wheelbase underneath that boxy body, were they a little roly-poly? lol
Very bouncy, some were jerky through the gears, very stiff suspension. Some liked them, but majority HATED driving them. Not good if you have a bad back
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby metrobuses2098 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:25 pm

i love thos buses
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby ScaniaK320 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:39 am

Same as the Adelaide Buckets, they are the worst buses for passenger and drivers ride.
They are like Jelly on a plate.
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby Bedford-29 » Sat Jun 14, 2014 2:28 pm

I wonder if yoda has ever taken 504 to work if the Ford ever broke down. :mrgreen:
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby stevegj52 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:49 am

Driver in #504 being helpful to the young lady by giving her directions.
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby yoda » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:26 pm

Bedford-29 wrote:I wonder if yoda has ever taken 504 to work if the Ford ever broke down. :mrgreen:


My Ford's don't break down.

To prevent you from wondering, yes 504 has done the work shuttle.
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby ScaniaL94UB » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:51 pm

:shock: Ford's don't break down.
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby BusBrad » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:34 pm

Hi all,
Would anyone happen to have a workshop or parts manual for a MAN 10.180 (1991)?
Original or even a good photocopy (or scanned pdf version) would be fine.
Happy to pay a fair price.
Also, I realise these MAN Midis operated in Tas... and I'm on the Gold Coast... but can anyone advise any good places to obtain parts from? (e.g. head and manifold gaskets, fuel pump kit, etc.)
Thanks.
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Re: M.A.N. 10.180 - Busy BEEs

Postby LB608 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:59 am

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