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Choice of coach, Man or mca

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:14 pm
by beauc
Hi all,
Have come down to a choice of two coaches for a conversion.
1 is a 92 Mca, Cummins L10 with Allison auto. Had a frame inspection done 4 years ago, no rust runs well.
The other is a 96 Man 18.370 no frame inspection done. Minor signs of rust, recently decommissioned from service. I dont know any details about the drive train other than it being a manual. Both around the same money.
Any hints or advice would be appreciated.

Re: Choice of coach, Man or mca

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:15 pm
by ax8
If it was me I would go with the Mca, Cummins engine Allison auto, I would think servicing and parts would have better availability.

Re: Choice of coach, Man or mca

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:04 pm
by beauc
Thanks, Ive been thinking the same. Cant evem find what engine is used in the MAN. From what I can gather the 18.370 denotes 18000kg gvm and 370hp?

Re: Choice of coach, Man or mca

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:18 pm
by DiAmOnD T
Which body is the MAN?

Personally I would get the MCA but id say the MAN would have better lock to lock steering and would use less fuel. probably a bit more comfortable at speed on the freeway too

Re: Choice of coach, Man or mca

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:55 pm
by beauc
Not sure on the body, its this one.
http://www.manheim.com.au/trucks-machin ... tImage=10#

Re: Choice of coach, Man or mca

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:03 pm
by DiAmOnD T
That's a North Coast Body.
Haven't personally spent time on them but I understand they are quite good

Re: Choice of coach, Man or mca

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:32 pm
by beauc
Is the MAN easily serviceable? Seems hard to find any info compared to the Cummins/Allison combo.

Re: Choice of coach, Man or mca

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:31 pm
by DiAmOnD T
Yes MAN are relatively easy to work on and access parts for
They are in a way a poor mans mercedes