12/94 Mercedes-Benz OF1315 School Bus – For Sale

Here is a 1994 Mercedes-Benz OF1315 school bus – bus is for sale….

Specs:
MBS Rogers Citiliner School Bus Body – compliance: 3/95, body #: B442
571084km
OM366 6 cylinder diesel engine with low kilometres on recent engine rebuild
5 speed manual
48 high-back vinyl seats
Rego to 9/8/17: 1239MO
VIN: 9BM384098PB011729

Phone or email Michael Langley for more information:
P: 02 68828977 (68828977 within NSW)
M: 0439453335
E: michael@langleyscoaches.com.au

Langley’s Coaches Fleet Profile – Scania K320IB/Higer A30 TV7681

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Langley’s Coaches Scania K320IB/Higer A30 TV7681

Today I want to feature the largest 2 axle coach in the Langley’s fleet. This Scania K320IB is a 57 seat charter coach – featuring a Chinese built Higer A30 body, this is a fairly versatile vehicle for all small-medium charters and any local work.

Scania Group – the best trucks, buses and coaches bar none!

The title says it all, really – I am an avid fan of their products. Here are a couple of my favourites!

Scania - the best bar none! In trucks, buses and coaches, the name Scania is synonymous with comfort, reliability and strength
Scania – the best bar none! In trucks, buses and coaches, the name Scania is synonymous with comfort, reliability and strength

This coach is the coach I often travel on with Langley’s Coaches of Dubbo, NSW, Australia. This ex-Australia Wide Coaches 2007 K470EB 6×2*4 is their largest single deck coach without having to resort to the “Super Deckers”.

Scania K470EB 6x2*4 TV5594 - the first rear-steer coach sold in Australia
Scania K470EB 6×2*4 TV5594 – the first rear-steer coach sold in Australia

If you are a Scania truck fan, you’d know they use both 6 cylinder and V8 engines. I am a definite V8 fan – this big 2003 R164G V8 580 8×4 tilt tray calls my home town home and is owned by a former parts shop owner….

2003 Scania R164G V8 580 8x4 Tilt Tray
2003 Scania R164G V8 580 8×4 Tilt Tray

This video is of the R164G running and revved up while the owner was adjusting the steer axle airbags:

This is an exterior walk around of the K470EB 6×2*4:

Rear-steer coaches in Australia

I’ve been following the whole “rear-steer” (or 6×2*4) coach market in Australia for a while…. it’s all thanks to one Scania I know which actually has a “rear-steer” set-up….

Scania K470EB 6x2*4 TV5594 - the first rear-steer coach sold in Australia
Scania K470EB 6×2*4 TV5594 – the first rear-steer coach sold in Australia

I’ll go back to 2007 when this Scania K470EB 6×2*4 was first delivered – it joined the fleet of a highly respected company called Australia Wide Coaches. First registered (SA) XNU346, it then got transferred to Sydney and re-registered TV5594 (livery in the photo below). On the 22nd of January, 2011, it got transferred to Langley’s Coaches in Dubbo, still as TV5594 (livery in the top photo)

2007 Scania K470EB 6x2*4 TV5594 - Australia Wide Coaches livery
2007 Scania K470EB 6×2*4 TV5594 – Australia Wide Coaches livery

Since then, Volvo has joined Scania in offering a rear-steer coach chassis…. the popularity of the rear-steer is increasing in Australia due to the manoeuvrability in tight spaces. The British have had this set-up on their trucks for, well, ages and know the ease of manoeuvrability that a rear-steer offers…. Australian coach operators are now embracing this!