Ribble to try new National
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A PRE-PRODUCTION Leyland National 2 is expected to begin service trials later this year with National Bus subsidiary Ribble Motor Services.
This will be the first example with a hydraulic fan drive and front-mounted radiator, a combination which is intended to cure one of the model's weak points.
It will join a prototype National 2 with hydraulic fan drive and rear-end radiator which has been undergoing service trials since February. It has a Leyland 690 engine, whereas production National 2s will have TL11H units.