65-seat Single-deckers for One-man Working
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THE first batch of 20 A.E.C. Regal single-deck buses. with bodies by J. Brockhouse (South Africa), Ltd.. has gone into service with Johannesburg Municipal Tramways. The 36-ft. long 65-seaters are based on 19-ft. 6-in, chassis, and are powered by A.E.C. 11.3litre oil engines, producing 150 b.h.p. They have Monocontrol two-pedal transmission. The bodies are 8 ft. 2+, in. wide, and accommodate passengers in five-abreast seating. with further provision for 16 standing. Internal height is 6 ft. 4 in. Primarily designed for one-man operation, the vehicles have a front entrance. cash desk and swivelling seat for the driver. A rem—entrance can be brought into use by removing a floor section and two passenger seats.
SUCCESS FOR 6LX OIL ENGINE
SINCE it was introduced some 12 months ago demand for the Gardner 6LX 10.45-litre six-cylindered direct-injection oil engine has exceeded expectations, state Norris, Henty and Gardners. Ltd. More than 600 engines have been produced during this time. Vehicle manufacturers in this country who have fitted the unit include Atkinson, Bristol, Daimler, Dennis, E.R.F., Fodens, Guy, Seddon and Scammell. The 6I.X engine has been exported to Australia. Arabia. Belgium, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden and Turkey. Recent orders have been received from the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R.