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New Plax ton Bus Bodies for Big Loads

9th August 1957, Page 33
9th August 1957
Page 33
Page 33, 9th August 1957 — New Plax ton Bus Bodies for Big Loads
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TWO versions of a new Highway single-deck bus body have been introduced by Plaxtons (Scarborough). Ltd., Seamer Road, Scarborough. The larger is a 45-seater for an underfloorengined chassis and the other is a 43seater suitable for Commer Avenger or Bedford chassis.

In the 45-seater, all seats face forward. There are 20 two-passenger seats and a five-passenger seat at the rear. All have latex-foam cushions. Entrance is by a single folding door, 2 ft. 6 in. wide, forward of_ the front axle; the emergency exit is on the off side at the rear. Headroom down the centre gangway is 6 ft, 5 in. Flashing direction indicators are mounted above the waist behind the front entrance and in the corresponding position on the off side. The full-length luggage racks are 191 in. wide. The entrance of the 43-seater is to the rear of the front axle. The emergency exit is on the off side opposite the entrance.

Thirty-nine seats face forward, three behind the driver face to the rear and a single seat beside the entrance faces inwards. The seats have Dunlopillo rubber filling. The near-side panel of the windscreen opens and the off-side panel is'fixed. A large single destination frame is fitted above the windscreen. Both cabs have full fronts and fullheight partitions are provided behind the driver. The driver's seat is of the semi-bucket type. Composite construction, using.a large steel and aluminium-alloy content, is employed for both bodies.


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