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Bus_Medic

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    Proterra

    If we keep doing it for him, how’s he ever supposed to graduate out of Velcro shoes?
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    Proterra

    Punch that question word for word into Google to find your answers.
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    MiWay

    Anything I’ve seen with any consistency is broken bolts holding the centre bellows support hoop up. The securement is undershot, so when the bolt breaks, the centre hoop falls down, giving the appearance of a sway backed old mare. It’s quite the diss assembly process to get to.
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    MiWay

    There may be no need. If they’re novas, the minimum height requirement is only 10’9”. The existing Orion hybrids require at least 11’0” vertical clearance. Quick glance at the xcelsior PDF file states 10’10”. Bear in mind these are bare minimum dimensions and do not account for safety margins. For instance, the Orion’s state at least 11’ 3”on the dashboard warning sticker.
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    MiWay

    They’re not hinderances, they’re entirely necessary. The hubner joint ecu communicates it’s position to Cummins, as does (obviously) the output speed sensor on the transmission. If it’s bent more than approximately 20 degrees, it holds back torque accordingly. This prevents the rear “kicking out” the B axle in inclement weather. Helps a bit with B axle tire wear too. Realistically considering the weight it has to shove, 330hp/1200lb-ft isn’t much.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    Likely has a lot to do with the age bracket of the operators there. Can’t expect much from the crusty chain smoking octogenarians at malvern.
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    Miscellaneous TTC Discussion & Questions

    I know there’s a cricket league...probably other sports too.
  8. There’s no practical way of knowing that, but I’ll bet the farm that none of the originals left from factory will last the year.
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    Sightings at the Nova Bus factory

    Sitting stateside- without decals applied...
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    Sightings at the Nova Bus factory

    A good chunk of the units we have now were assembled in Plattsburgh. They might be sitting stateside.
  11. ....which was a plausible, but random stab in the dark.
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    Today's Special Sightings

    Thought at least 4 of the runs have been artic for a long time now. Nevertheless, my concern is the business end of the vehicles themselves, I really have no interest in service delivery, and don’t pay attention to that stuff in any detail.
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    TTC Application Process

    It extends well beyond H/R.
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    Gillig product discussion

    I honestly can’t say who actually did the casting and armature winding, but the BAE traction motors are patented and proprietary to BAE only, right down to the hybridrive logo cast into the aluminum casing.
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    Today's Special Sightings

    And the people saying to you that it’s “supposed” to be novas don’t know jack.
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    TTC Service Changes

    Game, set, match.
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    Today's Special Sightings

    Birchmount bus on a birchmount route. shocking.
  18. Your post contradicts your choice of username.
  19. “That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet”. -William Shakespeare.
  20. Because it’s just an arbitrary series of numbers any you're all wayyy overthinking this.
  21. Let’s hope you’re not eating your words in 2 years time.
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    VIA Rail Canada

    For the umpteenth time, hep voltages can be modified if necessary.
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    Today's Special Sightings

    Random to you, maybe.
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