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Next delivery Fleet 365 TV7409
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Last delivery Fleet 366 TV7410.
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PTC, thanks for the regular updates

Now just wait until the replacements arrive, and you'll have to do this all again. :P
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Evening Boronia,
No problem at all.

Will have to do some homework about the permanent fleet and the delivery schedule.

Will be interesting when the originals come on the market as currently besides a very competitive purchase price,very few Munros are selling - described as 'Coasters on steroids'.You can pick up 2011 models as cheap as $75000 on the secondhand market.Not hard to work out why!

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Grapevine informs me that by the end of the year,the whole fleet of coaches will be made up of BCI and Higer only.

All other coaches will be disposed of.
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Punchbowl Tiger Cub wrote:Evening Boronia,
No problem at all.

Will have to do some homework about the permanent fleet and the delivery schedule.

Will be interesting when the originals come on the market as currently besides a very competitive purchase price,very few Munros are selling - described as 'Coasters on steroids'. You can pick up 2011 models as cheap as $75000 on the secondhand market.Not hard to work out why!

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I was thinking that myself. Possibly they have some sort of short term lease or buy-back arrangement in place?
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Punchbowl Tiger Cub wrote:15 x Higer 28 seat Munros being prepared for delivery to Murrays Sydney operation.

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None of these have been listed in the new Feb or March deliveries stats published in ABC.

Small buses like Coasters and Rosa aren't listed, so maybe these are regarded as the same class of bus, too small?
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First of the new trailers for use behind the Higers delivered today - new fibreglass bodied ones from a Queensland Manufacturer. Qld Rego 715 QWF.

Also spotted on demo a new model 49 seat BCI - will have to ask the Tomato Sauce.
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Is there any pics floating around of these new buses?

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News from the Tomato Sauce,
Order placed for 20 x BCI 48 Seaters - latest model for Sydney Ops.Current Sydney based 49 seaters to be transferred to Qld and Vic to replace older vehicles.

Trailer order is for 8 ??
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racingnathan wrote:Is there any pics floating around of these new buses?
Which ones?

There are some photos of the BCI Explorers earlier in this thread.

Plain white Munros aren't very exciting.
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Last Sydney based K93 Scania PMC TV 137 Fleet 537 sold.Cranbrook signage removed today and await delivery.
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Murrays got their money's worth out of those buses. 20 years of front line service.

Bland to drive, but did their job well and reliably.
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The decision to buy those vehicles made Murray's the giant they are today. As Boronia said, bland and sometimes painful to drive, but good, well specified and smartly refurbished vehicles.

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Bland? Love my K93's, smooth quiet and super god on fuel. How we forget the days of the Jumbo's Merc 0302's Thy replaced :D
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The Jumbos were MUCH better, sorry. 8) 8)

Forget about the 302s though. :evil:
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Evening All,
Have a soft spot for any K93 - beautiful exhaust note if you get one in good knick and with a good exhaust system.


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The 112/113s sounded better.

The old Sunliner Hi-Deckers were an aural delight. And a great bus to drive.
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Boronia,
Watching them test the K93 that has been sold followed by a 113 on maintenance today - music to the ears from both.Shame the 113's will go soon as well.

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The batch of the permanent Higer Munros now under way in China - expected in late June.

All Canberra services soon to be rostered only. with Wheelchair equipped 58 seaters - currently 16 on books with 4 non- equipped to be converted .

Fleet 402 is the new Cranbrook vehicle ex, Canberra.
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Copied from private observations thread for reference
supir_angkot wrote:Murrays #537 Has Been Sold. Has Been Cleaned Out of The Cranbrook Decals, School Lights Taken Off (Rumour in the Depot, That The Bus is Going To Some Mining Company).
Possible #402 As A Replacement, #402 Arrived In Sydney yesterday park infront of the workshop at the moment.
Will update when is confirm maybe early next week. (Rumour is Either 401 or 402 to replace 537, I haven't seen 401 either in Sydney or Canberra, since the last time back in Sydney on tow truck couple weeks ago)
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To add to the Murrays Fleetlists,
Missing regos for fleet 284 is ACT MO 320 whilst fleet 304 is ACT MO 230.

First three Fibrecraft Trailers registered :

Fleet 198357 QLD Rego 715QWF
198358 924QWH
199359 195QWH

Yes,all Chinese Fleet coming up by end of year.
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The last 3 digits only of the above numbers are the applied fleet numbers.

So just 357, 358, 359

Company cars also get fleet numbers like this, which often explains gaps in the bus lists.
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Boronia,
Only the last 3 digits are displayed on vehicles but in the management system,it is displayed (used) as six digits.

Coding example: 158275 is a 1 for Canberra based,58 for 58 seats,275 in series etc.

Some big time reregistrations to come as the current Sydney based 49 seaters cascade to Victoria and Queensland to be replaced by series three BCI's on order whilst loan Higers are rolled back to Higer as the permanent branded ones arrive.

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Punchbowl Tiger Cub wrote:News from the Tomato Sauce,
Order placed for 20 x BCI 48 Seaters - latest model for Sydney Ops.Current Sydney based 49 seaters to be transferred to Qld and Vic to replace older vehicles.
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