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by funbus
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Employment in the Transport Industry
Topic: how much do Surfside drivers earn ?
Replies: 1
Views: 11907

Re: how much do Surfside drivers earn ?

Have to be $80000 with overtime these days!! Sorry its taken me 9 months to reply to the post! lol
by funbus
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: Dysons ex Darwinbus CR228Ls
Replies: 3
Views: 6619

Re: Dysons ex Darwinbus CR228Ls

Getting ready for all the extra rail replacement coming up for the second part of the year,

Companies everywhere are dry hiring buses from all over OZ to facilitate the mass of working coming up.
by funbus
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Buy / Swap / Sell
Topic: Mk4 STA Merc for sale - Ex 2812
Replies: 6
Views: 9184

Re: Mk4 STA Merc for sale - Ex 2812

I love how it comes with a steering cap! :lol:

very hard to find one that ever did, but to those who dont know that, would find it a strange comment! :D
by funbus
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: geelong overnight coach from southern cross
Replies: 3
Views: 3343

geelong overnight coach from southern cross

Hello

Does anyone know which company will be doing the overnighters to Geelong?

I would assume it will be a Geelong mob, but it's not a given I'm sure. :roll:
by funbus
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Latrobe Valley's Hybrid
Replies: 9
Views: 18449

Re: Latrobe Valley's Hybrid

I am not a fan of the red seats mixed in with the blue, reminds me of the party bus days, where if a seat got slashed or wrecked, it was cheaper just to put any old color seat we had straight in to keep the show on the road :!: :lol:
by funbus
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2017
Replies: 305
Views: 127433

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2017

a few good men [MAN] http://www.manheim.com.au/trucks-machinery/5156462/1988-man-metro-bus-gvm-16-000kg?referringPage=SearchResults http://www.manheim.com.au/trucks-machinery/5156486/1990-man-metro-sl200-bus-gvm-16-000kg?referringPage=SearchResults http://www.manheim.com.au/trucks-machinery/5155130/...
by funbus
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Airport buses defective
Replies: 7
Views: 3555

Re: Airport buses defective

We sold our business to a Chinese company, they bought 30 new buses and are really doing well in the marketplace from what I can see. The other problem I see with these companies is that they do some really long trips 7 days a week, great ocean road penguins grampians sovereign hill etc So I think h...
by funbus
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Melbourne 'metro', public 'consultation'.
Replies: 36
Views: 18494

Re: Melbourne 'metro'

Just wondering has anyone seen who or if any tram replacement buses have been doing anywork with tram closures in certain areas/zones. Just wondering who may have got such a long term contract to do this work, if it's going to be a 10 year project. :| To prepare for major construction on the Metro T...
by funbus
Thu May 25, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Stitch buses
Replies: 22
Views: 22613

Re: Stitch buses

Just curious to know what the location of their bus depot was :?:
by funbus
Mon May 08, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Optare "Tempo"
Replies: 4
Views: 7908

Re: Optare "Tempo"

Looks like a $400000 bus that has little presence. Here is one of Sita's buses that owe them next to nothing and look just as good from a public's point of view in my eyes. :shock: Also I know it's just a demo, but is it legal to run a passenger bus for profit on standard Victorian number plates reg...
by funbus
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Employment in the Transport Industry
Topic: Jobs board
Replies: 1
Views: 14334

Jobs board

Hello all, I don't know what others think, but considering no one has posted anything in this subsection for 6 + months, I think changing this to a jobs board would be more beneficial. This means if anyone knows of any jobs, work coming up, leads or names of companies if someone wish apply direct et...
by funbus
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: what does the c mean in this gear pattern?
Replies: 4
Views: 3029

Re: what does the c mean in this gear pattern?

My like, thanks button has disappeared.

Thanks Boronia.......... :wink:
by funbus
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: what does the c mean in this gear pattern?
Replies: 4
Views: 3029

what does the c mean in this gear pattern?

Noticed this bus at manheim and whilst flicking through the photo's I wondered what the C stands for in the gear pattern, plus is it unusual that its back to front, or is that due to it being a european type set up on this 1995 MAN? This is the link to the bus http://www.manheim.com.au/trucks-machin...
by funbus
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: MAN SL200 Goverened?
Replies: 6
Views: 15022

Re: MAN SL200 Goverened?

They cannot be altered unless a diff change is performed. The 3 speed renk gearbox still is not a big fan of 100 km diffs.
by funbus
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Bus theft
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Re: Bus theft

At 1am, the duty manager, workshop staff, washer, and one or two refuellers are waiting or working most definitely. :wink:
by funbus
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Bus theft
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Re: Bus theft

If it was stolen from the SITA yard, its a 250 meter walk around all the yard to the back corner to get into one of the mini buses, plus they would have to walk past the re fuellers station [2 blokes manning that fuel station], drive around the whole depot and out the gates which the overnight mecha...
by funbus
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: MK2 298 video
Replies: 2
Views: 5009

Re: MK2 298 video

Wow,

That sounds healthy and drives well, to the lady who said that bus was old, I would have kindly asked her to wait for a modern bus to arrive if this was not adequate to her requirements.

:D
by funbus
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: 1982 M.A.N fuel gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 2352

Re: 1982 M.A.N fuel gauge

In those I know with the sl200 MET bus units, they were deliberately not fitted with fuel gauges, as they worked on the theory that drivers would get lazy thinking there was enough fuel to finish there next shift, so they made drivers fill a full tank at the end of every shift or when they drove bac...
by funbus
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Full Transdev depot route list
Replies: 17
Views: 7542

Re: Full Transdev depot route list

Where abouts was the North Melb depot?
I know the Footscray moved, but North Melbourne?

:?:
by funbus
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Tag axle Registration ??
Replies: 24
Views: 15947

Re: Tag axle Registration ??

most clubs that are not dominated by a Ford or Holden badge will be more than obliging usually. Remember you pay annual membership of around $100 to join to the club. Perhaps look up Mercedes clubs, or even historical truck clubs, most people at these clubs are friendly and will refer you down the r...
by funbus
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Bus to motorhome discussions
Topic: Tag axle Registration ??
Replies: 24
Views: 15947

Re: Tag axle Registration ??

club reg permit and plates the old girl

90 days use a year

$150 approx

Im sure its 25 years or older being a 303.

Sounds like you have had the RWC done recently if you were paying the rego.

Just a suggestion and definitely not illegal according to vic roads.

:wink:
by funbus
Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne news July - December 2016
Replies: 169
Views: 35986

New Transdev Bus depot Western Subs

Hi guys,

Drove past there Footscray Depot the other night when I was doing Rail Replacement.

Anyone know now that the depot is empty where they have gone?

Just curious :wink:
by funbus
Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Bus/buses destroyed by fire
Replies: 5
Views: 2790

Re: Bus/buses destroyed by fire

A Auto Bus Hire & Charter also known as http://www.thehappywanderer.com.au/ I believe there are also some privateers that run out of that yard, they used to do dry hire to, I used to get a 43 seat Kia of them years ago, so thats why I probably know a bit more about it. Also rumour has it that he pur...
by funbus
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Mk2 298 gets a new look
Replies: 6
Views: 15789

Re: Mk2 298 gets a new look

Is it worth putting advertising wrap on a bus that would not be used all day every day?

A wrap of that size is worth nearly as much as that bus is :lol:

Does look good though :wink:

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