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jimbo20
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USA
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Posted - 10/17/2005 :  07:46:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How much does a 65 pass bus weigh ?

Bus9709
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Posted - 10/17/2005 :  3:23:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bus9709's Homepage  Click to see Bus9709's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I'd have to find out tommorow. My bus is 65 passenger, but I never bothered to find out the weight. If nobody else gets to it, I'll let you know. But for now, the closest I can get is a 72 passenger bus which weighs 13157 KG(28999 LB).
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Bus9709
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USA
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Posted - 10/18/2005 :  11:40:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Bus9709's Homepage  Click to see Bus9709's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Today we had a spare 66 passenger bus. It weighs 27,500 LB. Hope that's good enough. Or does it have to be exactly 65?

Edited by - Bus9709 on 10/18/2005 11:40:50 AM
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Peter
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USA
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Posted - 10/18/2005 :  9:35:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you wondering about the weight of the bus itself, or the maximum gross weight, including occupants and their belongings? Empty weight on a 65 passenger bus is probably about 16000 lbs. give or take. A contractor in this area running 84 passenger TC2000s has the empty weight posted on the side and that is in the 17000 lb neighborhood.

Spicer is nicer.
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Thomasbus24
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USA
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  11:46:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My first year driving I had the local grain elevator weigh my bus one afternoon...and Peter is dead-on for the bus' weight.

I had a 1991 International 3800 with a Thomas body, 65 passenger with 1/2 tank of diesel (60 gallon tank)...it weighed in at just over 8 tons.

Edited by - Thomasbus24 on 10/19/2005 11:47:46 AM
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