Power Hydraulic System on a Modern City Transit Bus 520256
ALL-HYDRAULIC buses, with power-operated control devices and auxiliaries, are now operating in three American cities, and winning a favorable response from passengers and drivers, as well as from maintenance mechanics, according to the author. He describes the new design features of these buses, their complete hydraulic power actuation, and explains how it is accomplished.
Although power steering appeals to drivers, and dependable efficient operation of the hydraulic system makes the bus desirable from the purchaser’s point of view, the author believes that eventual savings in maintenance costs will be the factor which will place the all-hydraulic buses in a preferable position.
He also points out certain features which can be advantageously incorporated in trucks at the present time. But he agrees that the situation in regard to trucks presents complexities that will not arise in relation to buses, which have a concentrated radius of operation and more unified service facilities.