Volvo B11R ‘spins success’ with WebberBus05/05/16
The Bridgwater, Somerset, based company has purchased the new coaches following the experience of their existing B11Rs and has been so pleased with the operational performance, went for the same model when looking to expand the fleet.
Tim Gardner, Managing Director for WebberBus, explains: “We’ve operated many Volvo vehicles over the last 22 years or so and the most recent model, the B11R, of which we already have two, has proved to be excellent, particularly in terms of the fuel economy which has been very impressive. This performance was a key part of our decision making process to go for Volvo again this time.
“These new coaches will be used for UK and European touring, as well as for day excursions, schools work and private hire.”
With Jonckheere bodywork, the new vehicles both have 53 passenger seating capacity and all the high quality interior features expected by today’s seasoned coach traveller.
Tim Gardner added: “Our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Richard Mann, has been great throughout the whole purchasing process and we were able to negotiate a really good deal. In addition, good aftermarket service is vital to our operation and we have an excellent relationship with our local Volvo dealership, Wales & West in Avonmouth. This was another contributing factor in our choosing Volvo.”
Richard Mann said: “We’ve enjoyed a successful relationship with Tim and his team for a number of years now and this demonstrates that we understand and meet their needs and requirements very well. It is good to learn that they’ve been so pleased with their existing B11Rs that they’ve turned to us again and taken these two new vehicles.
“The B11R has gained a strong reputation with operators up and down the UK and this recommendation from a leading coach company further underlines its credentials as the best coach of its type available on the market today.”
WebberBus is a family owned and run business and evolved from F. Webber & Son, which was established more than 50 years ago. The company as it is today was formed in 1999 and in addition to coach hire, operates a bus service network throughout Somerset.
5 May 2016
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WebberBus, has taken delivery of two new Volvo B11R Euro 6 coaches as the latest additions to its fleet.
Volvo B11R Luxury Coach
Model - Volvo B11R Luxury Coach
Body specification - Jonckheere JHV126
Engine - Volvo Euro 6 D11K 380 or 430hp vertical rear engine. Emission levels comply with Euro 6 legislation. Engine emission control uses SCR & EGR technology.
Transmission - Volvo I-Shift 12 speed AMT with integral retarder. Version E. Optional ZF 6AP2000B 6-speed automatic hydraulic transmission (380hp engine only).
Dimensions - Height 3.66 m Width 2.55 m Length 12.57 m
Safety features - Electronic Braking System (EBS) featuring ABS and ASR functions (Antilock and Antislip) and ESP (Electronic Stability Programme).
Fuel tank - 425 litres
Technical standard - European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.
Body construction - Stainless steel structure and paneling with aluminium side lockers and polyester rear locker.
Driver’s seat - Fully adjustable Isringhausen 6860/875 with armrests, 3 point belt, air suspension and integrated microphone.
Courier seat - Fainsa GALA with 3 point belt with armrests.
Passenger seats - 53 reclining Fainsa GALA seats with 3 point seat belts, leather headrest inserts, cupholders and footrests.
Luggage capacity - 9 m3 approx
Glazing - Bonded tinted double glazing, side and rear.
Air conditioning - Roof Mounted Thermo King Athenia S805 with X340 compressor and separate outlet for driver.
Heating & Ventilation - 2 pipe system with additional radiator in staircase.
Audio/Visual - Bosch Professional Line DVD Radio & CD player, Bosch 19” front and middle flat screen LCD monitors. Driver’s mic incorporated into seat and courier mic into dashboard.
Additional features - Full draw side curtains, Shades centre sunken demountable freshwater toilet, hot drinks machine, dash mounted 60 litre fridge, integrated dash mounted fold away courier table, lockable storage compartments, heated and electrically operated exterior mirrors, electric full height driver’s window, peage window to front entrance door and saloon fully carpeted throughout. Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels, motorized driver’s blind to front windscreen.