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Glaval Bus, a Division of Forest River Inc. submitted a model Titan II, diesel-powered 26 seat (including the driver) 26-foot bus, built on a GM G33803 chassis for a partial STURAA test in the 7 yr/200,000 mile test category. The odometer reading at the time of delivery was 1,345 miles. The Federal Transit Administration determined that the following tests would be performed: 1.2 Servicing, P.M., Repair & Maintenance, 2. Reliability and 5.7 Structural Durability. Testing started on June 11, 2009 and was completed on August 31, 2009. The Check-In section of the report provides a description of the bus and specifies its major components.
The primary part of this partial test was the Structural Durability Test, which also provides the information for the Maintainability and Reliability results. The Structural Durability Test was started on June 17, 2009 and was completed on August 28, 2009.
The interior of the bus is configured with seating for 26 passengers including the driver. Free floor space will accommodate 11 standing passengers resulting in a potential load of 37 persons. At 150 lbs per person, this load results in a measured gross vehicle weight of 15,250 lbs. In order to avoid exceeding the GAWR (4,600 lbs) of the front axle and (9,600 lbs) of the rear axle, ballast for 6 standing passengers was eliminated. This reduction from full capacity resulted in an adjusted measured gross vehicle weight of 14,260 lbs and was used for all dynamic testing. The middle segment was performed at a SLW of 13,670 lbs and the final segment was performed at a CW of 9,820 lbs. Durability driving resulted in unscheduled maintenance and failures that involved a variety of subsystems. A description of failures, and a complete and detailed listing of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance is provided in the Maintainability section of this report.