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Cable Car Concepts submitted a model 208” WB Maxi Trolley, diesel-powered 31 seat (including the driver) 32-foot trolley, for a partial STURAA test in the 7 yr/200,000 mile category. The Federal Transit Administration determined that the following tests would be performed; 1.2 Servicing, Preventive Maintenance, and Repair and Maintenance During Testing, 2. Reliability and 5.7 Structural Durability Test. The odometer reading at the time of delivery was 326 miles. Testing started on February 4, 2003 and was completed on April 25, 2003. The Check-In section of the report provides a description of the bus and specifies its major components.
The primary part of the test program is the Structural Durability Test, which also provides the information for the Maintainability and Reliability results. The Structural Durability Test was started on February 10, 2003 and was completed on April 23, 2003.
The interior of the bus is configured with seating for 31 passengers including the driver. Free floor space will accommodate 24 standing passengers resulting in a potential load of 55 persons. At 150 lbs per person, this load results in a measured gross vehicle weight of 23,360 lbs. The first segment of the Structural Durability Test was performed with the bus loaded to a GVW of 23,360 lbs. The middle segment was performed at a seated load weight of 20,010 lbs and the final segment was performed at a curb weight of 15,450 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.
The Reliability section compiles failures that occurred during Structural Durability Testing. Breakdowns are classified according to subsystems. The data in this section are arranged so that those subsystems with more frequent problems are apparent. Also the problems also are listed by class as defined in Section 2. The test bus encountered no Class 1 or Class 2 failures. Of the twelve reported failures, six were Class 3 and six were Class 4.