Dennis Dart 132 – 156 Class SLF Chassis were built by Dennis Specialised Vehicles in the United Kingdom. After completion, Wrights Body Works in Northern Ireland fitted the Crusader Bodies.

These buses were imported to Australia through Scania Buses Australia.

The bus features are; Super Low Floor design with an electronically controlled access
ramp fitted to the front door, one wheelchair location, PLC computer controlled door systems with interlocks between the kneeling suspension, access ramp, speed sensor and brakes. The bus also has electronic destination equipment, electrically
operated roof hatches and rear vision mirrors.

ACTION have 25 of the Dennis Dart SLF ‘Midi Buses’. They are 3/4 the size of a standard bus and are the oldest accessible buses in the current fleet.

Photos of each bus are in our Gallery, and articles on each bus at our Wiki.

Fleet Numbers: 132 – 156
Total Buses:  25
Livery Orange over blue with grey skirt
Engine Model B5.9 Euro 11
Capacity 5.9 litre – Turbo charged with intercooler
Power 107kw (145hp) @ 2500
Torque 520 NM @ 1500 RPM
Transmission ALLISON A T545-4 Speed
Steering ZF Power Assisted
Brakes 4 x Drum Full Air
Tyres 245/70 x 19.5
Fuel Tank Capacity 220 litres
Electrical System 24V
Suspension Full airbag with kneeling option on front
Seats 26 fixed and one hinged Saydair Metro 92 with Holdsworth material
Wheelchair Positions One
Doors Gilberts Plug twin leaf type with demister Festo PLC Control
Flooring Pirelli
Ramp Tieman
Mirrors Electronically operated and heated
Luggage Rack Two small over both front wheel arches
Windows Tinted bonded glass with top mounted hoppers
Roof Hatch One front, one rear. Electronically operated.
Handrails Two overhead full length on either side of the aisle with vertical stanchions
Bus Stop Alert System Passenger push buttons plus one ramp request button
Destination Equipment  Front: Mobitec electronically operated with 7 segment route number disolay
Side: Mobitec electronically operated 7 segment route number display
Heating: Full perimeter, thermostatically controlled
Air Conditioning COACHAIR Integrated system – drivers cabin only
Radio AM FM Clarion- drivers cabin
Bus length 9.4 metres
Rear overhang 2.59 metres
Front overhang 2.41 metres
Wheelbase 4.40 metres
Width 2.40 metres
Height 2.86 metres
Front Step Height 320 mm
Floor Ramp Angle Flat
Floor Height 373 mm
Arrival angle 8 degrees
Departure angle 8 degrees
Tare 7040 kg
GVM 12000 kg
Top Speed 83 kph
Exhaust Underbody Near Side rear Corner

This page was last updated on 7 May 2022