The 113 Class Renault bus had all the features of the other PR100-3`s and on completion it was loaned to the Brisbane City Council for twelve months. When Brisbane City Council had finished with the bus it was taken to Austral Denning where it was converted to an easy access bus

The steps were removed from the front Entrance and the floor was ramped to allow access by wheel chairs. A “Bode” automatic ramp was fitted under the front step and kneeling suspension was fitted.

The ramp, kneeling suspension, electronic accelerator and speed sensor were connected through the PLC door control to prevent the bus being driven with the doors open the ramp extended and the suspension lowered. The seating layout was changed and provision was made for two wheelchairs. Bus 113 went into service on 28 August 1995.

The 126 – 131 Class Renault has all the features of the other PR100-3`S and the prototype bus 113 has the notable difference of an “Tieman” (Australian made) wheelchair ramp. Bus126 was fitted with a Compressed Air Start System instead of the normal 24v electrical starter

Buses 113 and 126-131 were Renault PR100.3a (for Accessible) but have since been converted back to PR100.3 buses, however they retain the stepless entry of the PR100.3a and doors that open outwards. Photos of these buses can be found in our gallery, and articles for each bus at our wiki.

Fleet Numbers: 113, 126-131
Total Buses 6
Delivery Date 28 August 1995 –
ADR Build Date Jun-95
Livery Orange over blue with grey skirt
Bus Stop Alert System Passenger push buttons
Engine Model 06.20 – 45B MIPR
Capacity 9.8 litre – Turbo charged
Power 186kw (240 Hp) @ 2100 RPM DIN 70020
Torque 940 NM @ 1400 RPM
Transmission ZF 5HP500
Steering ZF Power Assisted
Brakes 4 x Drum ABS (WABCO)
Tyres 275/70 x 22.5
Fuel Tank Capacity 200 litres (nominal)
Electrical System 24V – 80 Amp alternator
Suspension Front – Airbag over coil with kneeling option on front
Back – Airbag over leaf
Seats 46 fixed and 3 hinged Saydair Metro 92 with Holdsworth Material
Doors 1 Front, 1 Rear Gilbert’s Glide-away twin leaf type. Rear door fitted with safety edges and interlocks. FESTO PLC Control
Flooring Taraflex
Ramp Tieman 1×1.2m Electronically operated
Luggage Rack 2 small over both front wheel arches
Windows Tinted bonded glass with top mounted hoppers
Roof Hatch Beclawat 1 front 1 rear – air operated
Handrails Two overhead full length on either side of the aisle with vertical stanchions
Destination Equipment Front: STC Cannon electronic operated route and three numbers
Side; STC Cannon electronic operated three numbers
Heating: Saloon – 2 units fully ducted through seat cantilever
Drivers Demister Integrated with air conditioning
Air Conditioning COACHAIR Integrated system – drivers cabin only
Radio AM / FM Clarion – drivers cabin
Bus length 11.97 metres
Rear overhang 3.2 metres
Front overhang 2.66 metres
Wheelbase 6.1 metres
Width 2.5 metres
Height 3.02 metres
Front Step Height 350 mm
Rear Step Height 350 mm
Floor Height 635 mm
Arrival angle 8.1 degrees
Departure angle 7 degrees
Tare 11,000 kg
GVM 16,000 kg
Top Speed 82 kph (electronically controlled)
Exhaust Underbody Near Side Rear Corner
Rear Bumper Polyeurethane centre and corners

This page was last updated on 7 May 2022