FOREST COACH LINES VOLVO B58 - 5996
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Chassis: 1971 Volvo B58-55
Body: Custom Coaches; 49 seater with front and rear doors.
Operator: Forest Coach Lines, Terry Hills
This bus is the oldest Volvo bus in Australia, and was the second Volvo to be delivered. It was registered m/o 5996.
Entering service in September 1972, the vehicle was withdrawn in August 2001 and donated to the Sydney Bus Museum.
Engine: Volvo THD100D 9.6 litre six-cylinder diesel engine, bore 120.65mm, stroke 140mm, developing 170kw at 2,200 rpm.
Transmission: Wilson four-speed semi-automatic gearbox.
Brakes: Air operated footbrake, engine exhaust brake and spring applied parking brake.
Steering: ZF hydraulic power assisted.