If you have at least once been in the major cities in central and western Ukraine, then you're sure to have seen the buses under the brand "Bogdan" and even went to them.It is entirely Ukrainian machine and makes them unique in the country holding "Cherkasky bus".
Lineup of products is quite wide, but today this brand produced various modifications of machines A092, A093.Let's see what the bus "Bogdan".Specifications and design - later in this article.
Exterior bus from Ukraine
Though a bus and constructed in Ukraine, look it turned out quite modern.Explicit claims in design can not be seen, but it's pretty cute.The body is slightly rounded, smooth shape.This is the optimal solution for small urban buses.Body developed in Lviv at the facilities of the former project instituta.V exterior you can see something Japanese.But it can not be called an accident.And the power unit, and most of the major sites of the bus chassis are supplied Japanese Isuzu.We will look at what has bus "ISUZU Bogdan" specifications, but first we describe the device exterior and interior.
front and rear body of the car is equipped with a molded plastic panels.So Ukrainian producer won corrosion.The use of plastic allowed to further quickly and economically upgrade the machine, because plastic, unlike metal handled much easier and does not require the purchase of expensive models stamps.
The Ukrainian steel Cherkassy the opportunity to actively apply and use it to the maximum.Instead of the metal grille is now plastic, completely smooth panel.As Ukrainians say it looks very modern and European, to the same plastic is very easy to fix, we just need a bit of epoxy glue.Judging by the words of drivers, such a vehicle, the bus "Bogdan", specifications fully designed according to this principle.Here, everything is thought out.
body side made of galvanized steel.It has a longitudinal stamped items.The rear window in this bus is made of two parts.On this, engineers from Cherkassy went for economic reasons.In case of damage you need to replace just one half.
name of the bus, the index model and other designations in Cherkassy prefer simply to draw an ordinary black paint.
Everything is simple and practical.The driver's seat has a convenient adjustment in the longitudinal axis and backrest can be adjusted for angle.Decorates workplace Japanese dashboard.With the help of the engineers turned to give the interior a touch of elegance.Devices panel forward-Japanese closed common glass.Very solid and practical design, but on a sunny day the sun creates a glare on it.
steering wheel has a small diameter and is excellent in hand.Here there is a feeling among many that "in the hands of" passenger car rather than a bus."Bogdan" specifications is very advanced.Sophisticated CAT and H-shaped switching circuit using a small size Short-arm also remind legkovushku.Voditelskoe place separated from the rest of the interior wall and fence.The fence, however, is not necessary, since the driver's seat fenced elevation that hides the engine.
Buses are not built for drivers, and to transport people.What's in this regard provides bus "Bogdan"?Specifications say about the convenience and comfort fit.Bus small class has two wide doors.Clearance "Bogdan" is only 610 mm, so the car is considered to be low-floor, which is especially convenient for passengers.Sites for accumulation of passengers in the bus there, but there is a wide passage.If we talk about the number of seats, the machine has a 21 place for seating and can accommodate about 30 seats facing passazhirov.Sleva double to the right - a series of singles.By European standards, as well as Ukrainian standards, the distance between the backrest should be 700 mm."Bogdan" also offers more than comfortable - 800 mm.
on backside has convenient handrails in case of careless driving on Ukrainian roads.People who are "lucky" to sit in a car over the wheel arches, will be forced to bend his legs.However, it is not too violate comfort.
Bus "Bogdan" - technical specifications, repair and maintenance
machines are equipped with modern Japanese Isuzu diesel engines with a volume of 4.6 liters for urban or 4.7-liter engine for the shuttle bus.Power four-cylinder turbodiesel, equipped to the same intercooler makes 148 hpThe maximum speed is 85 km / h on the first motor, and 105 km / h in second.
unit has a layout for easy mounting on frame with rising cab.Thanks to the efforts of Japanese engineers who designed the engine repair and maintenance, the unit is practically not required.However, to maintain the motor is also very easy.For example, if you want to get to a heat exchanger, which is often out of order on these machines, it is necessary to dismantle the entire system of power.Engine repairs require only original spare parts.Even supplies necessary completely original.
Repair and maintenance
Referring to this point, it must be said that the components of the machine, which are made not in Japan, frankly weak and unfit.Most buses have a problem with the wiring, brakes and clutch.Also damaged gearbox output wiper.There have been cases of fire trucks.
Bus "Bogdan" - Technical specifications, fuel consumption
machine is equipped with a tank of 100 liters.The lid of the tank has a lock.Fuel consumption on the passport at the "Bogdan A091" is 15 l / 100 km on the highway and 21 liters in the urban environment.A092 machine has almost the same appetites.
clutch and gearshift
Clutch - dry friction single-disk system, equipped with a pneumatic actuator.PPC is the case with the city, "Bogdan" - 5-speed manual and the specifications of the bus "Bogdan" in the suburban version - a 6-speed manual transmission.The box has good features and reviews.Switching remarkably clear and informative.
in the car
Japanese turbodiesel engines studied, tested, and simple enough.Moreover, to the extent they are reliable.The engine has a distinctive and powerful thrust.The unit is easily gaining momentum, its flexible work, he forgives the driver the wrong gear.The city has a normal model of the dynamics in a city, and acceleration to 100 km / h takes 35 seconds.Motor is not noisy, it barely hums.
suspension and brakes
to say about the ride vehicle.Specifications of the bus "Bogdan" confirm that it is set-spring air suspension of the company's Taurus.The front is equipped with machine dependent spring podveskoy.Tormoza combi equipped with a hydraulic drive.If you will collect the car-to-order, you can get ABS.Four wheel drum brakes.In suburban trim - disc brakes in the front and drums in the rear.
mechanical parking brake, transmission also has a braking and auxiliary engine retarder, equipped with means of an electrical valve.Not worth it too often enjoy.Drivers who work for "Bogdan", talking about fuel consumption, if you activate the retarder.
So, we figured out which is the bus "Bogdan" engine performance."Bogdan" - this is a good coach for the city.Machines have maneuverability inversion wheel.Square glass cockpit too happy.It is worth noting the Japanese diesel.In general, the technical characteristics of the bus "Bogdan" A092 and his "brother" A091 with due care quite decent.