The importers were able to take full advantage of the recent Transport Act which permitted unrestricted, long distance coach journeys and which opened up the market to coach operators, enabling them to offer their own rostered services and tour work. Wanted service manual 1989 leyland tiger Contact at - Tiger - Literature For Sale Ad. This high power, high spec rear-engined coach looked stunning and, to this day, remains a fresh and sleek design. Volvo had overtaken Leyland in sales with its ever improving B10M chassis though the Tiger continued to be the second most popular heavyweight coach. Usually it would have a downrated engine, and leaf springs in place of the standard air suspension. Most of the fleet, with the exception of some Seddons and Dennis Dominators were from the British Leyland stable. Private and trade advertisements are equally welcome although Trade sellers must advise us of this fact.
Had he been there from the outset, we probably would have still had a version of a Royal Tiger today. The penultimate major buyer of the Tiger, , switched to the B10M for 1991, and Volvo decided to cease production and close the factory at. Sadly, as in all walks of life, not everyone online is as honest as we'd like Caveat Emptor. It was also popular with subsidiaries. The build of coaches is very different and problems with electrical systems and glazing along with lost orders through long build times eventually caused Leyland to re-think and move production to Lancashire. However, compared to other offerings from other operators, 12 and 13 both stood out from the crowd in the bus park! Many thanks Ashley The last remnants of the Leyland Bus empire are now history.
The alternator and other ancillary drives became belt driven to save cost and weight, while the air cleaning system was improved and re-mounted cutting noise levels. The last Tiger Cub was bodied by Fowler of as a 44-seat bus and entered service with their parent company in January 1970. My must haves are: turbo diesel mid mount 40ft flat floor no rust coach style full width bus min 1. The Tiger engine with the standard semi-auto gearbox is very economical on fuel. This name had previously been used for a front-engined bus built between 1927 and 1968.
Like the Leopard, the Tiger was also sold as a bus. The biggest customer for the Tiger was , who purchased 65 Tigers over a five-year period from March 1984, as well as a few more second-hand. Properly driven, they gave an excellent smooth change but were often just banged through the gate mercilessly with foot hard down which made them almost — but not quite — as unpleasant to ride on as Dennis Darts. We also purchased 4 demo Tigers from the demo fleet. The large majority of Volvo-engined Tigers went to. The last of the Cummins-engined Leyland Tigers were some of the best coaches I personally ever drove. All graphics and images on this site are copyright.
Contact at 00919830058818 Tiger - Parts For Sale Ad. I too have fond memories of the Tiger. These were respectively manual bus, manual coach and pneumocyclic bus versions. A number, both buses and coaches, survive into preservation. First Name: Last Name: Contact: Phone No Location: Advert: Please be brief Tiger Ad. Just go to the relevant page for your vintage Leyland - see them all in the lefthand menu on the Truck Ads Homepage - and post your ad for free now. Ironic that Optare is now part of the Hinduja brothers empire, under the Ashok Leyland wing.
They had high-back seats and were to full Ulsterbus spec, albeit with Lowland interior trim and had orange handrails rather than the blus ones on the Northern Irish vehicles. Just over 12 months later in March 1988 purchased the business, bringing the United Kingdom's two best-selling coaches, the Leyland Tiger and , under common ownership. This service is ideal for anyone parting out, or breaking, a classic Leyland. Category: Leyland Parts For Sale Leyland Parts Wanted Leyland Literature For Sale Leyland Literature Wanted Leyland Information sought Leyland Tools Complete vehicles: Leyland Resources Live auctions. These Leylands were amazingly loud — their throaty cry was produced by the 11-litre 0.
Someone with more mechanical knowledge might be able to say if the high revving actually damages the engine at all. It replaced the , which had been in production for over 20 years. Contact at 00919830058818 Tiger - Parts Wanted Ad. This company owned the patents for the preselective type of epicyclic gearbox which Leyland had fitted to the it sold to. I live 3500kms away so haven't had a chance to drive it for myself yet.
In other words, none of these were developed further by Volvo for its own use? I would like any history anyone can offer — or any previous owners maybe… It will feature in a number of articles when completed — and it will be on the road in August. Of their subsidiaries, with a fleet of 271 had the most. The rail engines would spend long times at idle between services for periods of over an hour building up carbon deposits which would then cause hot spots in the cylinders when worked hard. Occasionally, on summer evenings, my neighbour would take me down to the depot in his Princess 2200 for a tour. Chris mach1 Hi there, as much as i am a Tiger fan i think you should look for a Volvo or the like. The coach product from Leyland continued to be a good machine but Leyland could simply no longer afford to give heavy discounts in order to gain business and, as a consequence, losses mounted.
They were very fast machines. Did they buy it secondhand at some point or is it a ruse by a former operator? The Leopard had enjoyed huge success as a bus in Scotland, usually with the body, but had lost some orders to , owing to Leyland's unwillingness to offer a engine in the Leopard. It was working on a new type of direct-acting epicyclic gearbox at the time of the Leyland takeover. Although the threat from the Dorchester was successfully warded off, there proved to be a limited market for the Gardner-engined Tiger outside of Scottish Bus Group. The Western Scottish livery is therfore a mystery. The company was on the lookout for new vehicles for the Edinburgh — Carlisle rail link service and took a look at one of the vehicles destined for Ireland. Never, though, the all to common practice of slamming the lever through the gate under full throttle, which I suspect was partly the cause of the demise of semi auto boxes.
A engine, the L10, was also made an option by 1987. The last Tiger to be bodied in had been imported in 1984, but it was not until 1993 that its owner, Bus Service, had it bodied. There was a choice of either a single-speed or two-speed rear axle, both of spiral-bevel form and derived from the Comet 90 design, the latter using an electrically actuated Eaton driving head in a Leyland casing. A week later all the jigs for Royal Tiger were in the skip at Workington, as they did not want to build it. Please scroll further down to view complete vehicles for sale. Steve Dine, the owner of that business, is a client of mine and remembers the coach with fondness.