The Co. Cork based company has purchased the new coach, with Jonckheere bodywork, following the experience of their existing B11R and have been so pleased with the operational performance, they went for the same model when looking to expand the fleet.
Company owner of Ballincollig Coaches, Donal O’Callaghan explained: “We needed a new 53 seater for our fleet, to work on our increasingly busy tour programme in Ireland and the UK.
“We operate around 20 coaches, of which more than half are Volvo and have experienced great success from the B11R we purchased last year following recommendations at EBE (Euro Bus Exhibition).
“The savings we have made with the highly fuel-efficient Euro 6 engine, as well as our previous experience of the vehicle quality, operational costs, and reliable support network meant we had no hesitation in selecting a Volvo once again.
“Working with our Volvo Retail Bus & Coach Sales Manager, Dave Porter, meant the whole process was as smooth as ever from order through to delivery. In addition, we also know that we will get the aftersales service we require from our local Volvo dealership, McCarthy Commercials in Watergrasshill, Co, Cork.”
Dave Porter added: “Ballingcollig Coaches has been a good customer of ours for several years now, having purchased a number of new and used vehicles over the years.
“We hope they will be as happy with this new B11R as they were with their last, and continue to benefit from the fuel economy savings it will deliver for their business. We look forward to working with them again in the future.”
Ballingcollig Coaches is a family owned and run business established in 1988 operating tailored short break tours of two-three days as well as seven -ten day tours and extended tours.
28 April 2016
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Ballincollig Coaches Ltd 1: Co.Cork coach operator, Ballingcollig Coaches, has taken delivery of a new Volvo B11R Euro 6.
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Technical and interior features
Model Volvo B11R 2 or 3-axle coach
Body specification Jonckheere JHV126
Engine Volvo D11K 430 6cyl 10.8 litre Euro 6 engine rated at 430hp @1800 rpm with maximum torque of 2050Nm at 1000-1400rpm. Optional 380hp engine available. Engine emission control uses SCR, EGR, DPF & DOC technology.
Transmission Volvo AT2412E I-Shift fully automated 12 speed gearbox with integral retarder. Optional ZF Ecolife 6AP2000B 6 speed automatic hydraulic transmission available (380hp engine only).
Dimensions Height 3.66 m Width 2.55 m Length 12.57 m (Also available at 13.4 m and 14 m)
Fuel tank 425 litres
Technical standard European Whole Vehicle Type Approval.
Body construction Stainless steel structure and paneling with aluminium side lockers and polyester rear locker.
Safety features EBS - Electronic Braking System featuring ABS and ASR functions (Antilock and Antislip) ESP - Electronic Stability Programme. Driver support system including Collision Warning Emergency Braking system (CWEB), Lane Keeping Support system (LKS). Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) available as an option (only on I-Shift Gearbox).
Driver’s seat Fully adjustable Isringhausen 6860/875 with armrests, three point belt, air suspension and integrated microphone.
Courier seat Fainsa GALA with three point belt with armrests.
Passenger seats 53 reclining Fainsa GALA seats with three point seat belts, leather headrest inserts, cupholders and footrests.
Luggage capacity 9 m3 approx (not including internal luggage racks).
Glazing Bonded tinted double glazing, side and rear.
Air conditioning Roof Mounted Thermo King Athenia S805 with X340 compressor and separate outlet for driver.
Audio/Visual Bosch Professional Line DVD Radio & CD player, Bosch 19” front and middle flat screen LCD monitors. Driver’s microphone incorporated into seat and courier microphone into dashboard.
Additional features Full draw side curtains, Shades centre sunken demountable freshwater toilet, hot drinks machine, dash mounted 60 litre fridge, integrated dash mounted fold away courier table, lockable storage compartments, heated and electrically operated exterior mirrors, electric full height driver’s window, peage window to front entrance door and saloon fully carpeted throughout. Alcoa Dura- Bright alloy wheels, motorized driver’s blind to front windscreen.