Colombiabus Newsroom – Agrale Argentina S.A.
TODOBUS BUILT THE PROTOTYPE MODEL
Despite the pandemic, the Argentine subsidiary of the Brazilian manufacturer Agrale continues to advance in the development of passenger buses, highly oriented towards urban mobility. Not only do they finalize details of the long-awaited electric MA17 whose powertrain is being developed in England, but now add a new variant for operators who need large capacity vehicles in cities, with its front-engined MA27.0 chassis.
The chassis of the presentation has been bodied by the constructor TodoBus, located southwest of Buenos Aires, on a platform length of 18 meters, a gross vehicle weight of 27 tons and with the capacity to transport up to 143 passengers, of which 49 they can travel seated. The MA27.0 with front engine is part of the more than ten developments conceived by the Argentine engineering team, in about 15 years of Agrale’s presence in the country.
The chassis is powered by a Cummins Euro V diesel engine of the ISB family, with 6.7 liters of displacement and 290HP of power, which reaches the wheels thanks to the fully automatic transmission provided by Allison of the Torqmatic family suitable for vehicles with weight. 29,000kg gross vehicle. The joint (sanfona) is imported from Germany by Hübner, the suspension is pneumatic for maximum smoothness and absorption capacity of the irregularities of the roads in the cities, and with its electronic control it can also be adjusted. The TodoBus bodywork includes ramps and accessibility devices for those with reduced mobility conditions.
Agrale hopes to maintain its commitment to developing models that guarantee productivity, efficiency and friendly transport for Latin American cities.