Tri-axle i6 gives peace of mind, says Catteralls
The 61-seat vehicle is one of three Irizar UK Integrals Catteralls has bought, the first an i6 Integral tri-axle which entered the fleet in March 2015, and more recently an i4 Integral. The latest is a 14-metre which, says Paul Catterall, eliminates any concerns about weight limits.
The new coach is powered by DAF’s MX13 Euro 6 engine, which Paul says is, like all MX series engines, very easy to service: “It drives as well as the other i6, though my son Matthew says it’s actually slightly better.
“There’s significant demand for high-capacity coaches – they’re ideal for school groups where they want to combine two classes, and increasingly useful for tour work. We had a roadside check in Germany last year on another coach, and even with 38 people aboard, there was enough luggage to leave the coach close to the weight limit.
“Until 19.5-tonnes is allowed, the tri-axle gives us peace of mind – people seem to take far more luggage on holiday these days.”
Catteralls, based at Southam, has 40 vehicles.