ZF features strongly in Russian orders

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ZF to supply transmission & steering for 1,400 Russian buses

Russia ZF is to supply transmission and steering systems for 1,400 buses earmarked for Russia and the Ukraine.

Mosgortrans, Moscow’s largest public transport authority, has ordered 1,100 buses with ZF driveline and chassis technology and Kiev’s Kyivpastrans public transport authority specified ZF Lenksysteme steering (jointly owned by ZF and Bosch) for 300 new vehicles.

Mosgortrans, Europe’s biggest urban public transport authority, ordered a total of 1,083 lowfloor buses for which ZF will supply 820 buses. These comprise 170 Volzhanin articulated buses equipped with the EcoLife six-speed automatic transmission with TopoDyne Life shift program; and 650 LiAZ vehicles with six-speed Ecomat automatic gearboxes. The remaining 263 buses are from Trolza and will also feature ZF steer, drive and trailed axles plus damper systems.

Kyivpastrans, Kiev’s public transport authority, has specified axle and steering systems for 296 lowfloor trolley buses. The order includes RL 75 EC independent suspension, RL 85 A front and AV 132 portal drive axles. ZF Steering Systems supplies the ZF Servocom ball-and-nut power steering.