Karosa C 734
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|Karosa C 734|
Karosa C 734 in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
|Body and chassis|
|Chassis||semi-self-supporting with frame|
|Engine||LIAZ ML 635 V6 Diesel engine|
LIAZ ML 636 N V6 Diesel engine
|Power output||148 kW (198 hp) (LIAZ ML 635)|
155 kW (208 hp) (LIAZ ML 636 N)
|Transmission||Praga 5-speed manual|
|Length||11,055 mm (435.2 in)|
|Width||2,500 mm (98.4 in)|
|Height||3,165 mm (124.6 in)|
|Curb weight||9,500 kg (20,900 lb)-10,050 kg (22,160 lb)|
|Predecessor||Karosa ŠL 11|
|Successor||Karosa C 934|
Karosa C 734 is basic model of Karosa 700 series. C 734 is unified with city bus models B 731 and B 741. Body is semi-self-supporting with frame and engine with manual gearbox in the rear part. Only rear axle is propulsed. Front axle is independent, rear axle is solid. All axles are mounted on air suspension. On the right side are two doors. Between the axles underneath the bodywork is luggage compartment volume of 3.5 m³. Hot water heating is efficient at temperatures lower than 0 °C, however, the problem of the whole bus is heat. Difficulties are also vented at high temperatures, since the sliding parts are located in only two windows on the right side and three on the left. Airstream ventilation from two fans can not effectively exchange air. Seats for passengers are spaced as 2 + 2 with the central aisle. Drivers cab is not separated from the rest of the vehicle. C 734 (like other variants of the 700 series) had undergone many modifications during production, which should ensure better serviceability of these buses (especially new, more powerful engines).
Production and operationEdit
In the year 1981 started serial production, which continued until 1996.
Currently, number of Karosa C734 buses is decreasing, due to high age of buses.