HIGER proves the perfect link for Con-X-ion

Friday, December 30, 2011

One of Queensland's leading tourist transport services has praised Higer buses for their efficiency and cost effectiveness after adding two new Higer coaches to its fleet.

The Gold Coast division of Con-X-ion has added two 12.2m RoadBoss' to service airport and theme park transfers and has recorded increases in efficiency since the additions.

General Manager Peter Thompson explained the three 57 seat RoadBoss' have proven to be the perfect to the fleet.

"The Higers have really come into their own, they have a low purchase price, they've been trouble-free and suit our application down to the ground," he said.

"We are people movers, that's the business we are in and we need to move people as quickly and efficiently as possible."

Since switching to Higer, Con-X-ion has recorded a 90 percent reduction in fuel usage thanks to largely to the common rail, turbo intercooled Cummins engine combined with a six speed Allison and cruise control.

Peter Thompson says the availability of parts along with the recognised drivetrain, ThermoKing air conditioning and Meritor axles have made servicing the buses pain free.

"The key to the success is the international componentry. Parts availability is excellent, they're driver friendly, easy to operate and customers find them comfortable," he said.

"Customers have also noticed the difference and find Con-X-ion's Higers comfortable and smooth and standard features such as ThermoKing air conditioning, tinted windows and CD system to their journey - be it to the airport, hotel or attractions around the Gold Coast area.

"We have also had plenty of interest in the new Higers from school charters because of the three point seat belt in all 57 passenger seats making the new RoadBoss' perfect for the needs of schools," said Peter "Schools now demand seat belts and we are able to deliver with our Higers, the seat belts are wonderful decision. We're able to get more work and better work."

Con-X-ion is in an expansion stage and looking at adding further Higers to the fleet - which now totals around 50 vehicles following the recent acquisition of another operator.

Higer buses are manufactured in China utilising world's best technology and components, including Cummins engines, Allison and ZF transmissions, Meritor Axles and European designed chassis.

The company's product line up starts at six metre buses and ranges up to full 18 metre vehicles catering to a variety of applications and specific requirements from high-end tourist coaches to high capacity city commuter route buses.



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