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Plaxton Beaver
Silcox Coaches Plaxton Beaver 1 bodied Mercedes-Benz 711D in Tenby in May 2005
Body and chassis
Doors1 door
Floor typeStep entrance
EngineMercedes-Benz (Mercedes-Benz T2/Vario)

The Plaxton Beaver[a], is a body of a minibus, It has a step-entrance, It was built by Plaxton from 1987 to 2011

Plaxton Beaver 1[change | change source]

The first generation Beaver 1 was built by Reeve Burgess and then Plaxton. It was built from 1987 to 1995. It has a step-entrance.

It was built on Mercedes-Benz 709D[1] and 811D[2] chassis. Some bodies were also built on Renault S56,[3] Renault S75.[4] and Iveco 49.10 chassis.

Plaxton Beaver 2[change | change source]

The second generation Beaver 2 was built by Plaxton. It was built on Mercedes-Benz Vario chassis.[5] It was built from 1996 to 2006. It has a step-entrance.

Plaxton Beaver 3[change | change source]

The third generation Beaver 3 was built by Plaxton. It was built on Mercedes Benz 813D[6] and 814D[7] chassis. It was built from 2007 to 2011. It has a step-entrance.

From 1997 to 2017, Plaxton made a similar model called the Plaxton Cheetah

Gallery[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. previously known as the Reeve Burgess Beaver

References[change | change source]

  1. Poole, Scott (15 April 2024). First West Yorkshire Buses. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-4456-9727-7.
  2. Wallis, Philip (15 October 2019). Golden Miller Buses including Cardiff Bluebird. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-4456-9580-8.
  3. MacLennan, Calum (15 September 2022). Nottingham Buses in the 1990s. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-3981-0917-9.
  4. "Compass Travel (Sussex) Ltd - Fleet". compass-travel.co.uk. Retrieved 3 July 2024.
  5. Cooper, Matt (15 August 2022). Oxford and South Midland Buses. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-3981-1119-6.
  6. Busst, Edward (13 February 2015), 103 MH03 EMH Mercedes 0813D Plaxton Beaver 3 DP33F Horsburgh Livingston 13-2-15, retrieved 3 July 2024
  7. Macfarlane, Allan (12 October 2023). The Mercedes Benz Midibus. Pen and Sword Transport. ISBN 978-1-3990-2356-6.

Other websites[change | change source]

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