MOWAG

Mowag

2006 A Mowag Piranha IIIH APC Swiss Parade 8x8A Mowag Piranha IIIH APC.

1957 Mowag military signals carrier (radio truck)

Mowag military signals carrier (radio truck) from 1957.

Mowag (sometimes MOWAG) is a Swiss company which develops, designs and produces armoured vehicles for military applications in both land-only and amphibious configurations. These vehicles have gross vehicle weights ranging from 9 t to 30 t. More than 12,000 armoured wheeled vehicles of the type Piranha, Eagle and DURO are in operation worldwide with a large number of armed forces. The company is owned by General Dynamics, and is currently known as General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag GmbH.

History

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The MOWAG GmbH (Motor Car Factory), originally MOWAG Motorwagenfabrik AG, was founded in 1950 as a privately owned company by engineer Walter Ruf. During the past 50 years Mowag has concentrated on the development and production of specialised vehicles.

Its initial success was the development and production of more than 1600 troop carriers “Mowag T1 4×4” for the Swiss Army. Contracts for Germany followed, with 750 Mowag MR 8 series armoured wheeled vehicles produced for the German Bundesgrenzschutz (Federal Border Guard) (also later used by Spain), and built under licence in Germany. Further high-powered wheeled and tracked vehicle series were developed and manufactured for the world markets.

MOWAG has built many different types of vehicles, such as ambulances, fire trucks, dummy tanks, electric vehicles, scooters or tracked tanks. In the civilian sector, MOWAG has been particularly active in the construction of firefighting vehicles where several generations of emergency vehicles have been built on the Dodge pickups. Many models were based on factory designed firefighting trucks. In Germany, Mowag was well known for developing a four-wheel drive armored car, that was built under licence from Thyssen and Bussing / Henschel. In 1963, vehicles for the Federal Border Guard (Bundesgrenzschutz = BGS), MOWAG’s production ran for decades. MOWAG had from the beginning to the end of the 1960s, built addition military vehicles and civilian trucks. Among them were the heavy trucks, MOWAG M5-16F with four seats, front steering cabin and 16 tons total weight, tow hitch for a double axle trailer and a 200-horsepower engine in the underfloor. The engine was mounted under the bed between the front and the rear axles. This allowed a compact design and low center of gravity in the middle of the vehicle.

In 1950 MOWAG produced 214 local official cars for the Swiss Post, the chassis of this small compact vehicle had sliding doors on each side. The truck for Swiss Post (PTT) MOWAG Einsatzfourgon of which 556 units were built from 1953 to 1988, had also an underfloor engine. The Furgeon were initially fitted with a V8 petrol engine, which was originally developed for a MOWAG tank. Later, diesel engines were installed. The yellow and silver vans had a door in the front of the vehicle on the passenger side, which made it possible to exit from the front if the trucks were parked very close together. On the driver’s side was a conventional door. It was possible to get from the cabin into the cargo hold. Taking advantage of this fact, some people rebuilt the decommissioned Furgeons into campers. The Fugeons were equipped with a trailer hitch for 4 wheel trailers. MOWAG had developed a replacement vehicle for the Furgeon, but it remained only a prototype as the Swiss Post bought foreign mass-produced series of vehicles.

Besides regular trucks, MOWAG has built several generations of long iron transport trucks. A 8×4-driven four-axle truck with M8TK diesel engine with eight cylinders, 10.8 liters and 500 HP and Allison automatic five-speed transmission, these are characterized by a very narrow central cab, with two seats. They were able to carry the load on the entire length of the vehicle using the space on the left and right side of the driver’s cabin. The drivers compartment had a front entering door.

Between 1965 and 1975, MOWAG built 170 electric trollies for the Swiss Post. In the 1980s, the products range had been increased by the development and construction of three-wheel and four-wheel electric vehicles. The hospitals, airports, municipalities, industrial companies and the post office came for a variety of their transportation tasks. Many more prototypes of electric cars were built, but none of these vehicles made it to market. For the Mirage IIIS and RS fighter aircraft of the Swiss Air Force, MOWAG and AEG worked together and built the aircraft tractor MOWAG-AEG. In the 1980s, MOWAG built vibratory rollers for road construction. Handheld double vibratory rollers were from 900 kg to 1300 kg, tandem Vibratory rollers from 2000 kg to 3000 kg and 4 “wheeled” rollers from 4.5 t to 18 t. For several decades MOWAG was the sole importer to Switzerland of the Dodge Ram Wagon, these were converted to four-wheel drive fire brigade vehicles, and occasionally police vehicles and ambulances. They were all given the MOWAG Insignia on the front. Private individuals were not allowed to purchase new vehicles, however MOWAG did sell spare parts to privately owned Dodge Ram Wagon’s. Lately, Mowag has been specializing in armored vehicles for military use, because it is financially more attractive. The main product today is the Piranha. In addition, other armored vehicles are being produced based on the American Hummer / Mowag Eagle, and the Duro. These vehicles comes from the acquired business of Bucher-Guyer. Also Mowag is responsible for spare parts for the Bucher aircraft tractor / aircraft tug‘s who are in use by the Swiss Air Force and JuAir.

Since January 2004, Mowag has been a company within the General Dynamics European Land Systems group and at present employs around 750 highly skilled personnel at the facility in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. Mowag continues to operate as a Swiss company, and is organised and incorporated under Swiss law. General Dynamics European Land Systems is part of General Dynamics Corporation (GD). From 1 April 2010 the company is known as General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag GmbH.

Current products

Mowag’s products are used with numerous forces, such as the US Army (Stryker), US Marine Corps (LAV-25), Canadian Army (LAV III), Swiss Army (APC 93 and Piranha TOW) and Chilean Army (Piraña 6×6 and Piraña 8×8), as well as in Australia, Monaco, New Zealand, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Malaysia and some countries in the Middle East, Africa and South America. In addition to production in Kreuzlingen (Switzerland), London, (Ontario, Canada), and the USA, Mowag vehicles are also built under licence by companies in other countries.

Piranha, Eagle and DURO vehicles are successfully deployed in numerous operations around the world and are combat proven in a wide range of missions, terrains and climatic conditions. Service life extension and re-role programmes for Piranha vehicles, some fielded as early as the seventies (e.g. to the US Marine Corps, Canadian and Swiss Forces), are currently under way, which will allow to extend the service life by many years.

Mowag Piranha

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Main article: Mowag Piranha

The Mowag Piranha is a family of armored, multi-role wheeled vehicles that are designed to be adapted to different threat scenarios, while still retaining a high level of protection, mobility, and internal volume. Since the Piranha 4×4, 6×6, 8×8 and 10×10 family of armoured wheeled vehicles was conceived in the seventies, over 6500 vehicles have been produced and are today in operation. A further 1700 Piranha vehicles are now selected, on order and under production in Canada, the USA and Switzerland. The baseline vehicle, the new generation of the Piranha III, enables numerous applications and/or weapon system installations as expected of a modern multi-role vehicle, which is well suited to any battlefield or peace-keeping/peace-enforcing mission anywhere in the world. The Piranha IV 8×8 offers again higher payloads, modular ballistic protection, superior mine protection, and provides increased mobility with its height-adjustable hydro-pneumatic suspension system.

Stryker (amerikanische Variante des Mowag Piranhas)

The US Stryker vehicle is a modified version of the

Canadian Forces LAV III

Canadian LAV III, which in turn is based on the Mowag Piranha IIIH 8×8.

A new version of the Piranha 5 was released at EUROSATORY 2010.

Mowag Eagle

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Main article: Mowag Eagle

The Mowag Eagle is a well-protected, light tactical vehicle similar to the American HMMWV. It is designed to fulfill roles such as command, reconnaissance, logistics, and military police. It can have seating for up to six soldiers while still retaining an in-depth communications system and equipment to fit mission requirements. A total of 365 Eagle 4×4 reconnaissance vehicles and 120 Eagle 4×4 artillery forward observation vehicles have been built in the past eight years and are in service with the Swiss and Danish Forces.

The newly developed Eagle IV, based on the DURO, is suitable for reconnaissance, communications and observation, as well as for UN missions and border patrol. The Mowag development on the basis of the proven DURO chassis is distinguished through a very high payload versus a low gross vehicle weight (GVW), with a high ballistic and mine protection level as well as exceptional mobility both on and off-road. Due to the commonality with the DURO family of vehicles, the maintenance and training costs can be kept low in a fleet mission.

A new version of the Eagle was launched by General Dynamics European Land Systems – Mowag GmbH at EUROSATORY 2010 on 14 June 2010.

Mowag DURO

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Main article: Mowag Duro

The Mowag Duro is a highly mobile, off-road tactical transport vehicle based on the DURO family of vehicles. DURO stands for DUrable and RObust. Initially developed for Switzerland by Bucher-Guyer AG in Niederweningen, Switzerland, who started production of all-wheel-drive trucks in 1976. An initial 3,000 vehicles order for the Swiss Armed Forces came through in 1994. Over 4,000 DURO 4×4 and 6×6 vehicles are now in service worldwide. Main customers are Switzerland, Germany, Venezuela, Great Britain, and Malaysia. In addition to these, the vehicle is used in many other countries for special purposes. The latest versions are the DURO II and DURO III. Germany has ordered the DURO IIIP 6×6 ballistic and mine protected version.

The Yak is an armored and mine-protected transport vehicle produced by the German company Rheinmetall Landsysteme AG based on the DURO IIIP chassis. The German Army uses the Yak for its military police, EODteams, and as mobile armoured ambulance.

Former products

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From the beginning Mowag produced both armoured and unarmoured vehicles, to include motorcycles and fire appliances.

Gallery

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AEBI Switserland

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AEBI multipurpose transporter and mover

 AEBI multipurpose transporter and mover
AEBI motor mover AM 40
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Aebi Terratrac tractor
 Aebi Terratrac tractor

AEBI is a Switzerland-based manufacturer of municipal and agriculture machinery. The company’s products include transporters, Implement carriers,road sweepers, tractors, and mowers.

History

  • 1883: In Burgdorf, Switzerland, Johann Ulrich Aebi established a workshop for manufacturing turbines and sprayers
  • 1894: Workshop held on development of an industrial enterprise with production
  • 1895: Aebi builds starts the production of a replica of McCormick’s reaper
  • 1910: Production of threshing equipment, feed elevators, and forceps begins
  • 1915: Experimental use of a 4-wheel Mähtraktors
  • 1928: Launch of a modernization campaign in workshop and machinery
  • 1929: Production of 3-wheel Mähtraktors
  • 1931: Approximately 40,000-“Helvetia” mowers were sold
  • 1932: Production of the world’s first ball-reaper begins
  • 1942: Takeover of the company Stadler AG; total workforce: 270; turnover: 5.8 million Swiss francs
  • 1950: Launch of the first motor mower: the Aebi AM 50
  • 1954: Production of the first-Aebi Einachstraktors with Triebachsanhänger
  • 1964: The first Aebi transporter is presented
  • 1971: Production of snowblowers begins for municipal and winter use
  • 1976: Development of the Terratrac DD 77, a hangtauglichem Zweiachsmäher
  • 1981: Founding of the Aebi vehicles and machinery in Kematen GmbH (Austria)
  • 1986: Presentation of the TT 88 with hydrostatic drive
  • 1995: Founding of Aebi France S.à.r.l. in Genas, France
  • 1998: Founding of North America Inc. Aebi in Richmond, Virginia, USA; Nussmüller acquisition of land and municipal engineering Schwanberg GmbH (Austria)
  • 1999: Takeover of the company MFH AG, Maschinenfabrik in Hochdorf, Switzerland
  • 2006: The Aebi Holding AG is represented by a group led by entrepreneur Peter Spuhler

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Saurer Bus Aufbau SEITZ Kreuzlingen, im Mettauertal

Aufbau Seitz Kreuzlingen, im Mettauertal

Switserland

Rotterdam was searching after World War II for buses for rebuilding the Public Transport System in the City. On of the Buses they choose was Saurer, and they bought 60 buses in Switserland, built by Aufbau Seitz Kreuzlingen. im Mettauertal in Switserland. There is almost no information further on the www

1936 Saurer, 17-21 Plätzer, Aufbau Seitz Kreuzlingen, im Mettauertal im Einsatz 1948 - 1954 1947 Saurer 4 CT 1D carr Seitz GTW 191 1947 1947 Saurer 4 CT 1D carr Seitz GTW 192 1947 Saurer 4 CT 1D carr Seitz GTW 194 1947 Saurer 4 CT 1D carr Seitz GTW 196 1947 Saurer 4 CT 1D carr Seitz GTW 197 1947 Saurer 4 CT 1D carr Seitz GTW 200 1948 221-2-Saurer-Seitz 1948 Saurer 4C - Seitz  RET 223 1948 Saurer, 4CT1D-H Seitz Bus 225, Saurer-Seitz, Coolsingel kruising Blaak-Binnenweg 1964 Bus 224, Saurer-Seitz na verkoop in gebruik als circuswagen

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SAURER Buses Arbon Switserland 1903-1982

Saurer

Adolph Saurer AG
Former type Public company
Industry Automotive,
Military
Fate Merged with Franz Brozincevic & Cie into Nutzfahrzeuggesellschaft Arbon & Wetzikon (NAW)
Successors Saurer AG
Founded 1903
Defunct 1982
Headquarters Arbon, Switzerland
Key people Franz Saurer
Products Motor vehicles

Adolph Saurer AG based in Arbon, Switzerland was a manufacturer of trucks and buses under the Saurer and Berna (beginning in 1929) brand names, active between 1903 and 1982.

Saurer was very well known all around Europe in the years between World War I and World War II (1918–1939).

Especially, in World War 2 a modified version of Saurer trucks was sponsored by the Nazi and used to gas people in Chełmno

History

 1930 Saurer Car-Alpin

A Saurer Car-Alpin in 1930

In 1853 Franz Saurer (1806–1882) from Veringenstadt in Germany established an iron foundry for household goods near the Swiss town of Sankt Gallen. In 1863 he started a production of Jacquard sewing machines in Arbon, from 1869 together with his sons as company associates of F. Saurer & Söhne. In 1896 his eldest surviving son Adolph Saurer (1841–1920) took over the company, he and his son Hippolyt (1878–1936) developed the enterprise as a joint-stock company.

From 1896 Saurer also manufactured petrol engines and the next year Hippolyt Saurer initiated the production of a phaeton body automobile run by a one-cylinder opposed-piston engine. In 1902 a first four-cylinder T-head engine model with touring car and sedan chassis was built.

From 1903 onwards Saurer concentrated on the production of commercial vehicles which soon gained a good reputation. The company ran subsidiary companies in Austria (1906–1959, in the end taken over by Steyr-Daimler-Puch), France (1910–1956, taken over by Unic), the United Kingdom (1927–1931, taken over by Armstrong Whitworth), and in Germany (1915–1918, taken over by MAN). In Italy, the Officine Meccaniche (OM) manufacturer was for many years licensee of Saurer engines and other mechanical units, which they used in their own ranges of truck and buses. In Poland the state-owned Państwowe Zakłady Inżynieryjne produced license-built Saurer engines (powering, among others, the 7TP and 9TP tanks) and coach chassis used in the Zawrat bus.

In the United States, the Saurer Motor Truck Company, headed by C.P. Coleman, had the rights to manufacture and sell heavy trucks under the Saurer brand name at its plant in Plainfield, New Jersey (which commenced operations in November 1911). On September 23, 1911, the Saurer Motor Truck Company merged with the Mack Brothers Motor Car Company of Allentown, Pennsylvania, headed by J. M. Mack, to form the International Motor Truck Company (IMTC). IMTC would continue to make and sell trucks using the Saurer name until 1918. In 1922 IMTC would become Mack Trucks, Inc.

In 1929 Saurer acquired its Swiss rival, Motorwagenfabrik Berna AG of Olten, but the Berna name was allowed to continue, badging the very same Saurer models.

From 1932 on, trolleybuses were a very significant segment of Saurer production. Typically Saurer, or Berna, trolleybuses featured Brown, Boveri & Cie or Société Anonyme des Ateliers de Sécheron (SAAS) electric equipment and Carrosserie Hess bodies. Saurer trolleybuses operated in most of Central Europe countries, and still do it in several of them.

In World War 2 a restructured type BT 4500 and 5 BHw of Saurer trucks were used to gas people in the Nazi extermination camp of Chelmno.[3]

In 1951 Saurer and its Italian licensee, OM, reached an agreement by which Saurer would market in Switzerland OM’s light and medium-weight trucks and buses, using Saurer-OM and Berna-OM badges. This was successful and lasted until Saurer closure.

NAW

Declining sales in the early 1980s saw the two leading Swiss truck makers, Saurer and FBW (Franz Brozincevic & Cie of Wetzikon, Switzerland), forming a joint organization calledNutzfahrzeuggesellschaft Arbon & Wetzikon, proceeding with motorbus and trolleybus production under the NAW brand, while the last Saurer-badged truck sold in the open market was delivered in 1983. Four years later, in 1987, a model 10DM supplied to the Swiss Army meant the very last Saurer truck produced in history.

In 1982 Daimler-Benz had acquired a major shareholding in NAW and soon took full control; and in a short time dropped Saurer, Berna and FBW brands, while using NAW premises to assemble heavy haulage versions of Mercedes-Benz trucks.

Eventually NAW went into liquidation in early 2003.

The textile and automotive spin-offs

In 1995, Ernst Thomke, reputed Swiss Manager, took over the leadership of Saurer AG in Arbon as Chairman of the Board. To restructure this conglomerate, he had previously abandoned his position with its then major shareholder: BB Industrie Holding AG (22%). The previous major shareholder, Tito Tettamanti, of the conglomerate, founded in 1853, specialized in textile machinery and “propulsion technology”, had acquired the main competitor in each field, Schlafhorst, with a large manufacturing capacity excess and Ghidela.

Thomke led actively Saurer AG until 1996, when he retired to the direction of the Board until 1999. In his years he promulgated transparency at all levels, flexible working hours, optimized the production and refined accounting systems. In 1996, the group Saurer AG went back into financial results showing profits. More than half of the revenues originating from Schlafhorst, upon its positive restructuring.

Doflug D-3802A

A Doflug D-3802A powered by aSaurer YS-2 aero-engine.

Aero-engines

Saurer also produced the YS-2 and YS-3 aero-engines, closely related to the Hispano-Suiza 12Y series of engines designed and built in France, to power the Doflug D-3802 and Doflug D-3803 fighters.

Oerlikon Textile

Since 2007, the conglomerate Saurer AG, which meanwhile had reached a worldwide leading status in textile machinery, has been integrated into the Oerlikon Corporation (see: Oerlikon Textile )

Oerlikon-Saurer Textile is a manufacturer of systems for spinning, texturizing, twisting and embroidery.

Oerlikon-Saurer “Graziano Trasmissioni

Also since 2007, the remaining Saurer AG automative part, “Graziano Trasmissioni”, a manufacturer of gear, gear groups and complete transmission systems for agricultural, earth moving and special vehicles as well as for four wheel drive passenger cars and luxury sport cars has also been integrated into the Oerlikon Corporation. (see: [2] Oerlikon Drive Systems)

Gallery of Saurer, Berna and NAW vehicles

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1951 Saurer 3 C-H with Ramseier & Jenzer 1951 SAURER 3 C H R&J 310 1950 Saurer, L4CT 2D Ramseier & Jenzer 1950 SAURER L4C-CT2d 860 1949 Saurer 4CT1D carr Verheul GTW 380 de Steeg 1949 Saurer 4CT1D carr Verheul GTW 377 1949 Saurer 4CT1D carr Verheul GTW 372 1949 1949 Saurer 4CT1D carr Verheul GTW 370  1949 1949 Saurer 4CT1D carr Verheul GTW 368 Dieren 1949 Saurer 4CT1D  carr Verheul GTW 378 1949 Saurer 4CT1D  carr Verheul GTW 373 1949 Saurer 3C DI ROSA Frankreich SAUER CT 1 D 6cyl 7970cc 1948 Saurer, 4CT1D-H Seitz 1948 Saurer RET 1948 Saurer 4C RET 223 1948 Saurer 4C - Seitz  RET 223 1947 Saurer 4CT 1D carr Verheul GTW 185 1947 Saurer 4CT 1D carr Verheul GTW 184 1947 Saurer 4CT 1D carr Verheul GTW 183 1947 Saurer 4CT 1D carr Verheul GTW 182 1947 Saurer 4CT 1D carr Verheul GTW 181 1947 Saurer 4C-H CT 1D Verheul RET 208 1947 Saurer 4 CT 1D carr Seitz GTW 200 1947 Saurer 4 CT 1D carr Seitz GTW 197 1947 Saurer 4 CT 1D carr Seitz GTW 196 1947 Saurer 4 CT 1D carr Seitz GTW 194 1947 Saurer 4 CT 1D carr Seitz GTW 192 1947 Saurer 4 CT 1D carr Seitz GTW 191 1947 1947 Saurer 3ct1d orlandi gd Belle Clot 1939 Saurer P 1601 hummeli 1939 Saurer Lith 1937 Saurer Deiters 1933 SAURER kh 1932 SAURER TL.22 527 1932 Saurer BLD n° 22 Lausanne 1932 ATO Saurer 1931 Saurer-Verheul  008aa 1931 Saurer Verheul 1931 Saurer - Werkspoor, Zuilen A'dam 1930s Saurer bus, Zurich, Switzerland 1930 saurer-4-bl-po-01 1930 saurer 5su6.3039 1923 Saurer Alsa 1922 Saurer 1921 Saurer P 20 1915 Saurer mit Baader-Anhaenger 1914 Saurer bushttps://myntransportblog.com/2014/08/19/ramseier-streun-and-co-jenzer-worblaufen-switserland/

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Buses manufacturer HESS AG, Bellach Switserland

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Carrosserie Hess AG is a bustrolleybus and commercial vehicle manufacturer based in Bellach (near Solothurn), Switzerland. Its products can be found operating in several countries, including the Netherlands, the United States and Canada.

History

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The company was founded in 1882, when Heinrich Hess set up business in Solothurn to build customised car bodies. The company first began building buses in 1919, and production reverted to aluminiumproducts in 1933. It produced its first trolleybuses in 1940 for the Swiss cities of Basel and Biel/Bienne. In 1961, it commenced building of articulated vehicles, some of which were supplied to operators in the United States and Canada in 1975. The company soon began to expand, and businesses were set up in Portugal and Australia in 1957 and 1978. respectively. The U.S. business was set up in 1996. The company began production of low-floor buses and trolleybuses in 1991, and in 2003 built its first double-articulated trolleybuses.

Products

Buses

  • N UB 2-2: A low-floor, two-door bus with 10m, 11.3m and 12m variants, which can accommodate approximately 82, 86 and 95 passengers, respectively.
  • N UB 2-2-1: Identical to the N UB 2-2 with the addition of an extra door at the rear of the vehicle.
  • N UA 2-2-2-2: A low-floor, 18m four-door articulated bus, which has a capacity of around 150 passengers.
  • Hess LighTram : A 24.69m bi-articulated bus with a duraluminium body. Hybrid version available.

Trolleybuses

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Hess Swisstrolley 3 of an old design in Lucerne(luzern)

  • Eurotrolley 3: A 9.7m long half-low-floor trolleybus with a capacity of approximately 80 passengers. Built for Lyon with Kiepe electrical equipment and a Skoda traction motor.
  • Swisstrolley 3: An 18m long articulated trolleybus which can accommodate not less than 140 passengers. It and LighTram have a duraluminium body.
  • LighTram 3: A 24.7m long double-articulated trolleybus with a capacity of around 192 passengers.
  • Trolleyzug: A 23.3m long trolleybus and trailer with a capacity of around 180 passengers.

Bus kits

As well as building complete vehicles, Hess also manufactures bus kits for its worldwide customers. These kits are imported and then assembled on reaching their destination.

Minibuses

Hess also builds smaller buses, mainly for the transportation of school children and persons with disabilities.

Commercial vehicles

Hess builds vehicles designed for commercial purposes, such as vans, some of which are fitted with tipper equipment, loading ramps and trailers.

1925 FBW-Seitz-Hess Zwitserland

1925 FBW-Seitz-Hess Zwitserland

1947 fbw hess

1937 fbw hess

1940 VB Biel Nr. 21 Berna Hess Trolleybus

1940 VB Biel Nr. 21 Berna Hess Trolleybus

1948 TL605 FBW HESS

1948 TL605 FBW HESS

1950 Saurer Hess Typ 4ZP54L CT1DL Nr. 16. BVB Wagen Nr. 16

1950 Saurer Hess Typ 4ZP54L CT1DL BVB Wagen Nr. 16

1952 Amsteg UR 9031 Berna Hess (ex M+3143)

1952 Amsteg UR 9031 Berna Hess (ex M+3143)

1952 Autobus Nr. 5 Berna Hess 4UPO-463-H2 (Achtzylindermotor)

1952 Autobus Nr. 5 Berna Hess 4UPO-463-H2 (Achtzylindermotor)

1953 Berna Hess (ex AGO Olten Nr. 5)

1953 Berna Hess (ex AGO Olten Nr. 5)

1953 Berna-Hess (ex AGO Olten Nr. 5) CH

1953 Berna Hess (ex AGO Olten Nr. 5)

1953 Berna-Hess (ex AGO Olten Nr. 5) CH 1954 Berna Hess (ex Barenco, Faido)

1954 Berna Hess (ex Barenco, Faido)

1955 Berna Hess (ex SOO Olten Nr. 8)

1955 Berna Hess (ex SOO Olten Nr. 8)

1955 FBW Hess Bus BVB 8

1955 FBW Hess Bus BVB 8

1956 Berna-Hess 4UPO-458-T1 (Sechszylindermotor) Zwitserland

1956 Berna-Hess 4UPO-458-T1 (Sechszylindermotor) Zwitserland

1957 Ex Zürich FBW HESS Trolleybus – P Kamm

1957 Ex Zürich FBW HESS Trolleybus © P Kamm

1958 Hess Trolleybus Verein Schweiz

1958 Hess Trolleybus Verein Schweiz

1959 SOO Olten Nr. 17 Berna Hess

1959 SOO Olten Nr. 17 Berna Hess

1960 Berna Hess L4 bus

1960 Berna Hess L4 bus

1962 fbw-hess trolley

1962 fbw-hess trolley

1964 FBW Hess Trolleybus

1964 FBW Hess Trolleybus

1966 FBW Hess C50U index

1966 FBW Hess C50U index

1966 Saurer Hess Tb 40city267

1966 Saurer Hess Tb 40city267

1966 two Eastbourne Fords R buses with NZMB bodies Hess

1966 two Eastbourne Fords R buses with NZMB bodies Hess NZ

1967 Berna Carrosserie Hess Bus Ad Switzerland

1967 Berna Carrosserie Hess Bus Ad Switzerland

1969 Basel FBW-Hess No.62

1969 Basel FBW-Hess No.62

1970 FBW Hess Lugano

1970 FBW Hess Lugano

1974 Volvo B 58 Hess

1974 Volvo B 58 Hess

1975 Volvo B58H Artic Hess 7168

1975 Volvo B58H Artic Hess 7168

Trolebús FBW-Hess-SAAS UST de 1975

Trolebús FBW-Hess-SAAS UST de 1975

1976 12m I suburbain Volvo B10m Hess

1976 12m I suburbain Volvo B10m Hess

1976 Saurer -Hess Bus Geneve

1976 Saurer -Hess Bus Geneve © J Veerkamp

1976 Volvo Hess demonstrator

1976 Volvo Hess demonstrator

1978 Ford R1114 with NZMB-Hess body originally with Eastbourne Bus Co

1978 Ford R1114 with NZMB-Hess body originally with Eastbourne Bus Co

1978 Saurer Hess

1978 Saurer Hess

1978 Trolley bus Volvo-Hess-SSW - Siemens electric

1978 Trolley bus Volvo-Hess-SSW – Siemens electric © Bill MacDONALD

1979 Berna Hess SH550 D2KUT Nr. 70

1979 Berna Hess SH550 D2KUT Nr. 70

SONY DSC

1979 Bristol Hess Bus

1981 FBW  Hess BBC-Sécheron

1981 FBW  Hess BBC-Sécheron

1981 Hess Volvo grenda25

1981 Hess Volvo grenda 25

1982 Hess Trolley bus towing trailer

1982 Hess Trolley bus towing trailer

1984 Hess AG. LMC-D60

1984 Hess AG. LMC-D60 Flugzeugbus-Airportshuttle

1985 Berna Hess SH (ex OAK Wangen a.A. Nr. 10)

1985 Berna Hess SH (ex OAK Wangen a.A. Nr. 10)

1987 Hess Mercedes Litouwen

1986 Hess Mercedes-Benz Litouwen

1986 Friburg Saurer Hess T.Bus 33 Route 1 at Les Perolles

1986 Friburg Saurer Hess T.Bus 33 Route 1 at Les Perolles

1986 Hess Kiepe Valparaiso 814 Chile

1986 Hess Kiepe Valparaiso 814 Chile © Jeff Wien

1986 saurer hess

1986 saurer hess

1987 Nine articulated Sauer Hess trolleybuses from St. Gallen Plovdiv-269

1987 Nine articulated Sauer Hess trolleybuses from St. Gallen Plovdiv-269

1988 Saurer  Hess GT 560

1988 Saurer  Hess GT 560

1992 Volvo Hess AG 92 USA Ovidius

1992 Volvo Hess AG 92 USA Ovidius

1992 Volvo Hess AG 92 USA

1992 Volvo Hess AG 92 USA Ovidius

1997 Volvo-Hess Zwitserland

1997 Volvo-Hess Zwitserland

1998 BOGG MB Hess O405 Nr79 Front

1998 BOGG MB Hess O405 Nr79 Front

1998 Hess 220 City Scania Estland

1998 Hess 220 City Scania Estland

1998 HESS VAN HOOL Trolley Arnhem ScanImage001

1998 HESS VAN HOOL Trolley Arnhem

1998 Schaffhausen NAW Hess BGT 5-25

1998 Schaffhausen NAW Hess BGT 5-25

1999 Hess 220 City Estland

1999 Hess 220 City Estland

2000 Two Saurer Hess trolleybuses St Gallen 1

2000 Two Saurer Hess trolleybuses St Gallen 1

2001 Hess 220 City  Scania Estland

2001 Hess 220 City  Scania Estland

2001 Hess system co-bolt 4

2001 Hess system co-bolt 4 Hybrid USA

2001 Hess system co-bolt 5

2001 Hess system co-bolt 5 UK

2001 Hess Trolleybus de Berne

2001 Hess Trolleybus te Bern

2001 Hess Trolleybuses in St. Gallen

2001 Hess Trolleybuses in St. Gallen

2004 BBA 167 Scania  Hess Aarau

2004 BBA 167 Scania  Hess Aarau

2004 HESS bus trains 2

2004 HESS bus trains 2

2004 Hess Regiobus LE13 Postbus

2004 Hess Regiobus LE13 Postbus

2004 MERCEDES BENZ 416 CDI Sprinter + Anhänger Hess minibus

2004 MERCEDES BENZ 416 CDI Sprinter + Anhänger Hess minibus

2005 Hess BGGT-N2C Zwitserland

2005 Hess BGGT-N2C Zwitserland

2005 Hess system co-bolt 3

2005 Volvo Hess system co-bolt 3

2005 Hess Trolleybus for Zurich The website, Obus 269

2005 Hess Trolleybus for Zurich The website, Obus 269

2006 Hess BGT-N2 Zwitserland

2006 Hess BGT-N2 Zwitserland

2006 Hess Swisstrolley 3 of an old design in Lucerne

2006 Hess Swisstrolley 3 of an old design in Luzern

2006 Hess system co-bolt 6

2006 Hess system co-bolt 6

2006 HESS Trolley 4delig Luzern

2006 HESS Trolley 4delig Luzern

2006 Hess Trolley derde gen

2006 Hess Trolley derde gen

Saurer-Hess + Draize-Hess Anhänger TN Neuchâtel

Saurer-Hess + Draize-Hess Anhänger TN Neuchâtel

2006 NAW-Hess BGT25 425

2006 NAW-Hess BGT25 425

2006 NAW-Hess LightTram 94

2006 NAW-Hess LightTram 94

2006 NAW-Hess SwissTrolley

2006 NAW-Hess SwissTrolley

2007 Hess (2007) Litouwen

2007 Hess (2007) Litouwen

2007 Hess system co-bolt 2

2007 Hess system co-bolt 2 USA

2008 Hess system co-bolt 8

2008 Hess system co-bolt 8

2008 Hess-Mercedes Citaro Nr.2 ZG 3352

2008 Hess-Mercedes Citaro Nr.2 ZG 3352

2009 HESS bus trains 3

2009 HESS bus trains 3

2009 Hess Scania system co-bolt 7

2009 Hess Scania system co-bolt 7

2009 HESS swisstrolley wint Zurich

2009 HESS swisstrolley wint Zurich

2009 HESS-VW Kleinbus für die Postauto AG Brig

2009 HESS-VW Kleinbus für die Postauto AG Brig

1989 Scania Hess 9,7 m - 10,9 m

2009 Scania Hess 9,7 m – 10,9 m

2009 Scania-Hess mit anhanger, PT 12565 postbus-12949

2009 Scania-Hess mit anhanger, PT 12565 postbus-12949

2010 Articulated Carrosserie Hess lighTram 3 in Zurich

2010 Articulated Carrosserie Hess lighTram 3 in Zurich

2010 HESS (AKIA) hybrid metro busses in state of assembly Iran

2010 HESS (AKIA) hybrid metro busses in state of assembly Iran

2010 HESS bus trains

2010 HESS bus trains

2010 Hess Swisstrolleye

2010 Hess Swisstrolley

2010 Hess Zwitserland

2010 Hess Zwitserland

2011 Hess Hybrid 1323898180-Hagen800

2011 Hess Hybrid

2011 HESS Zwitserland

2011 HESS Zwitserland

2012 HESS delivers 11 BusTrains (BusZug) to the city of Zug

2012 HESS delivers 11 BusTrains (BusZug) to the city of Zug

2012 Hess Lightram UK

2012 Hess Lightram UK

2012 HESS presented TOSA

2012 HESS presented TOSA

2012 HESS Supertrolley

2012 HESS Supertrolley

2012 HESS sve-bus

2012 HESS sve-bus

2012 Hess Swisstrolley 3 of an old design in Lucerne

2012 Hess Swisstrolley 3 of an old design in Luzern

2012 nieuwe hess trolleybussen voor arnhem

New Hess Trolleys for Arnhem in the Netherlands

2012 Volvo Hess Kiepe BGT-N2C #210

2012 Volvo Hess Kiepe BGT-N2C #210

2013 A 25m bi-articulated Zurich Hess 'Lightram' trolleybus

2013 A 25m bi-articulated Zurich Hess ‘Lightram’ trolleybus

2013 BRENG TROLLEY HESS ARNHEM

2013 BRENG TROLLEY HESS ARNHEM NL

2013 Hess Hamburg Germany 2 lighTrams Hybrid

2013 Hess Hamburg Germany 2 lighTrams Hybrid

2013 Hess system co-bolt

2013 Hess system co-bolt COBUS Fluhafenbus

2013 HESS Trolley Arnhem richting Duifje 2013

2013 HESS Trolley Arnhem richting Duifje 2013

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2013 hess trolley busstation Arnhem NL

2013 Swiss Trolleybus Arnhem NAW Hess ABB BGT-N (type 1), BGT-N2 (type 2), Hess-Vossloh Kiepe BGT-N2C (02268) (type 3

2013 Swiss Trolleybus Arnhem NAW Hess ABB BGT-N (type 1), BGT-N2 (type 2),

Hess-Vossloh Kiepe BGT-N2C (02268) (type 3) NL

2013 Luzern 272u Designbild HESS a

2013 Luzern 272u Designbild HESS

2013 Van Hool and Hess as well as pure battery buses from Contrac, Rampini und SOR. Parma's first 'ebus' UK

2013 Van Hool and Hess as well as pure battery buses from Contrac, Rampini und SOR.

Parma’s first ‘ebus’ UK.

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Buses, Cars, Cabinlifts, Cooltrucks builder FRECH-HOCH Switserland

Cabinlift-Car-Bus+Cooltrucks-builder FRECH-HOCH Switserland

http://www.frech-hoch.ch/site2/index.php/en/

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1950 Berna Frech-Hoch A. Graff 3

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1950 Frech Hoch Berna Postbus

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1950 Frech Hoch Berna Wit Zwart

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1950 Frech Hoch FBW werner fahr

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1950 Frech Hoch Sauer 2 c 6zyl 7970cc

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1952 Frech Hoch FBW AN 40 6zyl 8550cc

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1952 Frech-Hoch 01a FBW AN40

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1952 Frech-Hoch 01b FBW AN40

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Europatreffen historische Omnibusse © Tobias Maurer

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1963 Frech Hoch DYSLI FBW PC35U

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1963 Frech Hoch FBW PC35U  6cyl 6970cc

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1964 Frech-Hoch Scania Vabis

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1965 Frech Hoch FBW nr5

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1965 Frech Hoch FBW Postbus 13010039

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1965 Frech Hoch Sauer HB

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1966 Frech Hoch FBW 50 U Scheiz 6zyl 11034 cc

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1970 ex-postauto-Saurer-Frech-Hoch-49343 © HpT

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1970 Frech Hoch FBW Postbus

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1978 Frech Hoch NAW Camper

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1991 Frech Hoch Lohnfertigung-Seilbahnkabinen

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Buses BERNA Switserland

Bussen BERNA Zwitserland

Berna Badge

http://tractors.wikia.com/wiki/Berna Berna, een pracht van een bus uit Zwitserland. Tijdens vakanties hebben mijn ouders en ik nog wel eens een rit gemaakt met zo’n ouderwetse postbus. Nou hadden we thuis sowieso iets met de post, omdat mijn vader er langdurig gewerkt heeft en dat heeft kennelijk ook een genetische werking want overal en altijd ben ook ik geïnteresseerd in postauto’s . postkantoren, symbolen enz. In Duitsland, Zwitserland en Frankrijk waren de postkleuren meestal gecombineerd met Geel. Ik vond het ook volkomen logisch dat de post me de bus meeging want dat was vaak de enige regelmatig gaande verbinding tussen steden en dorpjes.

Berna Logo
Berna Postbus 23 zitplaatsen Zwitserland
Berna 1UP138-H 5320cc 1948
Berna Trouwbus
Berna Hess L4 bus
Berna   1UP138-H 23 pas 5320cc 1948
Berna Trouwbus Zwitserland
Berna 2UP240R2 Frech-Hoch 1950
Berna 1954
Berna Busje
Berna Graff&Stift NL
Berna 4 UPO Autobus 1946 Zw
Berna Oldtimer Bus am Saurer Treff
berna-bus-(schweiz)-0210-2465
Berna Postbus AG 57298 Sweiz
Berna Oostenrijk
Berna-FHS (ex Siegrist, Flüelen) CH
Berna 2
berna bus van 1950
Berna-R&J (ex M+79’502) CH
Berna Wegmüller
Berna-Hess 4UPO-458-T1 (Sechszylindermotor) Zwitserland
Berna-Hess (ex AGO Olten Nr. 5) CH
Berna-BBO (ex Merzaghi, Maroggia)c CH
Berna Postbus 23 zitplaatsen Zwitserland
Berna-Regazzoni (ex Monti, Cademario) CHa
Berna-R&J (ex VB Biel) CH
Berna Oldtimer Bus am Saurer Treff
Berna Retrobus
Berna d CH
Berna-Seitz (ex P 1648) am 6. Juni 1999 CH
Berna-Hess 4UPO-463-H2 (Achtzylindermotor) CH
Berna-Tüscher (ex P 22’054) CHa
Berna-built trolleybus in Biel, 1979
Berna B71U Luzern Sweiz
Berna Bus mit anhanger
Berna 4GTP Chili Vaparaiso
Berna APG 4 GTP Geneve Atelier
Berna 4GTP Valparaiso Chili 1966
Berna Valparaiso Chili Geneve SLopez
Berna’s
Berna-SWS-R&J Gelenktrolleybus
 Berna-SWP-Sécheron 1983
Berna-Tüscher CH
berna-bus-(schweiz)–9351