77 seats, floor-level toilet and wheelchair access is part of the whole package on K 360 tri-axle chassisThe first conversion of the low-height i6 on K 360 chassis seats 77Scania has revealed a cost-effective, high capacity retrofit solution on a 14.1m tri-axle K 360 with low-height Irizar i6 bodywork that dates from 2011. The coach now seats 77, is accessible with space for one wheelchair user, and retains a floor-mounted toilet.“We have six of these coaches and have already converted the first, with at least one more to follow,” says Used Coach Sales Executive James Morgan.“They are bespoke vehicles that were originally configured for scheduled work and as tri-axles with the lower-height i6 body there is potential to alter the specification for a second life.”As part of the conversion, the original seats in all except the rear three rows are replaced with units from Prime Passenger Seating in a 3+2 configuration.At the rear, the existing seats are retained to allow access to the emergency door and toilet, but they are recovered to match the new seats’ moquette.A PLS step-mounted lift and Magic Floor were fitted from new to permit wheelchair access, as was all-round Hanover destination display equipment.“The coaches have the same look as a new i6 and have Euro 5, nine-litre DC09 engines driving through two-pedal Opticruise gearboxes. No Ad-Blue is required,” adds Mr Morgan. “Besides outright sale we can also supply them on an operating lease, subject to terms.”Each coach has covered between 400,000-600,000km and they are repainted white as part of the alteration work. Pull and tilt testing has been completed on the first conversion.