In China, according to the National Standard GB/T 17350. Special purpose motor vehicle (Utility vehicle minibus) is those device has special equipment and special function, which used to undertake special transportation task or special operation and other special purpose vehicles. In Japan, special purpose vehicles also known as special vehicles (Utility
1. Brief Introduction of utility vehicle minibus
Generally speaking, to modify the highway freight vehicles to transport and complete a variety of different operations. The carriage of the general special purpose vehicle used for transportation has box type, tank type, dump type, warehouse type, grid type and truss type, and other types. It can transport different nature, status and requirements of goods. Such as liquid, gaseous and bulk powder or granular solid goods. Animals such as livestock, poultry, and fresh fish. Goods requiring heat preservation, freshness preservation, freezing, and refrigeration; Highly toxic, inflammable, and explosive dangerous goods, etc. There are also double-decker carriages special vehicles for transporting 8 ~ 10 cars at one time.
Another kind of general special purpose vehicle is for specialized operations. In order to achieve different aim, equipped with corresponding operation equipment on chassis. Such as mobile store, garbage trucks, sweeper, sprinkler, environmental protection monitoring vehicles, cement mixer truck, dump truck, suction sewage truck, fecal suction truck, hydraulic aerial cage, refrigerated trucks, crane truck, advertising vehicle, power station, maintenance vehicle, emissary, formation fracturing truck, scientific investigation, police car , fire trucks, aircraft tractors, refueling trucks, charging trucks, air compressor locomotives, ambulances, medical facilities trucks, book trucks, television trucks, school bus, post and telecommunications trucks, snow sweeper, etc.,
2. The classification of utility vehicle minibus
The utility vehicle divided into sanitation special vehicles, engineering special vehicles, special vehicles, business special vehicles, transport special vehicles, military special vehicles, etc.,
3. The development of utility vehicle minibus
Utility vehicle is an important part of automobile industry. Because it originated from the demand of military modified vehicles and grew under the rapid development of national economy and the continuous improvement of people’s living standards.
With the acceleration of China’s urbanization, highway, railway construction and road transportation industry rapid development. At the same time the mechanical, electric, hydraulic pressure, automatic control and GPS technical on utility vehicle integrated application has greatly enhanced the technical content of special purpose vehicles and additional value of products. In the next few years, the broad market prospect of China’s utility vehicle industry will become increasingly prominent. By the end of the “12th Five-Year-Plan”, China’s truck specialization rate will reach 70%, close to the level of developed countries. The execution and implementation of the plan will directly affect the development of utility vehicle minibus (special purpose vehicle) industry.
International special purpose vehicle industry (utility vehicle) is accelerating the pace and strength of joint venture cooperation with China’s special purpose vehicle industry. At the same time, in order to promote the faster and better development of the automobile industry. The Chinese government has also issued various policies, standards and regulations. Including the national automobile industry development policy, the national auto industry adjustment and revitalization plan, etc. These policies have created conditions for the development of the special purpose vehicle industry (utility vehicle).
4. Types of utility vehicles minibus from KINGSTAR
We KINGSTAR also have many different types of utility vehicles. Such as, school bus, emergency ambulance, police car, wheelchair vehicle, post vehicle and prison van, etc.
5. Today we will introduce one of our prison vans for you.
Prison van is a vehicle for transporting prisoners:
China Supreme People’s Court’s latest standards for the issuance and procurement of prison van are depends on the Supreme People’s Court regulations.
5.1 Firstly, the specification of the utility vehicle minibus — prison vehicle
We have two size of this prison van, one is 5.4 meter and another one is 6 meter. The dimension of the small one is 5,380 * 1,880 * 2,285mm, the wheelbase of the vehicle is 3,110mm. The fuel tank capacity is 70L, the clutch is single disc, hydraulic control, tires using on this prison vehicle is 195R15C radial tire. The dimension of the bigger one is 5,990 * 1,880 * 2,320mm, the wheelbase of the vehicle is 3,720mm. Different from the small one, the tires using on this vehicle is 215/75R16C radial tire.
5.2 Secondly, the engine of the utility vehicle minibus – prison vehicle
We have two engines for these two prison vehicle, one is gasoline engine and another one is diesel engine.
① Gasoline engine
2438 cc Gasoline, EFI, 16-valve, DOHC,
EURO Ⅲ / EURO IV
Fuel consumption: 11.3L/100km
② Diesel engine
2498 cc Diesel, EFI, High-pressure common rail EFI, turbo-charged, EGR
Fuel consumption: 10.5L/100km
5.3 Thirdly, the safety of the utility vehicle minibus – prison vehicle
① Anti-sliding door lock:
It is able to be locked by itself when the side door is opened in the ultimate limit sate until the handle of the slide door is pulled. It enhanced safety of the vehicle.
② High tension strengthened steel plate
The body structure is anti-overturn framework formed with high tension strengthened steel plate. Substantially increasing body firmness as well as reducing noise and vibration during the driving.
③ The energy absorbing type brake pedal
It could limit the intrusion degrees of brake assistant, pedal and pedal bracket to driver when there is a collision. To prevent the steering shaft moving to driver.
④ The ABS + EBD braking system
ABS shall keep wheels from locking when braking or realize max brake effect. EBD shall automatically detect loading of front and rear wheels and running speed difference. And distribute braking force among the wheels reasonably.
⑤ Initiative vacuum booster
Normally initiative vacuum booster only equipped in high level luxury sedan car. It shall automatically read the emergency braking action, provide bigger braking force and effectively shorten brake distance.
Prison vehicles are required by government which must meet all strictly demands. The Safety of the vehicle always the first priority.
KINGSTAR could provide all kinds of utility vehicle minibus and also offer customized service of all vehicles.
Should you have any enquiry about the utility vehicle minibus, please feel free to contact with us.