A Plaxton Beaver body on a Mercedes-Benz 711D chassis in Tenby
|Operator(s)||Many operators in the UK|
|Floor type||Step entrance|
Renault S56 and S75
|Engine(s)||Mercedes-Benz (Mercedes-Benz T2/Vario)|
|Options||Various customer options|
The Plaxton Beaver, originally known as the Reeve Burgess Beaver, is a minibus body built by Plaxton. It was built at the Pilsley, Derbyshire factory of Plaxton's Reeve Burgess subsidiary from 1987-1991, at Plaxton's main Scarborough factory from 1991, and from 1995 at Anston in South Yorkshire.
The Beaver has been built mainly on Mercedes-Benz van-derived minibus chassis such as the 709D and 811D, and was also built on the Renault S56 and S75 until 1992. Rare examples were also built on Iveco 49.10 chassis.
The Beaver 2, built on Mercedes-Benz Vario chassis, replaced the original Beaver in December 1996, and is still in production as of 2007. In 2006 Plaxton launched the Beaver 3, the Beaver 2 body combined with the front end of a Plaxton Cheetah.
- Millar, Alan (1992) Bus & Coach Recognition : Ian Allan Ltd., ISBN 0-7110-2060-4
- Millar, Alan (2007) Bus & Coach Recognition : Ian Allan Ltd., ISBN 0-7110-3136-3
- Plaxton History & Heritage at Plaxton Centenary website
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