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Old 08-30-2019, 09:23 PM   #1
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What Model is This?

I am trying to learn the different pushers. That appears to be an international logo on the front. It must be an Amtran. I see some for sale online with air bag suspension. And some with the 7.3 V8. How does it rate compared to the Thomas Saf-T-Liner and the Bluebird All American?

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Old 08-30-2019, 09:57 PM   #2
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https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/forum...p?TOPIC_ID=186

I found this discussion of the merits of different school buses on an industry website.
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:51 AM   #3
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IMHO, the Internationals are a better quality bus than a BB or a Thomas.
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Old 08-31-2019, 10:19 AM   #4
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thomas MVP RE's from the early 00's had a problem with fires.. the HDX's of later (04/05/06) are about as close to a coach as you can get in a school bus.. beautiful busses..



the BB TC's were their lower end FE busses.. All americans are built better and come in RE.. im not sure a TC ever came in RE..


Amtran / international RE's came in a couple flavors.. the DT-466E is favored over the T-444E for a heavy RE bus.. both are reliable engines..



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Old 08-31-2019, 12:53 PM   #5
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thomas MVP RE's from the early 00's had a problem with fires.. the HDX's of later (04/05/06) are about as close to a coach as you can get in a school bus.. beautiful busses..



the BB TC's were their lower end FE busses.. All americans are built better and come in RE.. im not sure a TC ever came in RE..


Amtran / international RE's came in a couple flavors.. the DT-466E is favored over the T-444E for a heavy RE bus.. both are reliable engines..



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TC2000 was available in an RE. Standard RE was still a 5.9+AT545 but you could opt for the 8.3+MT643. Most of them of course were the lower cost FE trim.
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