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Old 02-14-2020, 07:06 AM   #1
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Someone buy this!

Mechanical, low miles. Does have 8000 hours, but still... a killer deal at the current price.
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Mechanical, low miles. Does have 8000 hours, but still... a killer deal at the current price.
https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2526670
can't even tell that motor that is. If its Cat it's probably a 3116 which some argue is problem prone and not as good as the later 3126.
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can't even tell that motor that is. If its Cat it's probably a 3116 which some argue is problem prone and not as good as the later 3126.
At that price I'd take it if I had a way to get it home. 3116 is alright, but you do have to know how to take care of one.
All mechanical though, so that's good.

Only at $1600 currently.
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can't even tell that motor that is. If its Cat it's probably a 3116 which some argue is problem prone and not as good as the later 3126.
Ad claims it's a 3506, I'm not having much success googling the serial number on the data plate, but the horsepower per the data plate is 250 hp.

Actually I think it's an 8.3, I thought it say 6CYA for the model number but when I googled that 6CTA came up, which is the Cummins 8.3 Looking again it looks like 6CTA on the data plate.

It looks tan, like an old Cummins
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Arizona usually has some nice clean vehicles, I like the white paint. If it was closer to home I might put a bid on it.
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Cummins 8.3L and Allison MT643, already painted, seems like a good deal.
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Cummins 8.3L and Allison MT643, already painted, seems like a good deal.
No one bites when its a GOOD one.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:37 PM   #8
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Vin indicates:
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Engine serial is a Cummins 8.3

My guess with the transit designation, underbody storage and overhead racks would be an activity bus probably geared for highway travel
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No one bites when its a GOOD one.
You watch a lot of auctions, what's your guess on how much it'll sell for? 40 minutes left and it's under $1625 right now.
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You watch a lot of auctions, what's your guess on how much it'll sell for? 40 minutes left and it's under $1625 right now.
I bet it stays right where its at. No one wants a cheap bus. They want a ten thousand dollar bus.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:43 PM   #11
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Wonder why there are no service records available for it?
Maybe that's scaring away the buyers, beside it's age???
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Engine serial is a Cummins 8.3

My guess with the transit designation, underbody storage and overhead racks would be an activity bus probably geared for highway travel
I think the Transit terminology only designated it was a rear engine and the pics don't indicate underbody storage. Additional, although it has had some lights and markings removed and a paint job, it was clearly originally a yellow school bus. The rear lights remain plus the light control overhead indicators. Also the lack of air conditioning suggests built for student transportation then repurposed later. None of this is a drawback, just clarifying what I see examining the pics provided. I would also venture to guess it is geared for highway speeds otherwise why bother getting the 8.3L engine.
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This would be ideal for me, sadly I'm not in a position to invest in one right now. My bus dream is in hold until at least mid-2021.
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Looks like it went for $2,350
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Wonder why there are no service records available for it?
Maybe that's scaring away the buyers, beside it's age???
Maybe they just don't have the records. Some agency likely turned it in to some other agency.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:13 PM   #16
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LOL you had me watching this auction even though I had no interest in buying a second bus.

Led me to these though. How much would one pay for 6V 220ah batteries with no idea what condition theyre in?
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I think the Transit terminology only designated it was a rear engine and the pics don't indicate underbody storage. Additional, although it has had some lights and markings removed and a paint job, it was clearly originally a yellow school bus. The rear lights remain plus the light control overhead indicators. Also the lack of air conditioning suggests built for student transportation then repurposed later. None of this is a drawback, just clarifying what I see examining the pics provided. I would also venture to guess it is geared for highway speeds otherwise why bother getting the 8.3L engine.
Actually a rear engine in a school bus does not automatically make it a transit bus. Thomas has several bus models indicated by the fourth digit in the VIN. In the case of this bus VIN 1t75t4b23p113824 the 5 indicates Saf-T-Liner MVP-ER Transit. If it had been a H it would have been a plain Saf-T-Liner MVP-ER. The first 3 digits indicate front or rear engine. In this case 1T7 is rear engine. I don't have access to the listing right now but if I'm not mistaken there were 2 underbody compartments on the passenger side. And I agree that the racks could have been installed later in the buses life but chances are with the bus being ordered as a transit version of the MVP-ER I would say it was a safe bet they were installed at the factory. When I drove school buses the school district had special order buses they used as spares or field trip buses that were geared better for highway speeds and had storage compartments for track, football or ski gear etc.
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Actually a rear engine in a school bus does not automatically make it a transit bus. Thomas has several bus models indicated by the fourth digit in the VIN. In the case of this bus VIN 1t75t4b23p113824 the 5 indicates Saf-T-Liner MVP-ER Transit. If it had been a H it would have been a plain Saf-T-Liner MVP-ER. The first 3 digits indicate front or rear engine. In this case 1T7 is rear engine. I don't have access to the listing right now but if I'm not mistaken there were 2 underbody compartments on the passenger side. And I agree that the racks could have been installed later in the buses life but chances are with the bus being ordered as a transit version of the MVP-ER I would say it was a safe bet they were installed at the factory. When I drove school buses the school district had special order buses they used as spares or field trip buses that were geared better for highway speeds and had storage compartments for track, football or ski gear etc.
Any "flat" front type bus is called "transit" generically.
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Any "flat" front type bus is called "transit" generically.
While you and others may refer to flat front buses generically as "transit" that is not what Thomas refers to all of them as. I am stating what the VIN decoded the bus in question as being. Sehnsucht then said rear engine buses where transit style buses which is not true as I pointed out in my second above post since Thomas offers the MVP-ER or the MVP-ER-Transit and you are now putting in your 2 cents that flat front buses are generically referred to as transit which is subjective and again not what Thomas says. I have never heard anyone refer to a flat front, front engine or rear engine SCHOOL BUS as a transit bus. I have however seen the Thomas MVP-ER-Transit buses actually used as transit buses in smaller counties for public transportation and also the Church of Scientology to move their people around the city to their different buildings.
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https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/forum...sp?TOPIC_ID=78

https://stnonline.com/news/school-bus-type-faqs/

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/forum...p?TOPIC_ID=858

https://www.americanbussales.net/sev...ool-bus-types/

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The Thomas Saf-T-Liner is the name of the transit-style (Type D) school bus product line produced by Thomas Built Buses. Introduced in 1978, the Saf-T-Liner marked the transition to in-house chassis production by Thomas. In addition to school bus applications, variations of the Saf-T-Liner have been produced as activity buses, specialty vehicles, and commercial/transit buses. It can also be used to describe the Saf-T-Liner C2 or Saf-T-Liner FS-65, but they are not considered part of the Saf-T-Liner family.

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