Originally Posted by Roadie
I'm just starting my search for a bus. I've been lurking here for awhile and have been educating myself. Does anyone have any opinions/advice regarding this bus I came across on Craigs list?
2001 Blue Bird TCFE 84 Passenger School Bus
Stock No.: L044828
Make: Blue Bird
Engine Make: Cummins ISB 245HP
Transmission: Allison MD3060
Fuel Type: Diesel
Seating Capacity: 84
Air Conditioning: Yes (NOT TESTED)
Rust Free Arizona used school bus in good condition with normal wear and tear.
This bus came out of service as a trade-in toward a new Blue Bird school bus.
Yes, that sounds like a great bus, especially if it's from Arizona. One of the best states to buy buses from.
I looked up your bus on Bluebird's VIN site. Looks like the transmission is indeed an MD3060 (lots of sellers incorrectly list transmission type like what happened a few days ago
) This is the best transmission you can get in these buses.
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It looks like it was ordered with 10r22.5s. That's somewhat of an odd tire size. Other thing is that it's a low roof bus with the 74 inch ceiling. Not a deal breaker for some folks, it depends on how you're going to build out your conversion (and how tall you are).