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Vehicle Description

Champion Bus Defender

An Altoona tested, medium-duty shuttle bus with robust performance. The Defender’s sturdy structure and wide body offers the greatest passenger capacity in the medium-duty category- up to 45 passengers. The Defender is offered on multiple chassis platforms and is ideal for tour, transit, para-transit, and higher learning.

DESIGNED TO MEET OR EXCEED APPLICABLE FMVSS STANDARDS and FORD QVM

Features

Defender Advantages
  • The Defender's galvanized exterior offers a sleek look and easy maintenance.
  • There are a variety of graphics packages and paint schemes available as well to surpass any customers expectations.
  • Floor plan options are abundant with dozens of configurations seating up to 45 passengers.
  • The Defender also can be customized to meet specific requirements for the prison transport industry.
Standard Features & Equipment
  • Automotive air conditioning
  • Tilt steering wheel-cruise control
  • Power brakes - anti-lock
  • Power steering
  • Radial tires
  • Super engine cooling
  • External transmission cooler
  • Intermittent wiper
FORD F-550 Standards
  • 6.8L Gas or 6.7L Diesel
  • Gas - 5 speed transmission / Diesel 6 speed transmission
  • 40 gal fuel tank
  • 4 wheel disc hydraulic brakes
  • Gas - 175 amp alternator / Diesel - 357 amp alternator
Freightliner M2 Standards
  • Cummins ISB 6.7L
  • Allison transmission
  • 60 gal or 100 gal fuel tank
  • Air or hydraulic breaks
  • 320 amp alternator
Freightliner M2 Standards
  • Cummins ISB 6.7L
  • Allison transmission
  • 60 gal or 100 gal fuel tank
  • Air or hydraulic breaks
  • 320 amp alternator
Optional Equipment
  • Audio options
  • Paint and graphics packages
  • Passenger and driver seat upgrades
  • Prison transport conversion
  • Rear air conditioning & heat
  • Rubber flooring
Conversion
  • ADA packages available
  • Body is square, plumb, and level prior to being mounted on OEM chassis
  • Ceiling - padded vinyl
  • Corrosion-protected entry step well and wings
  • Crash testing - computer-simulated based on verifiable data
  • Door - double w/ manual control
  • Electrical panel
  • Exterior - white paint
  • Flooring - carpet w/ black rubber, center aisle is ribbed
  • Front cap - fiberglass
  • 5/8" plywood
  • Full-view curb window
  • Insulation - foamed in place
  • Interior lighting - 12v
  • Lights - stepwell
  • Luggage door - std on luggage models
  • Mirrors - sideview
  • Modesty panel at entry
  • Paratransit door std lift models
  • Rear steel bumper
  • Rear mud flaps
  • Roof - painted galvanized steel
  • Rub rails
  • Sidewalls - ext. Galvanized steel
  • Stanchion - stainless steel
  • Steelguard® construction - floor, roof, sidewalls
  • Track seating
  • Undercoating - floor frame
  • Wheel wells - steel
  • Windows -36"x45", tinted, t-slider top
Seating Options

At TESCO Bus, we want the process of purchasing a bus to be as easy as possible. Finding the perfect seat for your bus may seem overwhelming, but we are here to help. We are a distributor for Freedman seats, the most common of all seating in the transportation industry. Freedman offers endless amounts of seating types from the low back vinyls to the high back recliners, both common choices amongst our customers. To take a deeper a look at some of the Freedman seats and products that TESCO offers, click here.

Floorplans

Dimensions

  • Chassis: International 3200, Freightliner M2 or Ford F-550
  • Engine: Maxxforce 7L, DT 7.6L, Cummins ISB 6.7L, 6.8L GAS or 6.7L DSL
  • Transmission: Allison, 5 speed or 6 speed
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 gal, 65 gal or 60-100 gal
  • Exterior Height: 116.5", 119" or 123"
  • Exterior Width: 94" or 96"
  • Interior Height: 78" or 78.25"
  • Interior Width: 90" or 91"
  • Length: 25', 27', 28', 29', 31', 32', 33', 35' or 38'
  • Rear Suspension: Air Ride or Spring
  • Wheelbase: 165", 189", 193", 201", 205", 217", 220", 233", 234", 236", 254", 259", 288" or 291"
  • GVWR: 18,000# - 26,000#

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