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Vehicle Description

ElDorado National Axess

With the Axess heavy-duty low-floor bus manufactured by ElDorado National, it is easy to find the perfect solution to your transportation demands. Do you need a multi-talented, all around performer, or a one-off, highly customized bus for unique route applications? The Axess is the answer!

The Axess is perfectly designed to meet the most demanding ADA applications, with available front and/or center door ADA compliant wheelchair ramps. For special route applications, even doors with wheelchair ramps mounted on both sides of the bus of available. Extraordinary adaptability is standard on the Axess.

DESIGNED TO MEET OR EXCEED APPLICABLE FMVSS STANDARDS

Features

ElDorado National Axess Advantages
  • Swept windshield offers enhanced visibility and reduced wind noise
  • One-piece welded monocoque safety cage
  • Physical side impact and roof crush testing
  • Wide-variety of floorplans available
  • Front and center door ramps allowing passengers easy evacuations
Body
  • Altoona tested for a 12 year / 500,000 mile life cycle
  • Side impact crash tested
  • Roof crush tested
  • Integrally welded, monocoque body construction
  • Welded steel gussets at all window posts
  • Fully welded, 11 gauge, electro-galvanized steel wheelwells
  • Grit blasted cage preparation
  • Entire body structure is coated with PPG - CRE904 primer/sealer
  • PPG - Corashield coating applied to exterior structural steel surfaces
  • The interior of all tubular structures are coated with Ziebart
  • Type A rust proofing
  • Solid steel rear engine firewall
  • .080 inch aluminum exterior sidewalls
  • .063 inch aluminum exterior roof panel
  • Removable lower sidewall panels
  • Undercoated and edge sealed .75 inch thick, AC grade plywood flooring
  • 2.5 inch thick insulation with R-7 rating
  • Platinum gray melamine interior walls and ceiling finish
  • RCA rubber flooring with ribbed aisle
  • T-slide type passenger windows with 1/4 inch laminated safety glass
  • Front entry/exit door - 37.5 inch x 79 inch panel opening, Vapor brand
  • I/O Controls brand - multiplex electrical system
  • Interior mounted electrical cabinet with integral storage compartments
  • Number coded electrical wiring with protective loom
  • Manual resetting circuit breakers
  • As-built electrical junction compartment schematic
  • All ICC required exterior lighting
  • Drivers windshield roller shade
  • Fluorescent interior lighting with ad rails
  • Stepwell lighting
  • Rear engine compartment controls and gauges
  • 7 inch x 14 inch exterior mirrors with integrated convex lenses
  • Passenger assists fabricated of stainless steel
  • Dash mounted heater/defroster system
  • Roof mounted emergency escape hatch and vent
  • One color, full body paint finish
  • Two-stage undercoating process
  • Rear mud flaps
  • Front tow hooks
  • Transit grade HELP bumpers, front and rear
Chassis
  • Solid I-beam front axle - Arvin Meritor brand
  • Conventional rear axle - Arvin Meritor brand
  • Air ride suspension - front and rear axles
  • Cummins ISL diesel engine
  • Cummins engine protection system
  • Allison B400R transmission
  • S-cam air brake system with integral ABS - front and rear axles
  • 22.5 inch painted steel wheels
  • 305/70R 22.5 steel belted radial tires
  • 125 gallon fuel tank
  • 8-D batter
  • 270 amp rated oil-cooled alternator
  • High idle system
  • Non-sandwiched designed radiator/charge air cooler layout
  • Stainless steel radiator tanks
  • Vertical exhaust pipe
  • Gear driven air compressor
  • Power assist steering
  • High capacity, disposable air cleaner with filter service indicator
  • Engine hour meter
  • Power steering
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.

Dimensions

35' Model
  • Passengers: Up to 33
  • GVWR: 42,760 lbs. to 43,420 lbs.
  • Body Length: 35' 9.5"
  • Body Width: 102"
  • Body Height: 121.5", (124.5" w/roof HVAC), (134.5" w/CNG)
  • Interior Height: 95" over front axle, 79" over rear axle
  • Wheelbase: 213"
  • Approach Angle: 9.5 degrees
  • Breakover Angle: 11.5 degrees
  • Departure Angle: 9 degrees
  • Step Height: 13.7"
  • Available Engines: Cummins – diesel, CNG, LNG or John Deere – CNG, LNG
  • Transmissions: Allison - B400, B400R
  • Fuel Capacity: 125 gallons, (diesel)
  • Passenger HVAC: Roof or rear mounted
  • Front Axle: ArvinMeritor – FH946
  • Rear Axle: ArvinMeritor – Series 71,000
  • Brakes: S-cam drum w/automatic slack adjusters
  • Tires: 305/70R 22.5
  • Suspension: Air – 2 bag front axle, 4 bag rear axle
40' Model
  • Passengers: Up to 43
  • GVWR: 42,760 lbs. to 43,420 lbs.
  • Body Length: 40'
  • Body Width: 102"
  • Body Height: 121.5", (124.5" w/roof HVAC), (134.5" w/CNG)
  • Interior Height: 95" over front axle, 79" over rear axle
  • Wheelbase: 275"
  • Approach Angle: 9.5 degrees
  • Breakover Angle: 11.5 degrees
  • Departure Angle: 9 degrees
  • Step Height: 13.7"
  • Available Engines: Cummins – diesel, CNG, LNG or John Deere – CNG, LNG
  • Transmissions: Allison - B400, B400R
  • Fuel Capacity: 125 gallons, (diesel)
  • Passenger HVAC: Roof or rear mounted
  • Front Axle: ArvinMeritor – FH946
  • Rear Axle: ArvinMeritor – Series 71,000
  • Brakes: S-cam drum w/automatic slack adjusters
  • Tires: 305/70R 22.5
  • Suspension: Air – 2 bag front axle, 4 bag rear axle

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