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THE COLLINS DAYCARE BUS
Collins has always received the highest marks in the school bus industry for strength and safety, so it’s no wonder childcare companies turn to Collins to design and build the most dependable daycare buses, too. With little passengers in mind and your daycare business at the forefront, we manufacture non-CDL daycare buses that expertly balance the safest and strongest design with our trusted performance. Because, at Collins, we know that safety matters most.
Safety is in the details. The Collins daycare bus utilizes engineering, innovation and flexibility to produce a non-CDL bus that gets a gold star for safety and strength. From features that improve a driver’s ability to see the road ahead to a seating platform that can accommodate any need, the Collins bus earns high marks by continuing a legacy of performance that began when we developed the first Type A school bus more than 50 years ago.
IMAGINE IT AND COLLINS CAN BUILD IT
Flexibility is built in to every floorplan we design. Collins’ seating platform offers strength, safety and the option to be altered, upgraded or customized to meet any need.
Whether you’re looking for a Ford bus or a Chevy bus, Collins has the largest supply of chassis offerings waiting at Collins’ production facility for an unrivaled lead time.
|Chassis||Chevy Chassis Only||Chevy Chassis Only||Ford Transit Chassis Only||Ford Transit Chassis Only|
|Single-rear wheel (SRW)|
|Maximum passenger seating|
|Maximum seating rows|
|Interior height (6" from side wall)|
|Interior height at center aisle|
|Overall length with bumper||242"||250"||240"||250"|
|Overall width with no mirrors|
|Manual entrance door|
|25" x 70"|
|Electric entrance door|
|27" x 70"|
|Chassis||Ford Transit (Low-Top)||Ford Transit (Low-Top)||General Motors (Chevy)||General Motors (Chevy)|
|Rear wheel (SRW)|
|3.7L Ti-VCT V-6 Gas||-||-|
|275 HP @ 6,000RPM|
|260 Lb.- Ft. Torque @ 4,000 RPM|
|3.2L Power Stroke® I-5 Turbo Diesel||-||-|
|185 HP @ 3,000 RPM|
|350 LB. Ft. Torque @ 1,500-2,500 RPM|
|Vortec 4.8L Gas (SFI-V8)||-||-|
|285 HP @ 5,400 RPM|
|295 Torque @ 4,600 RPM|
|Vortec 6.0L Gas (SFI-V8)||-||-|
|342 HP @ 5,400 RPM|
|373 Torque @ 4,400 RPM|
|Engine (alternative fuel)||-||-|
|6-Speed Automatic w/ HD Overdrive||-||-|
|HD 6-Speed Automatic (MYD)||-||-|
|GVW ratings (lbs.)||9,000||9,500||9,900||10,100|
|Max. Front gawr (lbs.)||4,130||4,130||4,300||4,600|
|Axle, front (lbs.)||4,130||4,130||4,300||4,600|
|Axle, rear (lbs.)||5,515||5,515||7,500||7,500|
|Power, Self Adjusting Four Wheel Disc with Four Wheel Anti- Lock|
|Alternator - 230 Amp. - Gasoline||-||-|
|210 Amp. - Diesel||-||-|
|220 Amp. - Gasoline||-||-|
|Battery - 70-Amp Hr, 610-CCA (Gas)||-||-|
|70 Amp. Hr, 760-CCA (Diesel)||-||-|
|Dual 600 CCA||-||-|
|25 - Gallon||-||-|
|33 - Gallon||-||-|
|SPRINGS -MAX. CAPACITY|
|REAR (lbs.) - Single Stage||5,515||5,515||6,084||6,084|
|Tires (front & rear)|
|Wheels, 8-hole disc|
Each bus is constructed with high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel to produce a one-piece tubular roof bow that is 66% stronger than traditional steel. Meanwhile, the sturdy roll cage structure maximizes passenger protection by utilizing full-length, interlocking cage stringers and floor beams. The result? A dependable G90 galvanized steel structure that resists corrosion.
At Collins, we provide passengers with a 30- to 70K high-efficiency A/C system that comes flush mounted in the rear wall to deliver a seamless interior look and reliable source of air flow to keep the cabin at optimal temperatures no matter the weather outside. The system also features in-wall access for easy maintenance, as well as a standard skirt-mounted condenser.
When it comes to building dependable buses for school, commercial and multi-purpose functions, our top priority is the safety of each passenger on board. That’s why our buses give drivers the maximum visibility available to ensure passengers enjoy a safe entry and exit. On the Ford Transit model, drivers have up to an impressive 810-square inches of visibility.
In addition to the safety features built into each Collins bus, we also want to ensure passengers enjoy their commutes. Our high-visibility passenger window designs provide exclusive water shedding features to keep out the elements, the AS3 tempered, 26% tinted glass adds safety and temperature control, and the oversized windows give you flexibility for seat placement.
Your fleet will benefit from an exclusive storage/battery compartment that delivers up to 7.2-cubic feet of space, depending on model selection. This compartment can hold 120- to 200-lbs. of equipment, delivers the flexibility needed to store batteries, jumper cables and other safety equipment, and has passed the Altoona simulated test for 7-years/200,000-miles of durability.
Delivering a simplified electrical system that features plug and play fuses and relays; your Collins bus fleet will have a clean and efficient control panel that allows users to customize their ride. The easy-to-access integrated power switching and circuit protection gives you expansion capabilities when you need to add secondary features, such as cameras, GPS devices and more.
Providing passengers with a safe and comfortable seating experience as they ride on your buses, Collins offers a variety of seating configurations and color combinations for you to choose from. To best customize your school and activity bus fleets, your selections will range from bench seating, child restraints, 3-point belt systems, as well as Freedman activity seats.