THE COLLINS DAYCARE BUS

HEAD-OF-THE-CLASS SAFETY

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.

SETTING THE STANDARD IN
DAYCARE BUS DESIGN

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.

POPULAR FLOORPLANS

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.

STRENGTH AND SAFETY FROM THE GROUND UP

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.

MODEL

SL400 SL408 TL400 TL408
Chassis Chevy Chassis Only Chevy Chassis Only Ford Transit Chassis Only Ford Transit Chassis Only
Rear-wheel        
Single-rear wheel (SRW)        
Maximum passenger seating        
16   -   -
20     -  
Maximum seating rows        
4   -   -
5 -   -  
Interior height (6" from side wall)        
Low-Top"        
High-Top" - - - -
Interior height at center aisle        
68"        
Interior width        
78"        
Overall height        
102"        
Overall length with bumper 242" 250" 240" 250"
Overall width with no mirrors        
83"        
Manual entrance door        
25" x 70"        
Electric entrance door        
27" x 70"        
    Standard Equipment *- Varies based on state and options selected **- Various passenger/wheelchair configurations available

MODEL

TL400 TL408 SL400 SL408
Chassis Ford Transit (Low-Top) Ford Transit (Low-Top) General Motors (Chevy) General Motors (Chevy)
Wheelbase 138" 156" 139" 139"
Rear wheel (SRW)        
Single-rear wheel        
Engine        
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) - -    
6.0L Propane        
Transmission        
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
Axle, ratio 4 5 4 4
Brakes, service        
Power, Self Adjusting Four Wheel Disc with Four Wheel Anti- Lock        
Electrical        
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 - -    
Fuel tank        
25 - Gallon     - -
33 - Gallon - -    
SPRINGS -MAX. CAPACITY        
FRONT (lbs.) 4,130 4,130 4,300 4,300
REAR (lbs.) - Single Stage 5,515 5,515 6,084 6,084
Tires (front & rear)        
LT235/65R16C     - -
LT245/75R16E - -    
Wheels, 8-hole disc        
16" Steel        
  - Standard      - Optional

Standard Body Equipment

Popular Options

   
Flooring 3 Point Seats
One-Piece 1/2" Marine Grade Plywood Flooring One-Piece 5/8" Marine Grade Plywood Flooring
  Activity Seats
Lights AM/FM/ Bluetooth Radio
4 Amber, 4 Red Warning Lights Backup Alarm
4 Interior LED Dome Lights Backup Camera
7" Stop / Tail / Turn Exterior Lights Battery / Storage Compartment
4" Stop / Tail / Backup Lights Child Restraint Seats
  Colored Rubber Flooring
Mirrors Crossing Control Arms
Rearview and Crossover Electric DOD Door
  Electric Monitors
Roof Equipment Cage
One-Piece Tubular Steel Roofbows Fire Blocking Upholstery
White Roof Interior Mirrors
  Kickout Window
Seating LED Lighting Package
3 - Point Seats (Required on ≤ 10,000 GVWR) Overhead Luggage
Bench Seats (Required on ≥ 10,000 GVWR) PA System
  Rear Heater
Windows Rear In-Wall A/C
Tinted 28" x 30" or 36" x 30" Split Sash with 12" Opening Reverse Backup Sensors
  Roof Escape Hatch
Other Window and Seat Level Rubrails
Wrap-Around Rubrails at Seat and Floor Level Safety Equipment
Black Wrap-Around Bumpers Spare Tire
1.5" Batted Insulation Stainless-Steel Wheel Covers
High Density Isolation Pucks Static Roof Vent
  Strobe Lighting
  Track Flooring
  Vandal Lock (Emergency Door)

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Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

SL400

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

SL408

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

TH/TL400

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

TH/TL408

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

SH400

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

SH408

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

DH400

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

DH416

 

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

DH416WR

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

DH500

 

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

DH516

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

DE416WR

 

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

DE516

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

DE516WR

 

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

TL400

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

TH400

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

TL408

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

TH408

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

TH500

Collins Daycare Bus Floorplans

TH516WR

Public Notice

Collins Bus Corporation is required to establish a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program in accordance with 49 CFR 26. We have concluded the FY 2018-2109 goal setting process. This proposed goal and methodology are available for inspection for 30 days and for comment for 45 days following the date of this notice. The goal setting process produced a proposed FY 2018-2019 Goal of .88 percent. Any comments or concerns regarding this goal can be directed to jeff.eriksen@collinsbus.com