TYPE A SCHOOL BUS

50 YEARS OF PROTECTING OUR MOST PRECIOUS CARGO

Collins developed the first Type A school bus in 1967 and for more than five decades we’ve been committed to innovating the future of school buses and ensuring we protect our most important passengers — mile after mile. Innovative engineering and platform flexibility fuel our process to build buses that meet every need and deliver industry-leading strength and safety. Collins designs and manufacturers school buses that are at the head of their class.



INNOVATION
FOR ALL

After 50 years of quality innovation in the school bus industry, Collins reminds passengers of all abilities that there’s always room for more. With the all-new Collins Low-Floor school bus designs, wheelchair accessibility has been taken to new heights. More than just innovation in structure and safety, this is innovation that’s accessible.

A SAFE RIDE, EVERY TIME

Building the best school bus begins with building the safest school bus. Our exclusive design features have protected our most precious cargo for generations, and our innovative approach to engineering has made us the industry’s most trusted school bus company. From producing the market’s strongest roof to the planned introduction of the industry’s first low-floor design, we’re driven to manufacture a better school bus. Period.

POPULAR FLOORPLANS

SCHOOL BUS SEATS MEANT TO BE RECONFIGURED

Flexibility is built into 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 SH400 SH408 DH400 DH416 DH416WR DH500 DH516 DE416WR DE516 DE516WR TL400 TH400 TL408 TH408 TH500 TH516WR
ChassisChevy or Ford E-series Chassis ONLYChevy or Ford E-series Chassis ONLYChevy or Ford E-series Chassis ONLYChevy or Ford E-series Chassis ONLYChevy or Ford E-series Chassis ONLYChevy or Ford E-series Chassis ONLYChevy or Ford E-series Chassis ONLYChevy or Ford E-series Chassis ONLYChevy or Ford E-series Chassis ONLYChevy or Ford E-series Chassis ONLYChevy or Ford E-series Chassis ONLYChevy or Ford E-series Chassis ONLYFord Transit ONLYFord Transit ONLYFord Transit ONLYFord Transit ONLYFord Transit ONLYFord Transit ONLY
Rear-wheel                  
Single-Rear Wheel(SRW)    --------    --
Dual-Rear Wheel (DRW)----        ----  
Maximum Passenger Seating20*20*20*20*242818+1**303418+1**3424+1**16*16*20*20*25*18**
Maximum seating rows454545556556445555
Elevated floor---------   ------
Interior height (6" from side wall)67"67"74"74"74"74"74"74"74"74"74"74"67"74"67"74"74"74"
Low-Top  ---------- - ---
High-Top--          - -   
Interior height at center aisle68"68"76"76"77"77"77"77"77"77"77"77"68"76"68"76"76"75"
Interior width78"78"78"78"91"91"91"91"91"91"91"91"78"78"78"78"78"78"
Overall length with bumper242"250"242"250"242"258"258"274"290"258"290"290"240"240"248"248"272"272"
Overall width with no mirrors83"83"83"83"96"96"96"96"96"96"96"96"83"83"83"83"83"83"
Manual entrance door25" x 70"25" x 70"25" x 78"25" x 78"25" x 78"25" x 78"25" x 78"25" x 78"25" x 78"25" x 82"25" x 82"25" x 82"25" x 70"25" x 78"25" x 70"25" x 78"25" x 78"25" x 78"
Electric entrance door27" x 70"27" x 70"27" x 78"27" x 78"27" x 78"27" x 78"27" x 78"27" x 78"27" x 78"27" x 82"27" x 82"27" x 82"27" x 70"27" x 78"27" x 70"27" x 78"25" x 78"25" x 78"
Wheelchair available------ -- - ----- 
  Standard Equipment *- Varies based on state and options selected **- Various passenger/wheelchair configurations available

MODEL

E-350 SuperE-350 SuperE-350 SuperE-450 SuperT250T350T350 Heavy DutyG3500G3500G3500G4500
ChassisFord E-SeriesFord E-SeriesFord E-SeriesFord E-SeriesFord TransitFord TransitFord TransitGM / ChevyGM / ChevyGM / ChevyGM / Chevy
Wheelbase138"138"158"158"138"156"156"139"139"159"159"
Rear wheel (SRW- Single)
or (DRW- Dual)
SRWDRWDRWDRWSRWSRWDRWSRWDRWDRWDRW
Engine           
6.8L Gas (EFI V-10)    -------
305 HP @ 4,250 RPM            
420 Torque @ 4,000 Rpm           
3.7L Ti-VCT V-6 Gas----   ----
275 hp @ 6,000rpm           
260 Torque @ 4,000 RPM           
3.2L Power Stroke® I-5 Turbo Diesel----   ----
185 Hp @ 3,000 Rpm            
350 Torque @ 1,750           
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           
Transmission           
6-Speed Automatic w/ HD Overdrive           
GVW ratings (lbs.)10,05011,50012,50014,5009,0009,50010,3609,90010,000 / 12,30012,30014,200
Max. Front gawr (lbs.)4,2004,6005,0005,0004,1304,1304,1304,3004,300/4,1004,3004,600
Axle, front (lbs.)4,2004,6005,0005,0004,1304,1304,1304,3004,3004,3004,600
Axle, rear (lbs.)6,0847,8008,5009,6005,5156,0007,2757,5007,500/8,6008,6009,600
Axle, ratio4.14.14.14.564.1/3.74.1/3.74.1/3.73.423.733.734.1
Brakes, service           
Power, Self Adjusting Four Wheel Disc with Four Wheel Anti- Lock           
Electrical           
Alternator 155 Amp. (Gas)155 Amp. (Gas)155 Amp. (Gas)155 Amp. (Gas)230 Amp. (Gas)230 Amp. (Gas)230 Amp. (Gas)220 Amp. (Gas)220 Amp. (Gas)220 Amp. (Gas)220 Amp. (Gas)
 ----210 Amp. (Diesel)210 Amp. (Diesel)210 Amp. (Diesel)----
BatterySingle 650 CCASingle 650 CCASingle 650 CCASingle 650 CCADual 610 CCADual 610 CCADual 610 CCADual 600 CCADual 600 CCADual 600 CCADual 600 CCA
 ----Dual 760 CCA (Diesel)Dual 760 CCA (Diesel)Dual 760 CCA (Diesel)----
Fuel tank40 - Gallon40 - Gallon40 - Gallon40 - Gallon25 - Gallon25 - Gallon25 - Gallon33 - Gallon33 - Gallon33 - Gallon33 - Gallon
Springs -max. Capacity           
Front (lbs.) -4,1304,130-4,3004,300-4,3004,1004,3004,600
Rear (lbs.) - single stage-5,5155,515-6,0846,084-6,0847,5008,6009,600
Stabilizer bar, frontYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Stabilizer bar, backNONONONONONONONONONONO
Tires (front & rear)LT245/75R16ELT225/75R16ELT225/75R16ELT225/75R16ELT235/65R16CLT235/65R16CLT245/75R16ELT225/75R16ELT225/75R16ELT225/75R16ELT225/75R16E
Wheels, 8-hole disc16" Steel16" Steel16" Steel16" Steel16" Steel16" Steel16" Steel16" Steel16" Steel16" Steel16" Steel
  - Standard      - Optional

Standard Body Equipment

Popular Options

  
Flooring3 Point Seats
One-Piece 1/2" Marine Grade Plywood FlooringOne-Piece 5/8" Marine Grade Plywood Flooring
 Activity Seats
LightsAM/FM/ Bluetooth Radio
4 Amber, 4 Red Warning LightsBackup Alarm
4 Interior LED Dome LightsBackup Camera
7" Stop / Tail / Turn Exterior LightsBattery / Storage Compartment
4" Stop / Tail / Backup LightsChild Restraint Seats
 Colored Rubber Flooring
MirrorsCrossing Control Arms
Rearview and CrossoverElectric DOD Door
 Electric Monitors
RoofEquipment Cage
One-Piece Tubular Steel RoofbowsFire Blocking Upholstery
White RoofInterior Mirrors
 Kickout Window
 LED Lighting Package
3 - Point Seats (Required on ≤ 10,000 GVWR)Overhead Luggage
Bench Seats (Required on ≥ 10,000 GVWR)PA System
 Rear Heater
WindowsRear In-Wall A/C
Tinted 28" x 30" or 36" x 30" Split Sash with 12" OpeningReverse Backup Sensors
 Roof Escape Hatch
OtherWindow and Seat Level Rubrails
Wrap-Around Rubrails at Seat and Floor LevelSafety Equipment
Black Wrap-Around BumpersSpare Tire
1.5" Batted InsulationStainless-Steel Wheel Covers
High Density Isolation PucksStatic Roof Vent
 Strobe Lighting
 Track Flooring
 Vandal Lock (Emergency Door)

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Collins School Bus Floorplans

SL400

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SL408

Collins School Bus Floorplans

SH400

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SH408

Collins School Bus Floorplans

DH400

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DH416

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DH416WR

Collins School Bus Floorplans

DH500

Collins School Bus Floorplans

DH516

Collins School Bus Floorplans

DE416WR

Collins School Bus Floorplans

DE516

Collins School Bus Floorplans

DE516WR

Collins School Bus Floorplans

TL400

Collins School Bus Floorplans

TH400

Collins School Bus Floorplans

TL408

Collins School Bus Floorplans

TH408

Collins School Bus Floorplans

TH500

Collins School 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