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asnowsquall
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Posted - 11/18/2006 :  07:40:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit asnowsquall's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I know the GAWR of my bus is 30000. What is the empty weight of a standard 72 passenger bus?
Thanks,
Dave

Thomasbus24
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Posted - 11/18/2006 :  12:29:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My 1995 International/Thomas weighed in at around 19,000 pounds empty
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bus724
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Posted - 11/18/2006 :  2:00:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit bus724's Homepage  Send bus724 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The Thomas/Freightliner 72pax I drive at work (according to the registration) is 28,999 lbs GVWR, 18,070 empty.
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B. Busguy33
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Posted - 11/21/2006 :  3:37:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit B. Busguy33's Homepage  Send B. Busguy33 an AOL message  Send B. Busguy33 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Empty weight for a 2004 IC CE-300, DT466, hydraulic brakes, 71 passenger = 15,703.

This number is posted on the side of the bus, near the door, which I believe is an IL state requirement.
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Thomasbus24
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Posted - 11/23/2006 :  06:44:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Geez that is a heck of a difference! No wonder the Thomas I drove always seemed more solid and tank-like than the IC's! I wish I would have weighed my Carpenter.

Edited by - Thomasbus24 on 11/23/2006 06:45:53 AM
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bus724
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Posted - 11/23/2006 :  7:04:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit bus724's Homepage  Send bus724 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Well, I think my Thomas also has a few more options than the bus Bob is referring to
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Thomasbus24
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Posted - 11/24/2006 :  04:07:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought of something last night...my figure wasn't fair...24 was a 77 passenger bus equiped to 72. Sorry for the bad info.
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80-RE4
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Posted - 11/24/2006 :  04:11:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wish I remembered how much my 96 AmTran RE 72 pas. weighed, but I really don't think it was that much less than the 84. Only a four foot diff.
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IC
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Posted - 11/24/2006 :  08:44:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Best way to tell is the Manufacturers Statement of Origin...which comes with all new vehicles. I don't beleive the figure on there includes fuel, so add about 600-700 lbs if it has a 100 gallon tank.

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sirtomthegreat
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Posted - 10/01/2011 :  2:25:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit sirtomthegreat's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have a 1994 International 3800, would you know the empty weight of this bus as well? thank you.
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Originally posted by bus724

The Thomas/Freightliner 72pax I drive at work (according to the registration) is 28,999 lbs GVWR, 18,070 empty.

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