Maintenance

Collins boosts bus serviceability

Posted on February 18, 2014

SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. has upgraded many of the features on its school buses to improve their serviceability, company officials said.

The changes to the manufacturer’s Type A buses are aimed at giving technicians improved access to several areas as they perform maintenance.

• Four-inch holes were added below the rear bulkhead to aid in accessing the evaporators.

• A schematic decal was added on the back of the electrical panel for easy troubleshooting.

• Wires were rerouted below instead of in the wall for rear lighting.

• Bigger access holes were added behind the warning lights.

• The DOD (double out door) panel can be removed for easy access to the motor.

• Wire covers unsnap for easy removal.

Collins also offers an optional battery/storage compartment. It has up to 7.2 cubic feet of storage and is capable of holding 120 pounds. Company officials said that the compartment offers flexible storage options for batteries, jumper cables and other safety equipment.

Related Topics: Collins Bus Corp., preventive maintenance, Type A/small buses

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