Maintenance

Blue Bird Introduces New School Bus Parts Replacement Program

Posted on August 9, 2019

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird has launched a new school bus parts replacement program: X-Parts.

The new program features service and maintenance parts for all makes and models of buses, with parts sold exclusively through Blue Bird’s dealer network, according to a news release from the school bus manufacturer.

"Blue Bird is always looking for ways to save school districts and school bus contractors money — before, during, and after the initial bus purchase," said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of the school bus manufacturer. "With X-Parts, districts will see savings in their service and maintenance dollars, allowing them to put more money back into the classroom."

Backed by Blue Bird’s one-year, unlimited mileage warranty, all X-Parts meet or exceed the original supplier specifications, according to the manufacturer. At launch, Blue Bird said that X-Parts’ product range consists of engine and brake parts, and that the program's product portfolio will progressively expand to meet customer demands.

Additionally, engine components include new and remanufactured injectors, turbochargers, water pumps, diesel particulate filters (DPFs), oil coolers, and high-pressure oil and fuel pumps. The engine applications include Cat C7, Cummins 6.7L, Maxxforce 7, and Maxxforce DT.

For more information about X-Parts, go here.

Related Topics: Blue Bird, maintenance, parts, preventive maintenance

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories
As part of an initiative to cut down on idling time, GO Riteway had T-shirts made for its drivers with a safety message on the front and “No Idling” on the back as a reminder.
Article

Going Beyond Alt-Fuel Buses to Go Green

Minimizing idling, maximizing tires and fuel, and recycling some shop supplies are inexpensive green strategies that transportation departments can easily implement at their operations.

File photo courtesy Thomas McMahon
Article

Mechanic or Technician: Which are You?

The benefits of becoming certified are pride, higher pay, respect, confidence, increased knowledge and skills, employment opportunities, legal backing by your employer, and less liability for your employer.

Article

6 New Tools for the School Bus Shop

Fleet management software that offers comprehensive diagnostic and repair data, heavy-duty vehicle support stands, and an alternator that can increase service life are just some of the latest products designed to boost shop performance and productivity.

Product

Diesel Caddy

The Steel Diesel Caddy from JohnDow Industries is designed for various heavy-duty applications, including school buses. The caddy is available for use with diesel and biodiesel fuels.

Maintenance for propane school buses includes consistent oil and filter changes, and fueling at routine service intervals. Photo by Erwin Harrison
Article

Embracing Best Practices for Propane Maintenance

A growing demand for propane buses in recent years has sparked an influx of training programs for maintenance technicians. Here, industry experts share top tips and best practices for maintaining propane school buses.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!