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MCI delivers to Georgia, adds wheelchair lift retrofit program

Posted on September 27, 2011

Savannah, Ga.-based Kelly Tours recently took delivery of a new MCI J4500; its eighth coach in an in-house coach fleet started only six years ago.

Kelly's newest coach features a Cummins ISX engine with an Allison B500 transmission and a specialty exterior that features blue metallic and reflective tape that ensures added visibility during night driving, as well as 52 Amaya seats for "maximum legroom."

The company has more than 50 employees and organizes travel packages around the country and with cruise line giants Royal Caribbean and Carnival. Kelly has also built a business in East Coast school trips and regional college tours for prospective students and their families through Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Florida.

Additionally, MCI announced it now offers OEM wheelchair-lift retrofit packages with set pricing and installation to factory standards for quality and safety.

MCI, which, in 1984, became the first intercity coach manufacturer to offer wheelchair lifts on its coaches, builds hundreds of lift-equipped coaches each year.

Due to its factory expertise, MCI's wheelchair lift retrofit installation program, offered through MCI Service Parts, matches OEM standards. Both Ricon and Braun lifts are available, depending on original coach specifications.

The installations take place at MCI's own heavy-duty repair facility in Loudonville, Ohio, where trained technicians use the proper tools to make sure that every lift looks and performs like it's been on board since day one — and is installed to original quality standards, according to the company.

 

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