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ARBOC releases Ford Spirit of Independence model

Posted on April 10, 2017

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ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC recently released the first Ford Spirit of Independence (SOI), a 23-foot bus built on the Ford Transit T350 Cutaway chassis.

The Ford Spirit of Independence touts a 96-inch width and a flat floor design that allows stress-free maneuverability for up to fifteen ambulatory and five wheelchair passengers, according to the company.

“The ARBOC Spirit of Independence on the Ford Transit utilizes the same ‘semi-monocoque’ framing that is used on our Promaster chassis, which successfully passed Altoona in the four-year 100,000 mile category,” said Barry Hines, VP, engineering.

Use of this vehicle is ideal in the assisted living market, as non-emergency medical transport, for religious organizations, or as a hotel shuttle. The large passenger windows and superior headroom ensure a comfortable, spacious ride for all occupants.

“The design allows simple yet robust lightweight construction, maximizing capacity,” Hines added. “This bus features two-by-two seating with the ability to package a wide range of seating and ADA-compliant arrangements including up to five wheelchair positions, I/O Controls multiplexing, and a wide 35 inch clear opening entrance. The Spirit of Independence on the Ford Transit is available today to meet your small bus needs including both private and FTA funded contracts.”

ARBOC is always excited to unveil new transportation solutions, but is exceptionally pleased to now offer a product built on a Ford chassis. Because of its unique design, efficiency and dependability, the Ford Spirit of Independence will have an indisputable impact on the specialty transit market, according to the company.

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