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University of Toledo purchases Blue Bird XCEL 102 bus

Posted on July 9, 2003

The University of Toledo (Ohio) took delivery of a 2003 Blue Bird XCEL 102 bus, the first to be delivered equipped with the new Caterpillar 3i26, 250 horsepower diesel engine. The 40-foot, 102-inch wide XCEL 102 features an Allison B300R transmission and includes Hendrickson front and rear air ride susupension, Meritor axles and brakes, and Carrier Rm-35 deck-mounted air conditioning system. The bus is configured to seat 45 passengers with an option for two wheelchairs. The unit also features a two-step entrance stepwell, front and center air-powered entrance/exit doors, American perimeter seating and 72-inch inside center luggage racks.

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