Put the best up against the rest.
When it comes to service and critical components,
Purpose-built for the school bus industry, IC Bus delivers an an advantageous warranty, for the hardest-working parts, at more convenient locations than anyone else.
IC Bus delivers.
Warranty Comparison: IC Bus vs. Blue Bird
|Engine and Fuel System||5yrs||5yrs||-|
|Towing||Unlimited||Varies by Component||IC Bus|
Diesel Engine Comparison: IC Bus® CE Series vs. Thomas
|Cummins® B6.7 Engine||Detroit DD5 Engine|
|Experience||30+ years||3 years in European markets|
|Production||12 million annually||60,000 annually|
|Engineering||American design||Derived from European design|
Cummins B6.7 engines are serviced at over 3,500 locations—the largest service network in the industry.
Propane Engine Comparison
|IC Bus||Blue Bird||Thomas|
|Engine||PSI 8.8L V8||Ford 6.8L V10||PI Pithon 8L V8|
|Horsepower @ 1000rpm||103||71 hp||71 hp|
|Horsepower @ 2000rpm||215||160 hp||162 hp|
|Torque @ 1000rpm||540 lb-ft||375 lb-ft||375 lb-ft|
|Torque @ 2000rpm||564 lb-ft||564 lb-ft||427 lb-ft|
Purpose-built, with a low engine speed design, the PSI 8.8L drives like a diesel, with no compromise on engine power and reliability.
Gasoline Engine Comparison: IC Bus® CE Series vs. Blue Bird
|IC Bus||Blue Bird|
|Engine||PSI 8.8L V-8||Ford 6.8L V-10|
|Rated horsepower||265 HP @ 2,600||320 HP @ 3,900|
|Rated torque||548 ft-lb @ 1,800||460 ft-lb @ 3,000|
|@1,000 RPM||500 ft-lb||N/A|
|@2000 RPM||530 ft-lb||N/A|
Designed for stop-and-start operation, the PSI 8.8L V-8 gasoline delivers similar power and performance to diesel, allowing for immediate acceleration after stops and greater hill climbing ability.
Transmission Comparison: Allison 2000 Series™ vs. Ford (gasoline and propane applications)
|Allison 2000 Series™|
|Allison shafts||Shorter and sturdier for more strength and reliability than Ford.|
|Allison C1 clutch||8.3% more clutch material than Ford means better holding force and more power to the drive wheels|
|Allison C5 clutch||44.2% more clutch material than Ford allows you to hold first gear longer, in the toughest operations|
|Allison warranty||7-years, unlimited miles, on every transmission we place|