REV Group, a manufacturer of specialty vehicle brands and provider of aftermarket parts and services, recently entered full production of its new low-floor school bus from the Collins Bus brand.
The Collins Bus low-floor school bus is an industry-first product offering launched in July 2017, the company said, and based on positive response and market demand, Collins Bus moved forward with full-scale production of the low-floor product.
Collins’ unique low floor is designed for safety and equal accessibility for transporting students with disabilities and special needs.
“The response to the Collins’ low-floor bus product has been incredibly positive and truly moving,” said Matt Scheuler, general manager of Collins Bus.
“The low-floor ramp empowers children in an essential way – it’s a meaningful and important product for the industry. I’m incredibly proud that we’re able to expand production and bring our low-floor technology to the market.”
The Collins low-floor design allows students to board the bus on their own, through the same door as other students at the front of the bus. Rather than utilizing a mechanical lift, the low-floor design employs a durable and easy-to-operate ramp. The bus driver can deploy the low-profile ramp quickly and, when not in use, it’s hidden in the floor of the bus.
In addition to helping students, the ramp on Collins’ low-floor bus eliminates inefficiencies and mechanical issues associated with standard lifts, the company said. The ramp is certified to a weight of 1,000 pounds.
It can be electronically operated from the driver compartment or manually deployed.
To learn more about Collins Bus visit www.collinsbus.com.