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Blue Bird Launches New Hydraulic Brake Kits

Kits save money and include all the parts required to complete brake jobs

FORT VALLEY, GA (July 5, 2017) – Blue Bird is pleased to be unveiling its all-new Hydraulic Brake Kits at the 2017 STN Expo in Reno, NV. These kits enable the customer to order one part number and receive all of the components required to complete a front or rear brake job at a price lower than buying the parts individually.


“At Blue Bird we are committed to providing a superior after-sale experience for our customers. We have received numerous dealer requests to develop kits to make it easier to order all the parts required to perform routine maintenance procedures,” said Jeff Merten, vice president of parts and service. “These new Hydraulic Brake Kits are designed to do just that. In addition, we are offering a discount that enables the customer to save money by buying the all-inclusive kit versus the individual components. This will be a big win in the market. Parts professionals and technicians will love these new kits.”


Four hydraulic brake job kits are offered that fit 2003 and later Blue Bird Vision and All American buses.



These kits utilize the same components that are original equipment on Blue Bird buses, so customers have the peace of mind that comes with the thorough validation that is completed by the factory.


The pads and rotors are ideal friction mates for each other. The rotors include a two-part coating that protects against harmful de-icing chemicals and covers the entire surface of the rotor, including internal surfaces. This coating protects the cooling veins from corrosion to increase pad life and improve brake fade performance. Meritor manufactures these kits to exacting Blue Bird standards.


More kits will be coming from Blue Bird in the future as we strive to make it easier to order parts and perform routine maintenance on school buses. We are sure this will be welcomed in the marketplace.


About Blue Bird Corporation: Celebrating its 90th year in business, Blue Bird (Nasdaq: BLBD) is the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, with more than 550,000 buses sold since its formation in 1927 and approximately 180,000 buses in operation today. Blue Bird’s longevity and reputation in the school bus industry have made it an iconic American brand. Blue Bird distinguishes itself from its principal competitors by its singular focus on the design, engineering, manufacture and sale of school buses and related parts. As the only manufacturer of chassis and body production specifically designed for school bus applications, Blue Bird is recognized as an industry leader for school bus innovation, safety, product quality/reliability/durability, operating costs and drivability. In addition, Blue Bird is the market leader in alternative fuel applications with its propane-powered and compressed natural gas-powered school buses. Blue Bird manufactures school buses at two facilities in Fort Valley, Georgia. Its Micro Bird joint venture operates a manufacturing facility in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. Service and after-market parts are distributed from Blue Bird’s parts distribution center located in Delaware, Ohio. For more information on Blue Bird’s complete line of buses, visit www.blue-bird.com.


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For More Information:
Justyne Lobello | Blue Bird Corporation
478-396-3487 | justyne.lobello@blue-bird.com

As a Blue Bird customer for over 25 years, our district has a solid Blue Bird fleet of the Vision, All American and Micro Bird buses. We choose to standardize our fleet to solely Blue Bird because of the quality of the buses. Our Blue Bird school buses are dependable, our drivers love driving the buses and we receive excellent parts and service support from Blue Bird and our local dealer, New York Bus Sales.
Fred Paye
Director of Transportation
Hilton Central School District
Hilton, NY

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