We Stand Behind Our Quality with a standard 5-year, unlimited mile warranty on our Vision Propane Engine and Fuel Systems.
The Vision Propane’s Ford engine, paired with the Ford 6R140 transmission and ROUSH CleanTech fuel system, is certified to the low NOx level of 0.05 g/bhp-hr.
The performance of the engine relies on the transmission it works with. This is why Blue Bird has chosen to pair the Ford 7.3L engine with the proven 6R140 Ford transmission. This transmission was designed for the Ford 7.3L engine in order to deliver the best ratio of power and fuel economy.
The Blue Bird Vision Propane bus produces low NOx emissions. It is cleaner by composition, not complication.
Further adding to the quality of the Propane bus, there are less parts on a propane bus versus other fuel types, making maintenance costs lower while improving the lifespan of existing bus parts. Because liquid propane has less buildup then other fuel types, your parts are cleaner, longer.
Blue Bird's Vision buses are Built Better.
Our quality shows from the ergonomic driver’s cockpit to the industry’s largest bumpers for added safety and protection.
Quality is built-in to each bus we produce. A few examples are...
- Improved window seals for ultra-smooth operation,
- Easy windshield replacement, and
- An engine compartment that’s readily accessible.
Blue Bird’s purpose-built chassis, specifically designed for bus applications, blends 90 years of innovation with unmatched value.
We make it easy to maintain with our superior technical training programs. ROUSH CleanTech also provides ongoing support through on-site or web-based technician training. To set up training, please contact your local Blue Bird dealer.
We pay attention to the details that deliver performance, and consistently explore ways to better our products. It’s part of Blue Bird’s continuous improvement culture.
Simply put, the Blue Bird Propane Vision is the Total Cost of Ownership winner.
Calculating the Total Cost of Ownership, or (TCO), allows you to select a bus with confidence, because you will know you are getting the best return on your investment.
TCO is determined based on...
- Initial purchase price, taking into account...
- Fuel costs over time
- Maintenance costs over time
- Projected bus lifespan
With these factors in mind, the Blue Bird Propane Vision bus is the clear winner when it comes to TCO. Here's why:
No costly diesel after-treatment systems are required to meet Environmental Protection Agency requirements with the propane engine. And, the cleaner-burning fuel translates to cleaner parts and longer life for the engine.
With the added bonus of federal and local rebates and incentives for alternative fuels, districts are saving up to $3,500 per bus annually on fuel and maintenance costs.
Propane, a domestically sourced fuel, averages 30% to 40% less than gasoline and about 50% less than diesel per gallon.
Engines fueled by propane autogas require:
- Less oil by volume than diesel
- No additional diesel emission fluids
- No extra valve adjustments
The Vision Propane bus delivers economical training and easy maintenance that saves time because of:
- Simplified emissions system
- Proven performance
- Simple service strategy
To top it all off, the Blue Bird Vision Propane comes with a
5-Year, Unlimited Mile Powertrain and Fuel System Warranty.
The Vision Propane’s Ford7.3L V8 spark-ignited engine and durable 6R140 6-Speed Transmission have a long history of success, durability, and reliability in the commercial truck market. It’s no wonder that this Vision Propane engine comes with a 5-year, unlimited-mile warranty on the engine, transmission and entire fuel system.