Vision Chassis Features

Best in Class Visibility

With the Blue Bird Vision launch in 2003, Blue Bird unveiled its first dedicated Type C school bus chassis, marking the fulfillment of decades of bus-building experience and purpose-built engineering focus. The result of these endeavors, has made the Type C school bus chassis the only dedicated Type C school bus chassis in the market today, meaning the Blue Bird Vision chassis is designed, tested, constructed, and used solely for passenger transportation without any crossover into freight trucks, construction vehicles, or other medium-duty trucking applications.

The Vision chassis’ single scope enables it to offer exclusive features and advantages not available on competitor products, such as the Vision’s angled hood which provides the greatest forward line of sight in the industry in a Type C conventional school bus, reducing the risk of accidents and improving driver satisfaction and peace of mind.

Finally, the Blue Bird Vision chassis boasts a high level of precision and optimization. Not only is premium quality built into every Blue Bird feature, but all supplier components are also chosen with reliability and purpose in mind. From a variety of engine choices and fuel platforms to the exceptional maneuverability delivered by the Hendrickson axle, the Blue Bird Vision is designed for exceptional handling and performance throughout the entire life of the product.

Dedicated, purpose-built chassisDedicated, purpose-built Blue Bird Vision Chassis delivers high levels of safety, quality, and optimization for extended life cycle value.
Vision's angled hoodThe Vision’s Angled Hood offers the best forward sightline visibility among Type C conventional products.
Hendrickson front axleThe Hendrickson Front Axle design achieves a 50-degree wheel cut for increased maneuverability and superior handling/steering, allowing drivers to navigate tight turns and reduce the need for backing up while on a route.
Vision engine compartmentA choice of Cummins or ROUSH engines caters to customers’ specific market needs with both diesel and propane fuel platforms; all Blue Bird engine offerings provide powerful performance while meeting or exceeding current emissions standards.
Vision DashAdvanced electronics and diagnostic tools including a driver-information-panel (DID) provide a wealth of system knowledge to both drivers and service technicians.
Vision tilt steeringEasily adjustable tilt/telescoping steering column improves driver ergonomics and accessibility.
Vision hoodThe Vision’s Easy Hood Assist allows for less than 15 lb. of opening effort to access the engine compartment.
Vision fuel tankOptional 100-gallon diesel fuel tank between frame rails in rear overhang ensures maximum protection while offering increased flexibility in routing.
Vision fastenersPremium components such as maintenance-free Huck Spin fasteners on all permanent frame fixtures contribute to the Blue Bird Vision’s strength and durability.
Vision bumperA 3/16 inch thick, 12 inch high bumper with Blue Bird’s signature “A” frame bracing on corners adds strength and reliability to the Vision’s chassis design.

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