School Buses Type A Minotour

The Minotour® may be the smallest school bus we sell, but don't be fooled by its size. Into this highly compact and maneuverable vehicle, it's packed with all the safety features and rugged engineering of our bigger buses. And, unlike most passenger vans, the Minotour meets and exceeds all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for school buses. The Minotour is loaded with features.

Conventional School Bus

Body Specifications

Passenger capacity

Up to 30

GVWR

SRW 9,900 l bs., DRW 10,000-14,500 lbs.

Wheelbase

Ford® Chassis: 138" or 158"
GM® Chassis: 139" or 159"

Engine Options

GM gas 4.8l 285 bhp,
6.0l 300 bhp; Ford gas

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Meets or exceeds FMVSS/CMVSS

Built like a full-size school bus

Safety cage body construction with one-piece skirt-to-skirt roof bows

Two internal roof crash rails for rollover protection

Daytime running lights

Four-wheel anti-lock brakes

42" x 47" glass-paneled rear emergency door

The Minotour is so strong and durable that they parked their 18,000-pound Type D bus on its roof-without extra reinforcement. Its steel cage construction and one-piece, skirt-to-skirt steel rafter held up so well that all its windows and doors still opened easily without binding.

At Thomas Built Buses, passenger safety is our number one priority. Every bus they manufacture meets or exceeds all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for school buses. Designed into the Minotour are a number of innovative safety features, including:

73" interior headroom

Interior dome lights

Driver-friendly ergonomic instrument panel

6" x 16" interior rearview mirror with padded edges

Thermal poly fiber insulation

Driver Visibility

Driver control panel placed overhead

Manually operated front entrance door

306 square-inch Saf-T-Vue window

Serviceability

Electronics mounted in interior service compartment with light

Printed circuit boards

Main circuit breaker located inside entrance door as master power to body

Access to lights from inside the bus

Options

Wheelchair lift with 44" wide door

Remote control/heated mirrors

Driver's step

Electrically operated front entrance door

Dash and rear A/C

Various seat options available: bench seat without belts, with lap belts, with 3-point belts; latch; integrated child seat; or coach-style seating

Roof hatch

Wheelchair lift with 44" wide door

Remote control/heated mirrors

Driver's step

Electrically operated front entrance door

Various seat options available: bench seat without belts, with lap belts, with 3-point belts; latch; integrated child seat; or coach-style seating * (14K EL = optional steel skin)

Minotour® School Bus. Small yet mighty.

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Call us now 800-458-9199 or email to discover how a Minotour is the school bus for you