School Buses

Palmetto Bus Sales has been providing quality school buses to North and South Carolina for 40 years. We are proud to offer school buses from Blue Bird and Mid Bus.

The Blue Bird All American FE

Blue Bird All American Forward Engine

From its 33 percent larger, bonded-for-strength windshield to its recessed LED rear lighting, the new All American Forward Engine (FE) school bus's features rest on a time-honored foundation of school-bus-specific design, superior materials and cut-no-corners construction. Thanks to its unequaled, better-than-ever maneuverability, coupled with a flexible array of body plans and seating configurations accommodating from 54-90 students, the new All American FE is an ideal transportation solution, especially in densely populated areas and along highly-trafficked and/or tight and windy routes.

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The Blue Bird All American RE

Blue Bird All American Rear Engine

The new All American Rear Engine (RE) school sets new industry standards for driver ergonomics and productivity, safety, serviceability, passenger comfort, and life-cycle value. The engine's rear location provides exceptional serviceability, allows extra cooling and consequently higher power ratings, reduces noise to lessen interference with the driver, and allows an unencumbered stepwell for boarding ease and a clear view of children boarding and exiting. With capacities ranging from 66-90 students and attractive fuel choices of diesel or compressed natural gas, the new All American RE is an ideal transportation solution, especially on routes requiring extra power.

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The Blue Bird Vision

Blue Bird Vision

The Vision’s purpose-built, angled hood offers the greatest loading and unloading zone field of vision in a conventional Type C school bus. Its Safety View™ Vision Panel further increases the driver’s view at the critical lower right front loading and unloading zone. The instrumentation includes a driver-information-display panel to provide a wealth of system information. And with capacities ranging from 48-77 students, the Blue Bird Vision offers the flexibility needed for today's transportation needs and the safety, quality, and durability to ensure that this school bus continues to meet those needs well into the life of the vehicle.

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The Blue Bird Vision

Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision

The Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision® school bus is a conventional Type C school bus which runs on propane instead of diesel fuel. Unlike “retrofit” alternative fuel systems of the past, the Propane-Powered Vision is a fully integrated and purposely built Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) bus, engineered to the same exacting standards as other Blue Bird buses. Designed and built for maximum quality and reliability, the Propane-Powered Vision® meets all applicable School Bus Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) while offering several distinct advantages.

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The Blue Bird Micro Bird

Blue Bird Micro Bird

With 10 models to choose from, Blue Bird offers a full line of Micro Bird Type A buses to meet your specific needs. Drawing on more than 80 years of experience, Blue Bird has developed a Type A line that meets or exceeds all requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards—for both standard seating and wheelchair accessibility models. With seating from 10-30 passengers, each Micro Bird model is engineered for quality and equipped with the very latest safety features, including: a heavy-duty steel roll cage, purpose-built passenger seats, a full-view outward opening entrance door, and a special driver view window. Micro Birds are available with a choice of Ford or GM chassis, gasoline or diesel engines, and single or dual rear wheels.

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Mid Bus Guide

The Mid Bus Guide The single rear wheel Mid Bus Guide is available with four or five rows of seating, which will allow for a maximum capacity of 20 passengers. The Guide is available on a GM or Ford 9.600 GVW chassis with either a Gas or Diesel engine. The overall exterior width of the Single Wheel is 82 inches with an interior width of 78 inches. The Mid Bus Guide meets all FMVSS requirements and can be built to each state's school bus specifications. The Mid Bus Guide is answering the challenge in the small (Type A) school bus market.

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Mid Bus Grand Guide

The Mid Bus Grand Guide The dual rear wheel Mid Bus Grand Guide offers five or six row seating arrangements with a seating capacity of up to 30 passengers. With 76 inches of headroom and 91 inches of interior width the Grand Guide is roomy for all sizes of passengers. With its flat floor construction the Grand Guide can contain up to eight wheelchair positions. It is available on the GM 12.3K with gas or diesel engine or Ford 11.5K and 14K chassis with diesel enginer. The Grand Guide meets or exceeds all 50 state specifications as well as all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Front or Rear Wheelchair Lifts are available upon request.

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Mid Bus Super Guide

The Mid Bus Super Guide The dual rear wheel Mid Bus Super Guide offers four or five row seating arrangements, seats up to 30 passengers and is offered on a wider variety of chassis. Available on the GM 10K and 12.3K or Ford 11.5K or 14K platform, the Super Guide can be equipped with gas or diesel engines and is available with bench, CRS, three-point or activity seats. The rear emergency door has an increased signage area and 40 percent increase in upper glass. The integrated rear air-conditioning maximizes passenger compartment headroom.

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