ElDorado National

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Axess

Axess

Transit agencies and airports need heavy-duty low floor buses, but they want attractive, passenger-friendly vehicles, too!  Until now, needs and wants could not both be satisfied.  Enter the Axess!

Leading edge aesthetics inside and out create an inviting environment for your passengers.  And since every transportation application is unique, the Axess offers ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps at the front and/or rear entry and a range of fuel choices and options for unsurpassed flexibility.
Not just another pretty face, the Axess is built in our state-of-the-art, ISO9001:2000 certified plant in Riverside, California, using only the highest-quality, transit-proven components.  Unsurpassed performance at FTA - Altoona Testing Center and superior impact crash test results assured the safest environment for your passengers in years of dependable service.  Axess - your bus has arrived!

Standard Features


BODY:
  • Altoona tested for a 12 year / 500,000 mile life cycle
  • Side impact crash tested
  • Roof crush tested
  • Integrally welded, monocoque body construction
  • Welded steel gussets at all window posts
  • Fully welded, 11 gauge, electro-galvanized steel wheelwells
  • Grit blasted cage preparation
  • Entire body structure is coated with PPG - CRE904 primer/sealer
  • An additional coating of PPG - Corashield is applied to the exterior of all exposed structural steel surfaces
  • The interior of all tubular structures are coated with Ziebart
  • Type A rust proofing
  • Solid steel rear engine firewall
  • .080 inch aluminum exterior sidewalls
  • .063 inch aluminum exterior roof panel
  • Removable lower sidewall panels
  • Undercoated and edge sealed .75 inch thick, AC grade plywood flooring
  • 2.5 inch thick insulation with R-7 rating
  • Platinum gray melamine interior walls and ceiling finish
  • RCA rubber flooring with ribbed aisle
  • Passenger windows are top T-slide type with 1/4 inch laminated safety glass
  • Front slide/glide entry/exit door - 37.5 inch x 79 inch panel opening, Vapor brand
  • I/O Controls brand - multiplex electrical system
  • Interior mounted electrical cabinet with integral storage compartments
  • Number coded electrical wiring with protective loom
  • Manual resetting circuit breakers
  • As-built electrical junction compartment schematic
  • All ICC required exterior lighting
  • Drivers windshield roller shade
  • Fluorescent interior lighting with ad rails
  • Stepwell lighting
  • Rear engine compartment controls and gauges
  • 7 inch x 14 inch exterior mirrors with integrated convex lenses
  • Passenger assists fabricated of stainless steel
  • Dash mounted heater/defroster system
  • Roof mounted emergency escape hatch and vent
  • One color, full body paint finish
  • Two-stage undercoating process
  • Rear mud flaps
  • Front tow hooks
  • Transit grade HELP bumpers, front and rear
CHASSIS:
  • Solid I-beam front axle - Arvin Meritor brand
  • Conventional rear axle - Arvin Meritor brand
  • Air ride suspension - front and rear axles
  • Cummins ISL diesel engine
  • Cummins engine protection system
  • Allison B400R transmission
  • S-cam air brake system with integral ABS
  • front and rear axles
  • 22.5 inch painted steel wheels
  • 305/70R 22.5 steel belted radial tires
  • 125 gallon fuel tank
  • 8-D battery
  • 270 amp rated oil-cooled alternator
  • High idle system
  • Non-sandwiched designed radiator/charge air cooler layout
  • Stainless steel radiator tanks
  • Vertical exhaust pipe
  • Gear driven air compressor
  • Power assist steering
  • High capacity, disposable air cleaner with filter service indicator
  • Engine hour meter
  • Power steering

Options


BODY:
  • Stainless steel rear engine bulkhead
  • Stainless steel wheelwells
  • Stainless steel step entrance area
  • .75 inch thick marine grade plywood flooring
  • Spray in-place foam insulation
  • Front mud flaps
  • Rear tow hooks
  • Rear engine belt guard
  • Variety of colored melamine interior panels
  • Altro flooring with welded seams
  • Tip-in transom, full sliding or solid glass window options
  • Sacrificial interior window liners
  • Center slide/glide exit door - 37.5 inch x 79 inch clear opening, Vapor brand
  • Oversized front and/or center passenger doors
  • Sensitive door edges
  • Intermittent windshield wipers
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED type exterior lighting
  • Side turn signals
  • Center mounted brake light
  • Foot controlled turn signals and high beam switch
  • Day/Night run switch with push button start
  • Variety of available driver seats including Recaro and USSC brands
  • Variety of available passenger seating including Freedman Seating and American Seating
  • Remote controlled and heated exterior mirrors
  • 12 inch convex mirror at the center exit door
  • Overhead passenger assists
  • Dash mounted air conditioning system integrated with the heat/defrost system
  • Variety of available rear and roof mounted passenger compartment HVAC systems
  • Floor mounted passenger compartment heating systems
  • Auxiliary coolant heating systems
  • Step area heating systems
  • ADA compliant packages
  • Wheelchair ramps available at front and/or center doors
  • Emergency aid equipment
  • Driver storage compartment
  • Driver fan
  • Variety of available two-way radio systems and pre-wiring
  • Variety of available passenger announcement systems
  • Passenger pull cord or touch tape - stop request systems
  • AM/FM/cassette stereo systems
  • Variety of available fare box systems
  • Variety of available front, side and rear electronic destination sign systems
  • Front and side roller type destination sign systems
  • Variety of AVL and announcement systems available
  • Variety of available security camera systems
  • Front bumper mounted bike rack
  • Interior luggage racks
  • Fire detection and suppression systems
  • Custom paint colors and accent striping
  • Custom decal and lettering packages available
  • State DOT compliance packages
  • Canadian DOT and CMVSS compliance package
CHASSIS:
  • Cummins ISL diesel engines, up to 280 h.p.
  • Cummins B Gas Plus and C Gas Plus - natural gas engines, up to 280 h.p.
  • John Deere – 8.1L - natural gas engines up to 280 h.p.
  • Allison B400R transmission
  • Voith D864.3E transmission
  • Variety of CNG, LNG and propane fuel tank packages available
  • Air disc brakes with integral ABS - front and rear axles
  • Automatic traction control
  • 22.5 inch aluminum wheels
  • 125-gallon stainless steel fuel tank
  • Emco Wheaton fast fueling system
  • Dual 8-D batteries within a stainless steel battery compartment
  • Group 31 batteries within a stainless steel battery compartment
  • 270 amp rated air-cooled alternator
  • 300 amp rated oil-cooled alternator
  • Fire detection and suppression systems
  • Methane detection systems
  • Keeling front or front/rear suspensions
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Silicon heater lines
  • Muffler and exhaust thermo wrap
  • Mechanically driven radiator fan
  • Braided stainless steel hydraulic lines
  • 110V engine block heater
  • Hubodometer
  • Spare tire/wheel
  • Engine, transmission and hydraulic system oil sampling ports
  • Front and rear shop air connectors
  • Remote mounted battery jumper terminals