ElDorado National

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E-Z Ridder II


For applications that require a high-capacity, heavy-duty bus at a reasonable price, the XHF is the answer.  With a GVWR of up to 35,000 lbs, the XHF can handle what your routes can dish out.  Standard four-bag-per-axle air-ride suspension, dual-frame rails and a transit proven body design assure long-term durability.  As you would expect, the XHF is FTA-Altoona tested for 12 years/500,000 miles, the longest lifecycle available. 

The XHF was designed specifically for harsh transit and high-capacity shuttle applications.  It features 42 inch clear opening front and/or center entry doors as standard.  The availability of ADA-compliant in-step wheelchair lifts at either door, a multitude of floor plans, lengths and alternative fuels, give the XHF unmatched flexibility.

The XHF continues the legendary ElDorado National quality tradition: both chassis and body are produced in our ISO 9001:2000 certified, Riverside California manufacturing facility.  XHF - designed and purpose-built for the long haul!

Standard Features

  • Altoona tested for a 12 year / 500,000 mile life cycle
  • Integrally welded body construction
  • Welded steel gussets at all window posts
  • Fully welded, 10 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 aluminum exterior sidewalls
  • Replaceable lower skirt panels
  • 2 inch exterior side mounted rub-rail at floor level 
  • .063 inch aluminum exterior roof panel
  • Undercoated and edge sealed .75 inch thick, AC grade plywood flooring
  • 1.5 inch thick fiberglass insulation with R-5 rating
  • Platinum gray melamine interior walls and ceiling finish
  • RCA rubber flooring with ribbed aisle
  • Passenger windows are top T-slide type with 7/32 inch laminated safety glass
  • Front entry/exit door 42 inch x 89 inch panel opening
  • Color and number coded electrical wiring with protective loom
  • Manual resetting circuit breakers
  • As-built electrical junction compartment schematic
  • All ICC required exterior lighting
  • Incandescent interior lighting
  • 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
  • Drivers sun visor
  • 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
  • ElDorado National produced, heavy-duty rail chassis
  • 50,000 PSI yield frame rails with full-length liners
  • Grade 8 bolted chassis construction
  • Separate and insulated chassis line plumbing
  • Solid I-beam front axle, Arvin Meritor brand
  • Conventional rear axle, Arvin Meritor brand
  • Four-bag per axle, air ride suspension
  • Cummins ISB-2013 diesel engine
  • Cummins engine protection system
  • Allison B300R Series transmission
  • S-cam air brake system with integral ABS front and rear axles
  • 22.5 inch painted steel wheels
  • 275/70R 22.5 steel belted radial tires
  • 100 gallon fuel tank
  • 8-D battery
  • 200 amp rated 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