Hartley's School Buses, Inc.


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Leading the industry as the most popular alternative fuel school bus, Blue Bird’s next generation Propane-Powered Vision bus, a fully integrated and purpose-built Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) bus, is engineered to the same exacting standards as other Blue Bird products. This award-winning bus is powered by the Ford 6.8L engine, which is designed and engineered to operate on propane utilizing the ROUSH CleanTech Liquid Propane Autogas Fuel System. As many satisfied customers can affirm, propane autogas is a safe, clean and affordable alternative fuel with an established infrastructure system throughout North America.

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As a staple in the school bus industry, the Blue Bird Vision continues as a frontrunner in school bus safety. The Vision’s purpose-built, angled hood offers the greatest loading and unloading zone field of vision in a conventional Type C school bus. The ergonomic and comfortable driver’s cockpit includes a driver-information-display panel that provides a wealth of system information to both drivers and service technicians. With capacities ranging from 36 – 78 students, the Blue Bird Vision offers the flexibility needed for today’s transportation needs along with the safety, quality, durability and serviceability to ensure that this school bus continues to meet those needs throughout the life of the vehicle.

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Micro Bird T-Series

Introducing the all-new Micro Bird T-Series school bus.

At Blue Bird, we have always had a heritage of looking ahead, which is why the Micro Bird T-Series brings all the most modern features of a school bus into one package. Along with contemporary ergonomics and design, you will experience improved fuel economy, maintenance-friendly upgrades, and better payload efficiency.


Micro Bird MB-II – Gas/Diesel

The Micro Bird MB-II is well known for its extra wide oval body. The MB-II is the widest Type A school bus in its class, offering superior comfort and safety for up to 20 passengers while providing the lowest cost of operation. With a variety of lengths, interior roof heights and configurations, the Micro Bird MB-II can safely accommodate all your ambulatory and special needs transportation. The Micro Bird MB-II is the only lift equipped single rear wheel vehicle offered on the market, capacity for up to 4 wheelchairs. Backed by a best-in-class 5-year limited body warranty, the Micro Bird MB-II is your best choice.

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Micro Bird G5 – Propane

The Propane-Powered Micro Bird uses Ford’s E-450 chassis with a 6.8L engine and ROUSH® propane system, and offers best-in-class horsepower and torque. With a capacity of up to 30 passengers, and a fuel tank that allows travel of up to 320 miles, your Propane-Powered Micro Bird is sure to get you far, while keeping the environment clean and offering fuel savings along the way. As many satisfied customers can affirm, propane autogas is a safe, clean and affordable alternative fuel with an established infrastructure system throughout North America.

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Micro Bird G5 – Gas/Diesel

The combination of smart solutions built into the Micro Bird G5 make it significantly different and innovative. The Micro Bird G5 is the leader in its category, providing the lowest cost of operation, and offers several features that work in harmony with safety to help protect passengers if an accident is unavoidable. We are constantly updating our product, because when it comes to safety, there is no finish line.

By combining top safety features with durable components and a 5-year limited body warranty, you can feel confident that the Micro Bird G5 is not only your best investment, but also your best choice.

Our Buses-RE Diesel

All American RE – Diesel

Newly updated, the All American Rear Engine (RE) school bus is an extension Blue Bird’s legacy of leadership by setting new industry standards for driver ergonomics, efficiency, safety, serviceability, passenger comfort and life-cycle value. The engine’s rear location provides exceptional serviceability, allows for extra cooling and consequently higher power ratings, reduces noise to lessen interference with the driver and allows a wide stepwell for boarding ease and a clear view of children boarding and exiting. With capacities ranging from 66-84 students and attractive fuel choices of diesel or compressed natural gas, the All American RE is an ideal transportation solution, especially on routes requiring extra power.

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All American RE – CNG

Go green with the All American Rear Engine (RE) powered by clean, affordable and domestic Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). As an extension of Blue Bird’s commitment to providing a full-line of affordable green solutions, this bus provides the same great features offered on All American buses while reducing emissions and creating a healthier environment for the community it serves.

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All American FE – Diesel

Newly updated, the All American Forward Engine continues to provide classic All American features along with a flexible array of body plans and seating configurations accommodating 54-90 students. As a leader in transport, the FE is especially stellar at navigating in densely populated areas and along highly-trafficked, tight and twisty routes. Its enhanced front service door allows easy access to the engine without the need for special tools, thus increasing uptime and reducing maintenance time.