Champion Bus Incorporated LF Transport

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Champion LF Transport
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Years of manufacture 2013 to present
Length 23 feet to 27 feet
Width 102 inches
Height 111 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel or Gasoline

The Champion Bus LF Transport is a low floor cutaway-type bus built on the Chevrolet/GMC 4500 or Ford E450 chassis. It was also built on the IC Bus UC chassis until it was discontinued in 2015. The LF Transport was introduced at the 2013 Community Transportation Association of America Expo in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The body uses a galvanized steel frame with a composite exterior. The LF Transport introduced a number of features that Champion has dubbed FlexBus. The bus has an electronically controlled suspension with automatic self-leveling. The suspension has an auxiliary air support system. The OverRise function bus up to 2.5 inches to allow it to navigate complicated terrain. An automatic self-adjusting ramp, called the Equalizer Ramp is used. Inside, the Dynamic Ramp towards the rear of the bus provides a level step or lowers to become a ramp that improves accessibility. This optional feature is operated by pneumatic cylinders and controlled from the driver’s area of the cab. An LCD display is available to display suspension and ramp metrics and diagnostics.

Specifications (Chevrolet/GMC 4500 chassis)

Specifications (Ford E450 chassis)

Specifications (IC Bus UC chassis)

Demonstrator and engineering units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
07/2015 1FDFE4FS8EDB17252 Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford Altoona tested from October 24, 2016 until November 17, 2017.

Operators

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References