Girardin Minibus MB-II

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Girardin Minibus MB-II
Girardin Minibus MB-II 500
Years of manufacture 1991 to present
Length 21'8" (GM), 21'6" (Ford)
Width 86 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel, Gasoline
Girardin Minibus MB-II 500

The Girardin Minibus MB-II is a type-A school bus offered on both Ford and GM chassis with single wheels on the rear axle. The bus can be equipped with a wheelchair lift. The MB-II is available in a commercial bus version which features greater seat pitch, more comfortable seating, and more amenities.

In October 2009, Blue Bird and Girardin entered into a joint venture named Micro Bird. This move consolidated Blue Bird's type-C and -D product line with Girardin's type-A product line. Girardin's buses are known as Micro Bird by Girardin.

At the 2014 National Association for Pupil Transportation trade show in Kansas City, Missouri, Blue Bird introduced MB-II on the Ford Transit chassis. Known as the Micro Bird T-Series, it is available in single or dual rear wheel configurations. The new chassis and body combination offers improved maneuverability and reduced weight. The roof was also reshaped and shares its aesthetic with Blue Bird's other buses.

Models

Model number Chassis Length
(inches)
Height
(inches)
MB-II 400 Ford 227 102
GM 239 101
MB-II 500 Ford 248 102
GM 260 101
MB-II 700 Ford 227 110
GM 239 109
MB-II 800 Ford 248 110
GM 260 109

Operators

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