- Advanced Bus Industries
Advanced Bus Industries L.L.C. (ABI) is a bus manufacturer located in Worhington,
ABI was originally
Mauck Special Vehicles(MSV), a manufacturer of a futuristic bus-type vehicles. The MSVs were outfitted with leather interiors, televisions, VCRs, Global Positioning Systems, etc. In June 1998, a group of transit industry executives purchased the company. The new owners expanded the product line offering a newly designed 30-foot model to appeal to the mass transitindustry. The name of the company changed to Advanced Bus Industries, L.L.C.
ABI buses are lightweight heavy-duty, low-floor transit coaches that incorporate the latest technologies in
fiberglassbody panels, 100% 304 stainless steelframes, four-wheel disc brakes and fully independent air suspension. The TSV-30 was designed using the TSV-25 as a model. The design of a low floor system makes entering and exiting the bus easier for all passengers, including the physically challenged. Also, the independent air-ride suspension enhances the vehicle's handling characteristics and offers a smoother ride.
Cumminscoupled with Allison transmissions. Testing of the first unit exceeded 500,000 miles and 12 years of service life.
* [http://Iamonia.bravehost.com/randomphotos/mauck.htm Photo of the forerunner of the ABI TSV-25, the MSV]
* [http://Iamonia.bravehost.com/randomphotos/advancdedbusindustries.htm Photo of an ABI TSV30]
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