back button
home button
back button
email TESCO
call TESCO
info request form
back button

Vehicle Description

Spirit of Independence

Built on the fuel-efficient Ford Transit chassis, the Spirit of Independence ("Independence") offers a low cost of ownership while maintaining the safety and dependability that is expected from ARBOC. The 96" wide body allows for easy maneuverability inside the vehicle for both ambulatory and wheelchair passengers. With an available passenger capacity of up to 15 ambulatory or five wheelchairs, the Independence is perfect for use as a shuttle, in non-emergency medical transport, for assisted living facilities, or in public transit. Occupants will appreciate the superior headroom, as well as the visibility offered by the large passenger windows.


Spirit of Independence Advantages
Standard Features & Equipment
  • Chassis: Ford Transit T350 Cutaway
  • Engine: 3.7L V6 Gas or 3.2L Powerstroke Diesel
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
  • GVWR Standard: 10,360 lbs
  • GVWR Front Axle: 4,130 lbs
  • GVWR Rear Axle: 7,275 lbs
  • Fuel Tank: 25 Gallons
  • Wheel Base: 178"
  • Horn: Dual Note Tone
  • Tires: 195/75R16 (Dual Rear Wheels)
  • Power Ports: (2) 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Dome Light
  • Battery: Dual Heavy Duty Batteries
  • Alternator: 250 AMP
  • 5/8" Wood Floor (laminated/edge sealed prior to installation)
  • All Tubular Steel Cage Construction
  • Bolt & Bonded Construction
  • Full Laminated Body
  • Body Width: 96"
  • Body Height: 108" (does not include a/c or roof hatch)
  • Seating Capacity: up to 15 Passengers
  • Wheel Chair Capacity: up to 5
  • Meets All Applicable FMVSS Regulations
  • Altoona Tested 4 Yrs/100,000 Miles )
  • Meets all applicable FMVSS Regulations
Exterior Body & Lights
  • Rear Center Mounted Brake Light -LED
  • Exterior Light at Entry Door - LED
  • Black Rubber Rear Wheel Well Flares
  • One Piece Exterior FRP Walls/Roof
  • LED Exterior lights
  • Driver Side Running Board
  • Exterior Door & Ramp Toggle Switches
  • OEM Heated/Remote Mirrors
Windows & Doors
  • Solid Framed Windows
  • Rear Egress Window (24 x 60)
  • Electric Outward Opening Entrance Door w/39"
  • Clear Opening (35" w/Handles)
  • 12V Electrical Multiplex System
  • LED Interior Lights
  • Backup Alarm
  • Right Hand Stanchion - Stainless Steel
  • Left Hand Stanchion - Stainless Steel w/Modesty Panel
  • Entry Assist Handles - Stainless Steel
  • One Piece FRP Interior Walls/Ceiling
  • Door Header Access Panel
  • Altro Flooring (Non-coved) - Storm Gray
  • White Standee Line
Optional Equipment
  • 12V Electric Air Compression System
  • Altro Flooring
  • Remote/Heated Mirrors
  • Rear door
  • Roof Hatch
  • Driver Storage Compartment
  • Back Up Camera w/windshield bracket mount
  • AM/FM/CD w/4 Speakers Jensen-PA ready
  • 65K BTU Heater Low Profile
  • Insulated Heater lines
  • OEM Driver Seat Recover
  • Q'Straint QRT 360 Retractors
  • Entry Ramp w/Intermotive - Braun 34" x 62"
Seating Options

At TESCO Bus, we want the process of purchasing a bus to be as easy as possible. Finding the perfect seat for your bus may seem overwhelming, but we are here to help. We are a distributor for Freedman seats, the most common of all seating in the transportation industry. Freedman offers endless amounts of seating types from the low back vinyls to the high back recliners, both common choices amongst our customers. To take a deeper a look at some of the Freedman seats and products that TESCO offers, click here.



  • Passengers: up to 15 passengers
  • Chassis: Ford Transit or Dodge Promaster
  • Wheelbase: 178"
  • Engine: Ford: 3.7L V6 Gas or 3.2L Powerstroke Diesel - Dodge: 3.6L Gas
  • Exterior Height: 108"
  • Exterior Width: 96"
  • Interior Width: 92"
  • Length: 23' 9"
  • GVWR: Ford: 10,360 lbs. - Dodge: 9,350 lbs