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Vehicle Description

Senator HD F550

Performance is not measured by how fast the bus will go, but rather by its passenger comfort and protection. The Senator HD F550, with its rock-solid, steel cage frame offering passengers the best protection possible. Built on Ford’s F550 chassis, the Senator HD F550 utilizes straight side wall construction and features a wide aisle to maximize shoulder space, giving your passengers the comfort they expect and deserve.

The Senator HD F550 is designed to accommodate a variety of seating arrangements including wheelchair accessibility and various storage options for luggage. The XL’s chassis features proven gas and diesel engines built by Ford, which is known for quality and reliability over the long haul. Choose the Senator HD F550...because performance matters.


Senator HD F550 Advantages
  • Available in many different floor plans
  • Great resale value
  • 5 year, 100,000 mile limited warranty
  • Stepwells and wheelwells are galvanized steel
  • Steel framed emergency hatch
  • Full view curbside window for improved visibility
Standard Features & Equipment
  • Fully welded aluminized steel cage construction
  • "Super Starview" drivers visibility window in front of entry door
  • Electric actuated passenger entry door with full length glass
  • 36" high x 36" wide high upper double T-Slider tempered safety glass windows
  • Black powder coated steel rear bumper
  • Rear mud flaps
  • Pre-painted white galvanized steel sidewalls and skirts
  • Fiberglass front and rear cap
  • One-piece seamless FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) roof
  • Breakaway rearview mirrors with built-in convex
  • Drip rail over all windows and passenger door openings
  • Welded floor and wall seat track for flexible seating
  • 5/8" plywood flooring
  • Ceiling and rear wall fabric for sound abatement
  • FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) sidewalls for ease of cleaning
  • White step nosing at passenger entry door
  • Flextech Printed circuit board with automotive type fuses and LED trouble shooting lights
  • Interior LED Lighting
  • LED Stepwell Lights
  • Non-retractable seat belts
Optional Equipment
  • ADA and FMVSS compliant wheel chair lifts and securement systems
  • Stainless steel wheel inserts
  • Luggage Storage areas (overhead luggage racks with reading lights, interior luggage racks, rear storage area)
  • Rear emergency door with window(s)
  • Passenger area rear heat and air conditioning
  • Passenger grab rails
  • Padded vinyl or cloth walls and ceiling
  • Audio and video systems
  • Bonded windows
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 (Adult): up to 32 passengers
  • Chassis: Ford F550 SuperDuty
  • Wheelbase: 205" - 238"
  • Engine: Gas: 6.2 V-8 or 6.8 V-10 or 6.7L Ddiesel
  • Exterior Width: 96"
  • Interior Height: 78.5"
  • Interior Width: 93"
  • Length: 28' - 33'
  • GVWR: 19,500 lbs.