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The International S-Series "Schoolmaster" was a Type C (conventional) bus chassis manufactured by International Harvester, which became Navistar during its production run. It was introduced in 1979 as the replacement for the Loadstar bus chassis; it was used for both school bus and commercial bus applications. In 1989, it was replaced by the International 3800; both chassis were offered that year. The Schoolmaster was the last bus chassis designed by International Harvester.

International-Harvester S-Series "Schoolmaster"
S-Series School bus by wayne
International-Harvester S-Series bodied by Wayne

Manufacturer

International

Production

1978-1989

Body Manufacturer

See Listing

Class

School Bus

Transit Bus

Engines

Gasoline

  • International Harvester 345 cubic-inch V8 (1979-1986)
  • International Harvester 392 c.i. V8 (1979-1986)
  • International Harvester MV-404 6.6 liter V8 (1979-1981)
  • International Harvester MV-446 7.3 liter V8 (1979-1981) (gasoline ancestor of the International Harvester IDI engine)

Diesel

V8

  • International Harvester 9.0 L (551 cu in) V8 (1979-1987)
  • D-150/170/190 (September 1978-December 1979)
  • 9.0L (January 1980-1987)
  • International Harvester IDI 6.9 L (420 cu in) (1983-1987)
  • International Harvester IDI 7.3 L (444 cu in) (1986-1989)
  • Caterpillar 3208 10.4 L (636 cu in) (1979-1981)

Inline-6

  • International Harvester DT360 5.9 L (360 cu in) (1987-1989)
  • International Harvester DT466 7.6 L (466 cu in) (1979-1989)

Related

International-Harvester S-Series

Sucessor

International 3800

International 3900 FE (For International 1853-FC)














































VariantsEdit

International-Harvester S-Series "Schoolmaster" Variants
Model Names S1700 S1800

1853-FC

S1723 S1753 S1823 S1853
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel Gasoline Diesel Diesel
Years Produced 1979-1986 1979-1989 1979-1981 1979-1989 1981-1989
International S-Series Schoolmaster

The Regular S-Series




International 1853-FC

A Rare International 1853-FC



















List of body manufacturersEdit

Manufacturer Model Name Production Variants Notes
Blue Bird Conventional 1979-1989

S1700

S1800

Carpenter

Classic

Cavalier

1979-1989

S1700

S1800

1853-FC

The Cavalier was a transit-style bus that used the 1853FC chassis from 1983-1988
Gillig Corporation 1979-1981

S1700

S1800

The last Gillig Type C bus was built in 1981; very few were produced
New Bus Company 1988-1989

S1700

S1800

Superior Coach Company Pioneer 1979-1985

S1700

S1800

Superior ended production of Type C buses in 1985 to concentrate on Type A buses (see Mid Bus)
Thomas Built Buses Conventional 1979-1989

S1700

S1800

Ward Body Works

Volunteer President

1979-1989

S1700

S1800

1853-FC

  • Non-school bus versions of the Volunteer built after 1980 were sold under the AmTran name.
  • The President was a transit-style school bus that used the 1853FC chassis from 1981-1986.
Wayne Corporation Lifeguard 1979-1989

S1700

S1800

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