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Metro Express 153 type-1 ambulance

Metro Express 153

Type I Ambulance

Ford F-350/450 / Chevy C/K-3500 / Dodge RAM 3500/4500

153" x 94" x 72"

Perform with precision and urgency in a Type I ambulance that holds up to extreme use. The Metro Express 153 Type I is available on 4x2 and 4x4 conversions with LiquidSpring systems on specified chassis.


All Medix ambulances are bonded with high-strength Methacrylate and never double-sided tape.


Full perimeter 2″ high density foam insulation is applied to all walls and ceiling with an option for spray foam undercoating.

Standard Features

ME 153 Type-1 Claude
Chassis Ford F-350/450
Wheel Base 169″
Engine 6.7L Power Stroke® V-8 Diesel
Transmission Automatic 10-Speed TorqShift
Module Length 153″
Module Width 94"
Aisle Width 46″
Module Headroom 72″
GVWR 14,000/16,500
Chassis Chevy C/K-3500
Wheel Base 171″
Engine 6.6L Duramax V-8 Diesel
Transmission Automatic 10-Speed Allison 1000
Module Length 153″
Module Width 94″
Aisle Width 46″
Module Headroom 72″
GVWR 14,000
Chassis Dodge RAM 3500/4500
Wheel Base 167.5"
Engine 6.7L I6 Cummins Turbo Diesel
Transmission 6-Speed Auto Aisin AS69RC HD
Module Length 153″
Module Width 94"
Aisle Width 46"
Module Headroom 72"
GVWR 14,000/16,500



Body – 2″ x 2″ x .125″ w/.090″ 5052-H32 skin

Sub-Floor – 2″ x 2″ x .125″ & 2″ x 2″ x .250″

  • 1.75″ x 4″ x .250″ channel w/.750″ tapping plates

Floor – .060″ AL barrier, .75″ marine grade

Compartments – rubberized polyurethane coat

  • SS Front – smooth AL, O2 M-cylinder mount
  • SS Middle – smooth AL, open storage
  • SS Rear – smooth AL, spare tire
  • CS Front, Upper – ALS w/IS/OS access
  • CS Front, Lower – optional battery storage
  • SS Rear – smooth AL, BB storage, (2) belts

Doors & Windows – tinted, fixed glass

TriMark free-floating, powder coated black

FMVSS 206/30G compliant entry doors

Rear Bumper Frame – HD steel tube frame powder coated black

Rear Step – ADP rear pods w/flip-up step rubber dock bumpers

Mud Flaps – rubber rear

Fender Flares – black rubber w/SS optional

Running Boards – w/ADP splash guard

Stone Guards – ADP each corner

Rub Rails – C-channel w/1″ reflective strip


Combo up to 59K BTU heat, 38K BTU cool

630 CFM multi-speed fan

Exhaust Fan – 2-speed

Digital thermostat

Digital volt/amp meter

Easy maintenance relay/circuit breaker electrical system

Electrical Cabinet – over pass-thru w/hinged, latching door

Front/rear switch panels w/internal LED backlighting

Wiring – GXL, point-to-point, color coded

Front Console – floor-mounted, CNC cut formed, welded & powder coated black

Rear Control Panel – w/integral LED clock

Shoreline – 125V, 20-amp, 60 Hz receptacle

TST commander 400 battery disconnect

Battery Charger – 45-amp

Inverter – pre-wire

125 VAC Outlets – (2) / 12 VDC outlets (2)

USB Port – dual 2-amp outlet on A/A wall

Radio Power/Ground – (2) w/antenna coax

Lights & Siren

Exterior Body Lights – (7) 900 Series LED on front wall, (4) red, (3) white – R/W/R/W/R/W/R, (2) 900 Series red LED each side upper outboard corners, (2) 900 Series red LED upper rear corners, (1) 900 Series amber LED center rear, (2) 900 Series red LED rear mid-body as brake/warning

Grille – (2) LINZ6R red LEDs w/chrome bezels

Intersection – (2) LINZ6 red LED w/chrome bezels on front fenders

Scene Lights – (4) 900 Series halogen Gradient Opti-Scenelight (2) each side

Load Lights – (2) 900 Series halogen Gradient Opti-Scenelight

Opti-Scene over rear doors

Siren – Whelen 295SLSA1 watt front console

Speakers, Siren – (2) CPI 100 watt polished aluminum thru front bumper


Cabinet to Squad Bench Aisle – 46″

Cab to patient compartment – pass-thru bulkhead w/optional crawl through

Laminated wood cabinetry

Full SS wall cabinetry or CPR seat w/EVS Pro-4 belts

Action area & overhead cabinet

Pass-thru & bulkhead storage cabinets

ALS Cabinet – lower locking, middle open storage with I/O access

Lexan sliding doors w/extruded pull handles

Squad Bench – powder coated aluminum with HDPE Lid (2), EVS Pro-4 belted positions

Technician’s Seat – captain’s chair w/Pro-4 belt

Interior Lighting – (8) LED dome lights recessed in ceiling w/5-minute check-out timer, 16″ LED bar light in action area

Grab Handles – SS on each entry door panel

Grab Rail – 72″ SS overhead in ceiling

Cushions – formed/seamless upholstery

Flooring – .125″ solid vinyl w/3″ roll-up

Patient Care

Suction Aspirator – RICO RS-4X

Oxygen Outlets – (2) in A/A (1) over SB

O2 Cylinder Retention – steel w/(3) straps, oxygen cylinder wrench

IV Holders – (2) CPI 2008 recessed

Cot Mount – GSA/AMD compliant cot mount


Electrical – 72 months/72,000 miles

Limited – 36 months/36,000 miles

Paint – 48 months

Body Structure – 15 years

Ambulance Interiors

Metro Express 153 Type-1 Interior 1
Metro Express 153 Type-1 Interior 2
Metro Express 153 Type-1 Interior 3
“The Medix units are incredibly durable. These things get beat up every day. They’re used heavily. We see about 25,000 patients a year…but I have not seen any damage to the inside of any of these units. Everything still looks new, even three years into our endeavors with Medix.”

Jaime Rafferty

OSF HealthCare, Peoria, IL