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Medix Metro Express 166 type 3

Metro Express 166

Type III Ambulance

Ford E-450 / Chevy G-4500

166" x 94" x 72"

A versatile modular body with multiple floor plans to exceed the expectations of private, hospital-based, and municipal fire/EMS services. Get protection from the blazing heat and scene noise with high density foam insulation.


Static load tested to 50,000 PSI.


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

Standard Features

Metro Express 166 Type-3 OSF HealthCare
Chassis Ford E-450
Wheel Base 158″
Engine 7.3L V-8 Gas
Transmission Automatic 6-Speed TorqShift
Module Length 166″
Module Width 94″
Aisle Width 50.5″
Module Headroom 72″
GVWR 14,500
Chassis Chevy G-4500
Wheel Base 159″
Engine 6.0L V-8 Vortec Gas
Transmission Automatic 10-Speed
Module Length 166″
Module Width 94″
Aisle Width 50.5″
Module Headroom 72″
GVWR 14,200



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

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

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

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

75K PSI – static load test

Compartments – smooth AL w/rubberized urethane coat

  • SS Front – O2 M-cylinder mount
  • SS Middle – open storage
  • SS Rear – open storage, I/O upper
  • CS Front, Upper – ALS w/IS/OS access
  • CS Front, Lower – battery tray, roll-out
  • SS Rear – backboard/stair chair storage

Doors & Windows – tinted, fixed glass

TriMark free-floating, black w/anti-slip

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, CPI cast pods

Optional Mud Flaps – rubber rear

Fender Flares – extruded rubber

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, 520 CFM

Thermostat control

Digital volt/amp meter

Basic, easy maintenance relay/circuit breaker electrical system

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

Front/rear switch panels w/internal LED backlighting

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

Front Console – cowl-mounted, formed ABS

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 outlets on A/A wall

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

Lights & Siren

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

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

Intersection – (2) 700 red LED w/chrome bezels, (2) front fenders

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

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

Siren – Whelen SLSA1 200 watt in front console

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


Cabinet to Squad Bench Aisle – 49″

Cab to patient compartment – walk-thru

Laminated wood cabinetry

Full SS wall cabinets or CPR seat

Action area & overhead cabinet

Laminated counter tops

Walk-thru & bulkhead storage cabinets

ALS Cabinet – lower locking cabinet, middle drawer & upper storage w/adjustable shelves & 1/2” acrylic doors w/optional available latches

Lexan sliding doors w/extruded pull handles

I/O access to OS #3

Squad Bench – w/EVS V-4 seat belt system & overhead storage

Sharps/waste drop-in w/red acrylic lid

EVS 1780 tech seat on swivel base

Interior Lighting – (11) 4-3-4 w/15-minute check-out timer, 16” LED bar light in A/A

Grab Handles – SS on each entry door panel

Grab Rail – 72″ x 1.25″ brushed SS

Cushions – vacu-formed upholstery

Flooring – solid vinyl w/3” roll-up

Patient Care

Suction Aspirator – impact on A/A wall

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

Oxygen Brkt – adjustable for M-cylinder

IV Holders – (2) CPI 2008 recessed

Cot Mount – GSA/AMD compliant mount


Electrical – 72 months/72,000 miles

Limited – 36 months/36,000 miles

Paint – 48 months

Body Structure – 15 year limited

Ambulance Interiors

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“Medix may be small, but it’s not small time. With the big corporates, they’re big on putting your vehicle or your ambulance underneath good show lights. But when you start really looking at it, there’s no quality there. So there may not be that giant showroom at Medix…but it shows up in the quality and that’s where you want it.”

Captain Doug Richards

Surprise Fire-Medical Department, Surprise, AZ