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Thomas Saf-T-Liner® C2

Overview

Thousands of young passengers count on you everyday to get them to school and back. Safe and sound. The Saf-T-Liner® C2 is built with these very passengers in mind. The C2 is safe. It's reliable. And it’s innovative. We've revolutionized the school bus with outstanding maneuverability, state-of-the-art driver ergonomics and the most visibility among all Type C buses. And with one of the most extensive dealer networks in the industry, there's always support nearby when you need it. That's innovation for the sake of every kid's commute. That's Thomas Built Buses.

Body Specifications

  • Passenger capacity
    Up to 81
  • Wheelbase
    158", 179", 199", 219", 238", 259", 279"
  • GVWR
    Up to 33,000 lbs.
  • Engine
    Cummins® ISB 200-260 HP with SCR technology
  • Propane option
    8.0L V-8 LPG with liquid propane injection system

Features

Drivability/Comfort

  • Up to 55-degree wheel cut
  • Tapered leaf suspension
  • Open driver's area without obstructions
  • Additional leg room
  • Large overhead driver's storage compartments
  • Improved rearview mirror placement
  • Side storage for clipboards and personal objects
  • Adjustable seat belt
  • Interchangeable driver smart switch placement
  • Non-reflective instrument panel
  • LED backlit gauges
  • Automotive-style heating and ventilation controls
  • Automatic entrance door
  • Full height 78" headroom
  • 33.3" high windows

Serviceability

  • Numbered fault code system for diagnostics
  • Automated light checking system
  • Mechanically fastened warning lights
  • Easy "walk-in-access" to engine compartment
  • Easy access to the windshield wiper motor and linkage
  • Passenger windows can be removed with just 4 screws

Options

  • Wheelchair lift
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Adjustable pedals
  • Air suspension driver’s seat
  • Air ride suspension
  • Cupholder
  • AM/FM radio/CD/PA
  • Remote control/heated mirrors
  • Duct vented dash A/C
  • Various seat options available: bench seat without belts, with lap belts, with 3-point belts; latch; integrated child seat; or coachstyle seating
  • Child reminder system
  • Crossing arms
  • LED light packages
  • Engine exhaust brake
  • Acoustical ceiling
  • Luggage compartments
  • Overhead book racks
  • Reading lights
  • Tinted windows
  • White roof
  • Staggered passenger seating

Safety

You may have noticed that the C2 looks different than other Type C buses. We chose this design, quite simply, because of the outstanding visibility and safety. The windshield provides a panoramic view and when combined with the low sloping hood, low instrument panel and A-pillar windows, the C2's visibility footprint is the largest in the type C category. Plus, it offers a number of other features that enhance safety, including:

Safety

  • Saf-T-Net construction
    • Side skirt reinforcement
    • Extended roof bows
    • Welded header and rafter system
  • Double-bolted body mounting clips
  • Fuel tank mounted between frame rails
  • One-piece bonded windshield
  • Saf-T-Bond adhesive joints
  • Meets or exceeds FMVSS

Driver Visibility

  • 25% improved visibility over typical Type C bus
  • Saf-T-Vue passenger loading window
  • Low profile aerodynamic hood
  • Low instrument panel
  • Overlapping windshield wipers

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