Now Standard on the Saf-T-Liner C2:
3 year 50,000 mile bumper to Bumper Warranty and Zonar V3 GPS unit. Thousands of young passengers count on you everyday to get them to school and back. Safe and sound. Both the 2010 compliant Saf-T-Liner® C2 and Hybrid Saf-T-Liner C2 were 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.
Up to 81
158", 179", 199", 219", 238", 259", 279"
Up to 33,000 lbs.
Cummins® Diesel ISB 200-260 HP
Cummins CNG ISB 6.7
Propane midsize school bus
State of the art, helping you keep your money where it’s needed most, in the classroom.
Available in Clean Diesel, Propane, and CNG Up to 81 Passenger Capacity
3 year 50K Mile Bumper to Bumper*
7 year unlimited mileage on Allison Transmissions**
5 years on Body and Chassis Paint
5 years on passenger seat frames
5 years on both front and rear Freightliner axles
*Excludes normal wear items
** 2500 PTS, 2550 PTS, 2300 PTS, or 2350 PTS transmissions
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:
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
25% improved visibility over typical Type C bus
Saf-T-Vue passenger loading window
Low profile aerodynamic hood
Low instrument panel
Overlapping windshield wipers
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
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
Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
Air suspension driver’s seat
Air ride suspension
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
LED light packages
Engine exhaust brake
Overhead book racks
Staggered passenger seating
Propane is the world's most popular clean-burning alternative fuel. In North America we have an abundant domestic supply. And it's about 40% less expensive than a gallon of gasoline or diesel on a btu basis. So it just makes sense to consider propane for school bus fleets. Setting up the infrastructure is an easy and relatively low-cost proposition.
You can expect exceptional power and quiet operation from your Thomas Built Buses propane-fueled Saf-T-Liner® C2 bus. And this bus is available with popular options like wheelchair lifts and air-conditioning.
Up to 81
219", 238", 259", 279"
Up to 33,000 GVWR
Allison 2300 PTS Series
8.0L V-8 LPG by Powertrain Integration with liquid propane injection system by CleanFUEL USA
HP: 350 hp @ 4000 rpm
Torque: 500 lb-ft @ 3100 rpm
2-tank system, estimated 300 mile range; gas gallon equivalent of 70 gallons
5 years/100,000 miles
Abundant domestic supply of propane. More than 90% of the US's propane autogas is produced in the U.S.
Propane autogas is the most widely used alternative fuel in the world
Up to 60% less expensive than a gallon of diesel on a btu basis
Horsepower and torque ratings result in exceptional power performance
Quiet and smooth drive
Easy and relatively low-cost fueling setup at fleet location
Fully-integrated fuel system location
Allison 2300 PTS Series transmission
The Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner® C2 CNG, equipped with the Cummins ISB 6.7 G engine, is the industry’s first Type C bus fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG).
The C2 CNG bus offers excellent driver ergonomics and maneuverability along with the best visibility in its class. And, Thomas Built construction standards ensure outstanding safety and long-term durability. Plus, CNG creates up to 13% less greenhouse emissions than diesel. So, if you’re looking for a greener version of your favorite yellow bus, talk to us today. We’ll help you make the best alternative fuel decision for your fleet and even advise you on how to set up alternative fuel infrastructure.
Up to 81
219", 238", 259", 279"
Up to 33,000 GVWR
Cummins ISB 6.7 G
HP: Up to 240
Torque: Up to 560 LB-FT @ 2400 rpm
4-tank CNG System, 60 Diesel Gallon Equivalent
5 years/100,000 miles
Cleanest-burning alternative fuel
Greenhouse gas emissions reduction up to 13% less than diesel
Four fuel tanks (60 diesel gallon equivalent)
Maintenance-free three-way catalyst after treatment
Domestic fuel source reduces dependency on foreign oil
STREET SMART MEETS BOOK SMART.
INTRODUCING BUSWISE™ TECHNOLOGIES.
At Thomas Built Buses, we believe that continuous innovation is key to making fleets more efficient, manageable and safe.
Today we are proud to offer BusWise™ Technologies, a robust technology platform that combines the latest innovations in safety, efficiency, serviceability and fleet management. On the Saf-T-Liner® C2, we’ve integrated the industry’s best-of-breed components from proven brands like Zonar® and Mobileye® into a comprehensive suite of advanced technologies. The system is customizable, allowing you to select the features that work best for you. And everything is installed as original equipment at the factory, making this advanced technology more accessible than ever.
You’ll be able to follow every Saf-T-Liner® C2 in your fleet remotely with a Zonar web-based data management software platform. Customize the system for a variety of real-time alerts that monitor driver behaviors like speeding, excessive idling, hard acceleration, braking, cornering and out-of-route miles, which can lessen fuel economy. Keep track of dozens of bus functions, including seat belt use, door opening and closing, wheelchair-lift activation, stop-arm operation and parking brake deployment. This robust system not only puts you in control of your buses, it will give you greater peace of mind.
The BusWise platform is the perfect tool for driver training. Both Zonar and Mobileye technologies allow you to identify problems and skills that require improvement. It can give drivers helpful feedback, letting them know precisely how to hone their skills to improve performance, safety and fuel efficiency.
Safety has always been the primary focus of Thomas Built Buses. Over the years we have developed numerous construction techniques that make our buses strong and durable. We have introduced a variety of unique features that better protect children and enable drivers to operate in a much safer manner. And now, BusWise makes a giant leap forward.
For starters, the C2 with BusWise now offers a state-of-the-art warning system from Mobileye N.V. to help avoid forward collision, pedestrian collision and lane departure. It also includes a speed limit indicator and headway monitoring function. All of which can be electronically recorded and reported to transportation directors.
BusWise provides drivers unprecedented visibility. It not only provides a backup camera, but also features the Perimeter View 360™ (PV360™), a 360-degree multi-view camera. Drivers can see virtually everything surrounding the Saf-T-Liner® C2. This is especially helpful when children are exiting the bus, or when a reckless driver is trying to pass a stopped bus. The PV360™ camera can assist with tricky maneuvering as well.
BusWise also offers SmartTrac™ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) by Meritor WABCO. The system compares the vehicle’s actual movement to performance models using various vehicle sensors. When it senses instability that could lead to rollover or loss of bus control, it intervenes automatically, utilizing the brakes to decrease speed and correct any tendency of the bus to eviate from the driver’s intended path.