At Carolina Thomas, we’re always looking for good ideas to make the Thomas Built bus even better. So when our customers give us their opinion on something that needs improvement, we share that feedback with our manufacturer, Thomas Built Buses. And we work with them to make improvements to the bus. A recent example is improvements to the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 fuel tank. (more…)
Beginning in 2016, Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 buses have come equipped with an Ecco LED roof-mounted strobe light with a built-in power pack. The Ecco LED strobe light is much easier to troubleshoot than previous strobe lights. It has both a power and ground wire, making it very easy to test.
In this service bulletin, we’ll show you how to test an Ecco LED strobe light using a standard 9-volt battery and a Carolina Thomas LED strobe light connector (P/N: Ecco-Test). Click here for a printable copy of the service bulletin.
To order a Carolina Thomas LED strobe light test connector, call our Parts Professionals at (800) 440-3492.
In early 2017, Thomas Built Buses announced a revolutionary new feature for diesel engines: Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Temperature Stabilization, also known as the “Stay Warm” feature. This new feature optimizes the regenerative parameters of diesel engines, increasing active regeneration and decreasing aftertreatment DPF maintenance issues. In this service bulletin, we’ll show you how to activate Cummins diesel engine Stay Warm feature using Cummins INSITE software.
This simple parameter settings change will allow the engine to continue its active regeneration versus regen interruption when the bus slows below 25 mph under the standard parameter settings.
Air Disc Brakes are now available on the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2. This optional upgrade drastically reduces the time required to service the brake pads. For this reason, many customers are now ordering the Air Disc Brakes option.
In this video*, we’ll show you how to change the Air Disc Brake pads on a Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus. Easy service and maintenance is another way Thomas Built Buses offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the school bus industry.
Bus technology is constantly changing, and any given bus fleet can have a wide range of models that require specific knowledge for accurate servicing, repair, and parts replacement. To make the most of your investment and keep your buses on the road, it’s crucial for service technicians and parts specialists to stay up-to-date.
A new 8,200-square-foot bus training center at Carolina Thomas is helping service technicians and parts personnel do just that.
Thomas Built Buses offers the lowest total cost of ownership in the school bus industry. Here’s a simple video maintenance tip that will save you money.
Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 buses delivered in 2016 and after come equipped with LED interior dome lights. This video* will show you how to replace the individual LED bulb versus the whole light assembly. A similar process can be used to replace incandescent bulbs.