Saf-T-Liner® C2 – School

Conventional redefined.

Saf-T-Liner® C2 - Carolina ThomasThousands of young passengers count on Thomas Built Buses every day 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. Thomas revolutionized the school bus with outstanding maneuverability, state-of-the-art driver ergonomics and the most visibility among all Type C buses. And with Carolina Thomas, there’s always support nearby when you need it. That’s innovation for the sake of every child’s commute. That’s Thomas Built Buses.

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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 Clean Diesel technology
  • Propane option
    8.0L V-8 LPG with liquid propane injection system
  • Telematics
    Zonar V3 advanced telematics system

 

Saf-T-Liner® C2 Standard Features - Carolina Thomas
Saf-T-Liner® C2 Wheel Diagram - Carolina Thomas

A tight wheel cut of up to 55 degrees allows for exceptional maneuverability.

DRIVABILITY/COMFORT

  • Up to 55-degree wheel cut for exceptional turning radius
  • Tapered leaf suspension for softer ride
  • Open driver’s area without obstructions
  • Additional leg room
  • Large overhead driver’s storage compartments
  • 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

  • Complete multiplex system, 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 (Partial Listing)

  • 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
    • Bench seat with lap belts
    • Bench seat with 3-point lap/shoulder belts
    • ISO latch seat
    • Integrated child seat
    • Coach-style seating
  • Child reminder system
  • Crossing arms
  • LED light packages
  • Engine exhaust brake
  • Acoustical ceiling
  • Luggage compartments
  • Overhead luggage racks
  • Tinted windows
  • Heated driver’s seat
  • Staggered passenger seating

You may have noticed that the C2 looks different than other Type C buses. Thomas 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
  • Deep-pressed concave-shaped rear bumper
  • 12” high passenger window opening
  • 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

BROCHURES

 Overview
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 Corrosion Protection
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 School
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 Drivability
 
 Simplify
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 Strength
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 Visibility
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 ZONAR®
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