Saf-T-Liner® C2 School Bus. Always Innovating.

Overview

Over the years, the Saf-T-Liner® C2 school bus has earned a reputation for safety and efficiency. It offers outstanding maneuverability, exceptional driver ergonomics and best-in-class visibility among Type C buses. Yet it’s also one of the most innovative vehicles around. It revolutionized the school bus industry by introducing BusWise™ Technologies, a full suite of robust safety, efficiency and serviceability features. 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® ISB 200-260 HP | Cummins ISB 6.7 G with up to 240 hp | 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
  • 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
  • Saf-T-Vue passenger loading window
  • Low profile aerodynamic hood
  • Low instrument panel

*depending on vehicle specifications

AVAILABLE OPTIONS

  • BusWise™ Technologies
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Wheelchair lift
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Adjustable pedals
  • Air suspension driver’s seat
  • Air ride suspension
  • Air disc brakes
  • AM/FM radio/CD/PA with BlueTooth
  • Remote control/heated mirrors
  • Duct vented dash A/C
  • Various seat options available: bench seat without belts, with lap belts, with three-point belts; latch; integrated child seat or coach-style seating
  • Child reminder system
  • Crossing arm options
  • LED light packages
  • Engine exhaust brake
  • Acoustical ceiling
  • Luggage compartments
  • Overhead book racks
  • Reading lights
  • Tinted windows
  • Heated driver’s seat

SERVICEABILITY

  • Numbered fault code system for diagnostics
  • Automated light checking system
  • Mechanically fastened warning lights
  • Easy “walk-in access” to engine compartment
  • Passenger windows can be removed with just four screws

Safety

You may have noticed that the C2 school bus 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:

  • 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/CMVSS

Warranty

At Thomas Built Buses, we know that school systems want to get the most out of their transportation budgets. That’s why we build our buses to a higher standard of durability. Thomas Built is pleased to offer a base warranty of three years or 50,000 miles on the Saf-T-Liner C2. This warranty covers the chassis, electrical and manual controls, safety equipment, assemblies and more. Normal wear items are excluded.