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SAF-T-LINER HDX DETAILS

SEATING CAPACITY: Up to 89

WHEELBASE 181″, 209″, 238″, 267″, 277″

GVWR: Up to 36,200 lbs.

ENGINES AVAILABLE:
Cummins® ISB 220-300 HP, ISC 260-300 HP
CNG – Cummins ISL G 250-280 HP

THE SAF-T-LINER® HDX from Thomas Built Buses was built to provide your district with the Safest, most Durable and Reliable Type D rear engine bus on the market. Proven Sat-T-Net construction and the only bonded windshield in the industry, makes this the strongest Type D bus on the market.

STANDARD SAFETY Features

  • Roof bows extend to bottom of side panels
  • Internal roof crash rails run the length of the bus for added structural strength.
  • Double front and rear bumpers – exterior contoured steel
  • Double bolted body mounting clips
  • Fuel tank mounted between frame rails
  • Heavy duty cooling system utilizing Mechanical-Linnig shaft with engine mounted pulleys and viscous clutch
  • Steel drop frame

STANDARD DRIVABILITY/COMFORT

  • Large driver’s seat and heavy-duty dual front shock absorbers.
  • Easy-to-read offset gauge cluster
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Suspended brake and accelerator pedals
  • Foot rest
  • 45-degree steering angle
  • 78” headroom

STANDARD SERVICEABILITY

  • Exterior electrical access door
  • Streamlined electrical center for easy identification and access
  • Customer accessory module for aftermarket component hookup
  • Front access panel
  • Drop-frame design at engine location

STANDARD DRIVER VISIBILITY

  • Large two-piece curved bonded windshield. Best in class visibility
  • Specially developed integrated mirror system

OPTIONAL

  • Wheelchair lift
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Heated driver’s seat
  • Air suspension driver’s seat
  • Air ride suspension
  • Air-conditioning
  • AM/FM radio/CD/PA
  • Dual radio capability
  • Remote and heated mirrors
  • Reading lights
  • Child reminder system
  • LED light packages
  • Acoustical ceiling
  • Overhead storage
  • Underbody storage compartment
  • Tinted windows
8 AM - 5 PM Monday Through Friday

MINOTOUR DETAILS

SEATING CAPACITY: Up to 30

WHEELBASE
Ford® Chassis: 138″ or 158″
GM® Chassis: 139″ or 159″

GVWR:
SRW 9,900 lbs., DRW 10,000-14,500 lbs.

ENGINE:
GM gas 4.8l 285 bhp, 6.0l 300 bhp;
GM diesel 6.6l 250 bhp;
Ford gas

THE MINOTOUR® may be the smallest bus Thomas makes, but don’t be fooled by its size. Into this highly compact and maneuverable vehicle, Thomas Built Buses offers all the safety features and rugged engineering of their larger buses.

Standard features

  • Steel cage body with one-piece skirt-to-skirt roof bows.
  • Internal roof crash rails run the length of the bus for added structural strength.
  • 16-gauge aluminum side panels and a 12-gauge steel wrap-around bumper.
  • Comfortable, adjustable driver’s seat and easy-to-read instrument panels.
  • Full-height outward opening entrance door with padded door header.
  • Comfortable, spacious seating for up to 30 passengers.
  • Wide center aisle with easy access to emergency exit.
  • Available GM diesel engine for longer lifespan and better fuel economy.

Standard Safety Features

At Thomas Built Buses, passenger safety is the number one priority.

  • One-piece, 14-gauge steel bow frames provide greater strength in case of rollover.
  • Double-profile, 12-gauge steel bumpers. Wrap-around design provides protection from side angles.
  • Emergency door and center aisle provides easy exit in emergencies.
  • Welded construction in key structural areas improves body integrity.
The Minotour is so strong and durable that Thomas parked a 18,000-pound Type D EF bus on its roof-without extra reinforcement. Its steel cage construction and one-piece, skirt-to-skirt steel rafter held up so well that all its windows and doors still opened easily without binding.

OPTIONAL

  • Wheelchair lift
  • Heated driver’s seat
  • Air suspension driver’s seat
  • Air-conditioning
  • AM/FM radio/CD/PA
  • Dual radio capability
  • Remote and heated mirrors
  • Reading lights
  • Child reminder system
  • LED light packages
  • Acoustical ceiling
  • Overhead storage
  • Tinted windows

SAF-T-LINER EFX DETAILS

SEATING CAPACITY: Up to 89

WHEELBASE 136″, 155″, 174″, 193″, 212″, 231″

GVWR: Up to 36,200 lbs..

ENGINE: Cummins® ISB 200-260 HP

THE SAF-T-LINER EFX is a foward engine, transit-style bus. Seating for up to 89 passengers and a wider loading aisle make this bus ready for whatever the school year brings.

The cool and quiet driver’s compartment is designed for comfort and safety with ample legroom and optimized access to controls. Standard engine cover allows for quick, easy and tool-free access to the engine, ?uids and belts, keeping routine maintenance time to a minimum.

STANDARD SAFETY Features

  • Internal roof crash rails run the length of the bus for added structural strength.
  • Roof bows extend to bottom of side panels.
  • 12-gauge steel rear corner posts.
  • Double bolted body mounting clips.
  • Fuel tank mounted between frame rails.

STANDARD DRIVABILITY/COMFORT

  • Redesigned driver cockpit with ergonomic switch placement and spacious seating area.
  • 45-degree wheel cut.
  • Electronic heater control module.
  • Passenger loading functions grouped together.
  • High capacity air cleaner / 78” headroom.
  • Low-profile engine cover with 12.5% aisle width improvement.

STANDARD SERVICEABILITY

  • Access door for CDL belt check.
  • Convenient fluid-check hatch.
  • Industry-first engine access hood requires no tools to remove.
  • Streamlined electrical center for easy identification and access.
  • Fuse relay centers provide circuit protection and easy diagnostics.
  • Exterior electrical access door.
  • Front access to wipers, heater core and filter.
  • Lights equipped with plug-in connectors.
  • Display of fault codes in dash.

STANDARD DRIVER VISIBILITY

  • Maximum visibility windshield of 3,812 square inches. Best in class!

OPTIONAL

  • Wheelchair lift
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Heated driver’s seat
  • Air suspension driver’s seat
  • Air ride suspension
  • Air-conditioning
  • AM/FM radio/CD/PA
  • Dual radio capability
  • Remote and heated mirrors
  • Reading lights
  • Child reminder system
  • LED light packages
  • Acoustical ceiling
  • Overhead storage
  • Underbody storage compartment
  • Tinted windows 
 

BODY SPECIFICATIONS                                      5 YEAR BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY!

SEATING CAPACITY: Up to 77                                            Including AC and W/C Lifts!

GVWR: Up to 33,000 lbs.

Wheelbase
158″, 179″, 199″, 219″, 238″, 259″, 279″

ENGINE: Cummins® ISB 200-260 HP /  8.0 L Power Train Integration GM Propane /  NEW - Cummins ISBG Natural Gas Engine 

THE SAF-T-LINER C2: IN A CLASS ALL BY ITSELF! Back in 2004, Thomas Built Buses changed the school bus industry forever by creating a “clean sheet design” school bus. This included building a state of the art automated robotic factory to ensure repeatable quality of the C2. Customer feedback over the past 11 years has shaped the C2 into the bus it is today.

Standard features like, larger interior headroom and side windows due to the squared up roof bow Saf-T-Cage, ergonomically designed and engineered drivers compartments, and optional adjustable pedals and air disc brakes make the C2 a perfect fit for all drivers. From visibility to safety, the C2 delivers.

The C2 will save you money over the life of the bus. From the best in class fuel economy to the lowest cost per mile, it will help you reduce the Total Cost of Ownership of your school bus fleet.

COST | SAVING TECHNOLOGY

  • Standard Engine Exhaust Brake saves you money = less brake changes and less Worker’s Compensation Claims as a result of performing more brake repairs!
  • Optional Air Disk Brakes.
  • Std 6 Speed Auto Transmission with Standard Fuel Sense Technology

SAFETY | Provides the SAFEST Environment for your students and operators

  • Internal roof crash rails run the length of the bus for added structural strength.
  • 25% Improvement of Driver Visibility in Loading Zone and beyond.
  • 2.5x Stronger Joints vs. Previous Riveted Design (metal sheet fails before joint)-Significantly Exceeds FMVSS 221 Joint Strength Requirements. ONLY SCHOOL BUS BUILT WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY!
  • One-Piece Bonded windshield like every modern automobile (strength and 2900 sq. in. of unobstructed view).
  • Automotive style windshield wiper Pattern.
  • 3 point integrated child seats from Syntech with 77 passenger capacity seating!

RELIABILITY | Reduces Operational Costs allowing More Savings in District funds

  • Repetitive Quality Control at Factory (Robotics used in production).
  • Integrated multiplex wiring for Body and Chassis with one port diagnostics. 
  • Wire Harness and Connectors built for each Specific Bus.
  • Dash Diagnostic Codes for Simple Operation.
  • Automotive Level of Innovation & Quality.

DURABILITY | Reduces LIFE-CYCLE Costs

  • Lowest “Cost of Operation” in industry.
  • Construction Methods used in Aerospace Industry (Structural Adhesives and Self-Piercing Rivets) and Robotic Innovation. ONLY SCHOOL BUS BUILT WITH THIS TECHNOLOGY!
  • Reduced the number of mechanical fasteners and wiring vs. previous construction methods (Savings of 1000+lbs) equals fuel savings.
  • Body Structure, Floor, and Chassis are integrated into a single component that absorbs and disperses flex and vibration to reduce structural fatigue over time.
  • Reduced number of traditional types of electrical connections.

OPTIONAL

  • Wheelchair lift
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Heated driver’s seat
  • Air suspension driver’s seat
  • Air ride suspension
  • 3 different levels of Air-conditioning systems 
  • AM/FM radio/CD/PA
  • Dual radio capability
  • Remote and heated mirrors
  • Reading lights
  • Child reminder system
  • LED light packages
  • Acoustical ceiling
  • Overhead storage
  • Underbody storage compartment
 
 

Thomas Bus - Every mile matters


Thomas Built Buses features a full line of buses including:

  • SAF-T-Liner C2 which offers the Cummins ISB 6.7 diesel engine that is certified to meet 2013 EPA emission standards without the use of EPA credits.
  • SAF-T-Liner EFX, Forward engine transit bus with seating capacity up to 89 passengers.
  • SAF-T-Liner HDX, Rear engine transit bus with cummins ISL Diesel, optional ISLG Natural Gas Engine.
  • MINOTOUR, Up to 30 passengers it offers all the safety features and rugged engineering of  larger buses.

 

All Thomas Built Buses are engines certified to meet 2013 emission standards without the use of EPA credits?