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Modified bus helps workers maintain social distancing

Czech bus manufacturer Torsus has added an ‘Anti-Covid-19’ social distancing pack for its Praetorian.

The 37-seater heavy-duty, off-road bus now features a new adaptive seating option that meets international social distancing guidelines, which allows the double row seats on each side to be easily removed leaving only a single coach seat on each side.

Each seat is then encased in its own protective pod crafted from 3.5mm thick clear plastic, specifically moulded to slot into the now vacant seat rails without causing any damage. When social distancing is no longer required, the bus can be simply reverted to its full capacity interior with no unsightly holes or damage.

Discussions with Torsus distributors around the world indicated that when much of the global community had to pause, multiple industries such as mining, remained operational but needed to ensure the safety of its staff to and from work sites.

To support these industries, Torsus introduced the ‘Anti-Covid-19’ social distancing pack for the Torsus Praetorian. By taking advantage of the vehicle’s modular interior configuration Torsus engineers have been able to ensure that passengers can be transported safely while social distancing is adhered to.

The Torsus Praetorian was designed to transport personnel and equipment safely across the world’s harshest environments. The bus is based on an upgraded heavy-duty MAN chassis and is powered by MAN engines and drivetrain. From the Michelin off-road tyres, to the military grade coating on body parts, Praetorian is engineered to take on any terrain, in any conditions, anywhere in the world.

The Torsus Praetorian