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Bid Title: One Single Axle Cab and Chassis
Category: Public Works
Status: Closed



Sealed bids clearly marked “ONE SINGLE AXLE CAB AND CHASSIS” will be received in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 811 Avenue E, Fort Madison, Iowa, until 2:00 P.M. on February 19, 2020, for the sale to the City of Fort Madison, Iowa, the following:


Any bids received after this time will be returned unopened.

All bids properly received will be opened and publicly read aloud in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  The bids will be evaluated and presented to the City Council.

Specifications and instructions to Bidders are on File at City Hall, 811 Avenue E, Fort Madison, Iowa.

The City of Fort Madison reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive minor technicalities, and to accept that proposal which the City Council deems to be in the best interest of the City.

Melinda L. Blind

City Clerk

City of Fort Madison

Single Axle Cab and Chassis

SPECIFICATION COMPLIANCE – Any supplier who willfully falsifies responses indicating compliance or non-compliance with the minimum requirements listed below will be subject to suspension and/or debarment from bidding.

Cab & Chassis


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350 Horsepower min @2000 RPM






Engine Equipment


Onboard diagnostics






2008 Carb emission certification – clean idle






Side of hood air intake with high capacity air cleaner with safety element






DR 12V 160 AMP 28-SI quadramount pad alternator






2-12V threaded stud batteries 2000 CCA minimum.






Battery box frame mounted






Standard battery jumpers






Single battery box frame mounted LH side under cab






Wire ground return for battery cables with additional frame ground return






Cab auxiliary power cable






Positive and negative posts for jump start located on frame next to starter






Turbocharged 18.7 CFM air compressor with internal safety valve






Electronic engine integral shutdown protection system






Exhaust brake integral with variable geometry turbo with on/off dash switch






RH outboard under step mounted horizontal aftertreatment system assembly with RH B-pillar mounted vertical tailpipe






Engine aftertreatment device, automatic over the road regeneration and dash mounted regeneration request switch






10 foot 6 inch (126 inch+0/-5.9 inch) exhaust system height






RH curved vertical tailpipe B-pillar mounted routed from step






6 gallon diesel exhaust fluid tank






100 percent diesel exhaust fluid fill






Standard diesel exhaust fluid pump mounting






LH medium duty standard diesel exhaust fluid tank location






Stainless steel aftertreatment device/muffler, tailpipe shield






Combination full flow/bypass oil filter






Aluminum radiator






Anti-freeze to -34 F, OAT (nitrate and silicate free) extended life coolant






Heavy duty coolant hoses






1000 watt/115 volt block heater






Transmission and Equipment


Allison 3000 RDS automatic transmission, with PTO provision






Vehicle interface wiring connector without blunt cuts/ at back of cab






Electronic transmission customer access connector mounted back of cab






Indicator, low coolant level, with audible alarm





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Magnetic plugs, engine drain, transmission drain, axles fill and drain






Push button, electronic shift control, dash mounted






Water to oil transmission cooler






Transmission oil check and fill with electronic oil level check






Front Axle and Suspension


14,700 lb. drop single front axle (minimum)






Non-asbestos front brake lining






Cast iron front brake drums






Standard spindle axle nuts for all axles






Automatic front slack adjusters





Power steering

4 quart translucent power steering reservoir

14,600 lb. front suspension, flat leaf

Front shock absorbers


Rear Axle and Suspension

21,000 lb. rear axle (minimum)

Extended lube main driveline with half round yokes

Driver controlled traction differential – single rear axle

Air cam rear brakes

Non-asbestos rear brake lining

Cast iron rear brake drums

Automatic rear slack adjusters

Rear suspension 23,000 lb. flat leaf rear suspension with radius rod


Brake System Equipment


Standard air parking brake

Air lines – reinforced, fabric braid and wire braid

Standard U.S. front brake valve

Relay valve with 5-8PSI crack pressure no rear-proportioning valve

Air dryer mounted inboard on LH rail

Pull cables on wet tank, petcock drain valves on all other air tanks


Wheelbase and Frame

7/16x3-9/16x11-1/8 inch steel frame 120KSI

Partial inner frame reinforcement at front suspension

24-inch integral front frame extension


Chassis Equipment

14-inch painted steel bumper

Bumper mounting for single license plate

2 tow hooks, front frame mounted


Fuel Tanks and Equipment

60- gallon minimum aluminum fuel tank LH

Fuel tank forward

Fuel/water separator with water in fuel sensor and 12V preheater


Tires, Hubs, Wheels

Z11 R.225 16 ply radial front tires

HDL2 11R22.5 – 14 ply radial rear tires

Premium iron front hubs

Premium iron rear hubs

22.5x 8.25 10 hub pilot 2 hand steel disc rear front wheels

22.5x8.10 10 hub pilot 2 hand steel disc rear wheels

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Cab Exterior

Flat roof aluminum conventional cab

Air cab mounting

Cab roof reinforcements for roof mounted components

LH and RH interior and exterior grab handles, exterior to be non-slip

Hood liner insulation with single firewall insulation

Single 14-inch air horn under LH deck

Single electric horn with shield

All locks keyed the same

Rear license plate mount at the end of frame

LED aerodydnamic marker light

Dual heated West Coast mirrors w/LH & RH remote

Door mounted mirrors

Standard front turn signal lamps

102” equipment width

LH/RH 8” convex mirrors mounted under primary mirrors

Standard side/rear reflectors

Tinted rear window

Tinted door glass LH & RH w/tinted wing windows

Electric powered windows, passenger switches on doors

Tinted curved bonded windshield with heater wipe blade park areas

8 liter windshield washer fluid reservoir without fluid level indicator


Cab Interior

Gray vinyl interior

Molded plastic door panels

Black vinyl mats with insulation

Forward roof mounted console with upper storage compartments without netting

(2) cup holders

Smart switch expansion module

2 ½ lb fire extinguisher

Main HVAC controls with recirculation switch

Cab insulation

Dome light with 3-way switch activated by left and right hand doors

LH and RH electric door locks

Premium high back air suspension driver seat with 3 chamber air lumbar, integrated cushion extension, forward and rear cushion tilt, adjustable shock absorber

Basic high back non suspension passenger seat

Dual driver seat armrests, no passenger seat armrests

LH and RH integral door panel arm rests

Driver’s and Passenger seats -Vinyl

Fixed steering column

450MM (18”) spoke steering wheel

Driver and passenger interior sun visor


Instrument Panel and Controls

Low air pressure light and buzzer

Primary and secondary air pressure gauges.

Dash mounted air restriction indicator without graduations

Back up alarm 97 db (minimum)

Cruise control, electric, with switches on the auxiliary gauge panel

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Key operated ignition switch and integral start position; 4 position Off/Run/Start/Acc

4 sets of keys required

Heavy duty onboard diagnostic interface connector located below LH dash

Electric fuel gauge

Electrical engine coolant temperature gauge

Transmission oil temperature indicator light

Engine and trip hour meters integral within driver display

Dash mounted PTO switch with indicator lamp

Electric engine oil pressure gauge

AM/FM radio dash mounted radio, with Bluetooth and USB and auxiliary input; 2 radio speakers in cab

Electronic MPH speedometer with secondary KPH scale, without odometer

Electronic tachometer

Ignition controlled engine stop

Single windshield wiper motor with delay

Marker light switch integral with headlight switch

Self-cancel turn signal switch with dimmer, washer/wiper in handle

Integral electronic turn signal flasher

Switch and wiring for customer furnished plow


Paint Designs

Paint: one solid color

Cab color White from manufacturer standard color sheets. Premium paint, base coat, e-coat, clear coat

Chassis: black, high solids polyurethane

Front wheels: aluminum white front wheels/rims, to resist corrosion

Rear wheels: aluminum white rear wheels/rims, to resist corrosion

Black bumper paint

Standard E coat/undercoating



(2) Hard copy manuals, (2) CD’s if available



Minimum three year standard warranty to include, towing and road side assistance

Date of Letting:  February 19, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.
Location: 811 Avenue E
               Fort Madison, Iowa 52627
               Melinda L. Blind, City Clerk

               Warranty:  Manufacturers standard warranty on all components is required. Warranty will include engine, transmission and differential.  Enclose copy of warranties specific to unit quoted with bids and specs.  Warranty doesn’t start until the City of Fort Madison calls vendor back, when the truck is completely equipped and handed over to the City of Fort Madison Streets Department.  All bids and quotation must be good for 60 days of bid closing.

        Dealer Certification: _______________________________________________

        Name of person in charge of service:    ________________________________

        Address:  _______________________________________________________

        Phone: _________________________________________________________

        Location of parts and service department:  _____________________________

        Address:  _______________________________________________________

        Phone:     _______________________________________________________

        Summary of Quotations and Guarantee: _______________________________


       New Truck system price:                                                                                                 

       Total purchase price for upgrades:   ___________________________________

        Approximate delivery date:  _________________________________________

       May unit be drop shipped to truck equipment supplier:    Yes _____  No ______

       This proposal has been submitted by:  _________________________________

       Dealer Name: ____________________________________________________

       Address:   _______________________________________________________

       Phone number: _____________________       Date:  _____________________

       Signature of Representative:  ________________________________________

The new unit shall meet and comply with all required applicable OSHA and IOSHA safety requirements and features at time of delivery.  All items not specifically meeting the specifications, as well as items exceeding the specification requirements, shall be noted, in details, on the bid sheet that is provided.

Publication Date/Time:
1/22/2020 10:00 AM
Publication Information:
The Daily Democrat
Closing Date/Time:
2/19/2020 2:00 PM

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