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Richburg Fire Department Tower Ladder

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Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000419690

Bid Title: Richburg Fire Department Tower Ladder

Agency Bid No. Title: Not Stated

Received Date: 11/17/2015

Close Date: 12/17/2015

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Chester County, South Carolina

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Pre-Bid Conference Mandatory 12/02/2015 02:00 PM


Specifications include, but are not limited to:GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT RATINGS Front Vehicle Weight Rating shall be approximately: 22,800 Lbs. Rear Vehicle Weight Rating shall be approximately: 58,000 Lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight Rating shall be approximately: 80,800 Lbs. FRAME The frame is to be specifically designed and produced for the vehicle as specified. Each hole made in the frame rails must be used for a specific chassis component and any holes for non-required options are not acceptable. The chassis frame shall be built using two variable section steel channels and a minimum of six (6) formed steel crossmembers. The frame rails shall be 120,000 psi heat treated steel alloy of 0 .375 material thickness and measuring 13.5" deep, tapering to 11.0" deep at forward and rearward ends with continuous 3.75" wide top and bottom flanges. The crossmembers shall be of heavy duty, fabricated, all-welded design, made out of a minimum of 50,000 psi material. A full length Cstraight channel frame innerliner of 0.375" thickness and measuring 10.25" deep with 3.40" wide top and bottom flanges shall be provided. At the narrow rail section, each rail shall have a combined minimum section modulus of 39.44 and a combined minimum resisting bending moment of 4,413,538 inch pounds. At the deep rail section, each rail shall have a maximum section modulus of 46.26 at the 13.5" depth portion, which shall provide a resisting bending moment of 5,551,200 inch pounds. The frame rails and cross members shall be assembled using 5/8" flange head, grade eight bolts and Spiralockflanged nuts. Spiralock nuts shall be used exclusively in the frame assembly for mounting spring hangers, steering gear, engine, transmission, etc. to maintain constant torque tension and prevent loosening from vibration. Spiralock nuts shall provide even thread load over the bolt, increasing fatigue strength and clamping torque. The frame rails shall be primed with a polyester powder coating. BUMPER A heavy duty 10-1/4" high x 1/4" thick bright finish chrome style steel bumper shall be mounted to the front of the chassis and be fabricated in the factory of the bidder. The bumper shall be channel shaped with 2" flanges and its ends shall be angled 45 degrees for a distance of 5. As part of the bumper extension, a second formed channel with 2" flanges shall be provided directly behind the full width of the flat portion of the bumper. The bumper extension support shall be of channel (minimum 9-7/16" x 3" x 3/8") construction, bolted to the chassis frame stub. A 3/16" aluminum treadplate gravel pan (deck) contoured to fit just below the front face of the cab and just below the upper bumper flange shall be provided. The gravel pan shall not be fastened to the top flange of the bumper. 24" BUMPER EXTENSION A bumper extension shall be installed at the front of the cab. The front of the bumper shall be approximately 24" from the front face of the cab. A gravel pan made of 3/16" aluminum treadplate shall be installed between the front bumper and the cab. The bumper extension shall be designed and constructed so that the apparatus can be pulled by the extension. LIFTABLE AND TOWABLE BUMPER EXTENSION The bumper extension shall be designed and constructed so that the apparatus can be lifted and towed by the extension. FRONT TOW EYES Two (2) chrome plated "cut plate" type tow eyes shall be furnished. They shall be installed under the aluminum treadplate "gravel" pan, behind bumper, and securely attached (bolted) to the bumper extension frame. The eyes shall be fabricated of 1" thick steel plate with a 3" diameter opening.

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Product Code: 07230

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: County of Chester

State: South Carolina

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: 1476 J.A. Cochran Bypass, P.O. Drawer 580, Chester, South Carolina, 29706



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