Saguache County is requesting price quotes on a Tandem Axle Snowplow Truck
Bid specifications may be obtained by contacting Joe Gilbert, Asst. Road Supervisor, at the Saguache County Road & Bridge 719-655-2554, 719-221-2135 cell.

Copies of the Proposal (inclusive of the specifications checklist and company information sheet) must be sent in a sealed envelope with the title Saguache County Board of County Commissioner

and mailed or hand-delivered to:

Saguache County  Administrator Wendi Maez
PO Box 100 Saguache, CO  81149.
* BIDS ARE DO 02/03/ 2022 By 4:00 PM
Awarding of this bid is not based solely upon low quote price, but on an overall service, quality and “best value’ to the county in accordance with the Saguache County Purchasing Manual.  Saguache County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, as deemed in the best interest of the county.
Specifications for Tandem Axle Snowplow Truck
The following conventional non-sleeper cab/chassis will be bid (no exceptions).
Check the model you will be bidding: __x___ International HX,  __x___ Kenworth T800,  ___x__ Western Star 49X

Check If Specifications Can Be Met – please put a checkmark on any line before all numbers below, if you can meet or exceed the listed requirements. (*note – exceptions and variations to the specifications of “Equal to or Better than” quality may be considered and may be listed in the table provided on the Company Information Page.)


  1. ____x_ Cummins X15 or Detroit DD15   (Front Engine Power Take Off)                                                                        
  2. ____x    1850 Foot Pounds Torque (minimum)

  3. ____x_   Turbocharged, no exceptions                                                                                             

  4. ____x_   Engine must meet latest EPA regulations

5. ___x__    HP (horsepower) being bid 510-565
6. ___x__   Torque being bid : 1850
7. __x___   Engine Manufacturer : Cummins XLT15, Detroit DD 15
8. ___x__   Engine Compression Brake : Factory
9. __x___    Cruise Control: Electric
10. __x___    Fuel Filter: Primary & Secondary Fuel with Davco Heated water Separator
11. __x___    DPF Filter: With initiate on demand switch
12. ___x__    DPF Filter: Located on the right side under the cab between the frame and steep
13. __x___    Air Cleaner: Outside/inside hood air intake for snow, in- cab restriction monitor
14. __x___    Lubrication System: Full flow with spin on filters
15. __x___ Exhaust Systems: 6” vertical exhaust pipe and muffler cab mounted with turnout
16. ___x__   Cooling System:
Heavy-duty 1400 square inch radiator min. with permanent antifreeze -40 protection 50/50 mix with conditioning filter, bug screen, single stage fan, on/off switch made for front mount Hydraulics
17. ___x__ Engine Block Heater: 1500 watt 120 volt
18. __x___  Transmission: Fuller RTLO – 18918B 18 Speed Ultra Shift Plus
19. ___x__   Power Steering: 20,000 # capacity, four-quart power steering reservoir, dual gear and power steering cooler
20. __x___ Steering Column: Adjustable tilt, telescope
21. __x___ Electrical System:
12 volt with four (3) low maintenance 2800 cold crank batteries, battery box shall be complete enclosure front,
side, bottom with steel cover, battery disconnect

22. _x___ Electric Circuit System: 12 volt automatic self-reset circuit breaker in main dash power, distribution box
23. ____x_   Diagnostic Tool: Alternator: Minimum 160 amp
24. __x___   Alternator: Minimum 160 amp
25. ___x __  Windshield: 1 piece tinted curved gasket mounted heated windshield
26. __x___   Windshield Wipers: 2 speed-electric motor with intermittent feature
27. __x___ Gauge Instrumentations:
Transmission oil, primary and secondary air pressure gauges, speedometer, engine tack, hour meter, turbo temp, oil pressure and fuel level, both diff. Temps (all gauges graduated type)
28. _x____   Dash Mounted Switches: Four dash mounted at the factory for use with work lights and miscellaneous (no attachments)
29. ___x__   Horns: Duel electric and air horns
30. __x___  Brakes:
ABS self-adjusting, full air “s” cam type, rear brakes to include four (4) spring-loaded 30/30 air chambers, spring parking brake (all brake drums to be outboard)
31. __x___  Hub Pilot: Front bearings oil bath
32. __x___  Brake Chamber Location:
Chambers on rear most carrier/axle shall be mounted on the top or the front sode or the rear axle carrier to permit dumping into hoppers on lay-down machines and chip spreaders
33. __x___  Air System: 18.7 CFM compressor min., Wabco Heated dryer, automatic Wabco drain valve heated
34. ___x__   Front Axle: Set back 20,000 # w shock absorbers, multi-leaf suspension
35. ____x_   Rear Axle:
46,000 # capacity to include two magnetic drain plugs, power divider lock/lockout with in cab control and lube pump, (filled synthetic oil) full locking front/rear carriers with individual front and rear switches
36. __x___ Rear Axle Ratio: Geared for city or highway use with the top speed 75 mph 4.11 gear ratio
37. ___x__  Rear Axle Suspension:
46,000 lb capacity Hendrickson haul max, Tuf Trac or Chalmers suspension with 54” suspension spacing with four (4) heavy duty shocks
38. ___x__  Frame: Heat treated alloy steel, clean frame left and right side from back of the rear axle, 48,000RBM minimum from front 12” parent front frame extension to rear of frame rails
39. ___x__  Wheelbase: Approximately 212”
40. ___x _ Cab Suspension: Dual frame mounted air suspension system
41. ___x__ Cab: Passenger daylight doors conventional cab with stainless exterior sun visor
42. __x___  Steering Wheel: 18” diameter
43. __x___ Seats:
Driver seat to be air-ride, high back with lumber support and upper backrest, dual-armrest, passenger seat to med back, both cloth upholstery
__x___ Air Conditioning: Factory installed
45. ___x__  Radio:
AM/FM, auxiliary input with speakers and antenna and hands free and prep kit for auxiliary CB radio with mirror mounted antennas. UHF/VFH harness
46. ___x__  Radio Brackets: Additional bracket/base for CB and county radio
47. ___x__  Mirrors: Heated west coast bright finish, full view, door mounted motorized both sides and convex mirrors
48. ___x __ Tires and Wheels:
Steel wheels w 315/80R22.5 Michelin XZU S2 20 ply, load range L, radial front tires. Steel wheel with 11R24.5 Michelin Xds2 16 ply, load rating H traction rear tires. All tires to be tubeless HUB piloted
49. _x____ Front Bumper: Heavy duty chrome plated/ or powder coated with two (2) tow hooks
50. _x____  Rear Tow Hooks: Two (2) mounted to the frame
51. _x____  Tilt Hood: Front tilting fiberglass, heavy duty tilt with closing mechanism
52. _x____  Fuel Tank: Side step mount, non-polished aluminum driver side, 100 gallon capacity
53. _x____  Lights: No day time running lights, LED to meet DOT specs.
54. __x___ Trailer Towing: Pintle hitch with air and electric to rear chassis and hydraulic lines (2) to run pump
55. __x___  Paint: Exterior color white with base coat/clear coat and black frame
56. _x____ Manuals:
Operator manual, shop repair maul, parts manual, and electric system manual in paper form or electric manual, provisions for the engine operation software for engine diagnostic Can you provide yes or no
57. _x____  Warranty: Vendor shall provide price on extended warranty. Engine, emission, clutch, transmission, and rear carriers for 5 years and 200,000 miles. Please provide detailed warranty information and optional pricing
58. _x____  Hitch: Pintle hook 24” off ground. Bottom of hitch plate 16”-19”, 66000 lb pintle
59._x____ Dump  box:
14ft steel ¼ “ tailgate, ¼ ” floor and 3/16” sides, double acting high-lift tailgate, spreader chains, body props, air latch tailgate, ¼ cab shield, trap arm brackets 8” spreader apron, hoist/cylinder, tarp, steel side boards, pintle hook, plate glade hands, electric plugs, vibrator.
60.  x_____Bids good for 45 days after final Bid date.
61. _x____ Hydraulics:
Hydraulics ran for front plow (lift and turn), rear v box sander. (2) lines to run pup. Manual levers to run those functions. Hydraulics will be force and options for plow and sander controls to run pup trailer will need hydraulic diverter, hoses
and cab controls. Sloping tail gate to keep material off hitch etc.
62. _x____ Note, plow and V box sander will not be added at this time.