Sealed bids will be accepted by the Gravity Drainage District #1 of Livingston Parish for ONE NEW AND MOST CURRENT MODEL 2011 AMPHIBIOUS EXCAVATOR FOR SWAMP OR MARSH OPERATIONS CAPABLE OF PROVIDING FLOTATION AND MOBILITY WITH A CONVENTIONAL 12-14 METRIC TON SIZE EXCAVATOR until 12:00 pm (Noon) February 8, 2011. The outside of the envelope must be marked “New and Most Current Model 2011 Amphibious Excavator.” Bids may be submitted by mail or hand delivered to 8117 Florida Blvd, Denham Springs, LA 70726 or online at www.centralbidding.com. Bids submitted after this date and time will not be accepted. Bids will be opened and read aloud at this time and will be under consideration until that time when the bids are reviewed for compliance. All bids will be reviewed and the bid will be awarded to the lowest compliant bidder as determined by the Gravity Drainage District #1 Board. All bids shall be good for 60 days. Vendors are directed to list any exceptions to specifications, the Drainage District reserves the right to reject any bids that fail to list exceptions to the bid specifications. Bid specifications may be obtained at the Gravity Drainage District #1 address 8117 Florida Blvd, Denham Springs, LA 70726 or online at www.centralbidding.com. . Brochures or other literature submitted will determine whether the item quoted upon actually meets all specifications. Bids should be clearly and legibly filled out in ink and/or typewritten and must contain the signature or facsimile thereof of the bidder or an authorized representative. The Drainage District shall have the right to reject any bid in the event that it is unable to reasonably determine the information and quotations supplied by the bidder as a result of the manner and method by which the bidder has completed the bid form.
MINIMUM BID SPECIFICATIONS FOR ONE NEW AND MOST CURRENT MODEL 2011 AMPHIBIOUS EXCAVATOR FOR SWAMP OR MARSH OPERATIONS CAPABLE OF PROVIDING FLOTATION AND MOBILITY WITH A CONVENTIONAL 12-14 METRIC TON SIZE EXCAVATOR . SPECIFICATIONS BELOW ARE MINIMUM REQUIRED ALL QUOTES MUST MEET OR EXCEED TO QUALIFY
ENGINE: 4 Cylinder certified to EPA tier 3 emission, auto idle system, enclosed fan guard, water separator, 89 SAE minimum horsepower, automatic belt tension device, 45-amp alternator-24 volt, 500 hour engine oil change interval, engine oil sampling valve
HYDRAULICS: 2 main variable displacements, axial piston, hydraulic pumps with flow rate of at least 27.5 gallons/min each, hydraulic pilot controls with shutoff lever, auxiliary valve section, adjustable flow for attachment, boom and arm reduced drift valves, power boost, auto power lift, 5000 hour hydraulic oil change interval and hydraulic oil sampling valve, hydraulic filter restriction indicator kit mechanical control pattern selector kit, centralized lubrication system, swing speed 11.5 RPM, torque 27,175 lb.
OPERATIONS STATION: Auto-climate control air conditioner, heater with pressurize, AM-FM radio, Horn, Machine information center (MIC), windshield wiper/washer, tinted safety glass, floor mat , motion alarm w/cancel switch and tinted roof hatch with sunshade, deluxe adjustable suspension seat No Cloth.
OPERATING SPECS: standard longest reach arm and boom available, minimum 9’ 11”, less undercarriage, less counter weight, Standard digging bucket 36”, General Material grapple2/3 tine Configuration.
Amphibious Hydraulic Undercarriage Basic
Pontoon Dimensions: 27’ 9” L x 4’4’ W x 5’ H
Assembled Dimensions: 29’ 9” L x 14’ 11” W x 5’6” H
Speed: 1.5 mph on hard dry surface and up to 0.5 mph in water
Gross ground pressure: 1.7 psi
Pontoon construction: Each pontoon shall have multiple compartments, bulkheads, and independent watertight compartments.
Drive System: Excavator diesel engine and main hydraulic pumps through a hydraulic swivel. Hydraulic travel motors shall be Saur 90 series 80 frame motors. The breaks must provide independent power to each pontoon track. Standard excavator travel controls are used. Final reduction must be provided by chain and sprocket. Gearbox and drive sprocket must be splined shafts and hubs. Key way shafts not allowed. Must be able to counter rotate without moving back and forth or using excavator boom for assistance
Drive Chain: Heavy Duty 160H roller chain
Track Chain: Three strands of heavy 4” pitch marsh buggy track chain per pontoon
Track Cleats: 4” marine grade, extrude aluminum alloy cleats
Paint: primer coat then Black Ploy top coat. Inside pontoon must be primed to prevent rust
Cat Walk: Down both sides of the excavator and across the rear must be constructed of steel bar grading. All designed to mount to the excavator body and bolted in place for easy removal
Counterweight/fuel tank: Factory counterweight to be deleted and replaced with a 200 gallon combination fuel tank/counterweight. Tank should have hand rails 2 5 gallon bucket holders. Tank should duplicate Pontoon color and paint process. Tank provided with its own filtering system shut-off and directional valves.
Manuals: 3 sets or Operators manual, Parts manual, and Maintenance shall be furnished for upper and lower
Written Warranty: Must be specified
Delivery Date: Must be specified
Full service parts and maintenance facility must be located within 25 miles from our office for Excavator
A minimum eight hour instructional class shall be included in this bid. This class shall include, but not be limited to, the operation of the equipment and demonstrations for employees.