NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Purchase of One (1) Landfill Track Loader
Worcester County, Maryland
The Worcester County Commissioners are currently accepting bids for the
purchase of One (1) Landfill Track Loader for the Department of Public Works
– Solid Waste Division. Bid specification packages and bid forms are available
from the office of the County Commissioners, Room 1103 – Worcester County
Government Center, One West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland 21863-1072 or
on the county website. Sealed bids will be accepted until March 22, 2021 at 1pm,
in the office of the County Commissioners at the above address. Envelopes shall be
marked “One (1) Landfill Track Loader” in the lower left-hand corner. After
opening, bids will be forwarded to the Public Works Department for tabulation,
review and recommendation to the County Commissioners for their consideration
at a future meeting. In awarding the bid, the Commissioners reserve the right to
reject any and all bids, waive formalities, informalities and technicalities therein,
and to take whatever bid they determine to be in the best interest of the County
considering lowest or best bid, quality of goods and work, time of delivery or
completion, responsibility of bidders being considered, previous experience of
bidders with county contracts, or any other factors they deem appropriate. All
inquires shall be directed to Mike Mitchell, Solid Waste Superintendent, at (410)
I have reviewed the specifications and provisions for furnishing One (1) Current
Model Year Landfill Track Loader and understand the said requirements. I
hereby propose to furnish this loader as follows:
One (1) Current Model Year, Landfill Track Loader
Loader Make: ______________________
Department of Public Works – Solid Waste Division
7091 Central Site Lane
Newark, MD 21841
Purchase with Guaranteed Buy Back at end of Five (5) Years; or 12,500 Hours,
Five (5) Year Warranty and Five (5) Year Parts Availability Warranty
Less Guaranteed Buy Back at end of Five (5) Years
Net Adjusted Price
Monthly Payment for Sixty (60) mo. using
Lease Purchase Option
Described unit will be delivered within 90 – 120 calendar days from receipt of
Successful bidder must supply County with equal machine being
turned in until new machine is delivered.
BID MUST BE SIGNED TO BE VALID.
Typed Name: __________________________________
The price or prices quoted shall include all transportation charges fully prepaid to
(address at destination).
Purchaser desires delivery to be completed within 90 days from date of award.
Bidder certifies delivery will be completed in 120 days from date of award.
Awards will be made on the best value offered. Clauses requiring specific
guarantees to cover parts delivery, total repairs and resale value may be included.
The quality of the articles to be supplied, their conformity with the specifications,
their suitability to requirements, delivery terms and guarantee clauses shall be
taken into consideration.
The purchaser reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive any informality in
bids and accept in whole or in such bid or bids as may be deemed in the best
interest of the purchaser.
In all specifications where a material or article is defined by describing a
proprietary product or by using the name of a vendor or manufacturer, it can be
assumed that an equal can be substituted. The use of a named product is an
attempt to set a particular standard of quality and type that is familiar to the
County. Such references are not intended to be restrictive. However, the County
shall decide if a product does in fact meet or exceed the quality of the specifications
listed in the solicitation. It shall be the responsibility of the vendor that claims his
product is an equal to provide documentation to support such a claim.
One (1) current model Landfill Track Loader, for landfill application, equipped as
The equipment called for in this specification shall be a track-type front end
loader. It shall be the standard product of one manufacturer. The selling dealer
shall provide the parts and service facilities to properly service the machine and
all its components and assure its performance
Standard machine operating weight, including multi-purpose bucket and ROPS
cab, without extra attachments or optional counterweight shall not be less than
3. BASIC DESIGN
Breakout force with the specified multi-purpose bucket shall be at least 40,000
Ground clearance shall be at least 15”.
Overall length with the multi-purpose bucket on the ground shall not exceed 280
Overall machine operating height over the ROPS structure shall not exceed 135
The multi-purpose shall be at least 2.6 yd. capacity with trash rack, and corner
guards system plus extra bottom wear plates.
The loader shall be equipped with an automatic lift kick-out and automatic
The engine shall be manufactured by the loader manufacturer.
The engine shall be of a four-cycle design.
Engine displacement shall be at least 400 cubic inches.
The engine, including coolant fans, and all necessary accessories, shall deliver at
least 200 hp (148 kW) at the flywheel (SAE rated).
The engine shall have a maximum governed speed of no more than 2200 RPM.
A 24 volt direct electrical starting system shall be standard.
The fuel tank shall have a minimum capacity of at least 80 gallons.
6. POWER TRAIN
The loader shall be equipped with a hydrostatic drive system.
The drive system shall provide speeds of at least six (6) mph (10.1 km/h) both
forward and reverse.
Joy Stick controls shall be standard.
The drive system shall provide independent power to each track for controlled
power turns and controlled counter rotation (one track in forward, the other in
reverse) infinitely variable speed within machine operating speed range.
Manufacturer’s operation procedure shall include direction reversals under full
load and full rpm.
Service braking shall be accomplished by dynamic retarding of hydrostatic drive.
Parking brakes shall be automatically applied when:
- Engine shuts down;
- Transmission control pressure is lost;
- Transmission control lever is in neutral position.
Loader parking brakes shall be of multiple disc design.
The loader shall have a minimum of six-roller track roller frames.
Sealed and Lubricated Track shall be of rotating bushing design.
The loader shall have a track gauge of no less than 90 inches (2286 mm).
Track shoes will be at least 21.6 inches (550 mm) wide – single grouser.
Length of track on the ground shall be at least 92 inches.
The machine (including multi-purpose bucket and ROPS cab) shall have a ground
pressure of no more than 10.5 psi (.736 bar).