Grapple Truck Specs

Town of Elizabethtown

Request for Pricing

May 9, 2017

The Town of Elizabethtown is seeking bids from dealers for a grapple loader truck with the following specifications:

Vehicle Configuration

  • M2 106 Conventional Chassis
  • 2017 Model Year Specified
  • Set Back Axle – Truck
  • Straight Truck Provision
  • LH Primary Steering Location

 General Service

  • Truck Configuration
  • Domiciled, USA 50 States (Including California & Carb Opt-In States)
  • Refuse Service
  • Services Business Segment
  • Liquid Bulk Commodity
  • Terrain/Duty: 100% (All) of the Time, in Transit, is Spent on Paved Roads
  • Maximum 8% Expected Grade
  • Smooth Concrete or Asphalt Pavement – Most Severe In-Transit (Between Sites) Road Surface
  • Medium Truck Warranty
  • Expected Front Axle(s) Load:  12000.0 lbs.
  • Expected Rear Drive Axle(s) Load:  21000.0 lbs.
  • Expected Gross Vehicle Weight Capacity:  33000.0 lbs.

 Truck Service

  • Tank Body
  • Expected Body/Payload CG Height Above Frame “XX” Inches:  32.0 in.


  • Cum B6.7 250 HP @ 2400 RPM, 2600 GOV, 660 lb./ft. @ 1600 RPM

Electronic Parameters

  • 75 MPH Road Speed Limit
  • Cruise Control Speed Limit Same as Road Speed Limit
  • PTO Mode Engine RPM Limit – 1100 RPM
  • PTO RPM with Cruise Set Switch – 700 RPM
  • PTO RPM with Cruise Resume Switch – 800 RPM
  • PTO Mode Cancel Vehicle Speed – 5 MPH
  • PTO Governor Ramp Rate – 250 RPM Per Second
  • PTO Minimum RPM – 700 RPM
  • Regen Inhibit Speed Threshold – 5 MPH

Engine Equipment 

  • 2016 Onboard Diagnostics/2010 EPA/Carb/Final GHG17 Configuration
  • 2008 Carb Emission Certification – Clean Idle (Includes 6X4 Inch Label on Lower Forward Corner of Driver Door)
  • Standard Oil Pan
  • Engine Mounted Oil Check and Fill
  • One Piece Valve Cover
  • Side of Hood Air Intake with Firewall Mounted Donaldson Air Cleaner
  • DR 12V 160 Amp 28-SI Quadramount Pad Alternator with Remote Batter Volt Sense
  • (2) Alliance Model 1231, Group 31, 12 Volt Maintenance Free 2250 CCA Threaded Stud Batteries
  • 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
  • Non-Polished Battery Box Cover
  • Positive and Negative Posts for Jumpstart Located on Frame Next to Starter
  • Cummins Turbocharged 18.7 CFM Air Compressor with Internal Safety Valve
  • Standard Mechanical Air Compressor Governor
  • Air Compressor Discharge Line
  • Electronic Engine Integral Shutdown Protection System
  • Cummins Exhaust Brake Integral with Variable Geometry Turbo with On/Off Dash Switch
  • Rh Inboard Frame Mounted Horizontal DPF and SCR with Horizontal Tailpipe
  • Engine Aftertreatment Device, Automatic Over the Road Regeneration and Dash Mounted Regeneration Request Switch
  • Standard Exhaust System Length
  • RH Standard Horizontal Tailpipe
  • 6 Gallon Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank
  • 100 Percent Diesel Exhaust Fluid Fill
  • LH Medium Duty Standard Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank Location
  • Standard Diesel Exhaust Fluid Pump Mounting
  • Standard Diesel Exhaust Fluid Tank Cap
  • Horton HT650 Frontal Air On/Off Engine Fan Clutch
  • Automatic Fan Control without Dash Switch, Non Engine Mounted
  • Cummins Spin On Fuel Filter
  • Full Flow Oil Filter
  • 950 Square Inch Aluminum Radiator
  • Antifreeze to -34F, OAT (Nitrite & Silicate Free) Extended Life Coolant
  • Gates Blue Stripe Coolant Hoses or Equivalent
  • Constant Tension Hose Clamps for Coolant Hoses
  • Radiator Drain Valve
  • Lower Radiator Guard
  • Phillips-Temro 750 Watt/115 Volt Block Heater
  • Black Plastic Engine Heater Receptacle Mounted Under LH Door
  • Aluminum Flywheel Housing
  • Electric Grid Air Intake Warmer
  • Delco 12V 29MT Starter with Integrated Magnetic Switch


  • Allison 3500 RDS Automatic Transmission with PTO Provision

Transmission Equipment

  • Allison Vocational Package 142 – Available on 3000/4000 Product Families with Vocational Model RDS
  • Allison Vocational Rating for On/Off Highway Applications Available with All Product Families
  • Primary Mode Gears, Lowest Gear 1, Start Gear 1, Highest Gear 6, Available for 3000/4000 Product Families Only
  • Secondary Mode Gears, Lowest Gear 1, Start Gear 1, Highest Gear 6, Available for 3000/4000 Product Families Only
  • Primary Shift Schedule Recommended by DTNA and Allison, This Defined by Engine and Vocational Usage
  • Secondary Shift Schedule Recommended by DTNA and Allison, This Defined by Engine and Vocational Usage
  • Primary Shift Speed Recommended by DTNA and Allison, This Defined by Engine and Vocational Usage
  • Secondary Shift Speed Recommended by DTNA and Allison, This Defined by Engine and Vocational Usage
  • Load Based Shift Schedule and Vehicle Acceleration Control Recommended by DTNA and Allison, This Defined by Vocational Usage
  • Neutral at stop – Disabled, Fuelsense – Disabled
  • Driver Switch Input – Default – No Switches
  • Vehicle Interface Wiring Connector Without Blunt Cuts, at Back of Cab
  • Electronic Transmission Customer Access Connector Firewall Mounted
  • (2) Customer Installed Muncie CS20/CS24 Series PTO’s
  • PTO Mounting, LH and RH Sides of Main Transmission
  • Magnetic Plugs, Engine Drain, Transmission Drain, Axle(s) Fill and Drain
  • Push Button Electronic Shift Control, Dash Mounted
  • Transmission Prognostics – Enabled 2013
  • Water to Oil Transmission Cooler, in Radiator End Tank
  • Transmission Oil Check and Fill with Electronic Oil Level Check
  • Synthetic Transmission Fluid (TES-295 Compliant)

Front Axle and Equipment

  • Detroit DA-F-12.0-3 12,000# FF1 71.5 KPI/3.74 Drop Single Front Axle
  • Meritor 15X4 Q+ Cam Front Brakes
  • Non-Asbestos Front Brake Lining
  • Conmet Cast Iron Front Brake Drums
  • SKF ScotSeal Plus XL Front Oil Seals
  • Vented Front Hub Caps with Window, Center, and Side Plugs – Oil
  • Standard Spindle Nuts for All Axles
  • Meritor Automatic Front Slack Adjusters
  • TRW THP-60 Power Steering
  • Power Steering Pump
  • 2 Quart See Through Power Steering Reservoir
  • Synthetic 75W-90 Front Axle Lube

Front Suspension

  • 12,000# Dual Taper Leaf Front Suspension
  • Maintenance Free Rubber Bushings – Front Suspension
  • No Front Suspension Spring Bracket Options
  • Front Shock Absorbers

Rear Axle and Equipment

  • Detroit DA-RS-21.0-4 21,000# R-Series Single Rear Axle
  • 5.88 Rear Axle Ratio
  • Iron Rear Axle Carrier with Standard Axle Housing
  • MXL 17N Meritor Extended Lube Main Driveline with Full Round Yokes
  • Meritor 16.5X7 Q+ Cast Spider Cam Rear Brakes, Double Anchor, Fabricated Shoes
  • Non-Asbestos Rear Brake Lining
  • Brake Cams and Chambers on Forward Side of Drive Axle(s)
  • Conmet Cast Iron Rear Brake Drums
  • SKF Scot Seal Plux XL Rear Oil Seals
  • Haldex GoldSeal Longstroke 1-Drive Axle Spring Parking Chambers
  • Meritor Automatic Rear Slack Adjusters
  • Synthetic 75W-90 Rear Axle Lube

Rear Suspension

  • 23,000# 52 Inch Variable Rate Multi-Leaf Spring Rear Suspension with Leaf Spring Helper
  • Spring Suspension – No Axle Spacers
  • Standard Axle Seats in Axle Clamp Group

Brake System

  • Air Brake Package
  • Wabco 4S/4M ABS without Traction Control
  • Reinforced Nylon, Fabric Braid and Wire Braid Chassis Air Lines
  • Fiber Braid Parking Brake Hose
  • Standard Brake System Valves
  • Standard Air System Pressure Protection System
  • STD U.S. Front Brake Valve
  • Relay Valve with 5-8 PSI Crack Pressure, No Rear Proportioning Valve
  • BW AD-9SI Brake Line Air Dryer with Heater
  • Air Dryer Mounted Under Hood
  • Steel Air Brake Reservoirs Mounted in Cab Entry Steps When Possible
  • Clear Frame Rail from Back of Cab to Front Rear Suspension Bracket, RH Rail Inside/Outboard and Below
  • Pull Cable on Wet Tank, Petcock Drain Valves on All Other Air Tanks

Trailer Connections

  • Upgraded Chassis Multiplexing Unit
  • Upgraded Bulkhead Multiplexing Unit
  • No High Current Trailer/Body Cable

Wheelbase & Frame

  • 6400MM (252 Inch) Wheelbase
  • 11/32X3-1/2X10-3/16 Inch Steel Frame (8.73MMx258.8MM/0.344X10.19 Inch) 120 KSI
  • 2275MM (90 Inch) Rear Frame Overhang
  • Frame Overhang Range: 81 Inch to 90 Inch
  • Calc’d Back of Cab to Rear Susp C/L (CA): 186.45 In.
  • Calculated Effective Back of Cab to Rear Suspension C/L (CA): 183.45 In.
  • Calc’d Frame Length – Overall: 371.29
  • Calc’d Space Available for Deckplate: 186.45 In.
  • Calculated Frame Space LH Side: 189.16 In.
  • Calculated Frame Space RH Side: 191.14 In.
  • Square End of Frame
  • Front Closing Crossmember
  • Standard Weight Engine Crossmember
  • Standard Midship #1 Crossmember(s)
  • Standard Rearmost Crossmember
  • Standard Suspension Crossmember

Chassis Equipment

  • Three-Pieced 14 Inch Chromed Steel Bumper with Collapsible Ends
  • Front Tow Hooks – Frame Mounted
  • Bumper Mounting for Single License Plate
  • Fender and Front of Hood Mounted Front Mudflaps
  • Huck-Spin Round Collar Chassis Fasteners

Fuel Tanks

  • 50 Gallon/189 Liter Short Rectangular Aluminum Fuel Tank – LH
  • Rectangular Fuel Tank(s)
  • Plain Aluminum/Painted Steel Fuel/Hydraulic Tank(s) with Painted Bands
  • Fuel Tank(s) Forward
  • Plain Step Finish
  • Fuel Tank Cap(s)
  • Detroit Fuel/Water Separator with Water in Fuel Sensor and Hand Primer
  • Equiflo Inboard Fuel System
  • High Temperature Reinforced Nylon Fuel Line


  • Hankook AL11 11R22.5 14 Ply Radial Front Tires
  • Hankook AL11 11R22.5 14 Ply Radial Rear Tires


  • Conmet Preset Plus Iron Front Hubs
  • Conmet Preset Plus Iron Rear Hubs


  • Alcoa Lvl One 88367X22.5X8.25 10-Hub Pilot 5.79 Inset Aluminum Disc Front Wheels
  • Alcoa Lvl One 88367X Aluminum Outside, Accuride 29637 Steel Inside; 225x8.25 10-Hub Pilot Disc Rear Wheels
  • Polished Front Wheels; Outside only
  • Polished Rear Wheels; Outside of Outer Wheels Only
  • Front Wheel Mounting Nuts
  • Rear Wheel Mounting Nuts
  • Chrome Wheel Nut Covers, Metal and V2B Dual Seal Inflator Caps, Front and Rear

Cab Exterior

  • 106 Inch BBC Flat Roof Aluminum Conventional Cab
  • Rubber Cat Mounts
  • LH and RH Grab Handles
  • Hood Mounted Chromed Plastic Grille
  • Chrome Hood Mounted Air Intake Grille
  • Fiberglass Hood
  • Single 14 Inch Round Hadley Air Horn Under LH Deck
  • Dual Electronic Horns
  • Single Horn Shield
  • Door Locks and Ignition Switch Keyed the Same with (4) Keys
  • Rear License Plate Mount End of Frame
  • Integral Headlight/Marker Assembly with Chrome Bezel
  • LED Aerodynamic Marker Lights
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Truck-Lite 3 Chamber Modules with 45 Series Sealed Beam Lamps
  • Standard Front Turn Signal Lamps
  • Dual West Coast Bright Finish Heated Mirrors
  • Door Mounted Mirrors
  • 102 Inch Equipment Width
  • LH and RH 8 Inch Bright Finish Convex Mirrors Mounted Under Primary Mirrors
  • Standard Side/Rear Reflectors
  • Composite Exterior Sun Visor
  • 63X14 Inch Tinted Rear Window
  • Tinted Door Glass LH and RH with Tinted Non-Operating Wing Windows
  • RH and LN Electric Powered Windows, Passenger Switches on Door(s)
  • Tinted Windshield
  • 2 Gallon Windshield Washer Reservoir without Fluid Level Indicator, Frame Mounted

Cab Interior

  • Opal Gray Cloth Interior
  • Molded Plastic Door Panel
  • Molded Plastic Door Panel
  • Black mats with Single Insulation
  • Forward Roof Mounted Console with Upper Storage Compartments without Netting
  • In Dash Storage Bin
  • (2) Cup Holders LH and RH Dash
  • Gray/Charcoal Flat Dash
  • Smart Switch Expansion Module
  • 5 Lb. Fire Extinguisher
  • Heater, Defroster, and Air Conditioner
  • Standard HVAC Ducting
  • Main HVAC Controls with Recirculation Switch
  • Standard Heater Plumbing
  • Denso Heavy Duty Air Conditioner Compressor
  • Binary Control, R-134A
  • Standard Insulation
  • Solid-State Circuit Protection and Fuses
  • 12V Negative Ground Electrical System
  • Dome Light with 3-Way Switch Activated by LH and RH Doors
  • LH and RH Electric Door Locks
  • (2) 12 Volt Power Receptacle Mounted in Dash
  • Triangular Reflectors without Flares
  • Basic High Back Air Suspension Driver Seat with Mechanical Lumbar and Integrated Cushion Extension
  • 2 Man Tool Box Mid Back Non Suspension Passenger Seat
  • Inboard Driver Seat Armrest, No Passenger Seat Armrest
  • LH and RH Integral Door Panel Armrests
  • Black Mordura Cloth Driver Seat Cover
  • Black Mordura Cloth Passenger Seat Cover
  • High Visibility Orange Seat Belts
  • Fixed Steering Column
  • 4-Spoke 18 Inch (450MM) Steering Wheel
  • Driver and Passenger Interior Sun Visors

Instruments & Controls

  • Gray Driver Instrument Panel
  • Gray Center Instrument Panel
  • Engine Remote Interface with Park Brake and Neutral Interlocks
  • Black Gauge Bezels
  • Low Air Pressure Indicator Light and Audible Alarm
  • 2 Inch Primary and Secondary Air Pressure Gauges
  • Intake Mounted Air Restriction Indicator Without Graduations
  • 97 DB Backup Alarm
  • Electronic Cruise Control with Switches in LH Switch Panel
  • Key Operated Ignition Switch and Integral Start Position; 4 Position Off/Run/Start/Accessory
  • ICU3S, 132X48 Display with Diagnostics, 28 LED Warning Lamps and Data Linked
  • Heavy Duty Onboard Diagnostics Interface Connector Located Below LH Dash
  • 2 Inch Electric Fuel Gauge
  • Engine Remote Interface with Multiple Set Speeds
  • Engine Remote Interface Connector in Engine Compartment
  • Electrical Engine Coolant Temperature Gauge
  • 2 Inch Transmission Oil Temperature Gauge
  • Engine and Trip Hour Meters Integral Within Driver Display
  • Customer Furnished and Installed PTO Controls
  • No Lane Departure Warning System
  • Electric Engine Oil Pressure Gauge
  • AM/FM/WG World Tuner Radio with Bluetooth and USB and Auxiliary Inputs, J1939
  • Dash Mounted Radio
  • (2) Radio Speakers in Cab
  • AM/FM Antenna Mounted on Forward LH Roof
  • Electronic MPH Speedometer with Secondary KPH Scale, without Odomoter
  • Standard Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • Electronic 3000 RPM Tachometer
  • No Direct Connect
  • Idle Limiter, Electronic Engine
  • Pre-Trip Lamp Inspection, All Outputs Flash, with Smart Switch
  • Digital Voltage Display Integral with Driver Display
  • Single Electric Windshield Wiper Motor with Delay
  • Marker Light Switch Integral with Headlight Switch
  • One Valve Parking Brake System with Warning Indicator
  • Self-Canceling Turn Signal Switch with Dimmer, Washer/Wiper and Hazard in Handle
  • Integral Electronic Turn Signal Flasher with Hazard Lamps Overriding Stop Lamps
  • No Miscellaneous Gauges


  • Paint: One Solid Color


  • Cab Color A: L0006EB White Elite BC
  • Black, High Solids Polyurethane Chassis Paint
  • No Fuel Tank Cabinet Paint
  • Powder White (N0006EA) Rear Wheels/Rims (PKWHT21, TKWHT21, W, TW)
  • Sunvisor Painted Same as Cab Color A
  • Standard E Coat/Undercoating


  • U.S. FMVSS Certification, Except Sales Cabs and Glider Kits

Secondary Factory Options

  • Corporate PDI Center In-Service Only

Extended Warranty

  • Towing: 2 Years/Unlimited Miles/KM Extended Towing Coverage $440 Cap Fex Applies

 Bids can be submitted via email at or dropped off at Public Works at 305 W. Swanzy St., Elizabethtown, NC 28337.  The bid period will be closed at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

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