Specifications include, but are not limited to:
1. General: Four wheel drive pneumatic tired Wheel Loader of unit design engineered from the ground up for front-end loading operation. Full turn tipping load rating as defined in SAE J732 shall be no less than 17,000 pounds with cab, bucket and tires as specified below. The rated operating load shall not exceed 50% of the tipping capacity per SAE J818.
2. Engine: Rear mounted liquid cooled diesel with no less than six (6) cylinders and a minimum piston displacement of 6.8 liters. Shall develop no less than 140 net horsepower at a governed speed. Engine shall comply with current EPA standards for off-road vehicles. Shall be equipped with electric starter, battery, alternator and ammeter or charge indicator. Shall have oil pressure or fuel solenoid actuated electric hour meter (showing actual engine run time independent of engine RPM), approved dry type air cleaner, pre-cleaner, lube oil filters and fuel filters with replaceable elements, and muffler. All gauges or indicators, including temperature, oil pressure and fuel level, to be mounted in instrument panel in cab readily visible to operator from seat. Fuel tank shall have a capacity for not less than ten (10) hours of operation. Cooling system shall have anti-freeze protection to -20o F, or lower.
3. Transmission: Power shift with no less than four (4) forward speeds and three (3) reverse speeds, or variable speed hydrostatic with a minimum of two (2) speed ranges. Road speed shall be no less than 20 mph.