Specification - The Big Red Guide

Specification - The Big Red Guide
Specification
MODEL
The chassis shall be a Metro Star model. The cab and chassis shall include design considerations for
multiple emergency vehicle applications, rapid transit and maneuverability. The chassis shall be
manufactured for heavy duty service with the strength and capacity to support a fully laden apparatus,
one hundred (100) percent of the time.
MODEL YEAR
The chassis shall have a vehicle identification number that reflects a 2014 model year.
COUNTRY OF SERVICE
The chassis shall be put in service in the country of United States of America (USA).
The chassis will meet applicable U.S.A. federal motor vehicle safety standards per CFR Title 49 Chapter
V Part 571 as clarified in the incomplete vehicle book per CFR Title 49 Chapter V Part 568 Section 4
which accompanies each chassis. Spartan Chassis is not responsible for compliance to state, regional, or
local regulations. Dealers should identify those regulations and order any necessary optional equipment
from Spartan Chassis or their OEM needed to be in compliance with those regulations.
APPARATUS TYPE
The apparatus shall be a pumper vehicle designed for emergency service use which shall be equipped
with a permanently mounted fire pump which has a minimum rated capacity of 750 gallons per minute
(3000 L/min). The apparatus shall include a water tank and hose body whose primary purpose is to
combat structural and associated fires.
VEHICLE TYPE
The chassis shall be manufactured for use as a straight truck type vehicle and designed for the
installation of a permanently mounted apparatus behind the cab. The apparatus of the vehicle shall be
supplied and installed by the apparatus manufacturer.
AXLE CONFIGURATION
The chassis shall feature a 4 x 2 axle configuration consisting of a single rear drive axle with a single
front steer axle.
GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATINGS FRONT
The front gross axle weight rating (GAWR) of the chassis shall be 20,000 pounds.
This front gross axle weight rating shall be adequate to carry the weight of the completed apparatus
including all equipment and personnel.
GROSS AXLE WEIGHT RATINGS REAR
The rear gross axle weight rating (GAWR) of the chassis shall be 27,000 pounds.
This rear gross axle weight rating shall be adequate to carry the weight of the completed apparatus
including all equipment and personnel.
PUMP PROVISION
The chassis shall include provisions to mount a drive line pump in the middle of the chassis, behind the
cab, more commonly known as the midship location.
CAB STYLE
The cab shall be a custom, fully enclosed, MFD model with a 10.00 inch raised roof over the driver,
officer, and crew area, designed and built specifically for use as an emergency response vehicle by a
company specializing in cab and chassis design for all emergency response applications. The cab shall
be designed for heavy-duty service utilizing superior strength and capacity for the application of
protecting the occupants of the vehicle. This style of cab shall offer up to eight (8) seating positions.
The cab shall incorporate a fully enclosed design with side wall roof supports, allowing for a spacious
cab area with no partition between the front and rear sections of the cab. To provide a superior finish by
reducing welds that fatigue cab metal; the roof, the rear wall and side wall panels shall be assembled
using a combination of welds and proven industrial adhesives designed specifically for aluminum
fabrication for construction.
The cab shall be constructed using multiple aluminum extrusions in conjunction with aluminum plate,
which shall provide proven strength and the truest, flattest body surfaces ensuring less expensive paint
repairs if needed. All aluminum welding shall be completed to the American Welding Society and
ANSI D1.2-96 requirements for structural welding of aluminum.
All interior and exterior seams shall be sealed for optimum noise reduction and to provide the most
favorable efficiency for heating and cooling retention.
The cab shall be constructed of 5052-H32 corrosion resistant aluminum plate. The cab shall incorporate
tongue and groove fitted 6061-T6 0.13 & 0.19 inch thick aluminum extrusions for extreme duty
situations. A single formed, one (1) piece extrusion shall be used for the “A” pillar, adding strength and
rigidity to the cab as well as additional roll-over protection. The cab side walls and lower roof skin shall
be 0.13 inch thick; the rear wall and raised roof skins shall be 0.09 inch thick; the front cab structure
shall be 0.19 inch thick.
The exterior width of the cab shall be 94.00 inches wide with a minimum interior width of 88.00 inches.
The overall cab length shall be 131.10 inches with 54.00 inches from the centerline of the front of the
axle to the back of the cab.
The cab interior shall be designed to afford the maximum usable interior space and attention to
ergonomics with hip and legroom while seated which exceeds industry standards. The crew cab floor
shall be flat across the entire walking area for ease of movement inside the cab.
The cab shall offer an interior height of 57.50 inches from the front floor to the headliner in the nonraised roof area and a rear floor to headliner height of 65.00 inches in the raised roof area, at a
minimum. The cab shall offer an interior measurement at the floor level from the rear of the engine
tunnel to the rear wall of the cab of 49.88 inches. All interior measurements shall include the area within
the interior trimmed surfaces and not to any unfinished surface.
The cab shall include a driver and officer area with two (2) cab doors large enough for personnel in
full firefighting gear. The front doors shall offer a clear opening of 40.25 inches wide X 53.50 inches
high, from the cab floor to the top of the door opening. The cab shall also include a crew area with up
to two (2) cab doors, also large enough for personnel in full firefighting gear. The rear doors shall
offer a clear opening of 32.25 inches wide X 61.00 inches high, from the cab floor to the top of the
door opening.
The cab shall incorporate a progressive two (2) step configuration from the ground to the cab floor at
each door opening. The progressive steps are vertically staggered and extend the full width of each step
well allowing personnel in full firefighting gear to enter and exit the cab easily and safely.
The first step for the driver and officer area shall measure approximately 11.50 inches deep X 31.50
inches wide. The intermediate step shall measure approximately 8.50 inches deep X 33.00 inches wide.
The height from the first step to the intermediate step and the intermediate step to the cab floor shall not
exceed 11.00 inches.
The first step for the crew area shall measure approximately 11.50 inches deep X 21.50 inches wide.
The intermediate step shall measure approximately 10.25 inches deep X 22.50 inches wide. The height
from the first step to the intermediate step and the intermediate step to the cab floor shall not exceed
12.50 inches.
OCCUPANT PROTECTION
The vehicle shall include the Advanced Protection System™ (APS) which shall secure belted occupants
and increase the survivable space within the cab. The APS shall selectively deploy integrated systems to
protect against injuries in qualifying frontal impact, side impact, and rollover events. The increase in
survivable space and security of the APS shall also provide ejection mitigation protection.
The system components shall include:
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Driver steering wheel airbag
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Driver dual knee air bags (patent pending) with energy management mounting (patent pending)
and officer knee airbag.
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Large driver, officer, and crew area side curtain airbags
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APS advanced seat belt system - retractor pre-tensioners tighten the seat belts around the
occupants, securing the occupants in seats and load limiters play out some of the seat belt
webbing to reduce seat belt to chest and torso force upon impact as well as mitigate head and
neck injuries
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Heavy truck Restraints Control Module (RCM) - receives inputs from the outboard sensors,
selectively deploys APS systems, and records sensory inputs immediately before and during a
detected qualifying event
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Integrated outboard crash sensors mounted at the perimeter of the vehicle - detects a qualifying
front or side impact event and monitors and communicates vehicle status and real time
diagnostics of all critical subsystems to the RCM
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Fault-indicating Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) light on the driver’s instrument panel
Frontal impact protection shall be provided by the outboard sensors and the RCM. In a qualifying front
impact event the outboard sensors provide inputs to the RCM. The RCM activates the steering wheel
airbag, driver side dual knee airbags (patent pending), officer side knee airbag, and advanced seat belts
for each occupant in the cab.
The APS frontal impact system shall be independently tested to ensure occupant injury criteria does not
exceed injury criteria defined in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 208. Frontal impact
into a rigid barrier at 25 mph shall be conducted by an independent third party test facility using belted
95th percentile Hybrid II test dummies.
Rollover, side impact, and ejection mitigation shall be provided by the outboard sensors and the RCM.
In qualifying rollover or side impact events the outboard sensors provide inputs to the RCM. The RCM
activates the side curtain airbags and advanced seat belts for each occupant in the cab. The RCM
measures roll angle, lateral acceleration, and roll rate to determine if a rollover event or side impact
event is imminent or occurring.
In the event of a qualifying offset or other non-frontal impact, the RCM shall determine and intelligently
deploy the front impact protection system, the side impact protection system, or both front and side
impact protection systems based on the inputs received from the outboard crash sensors.
The APS side impact system shall be independently tested to ensure occupant injury criteria does not
exceed injury criteria defined in Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 214. Side impact
from a moving barrier at 17 mph shall be conducted by an independent third party test facility using
belted 50th percentile ES-2re test dummies.
CAB FRONT FASCIA
The front cab fascia shall be constructed of 5052-H32 Marine Grade, 0.13 of an inch thick aluminum
plate which shall be an integral part of the cab.
The cab fascia will encompass the entire front of the aluminum cab structure from the bottom of the
windshield to the bottom of the cab and shall be the “Classic” design.
The front cab fascia shall include two (2) molded plastic modules on each side accommodating a total of
up to four (4) Hi/Low beam headlights and two (2) turn signal lights or up to four (4) warning lights. A
chrome plated molded plastic bezel shall be provided on each side around each set of four lamps.
FRONT GRILLE
The front fascia shall include a box style, 304 stainless steel front grille 44.45 inches wide X 33.50
inches high X 1.50 inches deep. The grille shall include a minimum free air intake of 732.00 square
inches. The upper portion of the grille shall be hinged to provide service access behind the grille.
CAB UNDERCOAT
There shall be a rubberized undercoating applied to the underside of the cab that provides abrasion
protection, sound deadening and corrosion protection.
CAB SIDE DRIP RAIL
There shall be a drip rail along the top radius of each cab side. The drip rails shall help prevent water
from the cab roof running down the cab side.
CAB PAINT EXTERIOR
The cab shall be painted prior to the installation of glass accessories and all other cab trim to ensure
complete paint coverage and the maximum in corrosion protection of all metal surfaces.
All metal surfaces on the entire cab shall be ground by disc to remove any surface oxidation or surface
debris which may hinder the paint adhesion. Once the surface is machine ground a high quality acid
etching of base primer shall be applied. Upon the application of body fillers and their preparation, the
cab shall be primed with a coating designed for corrosion resistance and surface paint adhesion. The
maximum thickness of the primer coat shall be 2.00 mils.
The entire cab shall then be coated with an intermediate solid or epoxy surfacing agent that is designed
to fill any minor surface defects, provide an adhesive bond between the primer and the paint and
improve the color and gloss retention of the color. The finish to this procedure shall be a sanding of the
cab with 360 grit paper followed by sealing the seams with SEM brand seam sealer.
The cab shall then be painted the specific color designated by the customer with an acrylic urethane type
system designed to retain color and resist acid rain and most atmospheric chemicals found on the fire
ground or emergency scene. The paint shall have a minimum thickness of 2.00 mils, followed by a clear
top coat not to exceed 2.00 mils. The entire cab shall then be baked at 180 degrees for one (1) hour to
speed the curing process of the coatings.
CAB PAINT MANUFACTURER
The cab shall be painted with PPG Industries paint.
CAB PAINT PRIMARY/LOWER COLOR
The lower paint color shall be PPG FBCH 71663 Red.
CAB PAINT SECONDARY/UPPER COLOR
The secondary/upper paint color shall be PPG FBCH 2185 white.
CAB PAINT EXTERIOR BREAKLINE
The upper and lower paint shall meet at a breakline on the cab which shall be located approximately
1.00 inch below the door windows on each side of the cab. The breakline shall curve down at the front
cab corners to approximately 5.00 inches below the windshields on the front of the cab.
CAB PAINT PINSTRIPE
Where the upper and lower paint colors meet a temporary 0.50 inch wide black pinstripe shall be applied
over this break line to offer a more finished look prior to the final pinstripe being installed by the OEM.
CAB PAINT WARRANTY
The cab and chassis shall be covered by a limited manufacturer paint warranty which shall be in effect
for ten (10) years from the first owner’s date of purchase or in service or the first 100,000 actual miles,
whichever occurs first.
CAB PAINT INTERIOR
The visible interior cab structure surfaces shall be painted with a Zolatone #20-71 onyx black texture
finish.
CAB ENTRY DOORS
The cab shall include four (4) entry doors, two (2) front doors and two (2) crew doors designed for ease
of entering and egress when outfitted with an SCBA. The doors shall be constructed of extruded
aluminum with a nominal thickness of 0.13 inch. The exterior skins shall be constructed of 0.13 inch
aluminum plate.
The doors shall include a double rolled style automotive rubber seal around the perimeter of each door
frame and door edge which ensures a weather tight fit.
All door hinges shall be hidden within flush mounted cab doors for a pleasing smooth appearance and
perfect fit along each side of the cab. Each door hinge shall be piano style with a 0.38 inch pin and shall
be constructed of stainless steel.
CAB ENTRY DOOR TYPE
All cab entry doors shall be full length in design to fully enclose the lower cab steps.
CAB INSULATION
The cab ceiling and walls shall include 1.00 inch thick foam insulation. The insulation shall act as a
barrier absorbing noise as well as assisting in sustaining the desired climate within the cab interior.
CAB STRUCTURAL WARRANTY
Summary of Warranty Terms:
THE FOLLOWING IS SUMMARY OF WARRANTY TERMS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THE
ACTUAL LIMITED WARRANTY DOCUMENT, WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THIS OPTION,
CONTAINS THE COMPLETE STATEMENT OF THE SPARTAN CHASSIS, INC. LIMITED
WARRANTY. SPARTAN’S RESPONSIBILITY IS TO BE ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE
COMPLETE LIMITED WARRANTY DOCUMENT.
The cab structure shall be warranted for a period of ten (10) years or one hundred thousand (100,000)
miles which ever may occur first. The warranty period shall commence on the date the vehicle is
delivered to the first end user.
CAB TEST INFORMATION
The cab shall have successfully completed the preload side impact, static roof load application and
frontal impact without encroachment to the occupant survival space when tested in accordance with
Section 4 of SAE J2420 COE Frontal Strength Evaluation Dynamic Loading Heavy Trucks, Section 5 of
SAE J2422 Cab Roof Strength Evaluation Quasi –Static Loading Heavy Trucks and ECE R29 Uniform
Provisions Concerning the Approval of Vehicles with regard to the Protection of the Occupants of the
Cab of a Commercial Vehicles Annex 3 Paragraph 5.
The above tests have been witnessed by and attested to by an independent third party. The test results
were recorded using cameras, high speed imagers, accelerometers and strain gauges. Documentation of
the testing shall be provided upon request.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
The chassis shall include a single starting electrical system which shall include a 12 volt direct current
system, suppressed per SAE J551. The wiring shall be appropriate gauge cross link with 311 degree
Fahrenheit insulation. All SAE wires in the chassis shall be color coded and shall include the circuit
number and function where possible. The wiring shall be protected by 275 degree Fahrenheit minimum
high temperature flame retardant loom.
APPARATUS WIRING PROVISION
An apparatus wiring panel shall be installed in the center dash area behind the rocker switch panel
which shall include eight (8) open circuits consisting of three (3) 20 amp, one (1) 30 amp, three (3) 10
amp, and one (1) 15 amp circuit, with relays and breakers with trigger wires which shall be routed to the
rocker switch panel.
DATA RECORDING SYSTEM
The chassis shall have a Weldon Vehicle Data Recorder (VDR) system installed. The system shall be
designed to meet NFPA 1901. The following information shall be recorded:
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Vehicle Speed
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Acceleration
Deceleration
Engine Speed
Engine Throttle Position
ABS Event
Seat Occupied Status
Seat Belt Status
Master Optical Warning Device Switch Position
Service Brake
Engine Hours
Time
Date
Each portion of the data shall be recorded at the specified intervals and stored for the specified length of
time to meet NFPA 1901 guidelines and shall be retrievable by connecting a laptop computer to the
VDR system. The laptop connection shall be a panel mounted female type B USB connection point,
remotely mounted in the left side foot well of the cab.
ACCESSORY POWER
The electrical distribution panel shall include two (2) power studs. The studs shall be size #10 and each
of the power studs shall be circuit protected with a fuse of the specified amperage. One (1) power stud
shall be capable of carrying up to a 40 amp battery direct load. One (1) power stud shall be capable of
carrying up to a 15 amp ignition switched load. The two (2) power studs shall share one (1) #10 ground
stud.
AUXILIARY ACCESSORY POWER
An auxiliary set of power and ground studs shall be provided and installed in the driver side under seat
storage compartment. The power and ground studs shall be circuit protected with a 40 amp breaker.
The studs shall be 0.38 inch diameter and be capable of carrying up to a 40 amp battery direct load.
EXTERIOR ELECTRICAL TERMINAL COATING
All terminals exposed to the elements will be sprayed with a high visibility protective rubberized
coating to prevent corrosion.
ENGINE
The chassis engine shall be a Cummins ISL9 engine. The ISL9 engine shall be an in-line six (6)
cylinder, four cycle diesel powered engine. The engine shall offer a rating of 450 horse power at 2100
RPM and shall be governed at 2200 RPM. The torque rating shall feature 1250 foot pounds of torque at
1400 RPM with 543 cubic inches (8.9 liters) of displacement.
The ISL9 engine shall feature a VGT™ Turbocharger, a high pressure common rail fuel system, fully
integrated electronic controls with an electronic governor, and shall be EPA certified to meet the 2013
emissions standards using cooled exhaust gas recirculation and selective catalytic reduction technology.
The engine shall include an engine mounted combination full flow/by-pass oil filter with replaceable
spin on cartridge for use with the engine lubrication system. The engine shall include Citgo brand
Citgard 500, or equivalent SAE 15W40 CJ4 low ash engine oil which shall be utilized for proper engine
lubrication.
A wiring harness shall be supplied ending at the back of the cab. The harness shall include a connector
which shall allow an optional harness for the pump panel. The included circuits shall be provided for a
tachometer, oil pressure, engine temperature, hand throttle, high idle and a PSG system. A circuit for
J1939 data link shall also be provided at the back of the cab.
CAB ENGINE TUNNEL
The cab interior shall include an integrated engine tunnel constructed of 5052-H32 Marine Grade, 0.19
of an inch thick aluminum. The tunnel shall be a maximum of 41.50 inches wide X 25.50 inches high.
DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER CONTROLS
There shall be two (2) controls for the diesel particulate filter. One (1) control shall be for regeneration
and one (1) control shall be for regeneration inhibit.
ENGINE PROGRAMMING HIGH IDLE SPEED
The engine high idle control shall maintain the engine idle at approximately 1250 RPM when engaged.
ENGINE HIGH IDLE CONTROL
The vehicle shall be equipped with a high-idle speed control rocker switch, which shall be pre-set to
maintain the engine idle at a pre-determined rate when activated manually. This device shall operate
when the master switch is activated and safely interlocked only to function when the transmission is in
neutral with the parking brake set.
ENGINE PROGRAMMING ROAD SPEED GOVERNOR
The engine shall include programming which will govern the top speed of the vehicle.
AUXILIARY ENGINE BRAKE
The engine shall utilize a variable geometry turbo (VGT). The VGT auxiliary engine brake shall be an
integral part of the turbo and shall offer a variable rate of exhaust flow, which when activated shall slow
the engine and in turn slow the vehicle.
The VGT shall actuate the vehicle’s brake lights when engaged as an auxiliary brake. A cutout relay
shall be installed to disable the VGT when in pump mode or when an ABS event occurs. The VGT
engine brake shall activate at a 0% accelerator throttle position when in operation mode.
AUXILIARY ENGINE BRAKE CONTROL
An engine variable geometry turbo brake control device shall be included. The electronic control device
shall monitor various conditions and shall activate the engine brake only if all of the following
conditions are simultaneously detected:
 A valid gear ratio is detected.
 The driver has requested or enabled engine compression brake operation.
 The throttle is at a minimum engine speed position.
 The electronic controller is not presently attempting to execute an electronically controlled final
drive gear shift.
The variable geometry turbo brake control shall be controlled through an on/off rocker switch.
ELECTRONIC ENGINE OIL LEVEL INDICATOR
The engine oil shall be monitored electronically and shall send a signal to activate a warning in the
instrument panel when levels fall below normal. The warning shall activate in a low oil situation upon
turning on the master battery and ignition switches without the engine running.
FLUID FILLS
The front of the chassis shall accommodate fluid fill for the engine oil through the grille. This area shall
also accommodate a check for the engine oil. The transmission, power steering, and coolant fluid fills
and checks shall be under the cab. The windshield washer fill shall be accessible through the front left
side mid step.
ENGINE DRAIN PLUG
The engine shall include an original equipment manufacturer installed oil drain plug.
ENGINE WARRANTY
The Cummins engine shall be warranted for a period of five (5) years or 100,000 miles, whichever
occurs first.
REMOTE THROTTLE HARNESS
An apparatus interface wiring harness for the engine shall be supplied with the chassis. The harness
shall include a connector for connection to the chassis harness which shall terminate in the left frame
rail behind the cab for reconnection by the apparatus builder. The harness shall contain connectors for
a FRC Pump Boss pressure governor and a multiplexed gauge. Separate circuits shall be included for
pump controls, “Pump Engaged” and “OK to Pump” indicator lights, open compartment ground, start
signal, park brake ground, ignition signal, master power, customer ignition, air horn solenoid switch,
high idle switch and high idle indication light. The harness shall be designed for a side mount pump
panel.
An apparatus interface wiring harness shall also be included which shall be wired to the cab harness
interface connectors and shall incorporate circuits with relays to control pump functions. This harness
shall control the inputs for the transmission lock up circuits, governor/hand throttle controls and dash
display which shall incorporate “Pump Engaged” and “OK to Pump” indicator lights. The harness shall
contain circuits for the apparatus builder to wire in a pump switch.
ENGINE PROGRAMMING REMOTE THROTTLE
The engine ECM (Electronic Control Module) discreet wire remote throttle circuit shall be turned off for
use with a J1939 based pump controller or when the discreet wire remote throttle controls are not
required.
ENGINE PROGRAMMING IDLE SPEED
The engine low idle speed will be programmed at 700 rpm.
ENGINE FAN DRIVE
The engine cooling system fan shall incorporate a thermostatically controlled, Horton clutched type fan
drive. The clutch fan shall automatically engage with activation of the air conditioning system.
When the clutched fan is disengaged it shall facilitate improved vehicle performance, cab heating in
cold climates, and fuel economy. The fan clutch design shall be fail safe so that if the clutch drive fails
the fan shall engage to prevent engine overheating due to the fan clutch failure.
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
There shall be a heavy-duty aluminum cooling system designed to meet the demands of the emergency
response industry. The cooling system shall have the capacity to keep the engine properly cooled under
all conditions of road and pumping operations. The cooling system shall be designed and tested to meet
or exceed the requirements specified by the engine and transmission manufacturer and all EPA
requirements. The complete cooling system shall be mounted to isolate the entire system from vibration
or stress. The individual cores of the cooling system shall be mounted in a manner to allow expansion
and contraction at various rates without inducing stress into the adjoining cores.
The cooling system shall utilize a charge air cooler to radiator serial flow package that provides the
maximum cooling capacity for the specified engine as well as serviceability. The main components
shall include a surge tank, an air to air charge air cooler bolted to the front of the radiator, recirculation
shields, a shroud, a fan, and required tubing.
The radiator shall be a down-flow design constructed with aluminum cores, plastic end tanks, and a steel
frame. The radiator shall be equipped with a drain cock to drain the coolant for serviceability.
The cooling system shall include a one piece injection molded polymer eleven (11) blade fan with a
fiberglass fan shroud.
The cooling system shall be equipped with a surge tank that is capable of removing entrained air from
the system. The surge tank shall be equipped with a low coolant probe and sight glass to monitor the
level of the coolant. The surge tank shall have a dual seal cap that meets the engine manufacturer's
pressure requirements, and allows for expansion and recovery of coolant into a separate integral
expansion chamber.
All radiator tubes shall be formed from aluminized steel tubing. Recirculation shields shall be installed
where required to prevent heated air from reentering the cooling package and affecting performance.
The charge air cooler shall be a cross-flow design constructed completely of aluminum with cast tanks.
All charge air cooler tubes shall be formed from aluminized steel tubing and installed with silicone
hump hoses and stainless steel “constant torque” style clamps meeting the engine manufacturer’s
requirements.
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM PROTECTION
The engine cooling system shall include a recirculation shield designed to act as a light duty skid plate
below the radiator to provide additional protection for the engine cooling system from light impacts,
stones, and road debris.
ENGINE COOLANT
The cooling package shall include Extended Life Coolant (ELC). The use of ELC provides longer
intervals between coolant changes over standard coolants providing improved performance. The
coolant shall contain a 50/50 mix of ethylene glycol and de-ionized water to keep the coolant from
freezing to a temperature of -34 degrees Fahrenheit.
Proposals offering supplemental coolant additives (SCA) shall not be considered, as this is part of the
extended life coolant makeup.
ELECTRONIC COOLANT LEVEL INDICATOR
The instrument panel shall feature a low engine coolant indicator light which shall be located in the
center of the instrument panel. An audible tone alarm shall also be provided to warn of a low coolant
incident.
ENGINE PUMP HEAT EXCHANGER
A single bundle type coolant to water heat exchanger shall be installed between the engine and the
radiator. The heat exchanger shall be designed to prohibit water from the pump from coming in contact
with the engine coolant. This shall allow the use of water from the discharge side of the pump to assist
in cooling the engine.
COOLANT HOSES
The cooling system hoses shall be silicone heater hose with rubber hoses in the cab interior. The radiator
hoses shall be formed silicone coolant hoses with formed aluminized steel tubing. All heater hose,
silicone coolant hose, and tubing shall be secured with stainless steel constant torque band clamps.
ENGINE AIR INTAKE FILTER AND RESTRICTION W/REPLACEABLE
ELEMENT
The engine air intake system shall include an ember separator air intake filter which shall be located in
the front of the cab behind the right hand side fascia. This filter shall protect the downstream air filter
from embers using a combination of unique flat and crimped metal screens constructed into a corrosion
resistant steel frame. This multilayered screen shall be designed to trap embers or allow them to burn
out before passing through the pack, while creating only minimal air flow restriction through the system.
Periodic cleaning or replacement of the screen shall be all that is required after installation.
The engine shall also include an air intake filter which shall be bolted to the frame and located under the
front of the cab on the right hand side. The system shall utilize a replaceable dry type filter which
ensures dust and debris remains safely contained inside the housing during operation via leak-tight seals.
The service cover shall be located on the bottom of the housing, eliminating the chance of
contaminating the air intake system during air filter service.
The air flow distribution and dust loading shall be uniform throughout the high-performance filter
element, which shall result in pressure differential for improved horsepower and fuel economy. The air
intake ember separator shall be mounted within easy access via a hinged panel behind the right hand
side headlight module. The air intake system shall include a restriction indicator light in the warning
light cluster on the instrument panel, which shall activate when the air cleaner element requires
replacement.
AIR INTAKE PROTECTION
A light duty skid plate shall be supplied for the engine air intake system below the right front side of the
cab. The skid plate shall provide protection for the air intake system from light impacts, stones, and road
debris.
ENGINE EXHAUST SYSTEM
The exhaust system shall be mounted below the frame in the outboard position with the SCR canister in
line rearward of the DPF. The exhaust system shall utilize a 90-degree bend in the exhaust tubing from
the turbo into a side inlet DPF canister that allows the entire system to be pulled forward. The discharge
shall terminate horizontally on the right side of the vehicle ahead of the rear tires.
The exhaust system shall include a diesel particulate filter (DPF), a diesel oxidation catalyst, and a
selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst to meet current EPA standards. The selective catalytic
reduction catalyst utilizes a diesel exhaust fluid solution consisting of urea and purified water to convert
NOx into nitrogen, water, and trace amounts of carbon dioxide. The solution shall be injected into the
system through the decomposition tube between the DPF and SCR.
The system shall utilize 0.07 inch thick stainless steel exhaust tubing between the engine turbo and the
DPF. Zero leak clamps seal all system joints between the turbo and DPF.
The DPF, the decomposition tube, and the SCR canister through the end of the tailpipe shall be
connected with zero leak clamps.
DIESEL EXHAUST FLUID TANK
The exhaust system shall include a molded cross linked polyethylene tank for Diesel Exhaust Fluid
(DEF). The tank shall have a capacity of six (6) usable gallons and shall be mounted on the left hand
side of the chassis frame behind the batteries below the frame.
The DEF tank shall be designed with capacity for expansion in case of fluid freezing. Engine coolant,
which shall be thermostatically controlled, shall be run through lines in the tank to help prevent the DEF
from freezing and to provide a means of thawing the fluid if it should become frozen.
The tank fill tube shall be routed under the rear of the cab with the fill neck and splash guard accessible
in the top rear step.
ENGINE EXHAUST ACCESSORIES
An exhaust temperature mitigation device shall be shipped loose for installation by the body
manufacturer on the vehicle. The temperature mitigation device shall lower the temperature of the
exhaust by combining ambient air with the exhaust gasses at the exhaust outlet.
ENGINE EXHAUST WRAP
The exhaust tubing between the engine turbo and the diesel particulate filter (DPF) shall be wrapped
with a thermal cover in order to retain the necessary heat for DPF regeneration. The exhaust wrap shall
also help protect surrounding components from radiant heat which can be transferred from the exhaust.
TRANSMISSION
The drive train shall include an Allison model EVS 3000 torque converting, automatic transmission
which shall include electronic controls. The transmission shall feature two (2) 10-bolt PTO pads located
on the converter housing.
The transmission shall include two (2) internal oil filters and Castrol TranSynd™ synthetic TES 295
transmission fluid which shall be utilized in the lubrication of the EVS transmission. An electronic oil
level sensor shall be included with the readout located in the shift selector.
The transmission gear ratios shall be:
1st
3.49:1
2nd
1.86:1
3rd
1.41:1
4th
1.00:1
5th
0.75:1
6th
0.65:1 (if applicable)
Rev 5.03:1
TRANSMISSION MODE PROGRAMMING
The transmission, upon start-up, will select the fifth speed operation without the need to press the mode
button.
TRANSMISSION FEATURE PROGRAMMING
The Allison Gen V-E transmission EVS group package number 127 shall contain the 198 vocational
package in consideration of the duty of this apparatus as a pumper. This package shall incorporate an
automatic neutral with selector override. This feature commands the transmission to neutral when the
park brake is applied, regardless of drive range requested on the shift selector. This requires re-selecting
drive range to shift out of neutral for the override.
This package shall be coupled with the use of a split shaft PTO and incorporate pumping circuits. These
circuits shall be used allowing the vehicle to operate in the fourth range lockup while operating the
pump mode due to the 1 to 1 ratio through the transmission, therefore the output speed of the engine is
the input speed to the pump. The pump output can be easily calculated by using this input speed and the
drive ratio of the pump itself to rate the gallons of water the pump can provide.
A transmission interface connector shall be provided in the cab. This package shall contain the
following input/output circuits to the transmission control module. The Gen V-E transmission shall
include prognostic diagnostic capabilities. These capabilities shall include the monitoring of the fluid
life, filter change indication, and transmission clutch maintenance.
Function ID
Inputs
C
J
Outputs
C
G
Description
Wire assignment
PTO Request
Fire Truck Pump Mode (4th Lockup)
142
122 / 123
Range Indicator
PTO Enable Output
Signal Return
145 (4th)
130
103
TRANSMISSION SHIFT SELECTOR
An Allison pressure sensitive range selector touch pad shall be provided and located to the right of the
driver within clear view and easy reach. The shift selector shall have a graphical Vacuum Florescent
Display (VFD) capable of displaying two lines of text. The shift selector shall provide mode indication
and a prognostic indicator (wrench symbol) on the digital display. The prognostics monitor various
operating parameters and shall alert you when a specific maintenance function is required.
ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION OIL LEVEL INDICATOR
The transmission fluid shall be monitored electronically and shall send a signal to activate a warning in
the instrument panel when levels fall below normal.
TRANSMISSION PRE-SELECT WITH AUXILIARY BRAKE
When the auxiliary brake is engaged, the transmission shall automatically shift to second gear to
decrease the rate of speed assisting the secondary braking system and slowing the vehicle.
TRANSMISSION COOLING SYSTEM
The transmission shall include a water to oil cooler system located in the cooling loop between the
radiator and the engine. The transmission cooling system shall meet all transmission manufacturer
requirements. The transmission cooling system shall feature continuous flow of engine bypass water to
maintain uninterrupted transmission cooling.
TRANSMISSION DRAIN PLUG
The transmission shall include an original equipment manufacturer installed oil drain plug.
TRANSMISSION WARRANTY
The Allison EVS series transmission shall be warranted for a period of five (5) years with unlimited
mileage. Parts and labor shall be included in the warranty.
DRIVELINE
All drivelines shall be heavy duty metal tube and equipped with Spicer 1710 series universal joints. The
shafts shall be dynamically balanced prior to installation to alleviate future vibration. In areas of the
driveline where a slip shaft is required, the splined slip joint shall be coated with Glide Coat®.
MIDSHIP PUMP / GEARBOX
A temporary jackshaft driveline shall be installed by the chassis manufacturer to accommodate the midship split shaft pump as specified by the apparatus manufacturer.
MIDSHIP PUMP / GEARBOX MODEL
The midship pump/gearbox provisions shall be for a Waterous CSUC20 pump.
MIDSHIP PUMP GEARBOX DROP
The Waterous pump gearbox shall have a “D” (long) drop length.
MIDSHIP PUMP RATIO
The ratio for the midship pump shall be 2.27:1.
MIDSHIP PUMP LOCATION C/L SUCTION TO C/L REAR AXLE
The midship pump shall be located so the dimension from the centerline of the suction to the centerline
of the rear axle is 98.00 inches.
FUEL FILTER/WATER SEPARATOR
The fuel system shall have a Fleetguard FS1003 fuel filter/water separator as a primary filter. The fuel
filter shall have a drain valve.
A water in fuel sensor shall be provided and wired to an instrument panel lamp and audible alarm to
indicate when water is present in the fuel/water separator.
A secondary fuel filter shall be included as approved by the engine manufacturer.
FUEL LINES
The fuel system supply and return lines installed from the fuel tank to the engine shall be reinforced
nylon tubing rated for diesel fuel. The fuel lines shall be brown in color and connected with brass
fittings.
ELECTRIC FUEL PRIMER
Integral to the engine assembly is an electric lift pump that serves the purpose of pre-filter fuel priming.
FUEL TANK
The fuel tank shall have a capacity of fifty (50) gallons and shall measure 35.00 inches in width X 15.00
inches in height X 24.00 inches in length. The baffled tank shall be made of 14 gauge aluminized steel.
The exterior of the tank shall be painted with a PRP Corsol™ black anti-corrosive exterior metal
treatment finish. This results in a tank which offers the internal and external corrosion resistance.
The tank shall have a vent port to facilitate venting to the top of the fill neck for rapid filling without
"blow-back" and a roll over ball check vent for temperature related fuel expansion and draw.
The tank is designed with dual draw tubes and sender flanges. The tank shall have 2.00 inch NPT fill
ports for right or left hand fill. A 0.50 inch NPT drain plug shall be centered in the bottom of the tank.
The fuel tank shall be mounted below the frame, behind the rear axle. Two (2) three-piece strap hanger
assemblies with “U” straps bolted midway on the fuel tank front and rear shall be utilized to allow the
tank to be easily lowered and removed for service purposes. Rubber isolating pads shall be provided
between the tank and the upper tank mounting brackets. Strap mounting studs through the rail, hidden
behind the body shall not be acceptable.
FUEL TANK FILL PORT
The fuel tank fill ports shall be offset with the left fill port located in the rearward position and the right
fill port located in the middle position on the fuel tank.
FRONT AXLE
The front axle shall be a Meritor Easy Steer Non drive front axle, model number MFS-20. The axle
shall include a 3.74 inch drop and a 71.00 inch king pin intersection (KPI). The axle shall include a
conventional style hub with a standard knuckle.
FRONT AXLE WARRANTY
The front axle shall be warranted by Meritor for two (2) years with unlimited miles under the general
service application. Details of the Meritor warranty are provided on the PDF document attached to this
option.
FRONT WHEEL BEARING LUBRICATION
The front axle wheel bearings shall be lubricated with oil. The oil level can be visually checked via
clear inspection windows in the front axle hubs.
FRONT SHOCK ABSORBERS
Two (2) Bilstein inert, nitrogen gas filled shock absorbers shall be provided and installed as part of the
front suspension system. The shocks shall be a monotubular design and fabricated using a special
extrusion method, utilizing a single blank of steel without a welded seam, achieving an extremely tight
peak-to-valley tolerance and maintains consistent wall thickness. The monotubular design shall provide
superior strength while maximizing heat dissipation and shock life.
The ride afforded through the use of a gas shock is more consistent and shall not deteriorate with heat,
the same way a conventional oil filled hydraulic shock would.
The Bilstein front shocks shall include a digressive working piston assembly allowing independent
tuning of the compression and rebound damping forces to provide optimum ride and comfort without
compromise. The working piston design shall feature fewer parts than most conventional twin tube and
“road sensing” shock designs and shall contribute to the durability and long life of the Bilstein shock
absorbers.
Proposals offering the use of conventional twin tube or “road sensing” designed shocks shall not be
considered.
FRONT SUSPENSION
The front suspension shall include a nine (9) leaf spring pack in which the longest leaf measures 54.00
inch long and 4.00 inches wide and shall include a military double wrapped front eye. Both spring eyes
shall have a case hardened threaded bushing installed with lubrication counter bore and lubrication land
off cross bore with grease fitting. The spring capacity shall be rated at 21,500 pounds.
STEERING COLUMN/ WHEEL
The cab shall include a Douglas Autotech steering column which shall include a seven (7) position tilt, a
2.25 inch telescopic adjustment, and an 18.00 inch, four (4) spoke steering wheel located at the driver’s
position. The steering wheel shall be covered with black polyurethane foam padding.
The steering column shall contain a horn button, self-canceling turn signal switch, four-way hazard
switch and headlamp dimmer switch.
ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING FLUID LEVEL INDICATOR
The power steering fluid shall be monitored electronically and shall send a signal to activate an audible
alarm and visual warning in the instrument panel when fluid level falls below normal.
POWER STEERING PUMP
The hydraulic power steering pump shall be a TRW PS and shall be gear driven from the engine. The
pump shall be a balanced, positive displacement, sliding vane type.
FRONT AXLE CRAMP ANGLE
The chassis shall have a front axle cramp angle of 48-degrees to the left and 44-degrees to the right.
POWER STEERING GEAR
The power steering gear shall be a TRW model TAS 65 with an assist cylinder.
CHASSIS ALIGNMENT
The chassis frame rails shall be measured to insure the length is correct and cross checked to make sure
they run parallel and are square to each other. The front and rear axles shall be laser aligned. The front
tires and wheels shall be aligned and toe-in set on the front tires by the chassis manufacturer.
REAR AXLE
The rear axle shall be a Meritor model RS-25-160 single drive axle. The axle shall include precision
forged, single reduction differential gearing, and shall have a fire service rated capacity of 27,000
pounds.
The axle shall be built of superior construction and quality components to provide the rugged
dependability needed to stand up to the fire industry’s demands. The axle shall include rectangular
shaped, hot-formed housing with a standard wall thickness of 0.63 of an inch for extra strength and
rigidity and a rigid differential case for high axle strength and reduced maintenance.
The axle shall have heavy-duty Hypoid gearing for longer life, greater strength and quieter operation.
Industry-standard wheel ends for compatibility with both disc and drum brakes, and unitized oil seal
technology to keep lubricant in and help prevent contaminant damage will be used.
REAR AXLE WARRANTY
The rear axle shall be warranted by Meritor for two (2) years with unlimited miles under the general
service application. Details of the Meritor warranty are provided on the PDF document attached to this
option.
REAR AXLE DIFFERENTIAL LUBRICATION
The rear axle differential shall be lubricated with oil.
REAR WHEEL BEARING LUBRICATION
The rear axle wheel bearings shall be lubricated with oil.
VEHICLE TOP SPEED
The top speed of the vehicle shall be approximately 68 MPH +/-2 MPH at governed engine RPM.
REAR SUSPENSION
The single rear axle shall feature a Reyco 79KB vari-rate, self-leveling captive slipper type conventional
multi-leaf spring suspension, with 57.50 inch X 3.00 inch springs. One (1) adjustable and one (1) fixed
torque rod shall be provided.
The rear suspension capacity shall be rated from 21,000 to 31,500 pounds.
FRONT TIRE
The front tires shall be Goodyear 385/65R-22.5 18PR "J" tubeless radial G296 MSA mixed service
tread.
The front tire stamped load capacity shall be 18,740 pounds per axle with a speed rating of 68 miles per
hour when properly inflated to 120 pounds per square inch.
The Goodyear Intermittent Service Rating load capacity shall be 20,000 pounds per axle with a
maximum speed of 68 miles per hour when properly inflated to 120 pounds per square inch. If the
maximum speed is 70-75 MPH the tire shall be rated at stamped rating of 18,740 lbs. The Goodyear
Intermittent Service Rating limits the operation of the emergency vehicle to no more than fifty (50)
miles of continuous operation under maximum recommended payload, or without stopping for at least
twenty (20) minutes. The emergency vehicle must reduce its speed to no more than 50 MPH after the
first fifty (50) miles of travel.
REAR TIRE
The rear tires shall be Goodyear 12R-22.5 16PR "H" tubeless radial G287 MSA mixed service tread.
The rear tire stamped load capacity shall be 27,120 pounds per axle with a speed rating of 68 miles per
hour when properly inflated to 120 pounds per square inch.
The Goodyear Intermittent Service Rating load capacity shall be 27,120 pounds per axle with a speed
rating of 75 miles per hour when properly inflated to 120 pounds per square inch. The Goodyear
Intermittent Service Rating limits the operation of the emergency vehicle to no more than fifty (50)
miles of continuous operation under maximum recommended payload, or without stopping for at least
twenty (20) minutes. The emergency vehicle must reduce its speed to no more than 50 MPH after the
first fifty (50) miles of travel.
REAR AXLE RATIO
The rear axle ratio shall be 5.13:1.
TIRE PRESSURE INDICATOR
There shall be a voucher provided with the chassis for a pop up style tire pressure indicator at each tire
valve stem. The indicator shall provide visual indication of pressure in the specific tire.
The tire pressure indicators shall be redeemed upon the vehicle manufacturer’s receipt of the voucher
for installation by the customer.
FRONT WHEEL
The front wheels shall be Alcoa hub piloted, 22.50 inch X 12.25 inch LvL One™ polished aluminum
wheels. The hub piloted mounting system shall provide easy installation and shall include two-piece
flange nuts. The wheels shall feature one-piece forged strength and shall include Alcoa’s Dura-Bright®
finish with XBR technology as an integral part of the wheel surface. Alcoa Dura-Bright® wheels keep
their shine without polishing. Brake dust, grime and road debris are easily removed by simply cleaning
the wheels with soap and water.
REAR WHEEL
The rear wheels shall be Alcoa hub piloted, 22.50 inch X 8.25 inch LvL One™ aluminum wheels with a
polished outer surface and Alcoa Dura-Bright® wheel treatment with XBR® technology as an integral
part of the wheel. The hub piloted mounting system shall provide easy installation and shall include
two-piece flange nuts.
WHEEL TRIM
The front wheels shall include stainless steel lug nut covers and stainless steel baby moons shipped
loose with the chassis for installation by the apparatus builder. The baby moons shall have cutouts for
oil seal viewing when applicable.
The rear wheels shall include stainless steel lug nut covers and band mounted spring clip stainless steel
high hats shipped loose with the chassis for installation by the apparatus builder.
The lug nut covers, baby moons, and high hats shall be RealWheels® brand constructed of 304L grade,
non-corrosive stainless steel with a mirror finish. Each wheel trim component shall meet D.O.T.
certification.
BRAKE SYSTEM
A rapid build-up air brake system shall be provided. The air brakes shall include a two (2) air tank,
three (3) reservoir system with a total of 4152 cubic inch of air capacity. A floor mounted treadle valve
shall be mounted inside the cab for graduated control of applying and releasing the brakes. An inversion
valve shall be installed to provide a service brake application in the unlikely event of primary air supply
loss. All air reservoirs provided on the chassis shall be labeled for identification.
The rear axle spring brakes shall automatically apply in any situation when the air pressure falls below
25 PSI and shall include a mechanical means for releasing the spring brakes when necessary. An
audible alarm shall designate when the system air pressure is below 60 PSI.
A four (4) sensor, four (4) modulator anti-lock braking system (ABS) shall be installed on the front and
rear axles in order to prevent the brakes from locking or skidding while braking during hard stops or on
icy or wet surfaces. This in turn shall allow the driver to maintain steering control under heavy braking
and in most instances, shorten the braking distance. The electronic monitoring system shall incorporate
diagonal circuitry which shall monitor wheel speed during braking through a sensor and tone ring on
each wheel. A dash mounted ABS lamp shall be provided to notify the driver of a system malfunction.
The ABS system shall automatically disengage the auxiliary braking system device when required. The
speedometer screen shall be capable of reporting all active defaults using PID/SID and FMI standards.
Additional safety shall be accommodated through Automatic Traction Control (ATC) which shall be
installed on the single rear axle. The ATC system shall apply the ABS when the drive wheels loose
traction. The system shall scale the electronic engine throttle back to prevent wheel spin while
accelerating on ice or wet surfaces.
A momentary rocker style switch shall be provided and properly labeled “mud/snow”. When the switch
is pressed once, the system shall allow a momentary wheel slip to obtain traction under extreme mud
and snow conditions. During this condition the ATC light and the light on the rocker switch shall blink
continuously notifying the driver of activation. Pressing the switch again shall deactivate the mud/snow
feature.
The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) unit is a functional extension of the electronic braking system. It
is able to detect any skidding of the vehicle about its vertical axis as well as any rollover tendency. The
control unit comprises an angular-speed sensor that measures the vehicle’s motion about the vertical
axis, caused, for instance, by cornering or by skidding on a slippery road surface. An acceleration sensor
measures the vehicle’s lateral acceleration. The Controller Area Network (CAN) bus provides
information on the steering angle. On the basis of lateral acceleration and steering angle, an integrated
microcontroller calculates a theoretical angular speed for the stable vehicle condition.
FRONT BRAKES
The front brakes shall be Meritor 16.50 inch x 6.00 inch S-cam drum type.
REAR BRAKES
The rear brakes shall be Meritor 16.50 inch X 7.00 inch S-cam drum type. The brakes shall feature a
cast iron shoe.
PARK BRAKE
Upon application of the push-pull valve in the cab, the rear brakes will engage via mechanical spring
force. This is accomplished by dual chamber rear brakes, satisfying the FMVSS parking brake
requirements.
PARK BRAKE CONTROL
A Meritor-Wabco manual hand control push-pull style valve shall operate the parking brake system.
The control shall be yellow in color.
The parking brake actuation valve shall be mounted on the center of the tunnel within easy access of
both the driver and officer positions.
FRONT BRAKE SLACK ADJUSTERS
The front brakes shall include Meritor automatic slack adjusters installed on the chassis which features a
simple, durable design offering reduced weight. The automatic slack adjusters shall feature a manual
adjusting nut which cannot inadvertently be backed off and threaded grease fittings for easy
serviceability.
REAR BRAKE SLACK ADJUSTERS
The rear brakes shall include Meritor automatic slack adjusters installed on the axle which features a
simple, durable design offering reduced weight. The automatic slack adjusters shall feature a manual
adjusting nut which cannot inadvertently be backed off and threaded grease fittings for easy
serviceability.
AIR DRYER
The brake system shall include a Wabco System Saver 1200 air dryer with an integral heater with a
Metri-Pack sealed connector. The air dryer incorporates an internal turbo cutoff valve that closes the
path between the air compressor and air dryer purge valve during the compressor "unload" cycle. The
turbo cutoff valve allows purging of moisture and contaminants without the loss of turbo boost pressure.
The air dryer shall be mounted behind the battery box on the left hand side.
FRONT BRAKE CHAMBERS
The front brakes shall be provided with MGM type 30 brake chambers.
REAR BRAKE CHAMBERS
The rear axle shall include TSE 30/36 brake chambers which shall convert the energy of compressed air
into mechanical force and motion. This shall actuate the brake camshaft, which in turn shall operate the
foundational brake mechanism forcing the brake shoes against the brake drum. The TSE Type 36 brake
chamber has a 36.00 square inch effective area.
AIR COMPRESSOR
The air compressor provided for the engine shall be a Wabco® SS318 single cylinder pass-through drive
type compressor which shall be capable of producing 18.7 CFM at 1200 engine RPMs. The air
compressor shall feature a higher delivery efficiency translating to more air delivery per horsepower
absorbed. The compressor shall include an aluminum cylinder head which shall improve cooling,
reduce weight and decrease carbon formation. Superior piston and bore finishing technology shall
reduce oil consumption and significantly increasing the system component life.
AIR GOVERNOR
An air governor shall be provided to control the cut-in and cut-out pressures of the engine mounted air
compressor. The governor shall be calibrated to meet FMVSS requirements. The air governor shall be
located on the air dryer bracket on the left frame rail behind the battery box.
MOISTURE EJECTORS
An automatic moisture ejector with a manual drain provision shall be installed on the wet tank of the air
supply system. Manual pet-cock type drain valves shall be installed on all remaining reservoirs of the air
supply system.
AIR SUPPLY LINES
The air system on the chassis shall be plumbed with color coded reinforced nylon tubing air lines. The
primary (rear) brake line shall be green, the secondary (front) brake line red, the parking brake line
orange and the auxiliary (outlet) will be blue.
Brass compression type fittings shall be used on the nylon tubing. All drop hoses shall include fiber
reinforced neoprene covered hoses.
AIR TANK SPACERS
There shall be spacers included with the air tank mounting. The spacers shall move the air tanks 1.50
inches inward towards the center of the chassis. This shall provide clearance between the air tanks and
the frame for body U-bolt clearance.
REAR AIR TANK MOUNTING
If a combination of wheel base, air tank quantity, or other requirements necessitate the location of one or
more air tanks to be mounted rear of the fuel tank, these tank(s) will be mounted perpendicular to frame.
WHEELBASE
The chassis wheelbase shall be 195.00 inches.
REAR OVERHANG
The chassis rear overhang shall be 47.00 inches.
FRAME
The frame shall consist of double rails running parallel to each other with cross members forming a
ladder style frame. The frame rails shall be formed in the shape of a "C" channel, with the outer rail
measuring 10.25 inches high X 3.50 inches deep upper and lower flanges X 0.38 inches thick with an
inner channel of 9.44 inches high X 3.13 inches deep and 0.38 inches thick. Each rail shall be
constructed of 110,000 psi minimum yield high strength low alloy steel. Each double rail section shall
be rated by a Resistance Bending Moment (RBM) minimum of 3,213,100 inch pounds and have a
minimum section modulus of 29.21 cubic inches. The frame shall measure 35.00 inches in width.
Proposals calculating the frame strength using the “box method” shall not be considered.
Proposals including heat treated rails shall not be considered. Heat treating frame rails produces rails
that are not uniform in their mechanical properties throughout the length of the rail. Rails made of high
strength, low alloy steel are already at the required yield strength prior to forming the rail.
A minimum of seven (7) fully gusseted 0.25 inch thick cross members shall be installed. The inclusion
of the body mounting, or bumper mounting shall not be considered as a cross member. The cross
members shall be attached using zinc coated grade 8 fasteners. The bolt heads shall be flanged type,
held in place by distorted thread flanged lock nuts. Each cross member shall be mounted to the frame
rails utilizing a minimum of 0.25 inch thick gusset reinforcement plates at all corners balancing the area
of force throughout the entire frame.
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Any proposals not including additional reinforcement for each cross member shall not be considered.
All relief areas shall be cut in with a minimum 2.00 inch radius at intersection points with the edges
ground to a smooth finish to prevent a stress concentration point.
The frame and cross members shall carry a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser. A copy of the
frame warranty shall be made available upon request.
Proposals offering warranties for frames not including cross members shall not be considered.
FRAME WARRANTY
Summary of Warranty Terms:
THE FOLLOWING IS SUMMARY OF WARRANTY TERMS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THE
ACTUAL LIMITED WARRANTY DOCUMENT, WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THIS OPTION,
CONTAINS THE COMPLETE STATEMENT OF THE SPARTAN CHASSIS, INC. LIMITED
WARRANTY. SPARTAN’S RESPONSIBILITY IS TO BE ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE
COMPLETE LIMITED WARRANTY DOCUMENT.
The frame and cross members shall carry a limited lifetime warranty to the original purchaser. The
warranty period shall commence on the date the vehicle is delivered to the first end user.
MISCELLANEOUS FRAME OPTIONS
The frame shall include hole patterns which shall be specific to Toyne drop frame as specified by the
OEM for installation of body frame supports.
See PDF for OEM specified pattern.
FRAME CLEAR AREA
The chassis frame shall be left clear of chassis mounted components between the centerline of chassis
and the left hand frame rail from 34.00 inches forward of the centerline of rear axle to 46.00 inches
forward of the centerline of rear axle for OEM installed components.
FRAME PAINT
The frame shall be powder coated black prior to any attachment of components.
All powder coatings, primers and paint shall be compatible with all metals, pretreatments and primers
used. The cross hatch adhesion test per ASTM D3359 shall not have a fail of more than ten (10)
squares. The pencil hardness test per ASTM D3363 shall have a final post-curved pencil hardness of H2H. The direct impact resistance test per ASTM D2794 shall have an impact resistance of 120.00 inches
per pound at 2 mils.
Any proposals offering painted frame with variations from the above process shall not be accepted. The
film thickness of vendor supplied parts shall also be sufficient to meet the performance standards as
stated above.
FRONT BUMPER
A one piece, two (2) rib wrap-around style, polished stainless steel front bumper shall be provided. The
material shall be 10 gauge 304 stainless steel, 12.00 inches high and 99.00 inches wide.
FRONT BUMPER EXTENSION LENGTH
The front bumper shall be extended approximately 24.00 inches ahead of the cab.
FRONT BUMPER EXTENSION FRAME WIDTH
The front bumper extension frame shall feature an overall width of 48.25 inches.
FRONT BUMPER SUCTION PROVISION
The bumper apron shall include a 5.00 inch stainless steel pipe intended for use as a suction intake for the
pump. The suction pipe shall be routed from the right hand front bumper area to the area rear of the
front axle near the back of the cab.
The front of the suction pipe shall be designed to extend vertically 1.50 inches above the top surface of
the bumper in the right hand outboard position.
The forward end of the suction pipe shall be finished with a 5.00 inch National Pipe Thread (NPT). The
rear of the suction shall include a Victaulic groove for connecting to the pump plumbing. The suction
pipe shall also include a 0.50 inch NPT port intended as a primer assist connection.
The apparatus manufacturer shall plumb the suction pipe to the pump and shall provide all valves as
required.
FRONT BUMPER APRON
The 24.00 inch extended front bumper shall include an apron constructed of 0.19 inch thick embossed
aluminum tread plate.
The apron shall be installed between the bumper and the front face of the cab affixed using stainless
steel bolts attaching the apron to the top bumper flange.
FRONT BUMPER COMPARTMENT CENTER
The front bumper shall include a compartment in the bumper apron located in the center between the
frame rails which may be used as a hose well. The compartment shall be constructed of 0.13 inch 5052H32 grade aluminum and shall include drain holes in the bottom corners to allow excess moisture to
escape. The compartment shall include a cover constructed of 0.19 inch thick bright embossed
aluminum tread plate.
FRONT BUMPER COMPARTMENT COVER HARDWARE
The front bumper compartment cover shall include gas cylinder stays which shall hold the cover open.
The cover shall be held in the closed position via a D-ring style latch.
AIR HORN
The chassis shall include two (2) Hadley brand E-Tone air horns which shall measure 24.00 inches long
with a 6.00 inch round flare. The air horns shall be trumpet style with a chrome finish on the exterior
and a painted finish deep inside the trumpet.
AIR HORN LOCATION
The air horns shall be recess mounted in the front bumper face on the left side of the bumper in the
inboard and outboard positions relative to the left hand frame rail.
AIR HORN RESERVOIR
One (1) air reservoir, with a 1200 cubic inch capacity, shall be installed on the chassis to act as a supply
tank for operating air horns. The reservoir shall be isolated with a 90 PSI pressure protection valve on
the reservoir supply side to prevent depletion of the air to the air brake system.
ELECTRONIC SIREN SPEAKER
There shall be one (1) Cast Products Inc. model SA4301, 100 watt speaker provided. The speaker shall
measure 6.20 inches tall X 7.36 inches wide X 3.06 inches deep. The speaker shall include a flat
mounting flange which shall be polished aluminum.
ELECTRONIC SIREN SPEAKER LOCATION
The electronic siren speaker shall be located on the front bumper face on the right side outboard of the
frame rail in the far outboard position.
FRONT BUMPER TOW HOOKS
Two (2) heavy duty tow hooks, painted to match the chassis frame, shall be installed below the front
bumper, forward position and bolted directly to the outside of each chassis frame rail with grade 8 bolts.
CAB TILT SYSTEM
The entire cab shall be capable of tilting approximately 45-degrees to allow for easy maintenance of the
engine and transmission. The cab tilt pump assembly shall be located on the right side of the chassis
above the battery box.
The electric-over-hydraulic lift system shall include an ignition interlock and red cab lock down
indicator lamp on the tilt control which shall illuminate when holding the “Down” button to indicate
safe road operation.
It shall be necessary to activate the master battery switch and set the parking brake in order to tilt the
cab. As a third precaution the ignition switch must be turned off to complete the cab tilt interlock safety
circuit.
Two (2) spring-loaded hydraulic hold down hooks located outboard of the frame shall be installed to
hold the cab securely to the frame. Once the hold-down hooks are set in place, it shall take the
application of pressure from the hydraulic cab tilt lift pump to release the hooks.
Two (2) cab tilt cylinders shall be provided with velocity fuses in each cylinder port. The cab tilt pivots
shall be 1.90 inch ball and be anchored to frame brackets with 1.25 inch diameter studs.
A steel safety channel assembly, painted safety yellow shall be installed on the right side cab lift
cylinder to prevent accidental cab lowering. The safety channel assembly shall fall over the lift cylinder
when the cab is in the fully tilted position. A cable release system shall also be provided to retract the
safety channel assembly from the lift cylinder to allow the lowering of the cab.
CAB TILT CONTROL RECEPTACLE
The cab tilt control cable shall include a receptacle which shall be temporarily located on the right
hand chassis rail rear of the cab to provide a place to plug in the cab tilt remote control pendant. The
tilt pump shall include 8.00 feet of cable with a six (6) pin Deutsch receptacle with a cap.
The remote control pendant shall include 20.00 feet of cable with a mating Deutsch connector. The
remote control pendant shall be shipped loose with the chassis.
CAB WINDSHIELD
The cab windshield shall have a surface area of 2825.00 square inches and be of a two (2) piece
wraparound design for maximum visibility.
The glass utilized for the windshield shall include standard automotive tint. The left and right
windshield shall be fully interchangeable thereby minimizing stocking and replacement costs.
Each windshield shall be installed using black self locking window rubber.
GLASS FRONT DOOR
The front cab doors shall include a window which is 27.00 inches in width X 26.00 inches in height.
These windows shall have the capability to roll down completely into the door housing. This shall be
accomplished manually utilizing a crank style handle on the inside of the door. A reinforced window
regulator assembly shall be provided for severe duty use.
There shall be an irregular shaped fixed window which shall measure 2.50 inches wide at the top, 8.00
inches wide at the bottom X 26.00 inches in height, more commonly known as “cozy glass” ahead of the
front door roll down windows.
The windows shall be mounted within the frame of the front doors trimmed with a black anodized ring
on the exterior.
GLASS TINT FRONT DOOR
The windows located in the left and right front doors shall have a standard green automotive tint which
shall allow seventy-five percent (75%) light transmittance.
GLASS REAR DOOR RH
The rear right hand side door shall include a window which is 27.00 inches in width X 26.00 inches in
height. This window shall roll up and down manually utilizing a crank style handle on the inside of the
door. A reinforced window regulator assembly shall be provided for severe duty use.
GLASS TINT REAR DOOR RIGHT HAND
The window located in the right hand side rear door shall include a standard green automotive tint which
shall allow seventy-five percent (75%) light transmittance.
GLASS REAR DOOR LH
The rear left hand side door shall include a window which is 27.00 inches in width X 26.00 inches in
height. This window shall roll up and down manually utilizing a crank style handle on the inside of the
door. A reinforced window regulator assembly shall be provided for severe duty use.
GLASS TINT REAR DOOR LEFT HAND
The window located in the left hand side rear door shall include a standard green automotive tint which
shall allow seventy-five percent (75%) light transmittance.
GLASS SIDE MID RH
The cab shall include a window on the right side behind the front and ahead of the crew door which
shall measure 16.00 inches wide X 26.00 inches high. This window shall be fixed within this space and
shall be rectangular in shape. The window shall be mounted using self locking window rubber. The
glass utilized for this window shall include a green automotive tint unless otherwise noted.
GLASS TINT SIDE MID RIGHT HAND
The window located on the right hand side of the cab between the front and rear doors shall include a
standard green automotive tint which shall allow seventy-five percent (75%) light transmittance.
GLASS SIDE MID LH
The cab shall include a window on the left side behind the front door and ahead of the crew door and
above the wheel well which shall measure 16.00 inches wide X 26.00 inches high. This window shall
be fixed within this space and shall be rectangular in shape. The window shall be mounted using self
locking window rubber. The glass utilized for this window shall include a green automotive tint unless
otherwise noted.
GLASS TINT SIDE MID LEFT HAND
The window located on the left hand side of the cab between the front and rear doors shall include a
standard green automotive tint which shall allow seventy-five percent (75%) light transmittance.
CLIMATE CONTROL
The cab shall include a 57,500 BTU @ 425 CFM front overhead heater/defroster which shall be
provided and installed above the windshield between the sun visors.
The cab shall also include a combination heater air-conditioning unit mounted on the engine tunnel. This
unit shall offer eight (8) adjustable louvers, four (4) forward facing and four (4) rearward facing, a
temperature control valve and two (2) blowers offering three (3) speeds which shall be capable of
circulating 550 cubic feet of air per minute. The unit shall be rated for 42,500 BTU/Hr of cooling and
36,000 BTU/Hr of heating. The temperature and blower controls shall be located on the heater/air
conditioning unit.
All defrost/heating systems shall be plumbed with one (1) seasonal shut-off valve at the front corner on
the right side of the cab.
The air conditioner lines shall be a mixture of custom bend zinc coated steel fittings and Aero-quip GH
134 flexible hose with Aero-quip EZ clip fittings.
CLIMATE CONTROL DRAIN
The climate control system shall include a gravity drain for water management. The gravity drain shall
remove condensation from the air conditioning system without additional mechanical assistance.
CLIMATE CONTROL ACTIVATION
The heating and defrosting controls shall be located on the front overhead climate control unit. There
shall be additional heating and air conditioning controls located on the engine tunnel mounted climate
control unit.
A/C CONDENSER LOCATION
A roof mounted A/C condenser shall be installed centered on the cab forward of the raised roof against
the slope rise.
A/C COMPRESSOR
The air-conditioning compressor shall be a belt driven, engine mounted, open type compressor that shall
be capable of producing a minimum of 32,000 BTU at 1500 engine RPMs. The compressor shall utilize
R-134A refrigerant and PAG oil.
UNDER CAB INSULATION
The underside of the cab tunnel surrounding the engine shall be lined with multi-layer insulation,
engineered for application inside diesel engine compartments.
The insulation shall act as a noise barrier, absorbing noise thus keeping the decibel level in the cab well
within NFPA recommendations. As an additional benefit, the insulation shall assist in sustaining the
desired temperature within the cab interior.
The engine tunnel insulation shall measure approximately 0.75 inch thick including a vertically lapped
polyester fiber layer, a 1.0 lb/ft² PVC barrier layer, an open cell foam layer, and a moisture and heat
reflective foil facing reinforced with a woven fiberglass layer. The foil surface acts as protection against
moisture and other contaminants. The insulation shall meet or exceed FMVSS 302 flammability test.
The insulation shall be cut precisely to fit each section and sealed for additional heat and sound
deflection. The insulation shall be held in place by 3 mils of acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive and
aluminum pins with hard hat, hold in place fastening heads.
INTERIOR TRIM FLOOR
The floor of the cab shall be covered with a multi-layer mat consisting of 0.25 inch thick sound
absorbing closed cell foam with a 0.06 inch thick non-slip vinyl surface with a pebble grain finish. The
covering shall be held in place by a pressure sensitive adhesive and aluminum trim molding. All
exposed seams shall be sealed with silicone caulk matching the color of the floor mat to reduce the
chance of moisture and debris retention.
INTERIOR TRIM
The cab interior shall include trim on the front ceiling, rear crew ceiling, and the cab walls. It shall be
easily removable to assist in maintenance. The trim shall be constructed of insulated vinyl over a hard
board backing.
REAR WALL INTERIOR TRIM
The rear wall of the cab shall be trimmed with vinyl.
HEADER TRIM
The cab interior shall feature header trim above the driver and officer positions constructed of vacuum
formed ABS material.
TRIM CENTER DASH
The main center dash area shall be constructed of durable vacuum formed ABS composite.
TRIM LH DASH
The left hand dash shall be a one (1) piece durable vacuum formed ABS composite housing which shall
be custom molded for a perfect fit around the instrument panel. The left hand dash shall offer lower
vertical surface area to the left and right of the steering column to accommodate control panels.
TRIM RH DASH
The right hand dash trim shall consist of a vacuum formed ABS composite module, which contains a
glove compartment with a hinged locking door and a Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) provision. The
glove compartment size shall be 13.50 inches wide X 6.25 inches high X 5.50 inches deep. The MDT
provision shall be provided above the glove compartment.
ENGINE TUNNEL TRIM
The cab engine tunnel shall be covered with a multi-layer mat consisting of 0.25 inch closed cell foam
with a 0.06 inch thick non-slip vinyl surface with a pebble grain finish. The mat shall be held in place by
pressure sensitive adhesive. The engine tunnel mat shall be trimmed with anodized aluminum stair
nosing trim for an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
POWER POINT DASH MOUNT
The cab shall include two (2) 12 volt cigarette lighter type receptacles in the dash to provide a power
source for 12 volt electrical equipment. The receptacles shall be wired to be live with the battery master
switch.
STEP TRIM
Each cab entry door shall include a three step entry. The first step closest to the ground shall be
constructed of polished 5032 H32 aluminum Grip Strut® grating with angled outer corners. The step
shall feature a splash guard to reduce water and debris from splashing in to the step. The splash guard
shall have an opening on the outer edge to allow debris and water to flow through rather than becoming
trapped within the stepping surface. The lower step shall be mounted to a frame which is integral with
the construction of the cab for rigidity and strength. The middle step shall be integral with the cab
construction and shall be trimmed with a Flex-Tred® adhesive grit surface material.
UNDER CAB ACCESS DOOR
The cab shall include an aluminum access door in the left crew step riser painted to match the cab
interior paint with a push and turn latch. The under cab access door shall provide access to the diesel
exhaust fluid fill.
INTERIOR DOOR TRIM
The interior trim on the doors of the cab shall consist of an aluminum panel constructed of Marine
Grade 5052-H32 0.13 of an inch thick aluminum plate. The door panels shall include a painted finish.
DOOR TRIM CUSTOMER NAMEPLATE
The interior door trim on the front doors shall include a customer nameplate which states the vehicle
was custom built for their Department.
CAB DOOR TRIM REFLECTIVE
The interior of each door shall include high visibility reflective tape. A white reflective tape shall be
provided vertically along the rear outer edge of the door. The lowest portion of each door skin shall
include a reflective tape chevron with red and white stripes and a Spartan logo. The chevron tape shall
measure 6.00 inches in height.
INTERIOR GRAB HANDLE "A" PILLAR
There shall be two (2) rubber covered 11.00 inch grab handles installed inside the cab, one on each “A”
post at the left and right door openings. The left handle shall be located 7.88 inches above the bottom of
the door window opening and the right handle shall be located 2.88 inches above the bottom of the door
window opening. The handles shall assist personnel in entering and exiting the cab.
INTERIOR GRAB HANDLE FRONT DOOR
Each front door shall include one (1) ergonomically contoured 9.00 inch cast aluminum handle mounted
horizontally on the interior door panels. The handles shall feature a textured black powder coat finish to
assist personnel entering and exiting the cab.
INTERIOR GRAB HANDLE REAR DOOR
A black powder coated cast aluminum assist handle shall be provided on the inside of each rear crew
door. A 30.00 inch long handle shall extend horizontally the width of the window just above the window
sill. The handle shall assist personnel in exiting and entering the cab.
INTERIOR SOFT TRIM COLOR
The cab interior soft trim surfaces shall be black in color.
INTERIOR TRIM SUNVISOR
The header shall include two (2) sun visors, one each side forward of the driver and officer seating
positions above the windshield. Each sun visor shall be constructed of Masonite and covered with
padded vinyl trim.
INTERIOR ABS TRIM COLOR
The cab interior vacuum formed ABS composite trim surfaces shall be gray in color.
INTERIOR FLOOR MAT COLOR
The cab interior floor mat shall be black in color.
CAB PAINT INTERIOR DOOR TRIM
The inner door panel surfaces shall be painted with Zolatone #20-71 onyx black texture finish.
DASH PANEL GROUP
The main center dash area shall include three (3) removable panels located one (1) to the right of the
driver position, one (1) in the center of the dash and one (1) to the left of the officer position. The center
panel shall be within comfortable reach of both the driver and officer.
SWITCHES CENTER PANEL
The center dash panel shall include twelve (12) rocker switch positons in a single row across the top of
the panel.
A rocker switch with a blank legend installed directly above shall be provided for any position without a
switch and legend designated by a specific option. The non-specified switches shall be two-position,
black switches with a green indicator light. Each blank switch legend can be custom engraved by the
body manufacturer. All switch legends shall have backlighting provided.
SWITCHES LEFT PANEL
The left dash panel shall include eight (8) switches in a single row configuration. Five (5) of the
switches shall be rocker type and the left three (3) shall be the headlight switch, the instrument lamp
dimmer switch and the windshield wiper/washer control switch.
A rocker switch with a blank legend installed directly above shall be provided for any position not
designated by a specific option. The non-designated switches shall be two-position, black switches with
a green indicator light. Each blank switch legend can be custom engraved by the body manufacturer. All
switch legends shall have backlighting provided.
SWITCHES RIGHT PANEL
The right dash panel shall include no rocker switches or legends.
SEAT BELT WARNING
A Weldon seat belt warning system, integrated with the Vehicle Data Recorder system, shall be installed
for each seat within the cab. The system shall activate an indicator light in the instrument panel, a
digital seat position indicator with a seat position legend in the switch panel, and an audible alarm.
The warning system shall activate when any seat is occupied with a minimum of 60 pounds and the
corresponding seat belt remains unfastened. The warning system shall also activate when any seat is
occupied and the corresponding seat belt was fastened in an incorrect sequence. Once activated, the
visual indicators and audible alarm shall remain active until all occupied seats have the seat belts
fastened.
SEAT MATERIAL
The seats shall include a covering of high strength, wear resistant fabric made of durable ballistic
polyester. A PVC coating shall be bonded to the back side of the material to help protect the seats from
UV rays and from being saturated or contaminated by fluids. Common trade names for this material are
Imperial 1200 and Durawear 1800.
SEAT COLOR
All seats supplied with the chassis shall be black in color. All seats shall include red seat belts.
SEAT BACK LOGO
The seat back shall include a "Toyne" logo. The logo shall be centered on the standard headrest of the
seat back and on the left side of a split headrest.
SEAT DRIVER
The driver's seat shall be an H.O. Bostrom Sierra model seat with air suspension. The four-way seat
shall feature 3.00 inch vertical travel air suspension and manual fore and aft adjustment with 5.00 inches
of travel. The suspension control shall be located on the seat below the left front corner of the bottom
cushion. The seat shall also feature integral springs to isolate shock.
The seat position shall include a three-point shoulder harness with lap belt and an automatic retractor
attached to the cab. The buckle portion of the seat belt shall be mounted on a semi-rigid stalk extending
from the seat base within easy reach of the occupant.
The minimum vertical dimension from the seat H-point to the ceiling for this belted seating position
shall be 37.00 inches measured with the seat suspension height adjusted to the upper limit of its travel.
This model of seat shall have successfully completed the static load tests set forth by FMVSS 207, 209,
and 210 in effect at the time of manufacture. This testing shall include a simultaneous forward load of
3000 pounds each on the lap and shoulder belts and twenty (20) times the weight through the center of
gravity.
The materials used in construction of the seat shall also have successfully completed testing with regard
to the flammability of materials used in the occupant compartments of motor vehicles as outlined in
FMVSS 302, of which dictates the allowable burning rate of materials in the occupant compartments of
motor vehicles.
SEAT BACK DRIVER
The driver’s seat shall feature a two (2) way adjustable lumbar support and offer an infinite fully
reclining adjustable titling seat back. The seat back shall also feature a contoured head rest.
SEAT MOUNTING DRIVER
The driver’s seat shall be installed in an ergonomic position in relation to the cab dash.
OCCUPANT PROTECTION DRIVER
The driver’s position shall be equipped with the Advanced Protection System™ (APS). The APS shall
selectively deploy integrated systems to protect against injuries in qualifying frontal impact, side impact,
and rollover events. The increase in survivable space and security of the APS shall also provide ejection
mitigation protection.
The driver’s seating area APS shall include:

Advanced seat belt system - retractor pre-tensioner tightens the seat belt around the driver,
securing the occupant in the seat and the load limiter plays out some of the seat belt webbing to
reduce seat belt to chest and torso force upon impact as well as mitigate head and neck injuries.

Large side curtain airbag - protects the driver’s head, neck, and upper body from dangerous cab
side surfaces and contact points with intrusive surfaces as a result of a collision as well as
provides ejection mitigation protection to the driver in a qualifying event by covering the
window and the upper portion of the door.

Dual knee airbags (patent pending) with energy management mounting (patent pending) protects the driver's lower body from dangerous surface contact injuries, acceleration injuries,
and from intrusion as well as locks the lower body in place so the upper body shall be shall be
slowed by the load limiting seat belt.
Steering wheel airbag - protects the driver’s head, neck, and upper torso from contact injuries,
acceleration injuries, and contact points with intrusive surfaces as a result of a collision.
SEAT OFFICER
The officer's seat shall be a H.O. Bostrom Firefighter series. The seat shall feature a tapered and padded
seat, and cushion. The seat shall be a non-adjustable type seat.
The seat shall feature an all belts to seat (ABTS) style of safety restraint. The ABTS feature shall
include a three-point shoulder harness with the lap belt and automatic retractor as an integral part of the
seat assembly. The buckle portion of the seat belt shall extend from the seat base towards the driver
position within easy reach of the occupant.
The minimum vertical dimension from the seat H-point to the ceiling for this belted seating position
shall be 35.00 inches.
This model of seat shall have successfully completed the static load tests by FMVSS 207/210. This
testing shall include a simultaneous forward load of 3000 pounds each on the lap and shoulder belts and
twenty (20) times the weight through the center of gravity. This model of seat installed in the cab
model, as specified, shall have successfully completed the dynamic sled testing using FMVSS 208 as a
guide with the following accommodations. In order to reflect the larger size outfitted firefighters, the
test dummy used shall be a 95th percentile hybrid III male weighing 225 pounds rather than the 50th
percentile male dummy weighing 165 pounds as referenced in FMVSS 208. The model of seats shall
also have successfully completed the flammability of materials used in the occupant compartments of
motor vehicles as outlined in FMVSS 302, of which decides the burning rate of materials in the
occupant compartments of motor vehicles.
SEAT BACK OFFICER
The officer’s seat shall feature a SecureAll™ SCBA locking system which shall be one bracket model
and store most U.S. and International SCBA brands and sizes while in transit or for storage within the
seat back. The bracket shall be easily adjustable for all SCBA brands and cylinder diameters. All
adjustment points shall utilize similar hardware and adjustments shall be made with one tool.
The bracket shall be adjustable to compensate for different cylinder lengths without the use of tools.
The adjustment shall be made by raising a lever and moving the top clamp vertically.
The bracket system shall be free of straps and clamps that may interfere with auxiliary equipment on
SCBA units. The center guide fork shall keep the SCBA tank in place for a safe and comfortable fit in
the seat back cavity. The SCBA unit simply needs to be pushed against the pivot arm to engage the
patented auto- locking system. Once the lock is engaged, the top clamp shall surround the top of the
SCBA tank for a secure fit in all directions.
The SecureAll™ shall include a release handle which shall be integrated into the seat cushion for quick
and easy release. This shall eliminate the need for straps or pull cords to interfere with other SCBA
equipment.
The seat back shall include a removable padded cover which shall be provided over the SCBA cavity.
SEAT MOUNTING OFFICER
The officer’s seat shall be installed in an ergonomic position in relation to the cab dash.
OCCUPANT PROTECTION OFFICER
The officer’s position shall be equipped with the Advanced Protection System™ (APS). The APS shall
selectively deploy integrated systems to protect against injuries in qualifying frontal impact, side impact,
and rollover events. The increase in survivable space and security of the APS shall also provide ejection
mitigation protection.
The officer’s seating area APS shall include:

Advanced seat belt system - retractor pre-tensioner tightens the seat belt around the officer,
securing the occupant in the seat and the load limiter plays out some of the seat belt webbing to
reduce seat belt to chest and torso force upon impact as well as mitigate head and neck injuries.

Large side curtain airbag - protects the officer’s head, neck, and upper body from dangerous cab
side surfaces and contact points with intrusive surfaces as a result of a collision as well as
provides ejection mitigation protection to the officer in a qualifying event by covering the
window and the upper portion of the door.
Knee airbags - protects the officer's lower body from dangerous surface contact injuries, acceleration
injuries, and from contact points with intrusive surfaces as a result of a collision as well as locks the
lower body in place so the upper body shall be slowed by the load limiting seat belt.
SEAT BELT ORIENTATION CREW
The crew position seat belts shall follow the standard orientation which extends from the outboard
shoulder extending to the inboard hip.
SEAT REAR FACING OUTER LOCATION
The crew area shall include two (2) rear facing crew seats, which include one (1) located directly behind
the left side front seat and one (1) located directly behind the right side front seat.
SEAT CREW REAR FACING OUTER
The crew area shall include a seat in the rear facing outboard position which shall be a H.O. Bostrom
Firefighter series. The seat shall feature a tapered and padded seat, and cushion. The seat and cushion
shall be spring load hinged and compact in design for additional room and shall remain in the stored
position until occupied.
The seat shall feature an all belts to seat (ABTS) style of safety restraint. The ABTS feature shall
include a three-point shoulder harness with the lap belt and automatic retractor as an integral part of the
seat assembly. The buckle portion of the seat belt shall extend from the seat base towards the driver
position within easy reach of the occupant.
The minimum vertical dimension from the seat H-point to the ceiling for each belted seating position
shall be 35.00 inches.
This model of seat shall have successfully completed the static load tests by FMVSS 207/210. This
testing shall include a simultaneous forward load of 3000 pounds each on the lap and shoulder belts and
twenty (20) times the weight through the center of gravity. This model of seat installed in the cab
model, as specified, shall have successfully completed the dynamic sled testing using FMVSS 208 as a
guide with the following accommodations. In order to reflect the larger size outfitted firefighters, the
test dummy used shall be a 95th percentile hybrid III male weighing 225 pounds rather than the 50th
percentile male dummy weighing 165 pounds as referenced in FMVSS 208. The model of seats shall
also have successfully completed the flammability of materials used in the occupant compartments of
motor vehicles as outlined in FMVSS 302, of which decides the burning rate of materials in the
occupant compartments of motor vehicles.
SEAT BACK REAR FACING OUTER
The rear facing outboard seat shall feature a Bostrom SecureAll™ self contained breathing apparatus
(SCBA) locking system which shall store most U.S. and International SCBA brands and bottle sizes
while in transit or for storage within the seat back. The bracket shall be easily adjustable for all SCBA
brands and cylinder diameters. All adjustment points shall utilize similar hardware and adjustments shall
be made with one tool.
The bracket shall be adjustable to compensate for different cylinder lengths without the use of tools.
The adjustment shall be made by raising a lever and moving the top clamp vertically.
The bracket system shall be free of straps that may interfere with auxiliary equipment on SCBA units.
The center guide fork shall keep the SCBA tank in place for a safe and comfortable fit in the seat back
cavity. The SCBA unit simply needs to be pushed against the pivot arm to engage the patented autolocking system. Once the lock is engaged, the top clamp shall surround the top of the SCBA tank for a
secure fit in all directions.
The SecureAll™ shall include a release handle which shall be integrated into the center of the bottom
seat cushion for easy access and to eliminate hooking the release handle with clothing or other
equipment.
The seat back shall include a removable padded cover which shall be provided over the SCBA cavity.
SEAT MOUNTING REAR FACING OUTER
The rear facing outer seats shall offer special mounting positions which shall be 2.00 inches towards the
rear wall offering additional space between the front seats and the outer rear facing seats.
OCCUPANT PROTECTION RFO
The rear facing outer seat position(s) shall be equipped with the Advanced Protection System™ (APS).
The APS shall selectively deploy integrated systems to protect against injuries in qualifying frontal
impact, side impact, and rollover events. The increase in survivable space and security of the APS shall
also provide ejection mitigation protection.
Each rear facing outer seating position APS shall include:

APS advanced seat belt system - retractor pre-tensioners tighten the seat belts around each
occupant, securing the occupants in seats and load limiters play out some of the seat belt
webbing to reduce seat belt to chest and torso force upon impact as well as mitigate head and
neck injuries.
Side curtain airbag - protects each occupant's head, neck, and upper body from dangerous cab side
surfaces and contact points with intrusive surfaces as a result of a collision as well as provides ejection
mitigation protection to each occupant in a qualifying event by covering the windows and walls adjacent
to each seating position with an airbag custom designed for each cab configuration.
SEAT FORWARD FACING CENTER LOCATION
The crew area shall include two (2) forward facing center crew seats with both located at the center of
the rear wall.
SEAT CREW FORWARD FACING CENTER
The crew area shall include a seat in the forward facing center position which shall be a H.O. Bostrom
Firefighter series. The seat shall feature a tapered and padded seat, and cushion. The seat and cushion
shall be hinged and compact in design for additional room and shall remain in the stored position until
occupied.
The seat shall feature an all belts to seat (ABTS) style of safety restraint. The ABTS feature shall
include a three-point shoulder harness with the lap belt and automatic retractor as an integral part of the
seat assembly. The buckle portion of the seat belt shall extend from the seat base towards the driver
position within easy reach of the occupant.
The minimum vertical dimension from the seat H-point to the ceiling for each belted seating position
shall be 35.00 inches.
This model of seat shall have successfully completed the static load tests by FMVSS 207/210. This
testing shall include a simultaneous forward load of 3000 pounds each on the lap and shoulder belts and
twenty (20) times the weight through the center of gravity. This model of seat installed in the cab
model, as specified, shall have successfully completed the dynamic sled testing using FMVSS 208 as a
guide with the following accommodations. In order to reflect the larger size outfitted firefighters, the
test dummy used shall be a 95th percentile hybrid III male weighing 225 pounds rather than the 50th
percentile male dummy weighing 165 pounds as referenced in FMVSS 208. The model of seats shall
also have successfully completed the flammability of materials used in the occupant compartments of
motor vehicles as outlined in FMVSS 302, of which decides the burning rate of materials in the
occupant compartments of motor vehicles.
SEAT BACK FORWARD FACING CENTER
The forward facing center seat shall feature a SecureAll™ self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
locking system which shall be one bracket model and store most U.S. and International SCBA brands
and sizes while in transit or for storage within the seat back. The bracket shall be easily adjustable for
all SCBA brands and cylinder diameters. All adjustment points shall utilize similar hardware and
adjustments shall be made with one tool.
The bracket shall be adjustable to compensate for different cylinder lengths without the use of tools.
The adjustment shall be made by raising a lever and moving the top clamp vertically.
The bracket system shall be free of straps and clamps that may interfere with auxiliary equipment on
SCBA units. The center guide fork shall keep the SCBA tank in place for a safe and comfortable fit in
the seat back cavity. The SCBA unit simply needs to be pushed against the pivot arm to engage the
patented auto- locking system. Once the lock is engaged, the top clamp shall surround the top of the
SCBA tank for a secure fit in all directions.
The SecureAll™ shall include a release handle which shall be integrated into the seat cushion for quick
and easy release. This shall eliminate the need for straps or pull cords to interfere with other SCBA
equipment.
The seat back shall include a removable padded cover which shall be provided over the SCBA cavity.
OCCUPANT PROTECTION FFC
The forward facing center seat position(s) shall be equipped with the Advanced Protection System™
(APS). The APS shall selectively deploy integrated systems to protect against injuries in qualifying
frontal impact, side impact, and rollover events. The increase in survivable space and security of the
APS shall also provide ejection mitigation protection.
Each forward facing center seating position APS shall include:

APS advanced seatbelt system - retractor pre-tensioners tighten the seat belts around each
occupant, securing the occupants in seats and load limiters play out some of the seat belt
webbing to reduce seat belt to chest and torso force upon impact as well as mitigate head and
neck injuries.
Side curtain airbag - provides ejection mitigation protection to each occupant in a qualifying event by
covering the windows and walls adjacent to crew seating with an airbag custom designed for each cab
configuration.
SEAT FRAME FORWARD FACING
The forward facing center seating positions shall include an enclosed seat frame located and installed on
the rear wall. The seat frame shall measure 42.38 inches wide X 12.38 inches high X 22.00 inches deep.
The seat frame shall be constructed of Marine Grade 5052-H32 0.19 inch thick aluminum plate. The
seat box shall be painted with the same color as the remaining interior.
SEAT FRAME FORWARD FACING STORAGE ACCESS
There shall be two (2) access points to the seat frame storage area, one (1) on each side of the seat
frame. Each access point shall be covered by a hinged door which measures 15.00 inches in width X
10.63 inches in height.
SEAT MOUNTING FORWARD FACING CENTER
The forward facing center seats shall be installed facing the front of the cab.
CAB FRONT UNDERSEAT STORAGE ACCESS
The left and right under seat storage areas shall have a solid aluminum hinged door with non-locking
latch.
SEAT COMPARTMENT DOOR FINISH
All underseat storage compartment access doors shall have a Zolatone #20-71 onyx black texture finish.
WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEM
The cab shall include a dual arm wiper system which shall clear the windshield of water, ice and debris.
There shall be two (2) windshield wipers which shall be affixed to a radial wet arm. The system shall
include a single motor which shall initiate the arm in which both the left hand and right hand windshield
wipers are attached, initiating a back and forth motion for each wiper. The wiper motor shall be
activated by an intermittent wiper control located within easy reach of the driver’s position.
ELECTRONIC WINDSHIELD FLUID LEVEL INDICATOR
The windshield washer fluid level shall be monitored electronically. When the washer fluid level
becomes low the yellow “Check Message Center” indicator light on the instrument panel shall
illuminate and the message center in the dual air pressure gauge shall display a “Check Washer Fluid
Level” message.
CAB DOOR HARDWARE
The cab entry doors shall be equipped with exterior pull handles, suitable for use while wearing
firefighter gloves. The handles shall be made of a fiber reinforced plastic composite with a black matt
finish.
The interior exit door handles shall be flush paddle type with a black finish, which are incorporated into
the upper door panel.
All cab entry doors shall include locks which are keyed alike. The door locks shall be designed to
prevent accidental lockout.
DOOR LOCKS
Each cab entry door shall include a manually operated door lock. Each door lock may be actuated from
the inside of the cab by means of a red knob located on the paddle handle of the respective door or by
using a TriMark key from the exterior. The door locks are designed to prevent accidental lock out.
GRAB HANDLES
The cab shall include one (1) 18.00 inch knurled, anti-slip, one-piece exterior assist handle behind each
cab door. The grab handle shall be made of 14 gauge 304- stainless steel and be 1.25 inch diameter to
enable non-slip assistance with a gloved hand.
REARVIEW MIRRORS
Retrac Aerodynamic West Coast style dual vision mirror heads model 613305 shall be provided and
installed on each of the front cab doors.
The mirrors shall be mounted via 1.00 inch diameter tubular stainless steel arms to provide a rigid
mounting to reduce mirror vibration.
The mirrors shall measure 8.00 inches wide X 19.00 inches high and shall include an integral convex
mirrors installed in the mirror head below the flat glass to provide a wider field of vision. The flat and
convex mirrors shall be motorized with remote horizontal and vertical adjustment. The control switches
shall be mounted within easy reach of the driver. The flat and convex mirrors shall be heated for
defrosting in severe cold weather conditions.
The mirrors shall be constructed of a vacuum formed chrome plated ABS plastic housing that is
corrosion resistant and shall include the finest quality non-glare glass.
REARVIEW MIRROR HEAT SWITCH
The heat for the rearview mirrors shall be controlled through a rocker switch on the dash in the switch
panel.
CAB FENDER
Full width wheel well liners shall be installed on the extruded cab to limit road splash and enable easier
cleaning. Each two-piece liner shall consist of an inner liner 16.00 inches wide made of vacuum formed
ABS composite and an outer fenderette 5.00 inches wide made of 12 gauge polished aluminum.
MUD FLAPS FRONT
The front wheel wells shall have mud flaps installed on them.
CAB EXTERIOR FRONT & SIDE EMBLEMS
The cab shall include three (3) Spartan Chassis emblems. There shall be one (1) for the front air intake
grille and two (2) emblems with integrated model nameplates for the exterior sides of the cab shipped
loose for installation by the body manufacturer.
CAB EXTERIOR MODEL NAMEPLATE
The cab shall include custom “Metro Star Advanced Protection System” nameplates integrated into the
side emblem.
IGNITION
A master battery system with a keyless start ignition system shall be provided. Each system shall be
controlled by a one-quarter turn Cole Hersee switch, both of which shall be mounted to the left of the
steering wheel on the dash. A chrome push type starter button shall be provided adjacent to the master
battery and ignition switches.
Each switch shall illuminate a green LED indicator light on the dash when the respective switch is
placed in the “ON” position.
The starter button shall only operate when both the master battery and ignition switches are in the “ON”
position.
BATTERY
The single start electrical system shall include six (6) Harris BCI 31 950 CCA batteries with a 210
minute reserve capacity and 4/0 welding type dual path starter cables per SAE J541. The cables shall
have encapsulated ends with heat shrink and sealant.
BATTERY TRAY
The batteries shall be installed within two (2) steel battery trays located on the left side and right side of
the chassis, securely bolted to the frame rails. The battery trays shall be coated with the same material as
the frame.
The battery trays shall include drain holes in the bottom for sufficient drainage of water. A durable, nonconducting, interlocking mat made by Dri-Dek shall be installed in the bottom of the trays to allow for
air flow and help prevent moisture build up. The batteries shall be held in place by non-conducting
phenolic resin hold down boards.
BATTERY BOX COVER
Each battery box shall include a steel cover which protects the top of the batteries. Each cover shall
include flush latches which shall keep the cover secure as well as a black powder coated handle for
convenience when opening.
BATTERY CABLE
The starting system shall include cables which shall be protected by 275 degree F. minimum high
temperature flame retardant loom, sealed and encapsulated at the ends with heat shrink and sealant.
BATTERY JUMPER STUD
The starting system shall include battery jumper studs. These studs shall be located in the forward most
portion of the driver's side lower step. The studs shall allow the vehicle to be jump started, charged, or
the cab to be raised in an emergency in the event of battery failure.
ALTERNATOR
The charging system shall include a 270 amp Leece Neville 12 volt alternator. The alternator shall
include a self-excited integral regulator.
BATTERY CONDITIONER
A Kussmaul 1200 battery conditioner shall be supplied. The battery conditioner shall be mounted in the
cab in the LH rear facing outer seating position.
BATTERY CONDITIONER DISPLAY
A Kussmaul battery conditioner display shall be supplied. The battery conditioner display shall be
mounted in the cab, viewable through the cab mid side window behind the left front door.
AUXILIARY AIR COMPRESSOR
A Kussmaul Auto Pump 120V air compressor shall be supplied. The air compressor shall be installed
behind the officer's seat. The air compressor shall be plumbed to the air brake system to maintain air
pressure.
ELECTRICAL INLET
A Kussmaul 20 amp super auto-eject electrical receptacle shall be supplied. It shall automatically eject
the plug when the starter button is depressed.
A single item or an addition of multiple items must not exceed the rating of the electric inlet that it’s
connected to.
Amp Draw Reference List:
Kussmaul 1000 Charger - 3.5 Amps
Kussmaul 1200 Charger - 10 Amps
Kussmaul 35/10 Charger - 10 Amps
1000W Engine Heater - 8.33 Amps
1500W Engine Heater - 12.5 Amps
120V Air Compressor - 4.2 Amps
ELECTRICAL INLET LOCATION
An electrical inlet shall be installed on the left hand side of cab over the wheel well.
ELECTRICAL INLET CONNECTION
The electrical inlet shall be connected to the battery conditioner and the air pump.
ELECTRICAL INLET COLOR
The electrical inlet connection shall include a red cover.
HEADLIGHTS
The cab front shall include four (4) rectangular halogen headlamps with separate high and low beams
mounted in bright chrome bezels.
FRONT TURN SIGNALS
The front fascia shall include two (2) Whelen model 600 4.00 inch X 6.00 inch programmable LED
amber turn signals which shall be installed in a chrome bezel outboard of the front warning and
headlamps.
HEADLIGHT LOCATION
The headlights shall be located on the front fascia of the cab directly below the front warning lights.
SIDE TURN/MARKER LIGHTS
The sides of the cab shall include two (2) LED round side marker lights which shall be provided just
behind the front cab radius corners.
MARKER AND ICC LIGHTS
In accordance with FMVSS, there shall be five (5) LED cab marker lamps designating identification,
center and clearance provided. These lights shall be installed on the face of the cab within full view of
other vehicles from ground level.
HEADLIGHT AND MARKER LIGHT ACTIVATION
The headlights and marker lights shall be controlled through a rocker switch within easy reach of the
driver. There shall be a dimmer switch within easy reach of the driver to adjust the brightness of the
dash lights. The headlamps shall be equipped with the "Daytime Running" light feature, which shall
illuminate the headlights to 80% brilliance when the battery master switch is in the "On" position and
the parking brake is released.
GROUND LIGHTS
Each door shall include an incandescent NFPA compliant ground light mounted to the under side of the
cab step below each door. Each light shall include a polycarbonate lens, a housing which is vibration
welded and a bulb which shall be shock mounted for extended life. The ground lighting shall be
activated by the opening of the respective door as well as rocker switched.
STEP LIGHTS
The middle step located at each door shall include a 4.00 inch round incandescent light which shall
activate with the opening of the respective door.
ENGINE COMPARTMENT LIGHT
There shall be an incandescent NFPA compliant light mounted under the engine tunnel for area work
lighting on the engine. The light shall include a polycarbonate lens, a housing which is vibration welded
and a bulb which shall be shock mounted for extended life. The light shall activate automatically when
the cab is tilted.
LIGHTBAR PROVISION
There shall be one (1) light bar installed on the cab roof. The light bar shall be provided and installed
by Spartan Chassis. The light bar installation shall include mounting and wiring to a control switch on
the cab dash.
CAB FRONT LIGHTBAR
The lightbar provisions shall be for one (1) Whelen brand Freedom FN72QLED lightbar mounted
centered on the front of the cab roof. The lightbar shall be 72.00 inches in length. The lightbar shall
feature six (6) red LED lights and two (2) clear LED lights. The clear lights shall be disabled with park
brake engaged. The cable shall exit the lightbar on the right side of the cab.
LIGHTBAR SWITCH
The light bar shall be controlled by a rocker switch located on the switch panel. This switch shall be
clearly labeled for identification.
FRONT SCENE LIGHTS
The front of the cab shall include one (1) Fire Research Spectra model, universal mount scene light
installed on the brow of the cab.
The lamp head shall have eighty-four (84) ultra-bright white LEDs, seventy-two (72) for flood lighting
and twelve (12) to provide a spot light beam pattern. The lamp head shall draw 18 amps and generate
20,000 lumens. The lamp head shall have a unique lens that directs flood lighting onto the work area and
focuses the spot light beam into the distance. The angle of elevation of the lamp head shall be adjustable
at a pivot in the mounting arm and the position locked with a round knurled locking knob. The lamp
head shall incorporate heat-dissipating fins and be no more than 6.00 inches high by 14.00 inches wide.
The lamp head shall be powder coated white.
FRONT SCENE LIGHTS ACTIVATION
The front scene lighting shall be activated by a rocker switch.
FRONT SCENE LIGHT LOCATION
There shall be one (1) scene light mounted center on the front brow of the cab.
SIDE SCENE LIGHTS
The side of the cab shall include two (2) Whelen 900 series 9SC0ENZR model scene lights, one (1) each
side which shall be surface mounted with a chrome bezel. The Whelen lights shall offer LED lighting at
a gradient 32-degree angle.
SIDE SCENE LIGHT LOCATION
The scene lighting located on the left and right sides of the cab shall be mounted rearward of the cab
“B” pillar in the 10.00 inch raised roof portion of the cab between the front and rear crew doors.
SIDE SCENE ACTIVATION
The scene lights shall be activated by two (2) rocker switches located in the switch panel, one (1) for
each light.
INTERIOR OVERHEAD LIGHTS
The cab shall include a two-section, red and clear Weldon incandescent dome lamp located over each
door. The dome lamps shall be rectangular in shape and shall measure approximately 9.50 inches in
length X 5.00 inches in width with a black colored bezel. The clear portion of each lamp shall be
activated by opening the respective door and both the red and clear portions can be activated by
individual switches on each lamp.
An additional incandescent three (3) light module with dual map lights shall be located over the engine
tunnel which can be activated by individual switches on the lamp.
MAP LIGHTS
A Roxter gooseneck style map light shall be provided. The light shall have a clear bulb and a control
switch on the base. The light shall be located on the right hand side of the dash.
DO NOT MOVE APPARATUS LIGHT
The front headliner of the cab shall include a flashing red light clearly labeled "Do Not Move
Apparatus". In addition to the flashing red light, an audible alarm shall be included which shall sound
while the light is activated.
The flashing red light shall be 6.00 inches long X 2.50 inches wide X 1.75 inches high and shall be
located centered left to right for greatest visibility.
The light and alarm shall be interlocked for activation when either a cab door is not firmly closed or an
apparatus compartment door is not closed, and the parking brake is released.
MASTER WARNING SWITCH
A master switch shall be included in the main rocker switch panel. The switch shall be a rocker type,
red in color and labeled “Master” for identification. The switch shall feature control over all devices
wired through it. Any warning device switch left in the “ON” position shall automatically power up
when the master switch is activated.
INBOARD FRONT WARNING LIGHTS
The cab front fascia shall include two (2) Whelen M6 Super LED front warning lights in the left and
right inboard positions. The lights shall feature multiple flash patterns including steady burn for solid
colors and multiple flash patterns for split colors. The lights shall be mounted to the front fascia of the
cab within a chrome bezel.
INBOARD FRONT WARNING LIGHTS COLOR
The warning lights mounted on the cab front fascia in the inboard positions shall be red.
FRONT WARNING SWITCH
The front warning lights shall be controlled via rocker switch on the panel. This switch shall be clearly
labeled for identification.
INTERSECTION WARNING LIGHTS
The chassis shall include two (2) Whelen M6 series Super LED intersection warning lights, one (1) each
side. The lights shall feature multiple flash patterns including steady burn.
INTERSECTION WARNING LIGHTS COLOR
The intersection lights shall be red.
INTERSECTION WARNING LIGHTS LOCATION
The intersection lights shall be mounted on the side of the bumper.
SIDE WARNING LIGHTS
The cab sides shall include two (2) Whelen M6 Super LED warning lights, one (1) on each side. The
lights shall feature multiple flash patterns including steady burn for solid colors and multiple flash
patterns for split colors. The lights shall be mounted to the sides of the cab within a chrome bezel.
SIDE WARNING LIGHTS COLOR
The warning lights located on the side of the cab shall be red.
SIDE WARNING LIGHTS LOCATION
The warning lights on the side of the cab shall be mounted over the front wheel well directly over the
center of the front axle.
SIDE AND INTERSECTOR WARNING SWITCH
The side and intersector warning lights shall be controlled by a rocker switch on the switch panel. This
switch shall be clearly labeled for identification.
TANK LEVEL LIGHTS
There shall be two (2) Innovative Controls SL Monster 3030696 water level light strips surface mounted
vertically, one (1) on each side of the cab behind the rear cab doors.
The light strips shall feature four (4) colors of LED lights to indicate the fluid level of a tank. The colors
from top to bottom shall be green, blue, amber, and red.
The lights shall also be park brake interlocked and only operate when the park brake is set.
SIREN CONTROL HEAD
A Whelen 295HFS2 electronic siren control head with remote amplifier shall be provided and flush
mounted in the switch panel with a location specific to the customer’s needs. The siren shall feature
200-watt output, hands free mode and shall be in “standby” mode awaiting instruction. The siren shall
offer radio broadcast, public address, wail, yelp, or piercer tones and hands free operation which shall
allow the operator to turn the siren on and off from the horn ring if a horn/siren selector switch option is
also selected.
HORN BUTTON SELECTOR SWITCH
A rocker switch shall be installed in the switch panel between the driver and officer to allow control of
either the electric horn or the air horn from the steering wheel horn button. The electric horn shall
sound by default when the selector switch is in either position to meet FMCSA requirements.
AIR HORN ACTIVATION
The air horn activation shall be accomplished by the steering wheel horn button for the driver and a right
hand side Linemaster model SP491-S81 foot switch for the officer. An air horn activation circuit shall
be provided to the chassis harness pump panel harness connector.
BACK-UP ALARM
An ECCO model 575 backup alarm shall be installed at the rear of the chassis with an output level of
107 dB. The alarm shall automatically activate when the transmission is placed in reverse.
INSTRUMENTATION
An ergonomically designed instrument panel shall be provided. Each gauge shall be backlit with LED
lamps. Stepper motor movements shall drive all gauges. The instrumentation system shall be
multiplexed and shall receive ABS, engine, and transmission information over the J1939 data bus to
reduce redundant sensors and wiring.
The instrument panel shall contain the following gauges:
One (1) electronic speedometer shall be included. The primary scale on the speedometer shall read from
0 to 100 MPH, and the secondary scale on the speedometer shall read from 0 to 160 KM/H.
One (1) electronic tachometer shall be included. The scale on the tachometer shall read from 0 to 3000
RPM.
One (1) two-movement gauge displaying primary system, and secondary system air volumes and
integral LCD odometer/trip odometer shall be included on the lower portion of the LCD. The scale on
the air pressure gauges shall read from 0 to 150 pounds per square inch (PSI). The air pressure scales
shall be linear to operate with an accuracy of 1 degree of the measured data with a red indication zone
on the gauge showing critical levels of air pressure. A red indicator light in the gauge shall indicate a
low air pressure, as well as a message on the LCD screen. The odometer shall display up to 9,999,999.9
miles. The trip odometer shall display 9,999.9 miles. The LCD shall display Transmission Temperature
in degrees Fahrenheit on the upper portion of the LCD. The LCD screen shall also be capable of
displaying certain diagnostic functions.
One (1) four-movement gauge displaying engine oil pressure, coolant temperature, fuel level, voltmeter,
and an *indicator bar displaying Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) LED bar shall be included. The scale on
the engine oil pressure gauge shall read from 0 to 120 pounds per square inch (PSI). The engine oil
pressure scale shall be linear to operate with an accuracy of 1 degree of the measured. A red indicator
light in the gauge shall indicate a low engine oil pressure, as well as a message on the LCD screen. The
scale on the coolant temperature gauge shall read from 100 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit (F). The coolant
temperature scale shall be linear to operate with an accuracy of 1 degree of the measured data with a red
indication zone on the gauge showing critical levels of air pressure. A red indicator light in the gauge
shall indicate high coolant temperature, as well as a message on the LCD screen. The scale on the fuel
level gauge shall read from empty to full as a percentage of fuel remaining. An amber indicator light
shall indicate low fuel at 25% tank level. The scale on the voltmeter shall read from 10 to 16 volts with
a red indication zone on the gauge showing critical levels of battery voltage. A red indicator light shall
indicate high or low system voltage, as well as a message on the LCD screen. The scale on the DEF
LED bar will consist of four (4) LEDs displaying levels in increments of 25% of useable DEF in green.
Upon decreasing levels, the indicator bar will change colors to notify the driver of decreasing levels of
DEF and action will be required. An amber indicator light shall indicate low levels of DEF, as well as a
message on the LCD screen and an audible alarm.
The instrument panel shall include a light bar that contains the following LED indicator lights and
produce the following audible alarms in applicable configurations:
RED LAMPS
Stop Engine-indicates critical engine fault
Air Filter Restricted-indicates excessive engine air intake restriction
Park Brake-indicates parking brake is set
Seat Belt Indicator-indicates when a seat is occupied and corresponding seat belt remains unfastened
Low Coolant-indicates engine coolant is required
AMBER LAMPS
MIL-indicates an engine emission control system fault
Check Engine-indicates engine fault
Check Trans-indicates transmission fault
High Transmission Temperature-indicates excessive transmission oil temperature
ABS-indicates anti-lock brake system fault
HEST-indicates a high exhaust system temperature
Water in Fuel-indicates presence of water in fuel filter
*DPF-indicates a restriction of the diesel particulate filter
*Regen Inhibit-indicates regeneration has been postponed due to user interaction
Range Inhibit-indicates a transmission operation is prevented and requested shift request may not occur.
*SRS-indicates a problem in the supplemental restraint system
Check Message-Turn Signal On
Check Message-Door Ajar
Check Message-Cab Ajar
*Check Message-ESC Active
*Check Message-DPF Regen Active
Check Message-No Engine Data
Check Message-No Transmission Data
Check Message-No ABS Data
Check Message-No Data All Communication With The Vehicle Systems Has Been Lost
Check Message-Check Engine Oil Level
Check Message-Check Washer Fluid Level
Check Message-Check Power Steering Fluid Level
Check Message-Low Transmission Fluid Level
Check Message-Check Coolant Level
GREEN LAMPS
Left and Right turn signal indicators
*ATC-indicates low wheel traction for automatic traction control equipped vehicles, also indicates
mud/snow mode is active for ATC system
High Idle-indicates engine high idle is active.
Cruise Control-indicates cruise control is active
OK to Pump-indicates the pump engage conditions have been met
Pump Engaged-indicates the pump is currently in use
Auxiliary Brake-indicates secondary braking device is active
BLUE LAMP
High Beam Indicator
WHITE LAMP
Wait to Start-indicates active engine air preheat cycle
AUDIBLE ALARMS FROM GAUGE PACKAGE
High Trans Temp
High or Low Voltage
Check Engine
Check Transmission
Stop Engine
Low Air Pressure
Fuel Low
Water in Fuel
*ESC
High Coolant Temperature
Low Engine Oil Pressure
Low Coolant Level
*Low DEF Level
Air Filter Restricted
Extended Left and Right Turn Remaining On
Cab Ajar
Door Ajar
ABS System Fault
Seatbelt Indicator
EXTERNAL AUDIBLE ALARM
Air Filter
Cab Ajar
Door Ajar
Check Engine
Stop Engine
Low Air Pressure
Low Engine Oil Pressure
Water in Fuel
*Low DEF
ABS System Fault
Seatbelt Indicator
*Items marked with an asterisk are provided only in applicable configurations.
BACKLIGHTING COLOR
The instrumentation gauges and the switch panel legends shall be backlit using red LED backlighting.
RADIO
A Jensen radio with weather band, AM/FM stereo receiver, compact disc (CD) player, and four (4)
speakers shall be installed in the cab. The radio shall include rear RCA input pigtail connector, satellite
radio capability, and a covered front auxiliary mini stereo input with iPod ready USB jack. The CD
player shall be compatible with CD-R, CD-RW and MP3 format discs. The radio shall be installed in the
left hand overhead position. The speakers shall be installed inside the cab with two (2) speakers
recessed within the headliner of the front of the cab just behind the windshield and two (2) speakers on
the upper rear wall of the cab.
AM/FM ANTENNA
A small antenna shall be located on the left hand side of the cab roof for AM/FM and weather band
reception.
COMMUNICATION ANTENNA
An antenna base, for use with an NMO type antenna, shall be mounted on the right hand front corner of
the cab roof so not to interfere with light bars or other roof mounted equipment installed by Spartan
Chassis. The antenna base shall be an Antenex model MABVT8 made for either a 0.38 inch or 0.75 inch
receiving hole in the antenna and shall include 17.00 foot of RG58 A/U cable with no connector at the
radio end of the cable. The antenna base design provides the most corrosion resistance and best power
transfer available from a high temper all brass construction and gold plated contact design. The antenna
base shall be provided by Spartan.
COMMUNICATION ANTENNA CABLE ROUTING
The antenna cable shall be routed from the antenna base mounted on the roof to the area inside the
center rocker switch console.
AUXILIARY COMMUNICATION ANTENNA
An auxiliary antenna base, for use with an NMO type antenna, shall be installed on the cab. The antenna
base shall be an Antenex model MABVT8 and shall include 17.00 foot of RG58 A/U cable with no
connector at the radio end of the cable. The antenna shall be mounted on the left hand front corner of the
cab roof so not to interfere with light bars or other roof mounted equipment installed by Spartan Chassis.
The antenna base shall be provided by Spartan.
AUXILIARY COMMUNICATION ANTENNA CABLE ROUTING
The auxiliary antenna cable shall be routed from the antenna base mounted on the roof to the area
underneath the right hand front seat.
CAB EXTERIOR PROTECTION
The cab face shall have a removable plastic film installed over the painted surfaces to protect the paint
finish during transport to the body manufacturer.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
A 2.50 pound D.O.T approved fire extinguisher with BC rating shall be shipped loose with the cab.
ROAD SAFETY KIT
The cab and chassis shall include one (1) emergency road safety triangle kit.
DOOR KEYS
The cab and chassis shall include a total of four (4) door keys for the manual door locks.
DIAGNOSTIC SOFTWARE OCCUPANT PROTECTION
Diagnostic software for the Spartan Advanced Protection System shall be available for free download
from the Spartan Chassis website to Spartan authorized OEMs, dealers and service centers, as well as
the vehicle owner.
The software has been validated to be compatible with the following RP1210 interface adapters:
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Dearborn Group DPA4 Plus
Noregon Systems JPRO® DLA+
Cummins INLINE5
Cummins INLINE6
NexIQ™ USB-Link™
The software and adapter utilize the SAE J1939-13 heavy duty nine (9) pin connector which is located
below the driver’s side dash to the left of the steering column.
WARRANTY
Summary of Warranty Terms:
THE FOLLOWING IS SUMMARY OF WARRANTY TERMS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. THE
ACTUAL LIMITED WARRANTY DOCUMENT, WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THIS OPTION,
CONTAINS THE COMPLETE STATEMENT OF THE SPARTAN CHASSIS, INC. LIMITED
WARRANTY. SPARTAN’S RESPONSIBILITY IS TO BE ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE
COMPLETE LIMITED WARRANTY DOCUMENT.
The chassis manufacturer shall provide a limited parts and labor warranty to the original purchaser of
the custom built cab and chassis for a period of twenty-four (24) months, or the first 36,000 miles,
whichever occurs first. The warranty period shall commence on the date the vehicle is delivered to the
first end user.
CHASSIS OPERATION MANUAL
There shall be two (2) digital copies of the chassis operation manual provided with the chassis. The
digital data shall include a parts list specific to the chassis model.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION OPERATION MANUALS
The following manuals specific to the engine and transmission models ordered will be included with the
chassis in the ship loose items:
(1) Digital copy of the Engine Owner’s manual
(1) Digital copy of the Transmission Operator’s manual
(1) Hard copy of the Engine Operation and Maintenance manual with CD
CAB/CHASSIS AS BUILT WIRING DIAGRAMS
The cab and chassis shall include two (2) digital copies of wiring schematics and option wiring
diagrams.
SALES TERMS
The sale of the Spartan Chassis shall be governed by the terms contained on the Sales Terms –
Acceptance of Purchase Order document, a copy of which is attached to this option.
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