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					                                 CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
                             SEALED PROPOSALS REQUESTED

Sealed proposals endorsed “Zero turn riding mower July 17, 2012” will be received at the office
of the Director of the Department of Public Services, 851 S. Eton Road, Birmingham, Michigan,
until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 after which time no further bids will be accepted, and at
which time the bids received will be publicly opened and read.

The proposal will be for: (1) Current production zero turn riding mower w/ 52” cutting deck in
accordance with the bid specifications.

Specification and bid forms may be obtained at Follow the link for bid
opportunities for the City of Birmingham. For further information or questions contact: Dan
Gorbold, Assistant Foreman Parks and Forestry, 248.530.1713

All proposals shall specify terms and show delivery date. The City of Birmingham reserves the
right to reject any and all proposals; waive any irregularity in the proposals received; and to
accept any proposal which it shall deem to be the most favorable to the interest of the city, until a
written purchase order has been delivered to the successful bidder.

Lauren Wood
Director of Public Service
City Of Birmingham

Submitted to MITN: June 27, 2012
                                   CITY OF BIRMINGHAM


In order that all proposals may be properly evaluated, it will be necessary that all bidders follow
the same procedure in preparing their bids. All proposals must be made on the Bid Form
attached. All exceptions to and deviations from specifications must also be noted.

If proposal is mailed, it should be addressed to:

                       City of Birmingham
                       Department of Public Services
                       851 S. Eton
                       Birmingham, Michigan 48009

Note: The outside of the envelope should clearly be endorsed with “Zero turn riding mower July
17, 2012”
                                  CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
                                        BID FORM

Except where noted below under “ Deviations or Exceptions” the following bids are in strict
accordance with the specifications contained in the sealed proposals requested endorsed “Zero
turn riding mower July 17, 2012” to be opened at the office of the Assistant Director of Public
Service at 851 S. Eton, Birmingham, Michigan.

       (a) Price of (1) Current production zero turn riding mower          $______________

Deviations or Exceptions:

Make & Model Bid _____________________________________________________________

Delivery Date: _____________Firm Price: _________________Terms:____________

       Signed: ________________________________

       Firm: __________________________________

       Address: ________________________________

       Phone #:________________________________

When mailing in this bid please address to: City of Birmingham
                                            Department of Public Service
                                            851 S. Eton
                                            Birmingham, Michigan 48009

Note: The outside of the envelope should be clearly endorsed with “Zero turn riding mower July
17, 2012”
                                           CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
                                                 BID SPECS

These specifications are drafted around a current production trim mower. It is the intent
of the City of Birmingham to acquire units of this quality or better. Deviations should be
listed when submitting a bid on the mower units. Successful bidders may be required to
furnish a machine to the city for a three day trial period for evaluation prior to making
final selection and awarding bid. The City of Birmingham reserves the right to make the
determination of the equivalency of units bid.

                     These specifications describe a current production model. Bidders
                     must submit their bid on units that meet or exceed these

Type: Heavy-duty industrial/commercial
Brand: Kawasaki
Model: FX730V
Horsepower: Kawasaki engine power levels are rated to SAE J2723 by the engine manufacturer. Please refer
to for complete engine specifications.
Type: 4 cycle gas, twin cylinder, air-cooled, vertical shaft engine
Displacement: 726 cc
Cylinders: 2 cast-iron cylinder liners
Governor: Mechanical type governor with variable speed control set at 3600 rpm (±100 rpm), idle set at
1550 rpm (±150 rpm)
Air Intake Group: Large capacity 2-stage canister air filter
Exhaust: Side-mount single canister
Fuel Pump Group: Pulse-type fuel pump with in-line filter; twin barrel, internally vented carburetor with fuel shut-off
Oil Pump Group: Full pressure lubrication with oil filter
Starter/Electrical: Electronic ignition with electric start
Balancing: Reciprocating balance weight for reduced engine vibration
Cooling Shroud: Noise suppressive layered shroud for quieter running
Starter/Electrical: 12 volt "Maintenance Free" sealed battery (350 CCA) with alternator, solid state ignition with key
start, Electronic spark system
Charging System: 20 amp
Fuel Tank: Dual tanks, 10 gallon (37.9 liters) seamless polyethylene tanks with fuel gauges. Mounted low to
lower the center-of-gravity for increased hillside stability. Extra large, angled filler neck for easy
Drive Wheels/Tires: 23 x 9.5 - 12 four-ply pneumatic tubeless, radius edge for reduced turf tearing
Parking Brake: Foot operated brake with park lock feature. AUSCO disc brakes feature a rotor and caliper style
design for maximum holding power.
Frame: Compact tractor frame with welded, structural steel double-tube construction. Engineered to
provide a low center-of-gravity for increased stability on inclines.
Type: Hydro drive with two Hydro-Gear ZT3400 hydro transaxles with charge pumps for
independent control of each drive wheel
Hydro Pumps (internal): 12cc pump displacement
Drive Wheel Motors (internal): 16cc motor displacement
Transmission Belt Idler: Self-adjusting, self-tightening
Hydro Fluid Cooling Group: 5 qt. system capacity with nylon fluid reservoir, fan mounted on each unit, uses SAE 20W50
and 40 micron filter
Steering/Travel Control: Twin lever fingertip steering control with gas shock dampeners for smooth, responsive control to
each wheel; 3-position dampener mounting for adjustable feel and control
Axles: 1.125" heavy-duty
Wire Harness: 14 gauge wire. Tightly wound protective wire loom. Dielectric grease at major electrical
Safety Group: Seat actuated engine kill, neutral interlock, mower engagement (BBC) switch, parking brake
Instrument Panel: Ammeter, key switch, throttle, fuses, manual choke, BBC switch, SmartSense digital hour meter
displays maintenance reminders
Forward Ground Speed Range: 0 up to 10.5 mph
Reverse Ground Speed Range: 0 up to 5 mph
Type: Velocity Plus, floating, adjustable anti-scalping, hybrid design combines out-front and bellymount
designs, special raised front edge allows grass to enter the deck standing upright for a
fast, manicured cut.
Construction: Tri-Plate construction consists of a 10-gauge steel cutter deck top reinforced with 10-gauge
upper support plate and a 11-gauge lower spindle support plate. These three layers of steel
equal close to a 1/2" thick steel cutter deck top. Deck skirt is 7-gauge. Trim side wear pad
protects deck and landscape.
True Cutting Width: 52.0 inches (132.0 cm)
Cutting Height Adjustment: Foot-operated pedal adjustment from operator’s seat, 1.25" to 5" in 1/4" increments;
3-position adjustable pedal accommodates various operator heights
Cutter Blades: Three (3) 18" high strength Marbain™ blades
CUTTER DECK (continued)
Cutter Deck Baffles: Velocity Plus deck baffles direct air flow for maximum quality-of-cut. Custom Cut Baffle allows
adjustment to individual cutting conditions (7 positions).
Blade Engagement: Electric PTO via Ogura GT3.5 (250 ft. lb) clutch brake with control panel knob
Discharge: Spring-loaded, non-denting plastic discharge chute combines strength and flexibility. Minimizes
damage to landscape and trees. Turbo-Baffle increases discharge velocity for an even spread of
Caster Wheels: 13 x 6.5 x 6 caster wheels with tapered roller bearing pivots
Spindles: Heavy-duty 1-1/8" top dimension spindle shaft, cast-iron housing, taper roller bearing, low
maintenance with top access grease fitting and grease overfill relief poppet.
Spindle Pulleys: Split Steel design with easily removed taper hubs. Split steel is stonger than stamped or cast
iron pulley designs.
Cutter Deck Belts: B-section with Kevlar cord
Anti-Scalp Rollers: Two front corner adjustable, three front center adjustable, two rear corner adjustable, two rear
Operator Suspension System: Isolates the entire operator platform via a Gabriel® coil-over shock and the seat via rubber
iso-mounts. The entire operator platform (seat, controls, foot plate) are suspended to deliver a
smooth ride, with only three moving parts.
Seat: Ultra-comfortable, bolstered seat with adjustable, folding armrests. Mid-back, thick cushioning.
R.O.P.S.: OSHA 1928 certified roll-over protection system. System has fold-away design for easy
transport and storage. Retractable seatbelt included.
Flat-Free Caster Tires: Semi-pneumatic caster tires eliminate downtime resulting from flats.
Mulching System: Patented Hurricane Plus Mulch System includes “Eye of the Hurricane” mulching plates, bolt-in
v-baffles and flow directors, Eliminator blades, a side discharge close-off plate and hardware.
Mulching Plate: Closes off discharge chute opening to keep clippings under deck where they can be shredded
into fine particles.

                    (1) Complete set including parts, operating, and service manuals

                    (1) Complete set of extra filters

                    (1) Complete rear wheel and tire

                    (1) Complete set of all belts

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