Attached is a checklist and sample specifications for purchasing front end loaders for use in the maintenance of Indiana's local roads and streets.
This checklist and the sample specifications provide for individual preferences. They are not intended to dictate decisions or restrict bidding. If followed, they will assure a durable piece of maintenance equipment well suited for the uses placed on front end loaders by Indiana Counties, Cities and Towns.
A general observation of those with experience is that reducing specification requirements to obtain a lower first cost is nearly always a poor economic decision.
front end loader specifications, equipment
Date of this Version
HERPICC, "A Checklist and Sample Specifications for Front End Loaders" (1983). Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Publications. Paper 35.