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Solicitation Number: W911RQ08R0013
Agency: Department of the Army
Office: Army Contracting Command
Location: ACC- Warren (ACC-WRN)(RRAD)
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No guaranteed minimum or maximum quantities to be ordered for the disassembly of the M916/M920 Truck Tractor. Kits will be provided in accordance with the Scope of Work (SOW) and FAR 52. 246-15 Certificate of Conformance (COC), contained in the solicitation.


1.1 Scope. This Scope of Work (SOW) describes the overhaul procedures for: Truck, Tractor, M-916, LET 6X6, 66,000 GVW, W/W, (NSN: 2320-01-028-4396) and Truck, Tractor, M-920, MET 8X6, 75,000 GVW, W/W (NSN: 2320-01-028-4397) to condition code B.

1.2 Applicability. This SOW defines the USAR equipment overhaul program for Truck, Tractor, Line Haul which is intended to enhance existing performance and supportability by using, where possible, state of the art components, while meeting military performance requirements and conforming to stated safety and environmental standards. The Truck, Tractor will remain the same basic vehicle and will continue to perform the same functions.


2.1 Reference Publications. Below reference publications are provided.

Technical Manuals:

Operators Manual: TM 9-2320-273-10, dated June 1980, w/changes 1-6

Organizational Maintenance: TM 9-2320-273-20-1, dated December 1980, w/changes 1-4

Direct Support and General Support Maintenance Manual: TM 9-2320-273-34-1, dated December 1980, w/change 1

Unit, Direct Support and General Support Maintenance Repair Parts and
Special Tool Lists: TM9-2320-273-24P, dated February 1990

Lubrication Order: LO 9-2320-273-12, dated June 1983

Painting Instructions for Army Materiel, TM 43-0139, dated 27 July 1988 w/change 3

Color, Marking, and Camouflage Painting of Military Vehicle, Construction Equipment and Materials Handling Equipment, TB 43-0209, dated 31 October 1990 w/change 1

Corrosion Prevention and Control, including Rust proofing Procedures for
Tactical Vehicles and Trailers, TB 43-0213, dated 4 December 1990

Additional applicable publications are listed in above references

2.2 Order of Precedence. In the event of a conflict between this Scope of Work and the references cited above, this SOW shall take precedence over the text of the reference. However, nothing in this SOW shall supersede applicable laws and regulations.


3.1 Characteristics: All overhauled truck, tractor, M-916/M-920's shall comply with the Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, and the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations, as they apply to an on-highway vehicle, by weight classification. The engine shall comply with the Environmental Protection Agency emissions regulations for limited off-road vehicles. No requirement shall take exception to any existing laws or regulations.

3.2 Transportability. The truck, tractor shall be air transportable on a C-5 and C-17 aircraft. Equipment data for transportability is contained in TB 55-46-1. The current dimensional configuration will not be modified.

4.0 ACCEPTANCE TESTING: Each piece of equipment scheduled for overhaul will have a comprehensive technical inspection completed using either DA Form 2404, DA Form 5988-E or vendor developed form to identify what additional repair parts are required other than mandatory replacement items listed in this SOW.


The following procedures will be used for the overhaul of Truck, Tractor, M916/M920.

Overhaul: Overhaul procedures will be performed IAW with this SOW. All mandatory replacement and other repair parts will be installed using procedures contained in applicable referenced technical manual.

a. Engine Assembly

(1) TEST PROCEDURES. After all pre-induction tests and inspections have been completed, the truck will be tested on a chassis dynamometer or the power pack shall be removed from the vehicle, steam cleaned, and inspected for loose or missing items. The engine assembly shall be separated from the transmission assembly. The transmission will be replaced with an Allison transmission. The engine assembly shall be attached to an engine dynamometer and the engine run-in test shall be performed at this time. An exhaust gas test will be performed to check for excess oil burning. Refer to appropriate TM paragraph for the test procedures for the fuel system which shall be tested in conjunction with the engine test. Record all results of this test on the Dynamometer Run-In Schedule, Appendix C. Replace valve cover gaskets, rod and main bearings, front and rear crankshaft seals, Oil pan gasket and inspect oil pump impellers for wear, replace if worn excessively. If engine is new and replaced recently, only dyno test required.

(2) PASS/FAIL. After the engine run test has been finished, the completed Engine Dynamometer Run-in Schedule shall be compared with the acceptable operating specifications for the Engine. The engine assembly shall meet or exceed the minimum DMWR specifications to be considered as having passed. In the event the engine assembly fails to meet the specifications, further tests shall be performed in accordance with the Engine Dynamometer Run-in Schedule. Rebuild/replace as necessary.

An oil sample will be taken prior to dynamometer testing and after test. Change the engine oil and oil filters on all vehicles 100 percent.

The above procedures for repair/replacement can be found referenced technical manuals.

b. Fuel and Air System


(a) Inspect the fuel pump assembly for loose or broken items and housing cracks. During the dynamometer engine run-in test, assure that the fuel pump is properly timed.

(b) Test all fuel injectors during the dynamometer engine run-in test.

(c) Inspect fuel tank, fuel cap and lines for rusting and leakage.

(d) Inspect ether quick start system switch, cylinder valve, pressure switch, thermal close valve/bushing, and atomizer cylinder for proper function and cracked/leaking tubing. Inspect engine cold starting switch, wiring and pre-heater.

(e) Inspect accelerator pedal and linkage for binding a proper function.

(f) Inspect air cleaner assembly for corrosion, damage and leaking.

(g) Inspect the air cleaner indicator for proper function.


(a) Repair/replace any fuel pump assembly that does not pass the dynamometer engine run-in test.

(b) Repair/replace injectors that do not pass the dynamometer engine run-in test.

(c) Replace the fuel primer pump if leaking. Assure that the pump is secure and free of leaks.

(d) Clean/repair/replace any fuel tank, fuel tank cap and lines that are rusting and leaking.

(e) Repair/replace the ether quick star system switch, cylinder valve, pressure switch, thermal close valve/bushing, and atomizer cylinder that does not function properly. Repair/replace any cracked/leaking tubing. Repair/replace engine quick start system wiring, and pre-heater that do not function properly.

(f) Repair/replace the throttle linkage if binding. Replace all broken or bent pedals. Replace all broken distorted springs.

(g) Repair/replace any hose, tube, and clamp that are leaking, damaged, or stripped.

(h) Plug and clamp turbo intake hose hole remaining after application of MOD due to engine configuration change.

(i) Replace all fuel filters 100 percent.

(j) Replace the air indicator if not functioning properly.

(k) Replace Air filter element 100 Percent.

The above procedures for repair/replacement can be found in applicable referenced technical manual.

c. Exhaust System

(a) Inspect the exhaust system for leaks, cracks, holes, and proper operation. Dents are acceptable when less than 3/4 in size.

(b) Repair/replace the exhaust system that has leaks, cracks, and holes (other than drain).

The above procedures for repair/replacement can be found in applicable referenced technical manual.

d. Cooling System


(a) Inspect water manifold for leaks.

(b) Inspect engine oil cooler for leaks.

(c) Inspect fan blades for breaks, bends, and missing rivets.

(d) Inspect water pump for leaks and cracks.

(e) Inspect fan shroud for breaks or cracks.

(f) Inspect air compressor coolant lines for leaks and cracks.


(a) Replace O rings on the water manifold if leaking.

(b) Replace thermostat and gaskets 100 percent. Replace all cracked thermostat housings.

(c) Replace the engine oil coolant filter and all O rings and gaskets. Replace oil cooler housing if broken/cracked or threads are stripped.

(d) Repair/replace the fan blade if it is broken, bent and rivets loose or missing.

(e) Repair/replace the water pump if it is leaking or the housing is cracked and unusual noises are discovered.

(f) Replace the fan clutch if unusual noises are detected or not operating properly.

(g) Repair/replace the fan shroud if it is broken.

(h) Repair/replace any air compressor coolant line that is leaking or cracked.

(i) Reverse flush, clean, and inspect the radiator and heater core 100 percent (repair as required). Straighten all bent fins that can be straightened. Retest the radiator and heater core for pressurization. It shall hold 15 PSI for three minutes without evidence of leakage or structural failure. Inspect the gaskets on the left and right sides of the radiator core for leaks. Flow test the radiator and heater core by pumping water through it.

(j) Replace coolant, ALL radiator and heater hoses 100 percent. Replace antifreeze with protection to a temperature of -30 to -50 degrees Fahrenheit 100 percent.

The above procedures for repair/replacement can be found in applicable referenced technical manual.

e. Charging System

(a) Replace alternator with a 140 AMP new alternator kit.

(b) Replace all belts 100 percent.

f. Starting System

(a) Rebuild and reinstall starters 100%.

(b) Inspect all battery cables for serviceability. Repair/replace as needed.

g. Battery System

(a) Replace all batteries.

(b) Inspect battery box for serviceability. Repair/replace as needed.

(c) Inspect NATO slave cable for serviceability. Repair/replace as needed.

h. Transmission

Replace transmission with new Allison transmission. Repair/modify drive shafts to align with new transmission.

i. Transfer Case

(a) Remove and rebuild transfer case and reinstall 100%.

(b) Remove oil cooler, check for proper operation and reinstall 100%.

j. Power takeoff

Replace PTO with transmission compatible item.

k. Propeller Shafts & Differentials

(a) Replace universal joints 100%.

(b) Rebuild front and both rear differentials. Lubricating oil will be changed 100 percent

(c) Check for noise, overheating and lubricant leaks from axle breather and seals. Repair/replace as necessary.

l. Instrument panel.

(a) Replace all gages, switches, warning lights, buzzers, and wiring harness to OEM standards.

(b) Tachograph: Test for operability. Repair/replace as needed. Return to 0 miles 0 hours.

(c) Data plates and Labels Replaced 100%.

m. Light Systems

Check blackout, flood, driving and tail lights for proper operation. Repair/replace as needed. Replace tail lights with new LED lights.

n. Sending Units

Check engine oil, fuel level, water temperature, converter temperature, clutch pressure, neutral start, air pressure, parking brakes, hydraulic filter switch, and all others for proper operation. Repair/replace as needed.

o. Parking Brake System

Inspect and test parking brake system for proper operation. Repair/replace as needed.

p. Service Brake System

(a) Check service brakes for proper operation. Inspect brake drums and Resurface/ replace as needed.

(b) Replace brake shoes 100 percent.

(c) Check slack adjusters and S cams and all other brake components for proper operation. Repair/replace as needed.

q. Air Brake System

(a) Check low air pressure warning buzzer and gage for proper operation. Repair/replace as needed.

(b) Inspect safety valve for proper operation. Replace as needed.

(c) Inspect air tank and check valve for proper operation. Repair/replace as needed.

(d) Check pressure protection valve for proper operation. Repair/replace as needed.

(e) Check treadle valve for proper operation and leaks. Repair/replace as needed.

(f) Check air compressor for proper operation, noise, leaks and cracks. Check inlet screen for cleanliness, rust, blockage. Repair/replace as needed.

(g) Replace ALL air hoses, color coded hoses and all others.

r. Wheels and tires.

(a) Inspect wheels for cracks, bent or broken. Repair/replace as needed.

(b) Replace tires if less than 3/8 tread remaining or do not meet requirements of TM 9-2616-200-24. Match tread design and manufacturers.

s. Steering System

(a) Inspect steering wheel for cracks or bends. Replace as required.

(b) Inspect steering shaft, joints and gear for proper operation ensuring turning is smooth, not jerky. Repair/replace as needed.

(c) Replace ball joints 100%.

(d) Inspect power steering reservoir for proper operation, leaks, cracks, or missing components. Repair/replace as needed.

(e) Inspect power steering hoses for leaks, cracks, fraying or damage. Repair/replace as needed.

(f) Inspect steering sector for proper mounting and leaks. Repair/replace as needed.

(g) Remove rebuild or replace steering assist cylinders.

t. Frame

(a) Inspect for damage or wear, loud clunks, corrosion, bends, cracks, warps, unauthorized welds, or noise when turning. Repair as needed.

(b) Check for excessive play when chassis is turned, and excessive noise from rear chassis trunions. Repair/replace as needed

(c) Inspect front and rear springs and mountings for worn, damaged, cracked, unauthorized welds, or missing parts. Repair/replace as needed.

(d) Front and rear shock absorbers will be replaced 100 percent.

(e) Inspect rear decking for damage, warps or missing. Repair/replace as required.

(f) Replace all frame wiring harnesses 100%.

(g) Sand blast frame prior to assembly and rust proofing.

(h) Inspect rear mud flaps and repair/replace as needed. Apply MOD to prevent damage while backing.

u. Body and Cab

(a) Inspect radiator grill rods, brush guard, front bumper, springs and pins for cracks and damage. Repair/replace as necessary.

(b) Inspect hood and side panels and latches for damage, cracks or missing components. Repair/replace as necessary.

(c) Inspect fenders for damages, cracks, or missing components. Repair/replace as necessary.

(d) Replace operator's seat with new air ride seat contained in M-916A2 model. Passenger seat will be inspected for tears, missing, or damage and repair/replace as necessary.

(e) Inspect cab, doors and glass for cracks, dents, dry rotted and missing components. Repair/replace as necessary.

(f) Minor dents and gouges less than inch deep or 6 inch long is acceptable. (Best shop practice)

(g) All glass must be crack free. Replace both windshields 100%.

(h) Check air and electric horn for proper operation. Repair/replace as necessary.

(i) Check windshield wiper motor and switch for noise and smooth operation. Repair/replace as necessary.

(j) Wiper blades will be replaced 100 percent and wiper arms as needed.

(k) Check windshield washer system for proper operation. Repair/replace as necessary. Fill with fluid.

(l) Check cab heater and switches for proper operation, missing components, noise or leaks. Repair/replace as necessary.

(m) Check defroster motor, switches and hoses for proper operation, missing components, or noise. Repair/replace as necessary.

(n) Check defogger fans for proper operation, noise, and missing components. Repair/replace as necessary.

(o) Check cab dome light for proper operation. Repair/replace as necessary.

(p) Replace wiring harnesses 100%.

(q) Check outside utility outlets for broken, damaged, or broken components. Repair/replace as required.

(r) Check master disconnect switch, if present, for broken or missing parts. Repair/ replace as necessary.

(s) Inspect and check engine brake system for proper operation. Repair/replace as necessary.

(t) Install Air conditioning system

(u) Install new warning light, wiring, switch and bracket on rear, center of cab comparable to new production M-916A2/A3 model trucks.

(v) Remove floor mats 100 percent and coat floor with Rhino coating or commercial comparable coating.

v. Signaling Devices

(a) Check backup alarm for proper operation, missing or damage. Repair/replace as necessary.

(b) Check turn signals for proper operation, missing or damage. Repair/replace as necessary.

The above procedures for repair/replacement can be found in applicable referenced technical manual.

w. Fifth Wheel Assembly

(a) The fifth wheel assembly will removed, inspected for proper operation and worn parts. Repair/replace as needed.

(b) Remove ramps and slides, Inspect for bent, broken or damaged components. Repair/ replace as needed.

(c) Inspect roller assembly for proper operation. Repair/replace as needed.

(d) Drill 2 each 3/8 inch drain holes in kompensator frame as required.

x. Rear Winch Assembly

(a) Remove, inspect and rebuild winch 100%.

(b) Inspect winch controls for damage, missing or operability. Repair/replace as needed.

(c) Drain reservoir oil, inspect inside of tank for damage, rust, corrosion or other deteriation. Repair/replace as needed.

(d) Inspect winch cable for damaged cable, frays, kinks or other damage. Replace as needed and rewind cable in winch in accordance with TM.

y. Spare tire carrier (M-916 only)

The spare tire carrier will be inspected for proper operation, missing or damaged components. Repair/replace as needed.

z. Pusher axle (M-920 only)

(a) Replace ALL Lobe air bags 100%.

(b) Replace rubber bushings 100%.

aa. Annual Service

The entire vehicle will have an annual service performed in accordance with the referenced applicable Technical Manual and Lubrication Order during the overhaul process.

ab. Modification Work Orders (MWO)

All current applicable MWO's will be applied during overhaul.

ac. Rust proofing, Painting and Marking

(a) TEST PROCEDURES. Inspect vehicle for body damage, cleanliness, and rust.

NOTE: Rust proofing does not apply to processing of fuel tanks, radiator, engine, transmission, vehicle suspension, and axles.

(b) Repair all body and rust damage before rust proofing vehicle per appropriate TM. All vehicles shall be rust proofed 100 percent. The depot/contractor shall undercoat the unexposed (underside) and shaded area (i.e. under fenders) of the vehicles/
equipment inducted for rebuild in the following manner.

(c) Clean area with either steam or high pressure water to remove dirt and loosen corrosion.

(d) Reclean.

(e) Apply MIL-C-81309 Type I or a commercially available water displacing corrosion inhibitor, to the affected area(s).

(f) Apply MIL-PRF-62218 Type II (approved undercoating). Firewalls may be similarly treated to a minimum thickness of 3.5 mils. However, do not apply undercoating to components located on firewalls which are subject to heat transfer or are normally not painted.

(g) Treat stages I through IV corrosion in isolated and hard to reach areas not
Normally undercoated in the following manner:

(1) Clean area with either steam or high pressure water to remove dirt and
loosen corrosion.

(2) Treat affected areas with commercially available corrosion abatement compound. Remove corrosion manually, as required.

(3) Reclean.

(4) Prime and paint per latest edition of applicable technical manual for paining of Army equipment.

(h) All vehicles will be repainted and shall be painted with 383 GREEN CARC paint. The painting of tires and rubber components is not authorized. Precautions shall be taken to prevent paint over spray on tires.

(i) All applicable safety markings, warning labels, decals and identification tags will be applied.

6.0 FINAL TEST/INSPECTION: A final test/inspection will be conducted IAW the check sheet attached for each overhauled item to ensure equipment is 100 percent operational. A copy of each inspection will be furnished the government performance certifier the first of each month.


(a) 100 each overhauled Truck, Tractor, LET, 66,000 GVW 6x6 M-916 as described in this SOW.

(b) 100 each overhauled Truck, Tractor, MET, 75,000 GVW 8x6 M-920 as described in this SOW.

(c) 1 complete set of manufactures service and parts manuals for all new, non-standard, commercial items installed during this overhaul process.


After overhaul, the truck, tractor shall be tested by the government and monitored by the Government Quality Assurance Team.

Failure to comply with this SOW or the referenced documents shall be cause for non-acceptance of the truck, tractors. The government will conduct functions test of all items included in this SOW.


Preservation and packaging shall be the minimum necessary to afford protection against corrosion, deterioration and physical damage during shipment from the supply source to the receiving activity.

Unless otherwise specified, the truck, tractors shall be prepared for delivery by common carrier.


The maintenance activity shall prepare all TAMMS and property book documentation required for the overhaul of truck, tractors and ensure copies are provided owning USAR unit.


The overhaul must be completed and delivered NLT 30 September 2009.


The performance certifier for this task order is Mr. Doug Halter, commercial phone (404)464-8124 or DSN 367-8124.

A COC will be required with each shipment verifying the material conforms to the requirements of this contract. Funds will be obligated by the issuance of Delivery Orders (DO). One award will result from this solicitation.

The actual competed Solicitation, W911RQ-08-R-0013 will issue on or about 19 August 2008. Electronic submission of bids prefered. Questions may be directed to after August 18, 2008.
TACOM - Red River, ATTN: AMSTA-RR-P, 100 Main Drive, Building 431, Texarkana, TX 75507-5000
TACOM - Red River ATTN: AMSTA-RR-P, 100 Main Drive, Building 431 Texarkana TX
Leola Threadgill, (903)334-2330

TACOM - Red River