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County Roads Upgrading Mower, Replacing 23-Year-Old Equipment

Posted: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 at 6:22 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

A 23-year-old mower will be replaced by Washington County with new equipment for just over $75,000 this summer.

At Tuesday’s Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting the board unanimously approved the purchase of a mower and tractor for the roads department. Washington County Engineer Jacob Thorius explained the new equipment will be replacing a 1995 Tiger mower, which helps, “It goes along with our other mowers that we use to mow the gravel and paved road system, again to help keep brush, grass down, to improve visibility, to help with drainage, general overall safety, it helps with reducing drifting in the winter.” He said the old mower has served the county well but it is worn out, alternating days of service with days in the shop for repairs. The mower will be replaced with a 5085E John Deere with a 16-inch side rotary diamond mower. The tractor will cost $51,709.84 and the mower is $23,443.