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County Board approves purchases of equipment for highway department

McLeod County Highway Engineer John Brunkhorst has been doing some spring cleaning of older equipment and asked the Board of Commissioners for new gear at the meeting on March 3.
When it was all said and done, the board dished out nearly $236,954, with funding coming from the 2015 highway budget.
The big-buck item was the purchase of a 2015 Mack tandem truck chassis from Nuss Truck and Equipment in Roseville on the state contract for $99,703. This price includes a $12,000 trade-in allowance for a 1997 Ford LT 9000 plow truck with 210,000 miles.
The Mack truck will help with a lot of work after the county voted to purchase a truck equipment package completely installed (box, plow, scraper, wing, sander and more) from Towmaster, Inc., of Litchfield on the state contract for $105,462.
Next came board approval for Brunkhorst to purchase a Kuhn GMD 600 disc mower from Arnolds in Glencoe for $5,900, which includes a trade allowance.
McLeod County also will purchase a 2015 GMC Sierra 4WD pickup from Nelson Auto Center in Fergus Falls on the state contract for $25,889.44. This will replace a 1999 GMC with 150,000 miles.

For more, see the March 11 print edition of The Chronicle.