Engineering Takes Delivery of New Front End Loader

February 13, 2017

Up until a couple weeks ago, the Engineering Department was using a front end loader that was purchased in 1994. That piece of equipment was originally purchased for the transfer station, which was damaged in the tornado and later torn down. Obviously, it was well taken care of by Sanitation and later, by Engineering, because 23 years is a long time for this type of equipment to be in service.

Engineering uses the front end loader at their yard to move sand, rock and pipe. For large construction jobs, it can be utilized to move earth.

"It's always a good day when we get new equipment," said City Engineer Robby Anderson. "We appreciate the Mayor and Council approving this investment so that we can do our jobs effectively and efficiently."

The front end loader cost the City $268,977.61 and was delivered on January 18, 2017.