Royal council looks to upgrade city equipment
Mower, street sweeper purchases discussed at June meeting
June 17, 2021
Royal city council members agreed to purchase a mower and to submit a bid for a used street sweeper during their meeting on June 9.
Maintenance Superintendent Sherman Nielsen presented pricing for mowers. The options range from $8,000 to $11,000, depending on the particular makes and models.
Nielsen and Lance Kruse tested one unit but would also like to try out a Bobcat mower. According to discussion, a Bobcat is more expensive; however, the dealer will offer a municipal discount that reduces the final price. Another advantage of the Bobcat is its four-year, 2,000-hour warranty.