By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Skid loader purchase may take different direction

Better warranty causes Royal council to consider new bid


April 27, 2023

The purchase of a skid loader by the City of Royal was delayed so another unit can be investigated.

During the council meeting on April 12, Maintenance Superintendent Sherman Nielsen said he received a bid from Ziegler Equipment in Sheldon for a Caterpillar skid loader. He had already obtained a bid for a new Bobcat, the same brand as the city’s current unit. Although he is not familiar with Caterpillar, Nielsen said it should be comparable.

According to discussion, advantages of Caterpillar’s bid are a lower price and a better warranty.

“It’s a lot better bid than what we expected,...

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