County purchases second used motor grader

A second used motor grader has been purchased for the county at a cost of $115,000 with trade-in.

During Monday’s commission meeting, a used 2011 John Deere 770G motor grader with 2,470 hours was purchased from Murphy Tractor & Equipment Co. of Topeka.

This purchase includes a warranty of up to 7,000 hours or until Nov. 15, 2017. The purchase price also includes wet filters through the warranty period. Earl Bahret and Eric Fritz, road and bridge co-supervisors, estimated the value of the wet filters at $4,000.

The cash sale price of the motor grader was originally $182,000. With the county trading in its 2006 John Deere for $67,000, the county is purchasing the machine for $115,000. The county’s 2006 machine has 13,000 hours on it, it was reported.

The commissioners and the co-supervisors said that the price of the used machine with warranty was a good deal.

The county recently purchased a used 2012 Caterpillar motor grader from Foley Equipment of Topeka at a cost of $149,660. The price included trading in one of the county’s 2007 Volvo motor graders.

The county owns 11 motor graders for use on county roads, it was reported.


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Holton, KS 66436
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