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File #: 16-0111    Version: 1 Name: 3/10/16 - Resolution for Five Toro Mowers
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/10/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/10/2016 Final action: 3/10/2016
Enactment date: 3/10/2016 Enactment #: R-16-067
Title: Resolution to Approve the Purchase of Two Commercial Mowers/Snow Broom Combination Units and Three 16' Wide Area Mowers from Spartan Distributors (State of Michigan MiDeal Contract) ($386,373.32)
Title
Resolution to Approve the Purchase of Two Commercial Mowers/Snow Broom Combination Units and Three 16' Wide Area Mowers from Spartan Distributors (State of Michigan MiDeal Contract) ($386,373.32)
Memorandum
The attached resolution authorizes the purchase of two 2016 Toro model 7210 commercial six-foot wide mower/snow broom combination units at $39,691.81 each, one 2016 M&B Broom for $5,400.00 and three 2016 Toro model 5910 16' wide area mowers at $100,529.90 each for a total of $386,373.32 through the 2016 State of Michigan's MiDeal cooperative purchasing contract (contract # 071B0200329).

The Toro model 7210 Groundsmaster is equipped with a 72 inch zero turn mower deck during the summer months and then will be converted into a tracked unit with enclosed cab to which we will mount a 60" snow broom, a 60" snow blower, or a 60" snow blade depending on the area to be cleared and the depth of the snow.

These units will replace two 2009 Toro model 7210 mower/brooms. They have 1708 and 1605 hours of operations respectively and have had increased repair costs and downtime. Over the five year life for these units they have each averaged over one breakdown per month and repair costs have exceeded 150% of the original purchase price. The snow brooms, snow blowers, and snow blades originally purchased with these units will be retained to be used on the new units with the exception of one broom, which has been damaged and needs to be replaced.

As mowers, these units will be utilized to mow preferred areas such as baseball fields and renovated athletic fields at Fuller Park and Olson Parks respectively as well as general park space. When converted to snow removal, these units provide the flexibility and adaptability to switch attachments in less than 2 minutes allowing staff to adjust and adapt to the variety of snow events we encounter. These units are narrow and extremely maneuverable which, in addition to clearing park pathways, will allow us to remove...

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