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File #: 16-0200    Version: 1 Name: 3/10/16 - Resolution for Loader and Mini Excavator
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-16-071
Title: Resolution to Approve the Purchase of One Wheel Loader, One Mini Excavator and One Trailer from AIS Construction Equipment Corp. (State of Michigan MiDeal Contract $271,792.92)
Title
Resolution to Approve the Purchase of One Wheel Loader, One Mini Excavator and One Trailer from AIS Construction Equipment Corp. (State of Michigan MiDeal Contract $271,792.92)
Memorandum
The attached resolution authorizes the purchase of one 2016 John Deere model 544K wheel loader at $174,152.00, one 2016 John Deere model 60G mini excavator at $79,725.92 and one Felling model FT-30-2 LP trailer at $17,915.00 for a total of $271,792.92 through the 2016 State of Michigan's MiDeal cooperative purchasing contract (contract #'s 071B1300116 and 071B1300081).

The John Deere loader will replace a 2005 loader used by the Street Maintenance Unit. The loader has been in service for 10 years and has 7,015 hours of operation. Over its service life it has averaged 0.87 breakdowns per month and the total repair cost has exceed 91% of the original purchase price.

The John Deere mini excavator will replace a 2003 backhoe tractor used by the Water System Maintenance Unit. The backhoe has been in service for over 12 years and has 3,240 hours of operation. Over its service life it has averaged one breakdown every two months and the total repair cost has exceeded 104% of the original purchase price. The excavator's ability to rotate its bucket and cab 360 degrees allows us to position the dump truck behind the unit keeping equipment and personnel out of the flow of traffic. An excavator is more maneuverable and allows us to dig closer and safer to obstacles then a backhoe.

Unlike the backhoe a mini excavator cannot be driven to the job site so a new trailer will be needed to transport it from the Wheeler Service Center to the job location.

Both the loader and mini excavator will be equipped with Tier 4 diesel engines. The Tier 4 engine is the cleanest class of off road engine available. The purchase follows the goals and guidelines of the City's Green Fleet Policy.

The AIS Construction Equipment Corporation of New Hudson, MI was awarded contracts by the Sta...

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