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File #: 09-1158    Version: 1 Name: 12/21/09 - Four hybrid Recycle Trucks
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/21/2009 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/21/2009 Final action: 12/21/2009
Enactment date: 12/21/2009 Enactment #: R-09-502
Title: Resolution to Amend the Fleet and Facility FY10 Budget and Appropriate Funds ($397,194.00) to Purchase of Four Automated Side Load, Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Trucks for $1,156,380.00 (8 Votes Required)
Title
Resolution to Amend the Fleet and Facility FY10 Budget and Appropriate Funds ($397,194.00) to Purchase of Four Automated Side Load, Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Trucks for $1,156,380.00 (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
The attached resolution authorizes the purchase of four 2010 Peterbilt model 320 truck chassis equipped with a hydraulic hybrid system and Labrie Automizer Right Hand automatic packer bodies. Each completed truck will cost $289,095.00, for a total amount of $1,156,380.00, and will be purchased from Fredrickson Supply of Grand Rapids, MI with funds from the approved Fleet and Facility Unit FY 2010 budget and the Solid Waste Fund’s fund balance.

These trucks are necessary to implement the new single stream recycling program and have an estimate delivery date of June 15, 2009.

The following resolutions are being submitted to Council as part of the single stream program:

· Contract amendment with FCR for MRF upgrades (passed 11-5-09)
· Purchase of four automated recycling trucks
· Purchase of 30,000 Toter recycling carts
· Contract amendment with Recycle Ann Arbor
· Contract with RecycleBank

The Peterbilt chassis will have a “straight” frame as opposed to a “drop” frame. The straight frame allows the City to order the hydraulic hybrid system but makes the truck unable to be loaded manually. The hybrid system is a Hydraulic Launch Assist (HLA) where the trucks conventional power train is supplemented by the addition of a hydraulic system. The HLA usages energy normally wasted during braking to store hydraulic pressure in accumulator tanks, this pressure is then used to assist in the launch of the vehicle when accelerating away from the stop. The City of Denver has operated a test version of this system and they reported a 25% increase in fuel economy and greater then twice the brake life. Because the truck still has a conventional power train, it can be operated normally even if the HLA system on the truck was to fail.

These units will re...

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