2018-05-10 / Community

Bad Axe purchases all-purpose truck

By Ben Muir


HURON COUNTY- The multi-purpose truck that the City of Bad Axe purchased recently for nearly $155,000. 
Photo by Ben Muir HURON COUNTY- The multi-purpose truck that the City of Bad Axe purchased recently for nearly $155,000. Photo by Ben Muir BAD AXE - The City of Bad Axe recently purchased a multi-purpose dump truck for nearly $155,000, a move which will replace a vehicle that’s about 25 years old.

Scott Boshart, the Bad Axe public works director, said the city used one truck to spread about 350 tons of salt in the winter.

“But it’s been doing that since 2001,” Boshart said. “So, we kind of looked at this, and we’re thinking were just going to go ahead and salt with the new truck and let the other truck become basically a plow truck and hauling snow truck.”

Another existing truck, which dates back to 1992, is going to be decommissioned and likely sold at auction, he said.

The newly purchased truck - fit for snow removal, hauling and salt spreading - was delivered a few weeks ago and includes a 10-foot, stainless steel box capable of hauling about five yards of material, along with a 12-foot, instead of a 10-foot, underbody scraper, Boshart said.

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