Van Buren Highway Superintendent Ed Parks has found another good deal.
After purchasing a used skid steerer for $15,000 to help with road and drainage projects, Parks found an 8-year-old grinder that has never been used for $6,500, which he said was half price. The grinder is an attachment for the skid steerer, which is used to patch potholes and cracks in the pavement.
Parks planned to purchase the grinder with funds from his rental budget. It would have cost $210 per day had he rented the same piece of equipment. He also plans to share the equipment with other municipalities.