With spring well underway, the grass is growing and South Dundas is ready with a brand new mower.
South Dundas council approved the purchase of a new roadside mower for the public works department during the May 1st council meeting in Williamsburg.
Hugh Garlough, manager of public works for the township, recommended council accept a quote, the lowest, from B&G Loughlin Tractors Inc. at a cost of $8,640 plus HST. The amount is less than the allotted budget of $15,000.
As for the actual mower being purchased, council had several questions surrounding its quality and durability.
According to Garlough, the Berti, model number TA/S200, is a “flail mower with outside gear box with hammer flails.”
He told council that he “talked to one of the local Matilda farmers who has it and he’s happy with it.”
Mayor Steven Byvelds pointed out that the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry use that same mower.
“They’ve had good luck,” he said.
In addition to B&G Loughlin Tractors Inc., quotes were also received from Green Tech Ag & Turf Inc, Reis Equipment, Dan R Equipment, and Weagant Farm Supplies Limited.