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PLOW

A snowplow isn’t really a snowplow until it gets an “upfit,” according to Rob Nash, road and service superintendent for Sylvania Township.

Sylvania Township trustees recently approved the purchase of a truck “upfit,” from Kalida Truck Equipment, Inc. for $89,900. The purchase was made through the Sourcewell Cooperative Purchasing Consortium.

Mr. Nash said plows are essentially bought in two phases, with the first phase limited to a cab, engine and wheels.

Then, “we build them as we use them,” he said. adding needed components, without extra bells and whistles.

In this case the items in the “uplift” include frames, the dump body, a salt auger and spreader, plow attachments and bracing, emergency lighting, hyraulic controls and special components in the cab to run all of the equipment

 

Written by:  Mike Jones, Public Information Officer

Published Date:  May 13, 2020

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