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<br />ITEM NO. 13.A.1 <br /> <br />Kodiak Island Borough <br /> <br />AGENDA STATEMENT <br /> <br />Meeting of: April 21, 2005 Contract No. 2005-08 <br /> <br />Purchase a Caterpillar D6R XL Tractor with Waste Handling package for Baler/Landfill <br />Operations <br /> <br />The landfill staff s ability to safely and efficiently process the daily quantity of waste brought to the <br />landfill relies heavily on equipment capable of handling this waste. <br /> <br />The City of Delta Junction put out a competitive bid for a new landfill track dozer. The bid award <br />was for a Caterpillar D6R XL Tractor with Waste Handling package which is the machine that will <br />be of sufficient size to manage the waste and the sloping required at the KIB landfill. The KIB has an <br />opportunity to tag on to this competitive bid award and take advantage of the same discount <br />structures and programs as the City of Delta Junction. However, this opportunity is no longer <br />available after May 1, 2005. <br /> <br />The landfill's current Caterpillar D7 Dozer is a 1984 machine that was purchased used in 1989 and <br />has been in disrepair for some time. It has become increasingly costly to maintain and difficult to get <br />the work done which requires the use of this machine. This includes down time for waste processing <br />as well as staff time to conduct the repairs. The life expectancy of this piece of equipment is ten (10) <br />years. <br /> <br />A new Caterpillar with the waste-handling package has many advantages. These machines are <br />designed specifically for waste handling and landfill debris environments. The extensive guarding <br />helps protect critical machine components, body panels and the radiator from being damaged by <br />debris. It minimizes build up of waste material and helps prevent component damage. The way that <br />the seals are manufactured eliminates costly repairs because waste material does not get caught up in <br />the tracks, wound up around the axles or undercarriage and therefore increases its life. This has <br />proven to provide tremendous longevity because the entire arrangement is installed at the <br />manufacturer. Modifications made to mimic the waste handling package on machines from other <br />vendors do not hold up in a landfill environment. <br /> <br />Staff recommends purchasing, as a tag on to the City of Delta Junction's competitive bid, a <br />Caterpillar D6R XL Tractor with Waste Handling package. Price is $305,308 FOB Kodiak. <br />(Previous estimated cost for this machine, FOB Kodiak, was approximately $330,000.) <br /> <br />APPROVAL FOR AGENDA: <br />ACCOUNT #: 530-164-110 <br /> <br /> <br />to exceed <br />$305,308 <br /> <br />Recommended motion: Move to approve Co <br />AK, in an amount not to exceed $305,308. <br />