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<br />ITEM NO. 13.A.3 <br /> <br />Kodiak Island Borough <br /> <br />AGENDA STATEMENT <br /> <br />Meeting of: June 16,2005 <br /> <br />Contract No. 2005-17 <br /> <br />Purchase a Caterpillar D7R XR Track Type Dozer with Waste Handler package for <br />Baler/Landfill Operations <br /> <br />The landfill staff's ability to safely and efficiently process the daily quantity of waste brought to <br />the landfill relies heavily on equipment capable of handling this waste. <br /> <br />The landfill's current Caterpillar D7 Dozer is a 1984 machine that was purchased used in 1989 <br />and has been in disrepair for some time. It has become increasingly costly to maintain and difficult <br />to get the work done which requires the use of this machine. This includes down time for waste <br />processing as well as staff time to conduct the repairs. <br /> <br />The Bid package specified three machines. The following are the machines and corresponding bid <br />prices: <br />1) A Caterpillar D6XL with Waste Handler package priced at $311,311 <br />2) A Caterpillar D7R XR with Waste Handler package priced at $432,064 <br />3) A Caterpillar D7R XR without a Waste Handler package priced at $410,112 <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 <br />that the seals are manufactured eliminates costly repairs because waste material does not get <br />caught up in the tracks, wound up around the axles or undercarriage and therefore increases its <br />life. This has proven to provide tremendous longevity because the entire arrangement is installed <br />by the manufacturer. Modifications made to mimic the waste handling package on machines from <br />other vendors do not hold up in a landfill environment. <br /> <br />Staff recommends purchasing the Caterpillar D7R XR Track Type Dozer with Waste Handler <br />package. It was previously presumed that the size of the D6 machine was of sufficient size to <br />manage the waste and sloping requirements at the KIB landfill. However, after staff's <br />conversations with previous Assembly Member, Mike Anderson, it has been determined that the <br />added weight of the D7 machine will provide better compaction and will be the best choice for the <br />work required of this piece of machinery. Price is $432,064 FOB Kodiak. <br /> <br />APPROVAL FOR AGENDA: <br />ACCOUNT #: 530-164-110 ~ <br />..a~,;( . <br /> <br />AMOUNT: Not to exceed <br />$432,064 <br /> <br />Recommended motion: Move to approve Contract No. 2005-17 with NC Machinery of Anchorage, <br />AK, in an amount not to exceed $432,064. <br />