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County to purchase new truck and grader

Kimball County will soon boast a new road grader, being built for the Kimball County Road Department, as well as, a new pickup truck for the Kimball Sheriffs Department.

Commissioners opened sealed bids for a 2015 or newer road grader, during the Nov. 21 Board of Commissioners meeting, from Caterpillar, represented by Larry Burback, and Murphy Tractor-John Deer, represented by Brian Holvert and Joe Blanke.

John Deere bid a 2018 670G with a 5 year/5,000 hour warranty, for $211,047. Cat’s competing bid was for a 2018 120M2 for $213,500 with the same warranty and a little added “bling,” as the Co...

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