CAPITAL INVESTMENTS | STREETS / WATER / WASTEWATER

Backhoe Loader

The backhoe loader will be shared by all three utility departments.

DESCRIPTION

PROJECT ID: W 2.0 / S 1.0 / ST 1.1
ESTIMATED COST: $140,000 ($30,000 from Street Department)
ACTUAL COST: TBD
  • Shared by Water, Wastewater and Street departments
  • 110 horsepower, four-wheel drive, dig depth of 15 feet
  • 1.75-cubic yard, heavy duty soil loader bucket
  • Enclosed cab with air conditioning
  • Capable of driving and carrying loads within city limits

WHY IT’S NEEDED

The city’s 1994 backhoe is the primary emergency unit to repair water line breaks, but has
several deficiencies:

  • Transmission isn’t working properly and third and fourth gears aren’t operable, $10,000
    estimate for repair
  • Brakes and other safety components are not working properly, creating safety concerns
  • Fuel tank is integrated into frame and unrepairable ($5,000 invested in repairs to date)
  • Design life is 5,000 hours, it has reached 4,000
PROJECT STATUS:
Planned
PROJECT MILESTONES

Scheduled for
2019-2020

LAST UPDATED: 01/28/20

City of Hermiston
180 NE 2nd Street, Hermiston, OR 97838
Phone: (541) 567-5521 | TTY/TDD @ 1-800-735-2900
Email: city@hermiston.or.us

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