The City of Swift Current is purchasing a new front-end wheel loader, and it'll cost taxpayers over $100,000 less than what was budgeted for.

The machine the City is buying from Redhead Equipment has a unit cost of $226,840, and the City is trading a 2006 Case front-end wheel loader in for $74,200. The City set aside $260,000 for the equipment in the 2018 Capital Budget.

The replacement, which was approved Monday night at council, is a 2018 Case, and the total net cost is $152,640 (plus GST). Included in the deal is a three-year full-machine warranty.

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