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Re-purposed truck filled need and saved money

The city often refers to adaptive re-use when discussing the values of saving and reusing historic properties, and there is ongoing encouragement for the community to take advantage of the many opportunities to recycle, so it makes sense when a piece of equipment is no longer needed, re-purposing it to fill another need makes sense.

That was the case recently when the truck used to haul lime-sludge waste from the water treatment plant was no longer needed for the process that created the waste was eliminated. The 2005 Freightliner truck with an eight-cubic yard dump bed was a valuable asset, but the city did not need a dump truck of that size.

What was needed was a truck with that could serve the needs of the Waste Water Collections Division for work on pump stations around the city. Each of the stations have heavy pumps located deep in below ground chambers. To service those stations, vault covers or concrete slabs covering the chambers have to be moved and the pumps lifted out.

Innovative thinking and a lot of knowhow at the city’s Fleet Maintenance Division transformed the former dump truck into a tool that was needed with the addition of a hydraulic crane with a 10,000 lb. and 25-foot load capacity. Additionally, the truck has nearly 200 feet of cubic feet of storage space and exterior flood lights to ensure a safer working environment. The division now has the capability to pull any submersible pump the city has in operation, to set and move top slabs, generators, valve pipes and large scale piping.

 

  

The conversion by General Truck and Maudlin International in Jacksonville took a approximately 60 days to complete at a cost of less than $68,000, including trading the no longer needed dump bed for an additional $2,500 credit against the cost of the work.

When all was said and done, a piece of equipment that was no longer needed by one division had been re-purposed to fill the need of another division. The action resulted in saving approximately $50,000 by re-purposing rather than purchasing a new utility truck, another example of adaptive re-use.

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