Street sweeper for sale, gently used

With a new "waterless-mode" street sweeper, city workers can clean the streets before the snow has melted. Normally, the Elgin Waterless unit runs $338,437.

With a new “waterless-mode” street sweeper, city workers can clean the streets before the snow has melted.

Normally, the Elgin Waterless unit runs $338,437.

But city officials are buying a used unit for $215,800 – saving $122,637.

The used sweeper was a demo unit. Making the rounds of trade shows throughout BC, it has never yet seen full-fledged service, said administrative services director Robert Fendrick.

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