Idaho City School’s New Truck

Idaho City - When Idaho City High School was first built in 1995, they started out with almost no snow removal equipment. “We had a small Kubota tractor with a plow blade on it, and for a couple of years a local citizen let us use his small bull dozer,” says Jim Anderson, lead maintenance man for the school district. In addition, “we paid a local contractor up to $8,000.00 a year to come in at night and remove snow when it became too much for us to handle.”
Anderson recounted that the school eventually bought a backhoe, and then a small John Deere tractor with a loader bucket on it. “The money that we had saved from not having to pay for snow removal was instead used to make payments for our backhoe and tractor. When both of those pieces of equipment were paid off we bought a plow for the...

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