“The main things we would look at are warranty and service, and SMS Equipment has good programs on both."
On this particular grader, we got a four-year warranty and they provide all the service for three years or 2,000 hours including all oils and filters and we liked that. They were above the competition.”
Jeffries reckons that is important because in the summer it’s on the road every day, grading both primary and secondary roads. “We like to keep them crowned so the water will run off when it rains,” he explains. “And the other priority is intersections, where drivers brake and accelerate, causing washboard—we grade that off.” Operator Murray Brown is highly pleased with the municipality’s new Komatsu GD655-6. With several years’ experience operating leading competitors’ models,