"It's a big ticket item for a small town, so you want to make the right investment choices,"
says Owen Green, Head of Public Works and Utilities. “So first we looked at used equipment. But then we thought, let’s try out a few pieces.” They elected to trial and demo graders from four manufacturers. “SMS Equipment came up right away with a Komatsu GD655-6 grader for us to use for two weeks,” he says. Municipality operators put the graders through their paces.