New equipment for Vanderhoof public works

New District of Vanderhoof grader - 2017 Finning CAT 140M Grader, cost $421,320, delivered September. Operated with two electro-hydraulic joysticks instead of a steering wheel. The left joystick controls steering, articulation, gears. The right joystick controls drawbar, circle and moldboard functions as well as electronic throttle control. Joystick lean angle mirrors the steer tires’ turning angle. Photo Fiona Maureen
New District of Vanderhoof sweeper - 2016 Global R3 Air Sweeper, cost $291,676, delivered July. Photo Fiona Maureen
Old District of Vanderhoof sweeper and grader. Photo Fiona Maureen
Steering wheel in an older grader model (left) and joystick control in a newer generation grader. Photo submitted
Conventional steering in the old grader. Photo submitted
Grader joystick control. Photo submitted

By Fiona Maureen, Black Press

New generation grader and sweeper hitting the streets

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