Nice lawnmower, too bad it’s not a wonder truck

Well, look here.

Bremerton is the proud owner of a new lawnmower, a Toro Groundmaster 4700-D to be precise.

The price tag? Nearly $80,000.

This little beauty combines the muscle of a 60-horsepower turbo diesel engine with seven — yes seven — independent blades, cutting 12 1/2 feet of lawn at a time.
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“Obviously, it’s a state-of-the-art piece of equipment,” said Steve Mutek, parks department supervisor, who along with other staff took the mower for its test run Monday at Blueberry Park.

Too bad it’s not a Wonder Truck.

Port Orchard’s had one of these little dandy’s for three years. It sands. It plows. It de-ices. And in milder months, it serves as a versatile utility vehicle. Different implements can be attached and removed from the truck chassis in minutes by a single worker.
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“We call it the multipurpose truck. It basically morphs into something else. It’s a transformer,” said Wayne Schulz of Valley Freightliner Inc., in 2012, when he delivered it to the city.

The cost of the Wonder Truck: $262,000.

Maybe someday, Bremerton.

One thought on “Nice lawnmower, too bad it’s not a wonder truck

  1. Always a compliment to be mocked for NOT spending 6 digits of taxpayer money on something that is not needed by one community simply because another community has one.

    Bremerton has made a significant capital investment in its parks system and parks staff with the purchase of this mower. A parks system that contains over 20 different public park spaces with amenities as well as a healthy recreation program that is thoroughly enjoyed by the community. http://webapp1.ci.bremerton.wa.us/Parks/#

    And Port Orchard has a wonder truck…..

    Maybe someday, Kitsap Sun.

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