Webster County gets hydraulic mow attachment for roads department

New equipment to mow around obstructions on the sides of roads will be coming to Webster County.

Purchase and installation of a new Tiger boom mower and attachments on an existing 2006 John Deere tractor for $50,252 was approved by the county board of supervisors Tuesday.

“The goal is to be able to reach out and cut brush along the right of ways and behind bridge approach guard rails, or any type of guard rails,” Webster County Engineer Randy Will said.

“We have never had a device like this,” Will added. “Several adjacent counties do, and it seems to work out real well.”

The attachment will be supplied and installed by MidCountry Machinery, of Fort Dodge.