The Guthrie City Council accepted a bucket truck from OG&E that will benefit the City’s workforce.
OG&E donated a 2009 International truck and will allow the City to replace a 1993 International Hi Ranger aerial device, which has reached a point where it will no longer pass its annual inspection due to excessive wear to leveling rods and rotation bearings.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Tenny (Maker) and Leroy (Alsup). They brought it to my attention early on that they were needing a truck,” OG&E Community Affairs Manager Spencer Brown told the council members. “I’m happy and hopefully it will help out the City.”
Maker said the parts availability and cost of repairs were no longer feasible and did not justify making such repairs.
Makers said they plan to remove the aerial device from this unit and keep the truck in service due to wood chipping box capabilities.