Decision details

Tractor Capital Decision

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Neighbourhoods

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The current tractor used for grounds maintenance work is more than 20 years old and in need of replacement. All required procurement processes have been undertaken (5 quotes) and we are confident that the quote below provides best value for the Council based on the requirements of the service and machines.
Purchase is from Doubleday (Holbeach)
Quote for the,
John Deere 5075E Tractor, £36,000.00 plus VAT
John Deere H240 Front loader, £8,500.00 plus VAT
A total of £44,500.00

Reasons for the decision:

To continue to ensure the Councils tractor is reliable and in good repair so we are able to continue to provide the residents of South Holland with a good service. Replacement will result in increased effectiveness, efficiency, quality and deliver value for money. Ensuring that our tractor is in good repair will assist with reduced costs with less breakdowns, which can be expensive and result in lots of down time. The purchase of the tractor has been undertaken with our procurement department and is within the agreed capital budget

Alternative options considered:

Consideration was given to not purchasing and retaining the older machine for longer but was decided against due to the risk of mechanical failure and therefore SHDC being unable to provide a good reliable service to our residents.

Conflict of Interest: None identified

Equalities Issues: None identified

Contact: Charlotte Paine, Head of Environmental and Operational Services Email:

Publication date: 06/05/2022

Date of decision: 06/05/2022