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Section 3: Major Equipment

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Definition

Major equipment is defined in the Property Management Manual.

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Funding

Major equipment is funded from the capital equipment budget. Major equipment shall not be purchased using overhead, minor equipment, or any account other than those designated for major equipment. Emergency purchases are not allowed for acquiring major equipment.

Snow plows and other expensive equipment for rapidly moving large amounts of snow should only be considered for areas that experience frequent snowstorms.

Selected items of major equipment are available on term contract. Major equipment is purchased by GSD for all of TxDOT as part of its fleet management function.

NOTE: Used snow plows can be transferred to districts with less frequent winter weather events in lieu of purchasing new equipment. Contact GSD Fleet Management at (512) 374-5471.

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Specifications

All major equipment specifications are developed and maintained by GSD and are available at the TxDOT Internet (Purchasing) site: http://www.dot.state.tx.us/gsd/purchasing/tssi_alpha.htm and at the GSD Intranet (Purchasing) site: http://www.dot.state.tx.us/GSD/purchasing/tssi_num.htm. Fleet staff should draft specifications when there are no TxDOT standard specifications available. Contact the Fleet Manager for assistance.

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