Brazil's Mayor Brain Wyndham told The Brazil Times the purchase of the excavator is a goal the city has been working toward for a long time.
"We've needed this (machine) for quiet some time," Wyndham said.
In the long run, the machine will save the city of Brazil money by cutting costs in outsourcing, renting and contractors.
"We got the talent to run this type of machine," Wyndham said.
Wyndham said the excavator is only the first purchase of its kind. The city hopes to purchase more equipment in the future for the both the water and street departments.
This type of machine retails for around $60,000. City officials got a discount on the machine because the purchase was government-based. The city didn't have to borrow money to purchase the new machine.
"This isn't a step back," Wyndham said. "It's a step forward."