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A walk through the local demo contractor's yard

Discussion in 'Demolition' started by skyking1, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. 1466IH

    1466IH Senior Member

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    I have installed a few that were all self contained and just plumb into aux lines on boom. Makes it nice for demo contractors that switch attachments a lot. There are no electronic controls or anything and the aux circuit runs a generator built into the top of the magnet.
     
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  2. skyking1

    skyking1 Senior Member

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    that sounds slick, and really expensive.
     
  3. John C.

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    I looked into it a couple of years ago for a client. The mag unit was over $40K in the crate.
     
  4. aighead

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    The little boy in me (and full grown man I've become) can sit and watch magnetic scrap moving all day. My kid's school is next to a couple scrap yards so I get to peek inside their gates occasionally and get to see it in action. I don't know how long before that job gets boring but I think I'd be tempted to find out. I'm assuming that's not the kind of job they'll offer to some middle-aged dude who has run a backhoe for a bit, in his yard.
     
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    If you are able bodied, relatively intelligent, can pass a drug test, and will shop up on time every time, you would probably be surprised who/what they will hire.
     
  6. skyking1

    skyking1 Senior Member

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    ^ +1
    In my line of work I can tell in a few hours and sometimes minutes if somebody is cut out for it.
     
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    What kind of pay we talking? Maybe I should swing in sometime!
     
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