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Bucyrus Erie 325

Discussion in 'Old Iron!' started by dieseldave, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. dieseldave

    dieseldave Senior Member

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    This is (was?) sitting in the scrapyard the other day. I almost bought this machine years ago, it was sitting next to my 983 when I bought it.
     

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  2. dieseldave

    dieseldave Senior Member

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    Cummins 903 and fiberglass body

    ALong with it there in the scrap pile is a real nice 666 Koehring, an IH 175B with 4 in 1 bucket, a TD15B with brand new UC, and a decent-looking 955K. What a shame.
     

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  3. Lee-online

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    Looks like it is being used for a retaining wall to hold up the pile of scrap.

    Shame to see equipment die but with the price of scrap being up, it make sense to scrap it.
     
  4. 245dlc

    245dlc Senior Member

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    Damn! that sucks, that thing looks like it's in good shape even if it is holding up that pile of scrap.
     
  5. hiluxman

    hiluxman Well-Known Member

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    what does wb mean on a bucket
     
  6. mitch504

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    werk-brau; is the bucket manufacturer
     
  7. 580bruce

    580bruce Well-Known Member

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    Learned to drive truck in a Mack with a 903 cummins.That was one smokey SOB! Hookin up a tilt bed was horrible,it had under the cab exhaust.
     
  8. Andre Grondin

    Andre Grondin Well-Known Member

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    Hi !

    The B&E seems to be in a pretty good shape !! too bad she's far cause I would be interested !!!
     
  9. Buckethead

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    Excellent pics, Dave! What scrapyard is this?
     
  10. dieseldave

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    American Recycling
     
  11. jimrr

    jimrr Well-Known Member

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    The price of scrap is way up, similar situation before the wars........ everyone getting rid of iron...... hang on to what you got if you can, it'll be worth it's weight in gold!