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Falling Scrap Iron prices

Discussion in 'Recycling' started by Old Doug, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. fast_st

    fast_st Senior Member

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    Someone should challenge SSI to make a ship shredder!! just nose it into the wheels and presto.
     
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    Weekly Update on the ship demo. She s beyond repair now! PB081324.JPG PB081325.JPG
     
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    A couple cases of welding rod and few gallons of paint and she be like new :)
     
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    Don't forget the buffer.....
     
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    The truck driver hauling for us said the scrappies planned to put her back together for a fishing trip this summer .To bad im keeping the main engine .
     
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  6. Old Doug

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    How small are they makeing the scrap? Just were it fits on a truck or prepared ? I have cut alot to make prepared and thought the hole time if i was doing the wright thing.
     
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    what sort of burners are you using and what fuel
     
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    That engine should make a great racing mower for the upcoming lawnmower races :)
     
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    I just looked at the first page, thats impressive work . A bit sad too. I have no attachment to the ship we are cutting, but the day the flare was cut off the bow it provoked some thoughs of emotion.
     
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    We are cutting to fit 53' low side step deck trailers ,pushing the oversize a bit. The scrap yard is shearing the chunks to a prepared size. All the loads bulk out berfore coming close to weight. At 75.00 / ton we dont mess with it as its a pay job to dispose of the ship. So far theres been nothing over 1/2" thick, most 1/4 and 3/8 so shearing is most effective once its on the ground.
     
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    Mostly Plasma cutters. On torches we are using Acetylene , HP O2 and liquid O2. Im old school ,i like my 4' scrap torch .
     
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    I know once I picked up a plasma cutter, I turned in my oxy/acetlyne tanks as they weren't really getting used, ended the lease and got a couple B tanks and 125 cu ft tanks that still last me years.