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Good old Iron versus new stuff

Discussion in 'Scrapers' started by squid_wood777, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. StanRUS

    StanRUS Senior Member

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    Cheap buys. Non repowered 51s probably going to Mexico to die. Mexicans will run into the ground with the D346 engines. Service truck with 14K crane sold for $7,000.00. So Ralph and John are out of the Cal dirt moving **** show now
     
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  2. stars&bars44

    stars&bars44 Well-Known Member

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    What auction is it? Or has it passed?
     
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  3. StanRUS

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    Auction is over. RB L.A (Perris, Calif) I assume, I didn't ask. My buddy called @ noon today and was just throwing prices for what the scrapers sold for and the Pete service truck.
     
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  4. squid_wood777

    squid_wood777 Well-Known Member

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    John too Stan.Is because he has alot of gear and just cant afford the repowering?That,s a shame,John,s got some good old gear too.
     
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  5. StanRUS

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    I assume John reached a point he could say f---k this game and quit, about two years ago. John's repowered 51s sold for okay amount.
    Ralph's repowered 51s sold for mid $50s, Tier0 51s between $22-30thou and 660s, I don't know.
    Ralph's equipment yard in Corona, Calif will sell for okay money, located in a industrial area with easy short distance access to major freeways.

    Take care mate, sorry about all of the wild fires in Aussie-land
     
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  6. squid_wood777

    squid_wood777 Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou Stan,things are real bad with these fires.Mainly eastcoast but that,s were most of the people are and weather is getting hotter,people are dying,another young fire fighter today his wife is pregnant with ababy.You guy,s are over here helping us as are Canadian,s.It is something else when people from the other side of the world come and help i tell you it restores some faith in mankind.Hope you had a merry xmas mate and i hope you have a good newyear Stan.
     
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  7. DMiller

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    Prayers from here for the fighters there and for you all as well Squid.
     
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  8. squid_wood777

    squid_wood777 Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou mate,seems its going to get worse before it gets better.Big one,s in Victoria now and they due to the layout of the land i think have bad one,s like probably some of worst in our history have been in Victoria.Worry were running out of people to fight these fires,some have been at it for months.
     
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  9. StanRUS

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    Sukut's 1st of 6 new 657 Tier 4 scrapers
     
  10. squid_wood777

    squid_wood777 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that Stan,and i hope you and all the other contributors are all ok with this filthy virus.
    Would love a drive just to see what their like but dont like my chances.
    Will go and check the spec,s out now.
    Stay save all.
     
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  11. skyking1

    skyking1 Well-Known Member

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    I've run a mix of the 631's.
    One job where I was burning the brush on a freeway job, they had 6 -Bs to run 4 with a 9n pushing. Same company had 4 -Ds not far away sitting idle, but they wanted to keep working the old -Bs.
    One morning I showed up to run my excavator, and 4 of them were in some stage of disassembly and repair, and the scraper crew were going back home. They only had two going. That's more of a testament of going cheap on the service though.
     
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