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Posted December 18, 2011 - 05:21 PM

Been doing cleanup around the place the last 2 days. Reasons are two-fold. One is to get things picked up before snow hits & I trip over stuff in the snow! 2nd reason is to convert this junk into cash for buying GT stuff! I have an easy ton to ton & a half of blended steel, and quite a few aluminum cans in the pickup bed. Then about 15 or so pounds of copper. I hear steel is high as ever right now.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 05:36 PM

I see stuff in there I could use! LOL Good job cleaning things up, don't need you tripping and breaking your typing finger.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 05:40 PM

It's always nice getting stuff cleaned up and even nicer when you can get some cash for it :D

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 06:44 PM

I have 2 vehicles that I need to get hauled off! Should fetch a good price. Let us know how you do with your load Dan!

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 07:48 PM

I have 2 vehicles that I need to get hauled off! Should fetch a good price. Let us know how you do with your load Dan!


I was just told today, that down here, some scrap yards give $300 per vehicle, PLUS they will come get them at your property!
I hope to take this stuff off after tomorrow's morning milking.
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Posted December 18, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Sounds like I need to make some phone calls in the AM!

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 07:53 PM

Sounds like I need to make some phone calls in the AM!


Just be SURE to be there if they do pickup......or they might get your (working) pickup!!! LOL

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 10:09 PM

The steel center just paid a friend $500 for an early 90's ford pickup. He had to take it there, But he would've gotten about half that at the junkyards was what he told me.

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 10:18 PM

I took a real beating on copper the last time I hauled it off. I called and priced it on a Friday, and went in the next Monday. Prices had dropped $.95 per lb. :mad2:

Hopefully you make out better.
Then again... last May my cousin scrapped the vehicles my dad & I had left up in NY. He got enough to fund a weekend trip down here from NY hauling a 30ft trailer full of my precious junk (tractors...etc.) and still had a couple bucks left over :rocker:

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Posted December 18, 2011 - 10:23 PM

Daniel,
I just hauled off the tin roof of my son-in-law's barn and got $240 a long ton (2200#). Hard to believe the roof on it weighed about 3200 pounds.

Up here short steel (10 gauge and up and under 24" in any direction) is about $320 a long ton.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 01:41 PM

1.33 tons mixed steel.....$250/ton
18lbs copper....................$2.45/lb
AC Compressor....lbs@$.07/lb
49lbs Alum cans.............$.60/lb
4lbs aluminum flats.......$.45/lb
5 whole car batteries......$8 each
9 motorcycle/GT batteries @ $4 each

Grand Total------- $503.41 YeeHaw!!!!!!! :dancingbanana:

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 01:46 PM

Nice haul there Daniel.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 01:48 PM

thats a pretty good return for the restore fund. i need to go though and delete some here too, but about the time i do someone will call and say, do you still have a part of this or that. I sent 13 DB tractors out a couple yrs back and have gotten about 20 calls since looking for some small parts.

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 03:58 PM

Nice bit of jingle you cashed in there Daniel! I spent the day with my wife, finishing up some last minute Christmas shopping, so didn't get to call today. I'm on vacation all week, so hopefully I'll have time later this week. It was nice to spend some time with her for a change instead of passing her as she leaves and I'm coming home. All in all a priceless haul for me too! (And maybe some brownie points if she reads this post!)

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Posted December 19, 2011 - 05:09 PM

The guy i've been doing hvac with ..just bought a single axle trailor..x 14 feet..for $800...first load brought in $1775.00..that we had been dropping off at the junkyard just to get rid of..Nice deal..B,




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