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Posted June 28, 2013 - 10:48 PM

Today my friend at the scrap yard retired and the gates to the yard closed with that. Therefore no more scrap yard deals in my future. The last few times I went there I never found much if anything anyways. I think all the good scrap in the county already came home with me lol. Anyhow, with the end of this era came the final hurrah for me. I saved my last items from the scrap yard and it was not without a fight (me versus machine). A gravely 812 came in last week and it had wheel weights on it. I was going to save it all until I saw it wasn't really worth my time. It had fell off the truck before it had got to the scales and broke a few castings, bent some of the stuff left, and add the subtraction of some of the components it was not worth loading up (needed expensive repairs). However, I wanted those wheel weights. Long story short it took right about an hour to get them off the tractor and I paid 22 dollars for the pair. They are still in the back of my truck and I worked very hard to get them off of the tractor. By the way, anyone got a clue what they are worth?
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Posted June 28, 2013 - 10:56 PM

2 bucks.. you over paid.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ebay sellers are watching everything.. you post they are worth 100 they ask 150.. someone pays it.. price stays there..


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Posted June 28, 2013 - 10:58 PM

By the way, I never seen any other wheel weights like these, they are cast iron and around 50 pounds each. They have 4 notches around the perimeter for mounting bolts. They step in the middle and the dead center is a square hole about an inch across or something. I will have to take pics tomorrow.
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Posted June 28, 2013 - 11:51 PM

Sorry to hear your honey hole has dried up. I will be sure to let the Scrap Massey know how lucky it was.
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Posted June 29, 2013 - 05:55 AM

We can look at the closure of the scrap yard two ways:

 

First being, dang!  There goes a good business that the economy needs.

 

Second is that there will be no more tractors crushed up there!

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 29, 2013 - 08:47 AM

Sorry to hear the place closed.  It sounds like you did pretty well there.  



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Posted June 29, 2013 - 08:49 AM

Second is that there will be no more tractors crushed up there!
 
Ben W.


With KC around, IDT any ever were :poke:
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Posted June 29, 2013 - 05:57 PM

How about taking the scrap yard over? ... or posting a wanted sign there???



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Posted June 29, 2013 - 06:29 PM

Can anyone identify the last save?

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Posted June 29, 2013 - 06:37 PM

Looks like the truck may have been overloaded.


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Posted June 29, 2013 - 07:18 PM

I see a Mr. Pibb and some 1 X2's.


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Posted June 29, 2013 - 07:44 PM

It's a trick, he saved the bedliner...
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Posted June 29, 2013 - 09:01 PM

I ran out of cab space for the empty bottles lol. I was going to get the weights out but I couldn't reach them.... I rolled them in the bed off the tailgate when loading them and the dang things rolled all the way to the front of the bed before falling over lol.

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Posted June 30, 2013 - 05:45 AM

I ran out of cab space for the empty bottles lol. I was going to get the weights out but I couldn't reach them.... I rolled them in the bed off the tailgate when loading them and the dang things rolled all the way to the front of the bed before falling over lol.

All ya gotta do is take a turn at a good speed and they will be at one side or the other (depending on the direction of the turn)!



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Posted June 30, 2013 - 07:53 AM

I was going to get the weights out but I couldn't reach them..


This is also a trick. For those of you who have not been fortunate enough to meet Casey, with his height and arm length, he could reach the one on the right side from the left side of the truck.
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