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#1 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 02, 2016 - 07:10 AM

this is typically what sort of junk i collect rot metal recycle P9160035.JPG P9160037.JPG P9160039.JPG P9160040.JPG P9160041.JPG P9160042.JPG P9160043.JPG P9160044.JPG

 

just various pi's of the stuff & can't forget the J D Bucket loader on the seat & also a electric drill , random orbital sander 1/3 sheet and a radial saw bench mount type , think thats what it is called 

 

also 2 x axes 1 is regular size the other is a 1/2 size , 1 x pick axe, 2 x shovels , walk type seed or fertilizer spreader ' most of this stuff is still buried amongst the stuff on the trailers & carport

 

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Posted May 02, 2016 - 07:16 AM

Three years ago scrap was bringing good prices here now not so much. Is it worth the effort where you are? Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 02, 2016 - 07:31 AM

Rick ,

 

scrap is pretty dead still $75 a tonne light weight steel as you see there , 18 months to 2 year ago it was $180 a tonne but in saying that it's slowly coming up from $20 a tonne over x/mas 

 

But i mean i got to make a living still so collect & cash every week to help  and i still stockpile a little as i can 

 

$4+ a kilo for brass , $5.10 a kg for No 2 burnt copper , $0.65 cents  kg for regular small electric motors 

 5 kilo = 11 pound conversion rate  , so m8 that sort of explains it to you ( not too good still ) but getting better 

 

U S ton = Aust tonne 

 

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Posted May 02, 2016 - 07:40 AM

that was this weekends work 3 day long weekend , i finished 8 pm tonight , sorry peop's keyboard is messing up a bit not typing properly , leaving bit's out 


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Posted May 02, 2016 - 07:43 AM

Sounds the same here. Some of the guys are saving the copper and copper alloys in hopes of the prices coming back up. One friend was making "yard art" by welding engine pieces together to create figures. They sold for good money but, there were only a few people that wanted them. My favorite was a man made from a Chevy small block V-8. His legs were crankshafts, his body was a V-8 block and his head was a flywheel. Arms were camshafts and connecting rods.

Maybe you can squeeze a bit more money out of the scrap by repurposing it. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted May 02, 2016 - 07:46 AM

Here's what their paying near me

 

 

 

 

PER 100 POUNDS: PREPARED STEEL: $3.50 CAST IRON: $3.50 MOTORS: $3.50 PLATE & STRUCTURAL STEEL: $3.50 NON-PREPARED STEEL: $3.00 LIGHT IRON: $3.00 CARS COMPLETE(CAT,ENGINE,TRANS): $4.50 CARS INCOMPLETE(: $3.00

 


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Posted May 03, 2016 - 12:46 AM

classes of steel are a little different here compared to you guys , L G , = light gauge steel all in 1 price , example white goods ( driers wahers fridges ECT)  loose steel , car bodies , the lot all in same price 

 

H M S = heavy metal steel , 2 grades , in size = small compact asin, bbq cast iron plates  brake rotors ECT , over size car rims & bigger like length rod , rhs , diffs, large machinery ECT you get the meaning .

 

Cast iron used to be a better price than other heavy stuff but not now  

 

it may differ between different scrap yard merchants they all got there own rules of engagement 

 

i got to check the foundries to see if they still buy cast iron as they used too buy & paid better money too 

 

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