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    mobile home frame

    I need help would any know what I could expect for weight in a frame that is 12 feet wide and 52 feet long .



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    about 600 lbs

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    Wow I was off on that.I thought 1000 to 1500. Client claims it is worth. 700 $ in scrap. So he must think it is 6000 pounds.

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    i thought people usually paid to have them removed ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    i thought people usually paid to have them removed ?
    That would make sense to me...When ever I demoed something the customer was charged for removal and once removed what I did with it was my business.
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    i would say the frame would weigh at least 2500 lbs if not more. I cut one up that was probably 30 ft long and 10 wide and it weighed over 2000 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrvictor1 View Post
    i would say the frame would weigh at least 2500 lbs if not more. I cut one up that was probably 30 ft long and 10 wide and it weighed over 2000 lbs
    not disputin ya at all, just wonderin, 30 footers are usually travel trailers, 8 wide (collapsed) Are you sure yours wasn't a heavy duty of some sort, job trailer or something?

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    The Michigan Manufactured Housing Association is coordinating a mobile home salvaging
    operation for the Association’s state member-dealers. [5] For a $100.00 fee a dealer can bring an
    obsolete home, generally taken in trade, to “Ferrous Processing & Trading” in Detroit. Ferrous
    reduces the intact mobile home into approximate 12' section, and those sections are sent through a
    automobile shredder. Ferrous and non-ferrous metals are separated and collected, while the
    residual shredded waste is destined for the landfill, often being used as cover material. A typical
    12' x 60' mobile home will produce about eight cubic yards of waste, and one or two cubic yards
    of scrap metal. The current value of the metals is $200-$400 which is compensation for waste
    disposal and other program costs.
    I found this in an article here;
    http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/waste...bs/TRAILER.pdf
    P & M Recycling - Specializing in E-Waste Recycling.
    If it plugs in or runs on battery, we recycle it.
    See our ad in the Buyer & Seller Section

    http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/scrap...onnectors.html

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    id say 1600lbs to 2400lbs, thats a single wide so you can knock it out in half a day pretty good money imo

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    Made an appointment to view,had phone call with client made plans. Half hour later it is on Cl in free section and she gave it away before I could go. May have been to much for me to handle anyway. Oh well life goes
    on. Made 150.00 off a free ad the next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrvictor1 View Post
    i would say the frame would weigh at least 2500 lbs if not more. I cut one up that was probably 30 ft long and 10 wide and it weighed over 2000 lbs
    Where in He88 did you find that. was it built on a tank frame?

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    not trying to pick a fight here, but just looked up the last one I did. 12x40 600 lbs #1 32 lbs #2.

    remember we are talking to some one who has never done one before.

    any one who can knock out a 12x60 in half a day bare handed with out a back hoe, dozer or at leat an end loader is one he** of a lot better man then I am. just sayin.

    if it is just a frame, NO FLOOR, then thats a whole different situation.


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