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    Some of my scrap loads

    Here are a few pictures of some of my scrap loads. I have lots more pictures, but I need to get them all organized and moved to this computer. I deal mostly in batteries, and due to my very rural location, I sometimes hit it pretty good. The aluminum pipe ended up weighing about 4500 pounds total. Name:  IMG_20140529_202759_151.jpg
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    That's a nice haul.

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    nice one bro.

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    What do you have to pay for each battery in your part of the U.S.?

    I would suggest trying to cover cover the batteries up with a tarp, it's illegal to haul 10 or more batteries without proper paperwork, etc. as far I as I know.

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    I've not been able to find anything that says how much you can haul. The only thing that I have ever found, says that because the EPA wants batteries to be recycled, the rules are a lot more relaxed. I have seen it refered to as " loose scrap", after you put them on a pallet and shrink wrap them, they become hazardous waste, and then it is a different game. Any information that anyone can provide that is more than hearsay, would be very much appreciated.

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    I usually pay $5 for car batteries. Sometimes I don't pay at all.

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    It looks like you have a great business going there. Are a full time scrapper? How did you download your pictures. I have not been able to post pictures since photobucket changed their business plan.
    Give back more to this world than we take.

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    There are other photo hosting sites available besides Photobucket.

    Imgur - Free

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    an a bunch of others.





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    Holy Crap! Nice Score!
    And yes APA is correct.. watch out for the battery police. True stories.

    I used to pay $5 per batt as well, I could easily turn them for about $13.. easiest money I ever made.. when given the chance!
    I'm so into scrapping.. When my Steel Toe Boots Wear out, I cut the Steel out of them and recycle the Toe!

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    Patriot, I am a sometimes scrapper. I always do the battery thing, no matter what else I am doing. I am always on the lookout for scrap, but due to the distance to scrapyards, sometimes steel won't even pay for fuel. I do whatever it takes to pay the bills. As far as posting pictures goes, I posted them directly from my computer, I just add the attachments when I am posting.

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    I was going to add that to my reply also.


    If you don't wanna deal with online hosting, you can always post attachments straight from your computer.

    Good pics to Southend. Always nice to see photos of what others do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southendguy View Post
    Patriot, I am a sometimes scrapper. I always do the battery thing, no matter what else I am doing. I am always on the lookout for scrap, but due to the distance to scrapyards, sometimes steel won't even pay for fuel. I do whatever it takes to pay the bills. As far as posting pictures goes, I posted them directly from my computer, I just add the attachments when I am posting.
    Do you just copy and paste?

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    No, you need to scroll down below where you write the text and you will see where it says " manage attachments" click on that, and it will take you to where you can add pictures from your computer. I hope this helps. There are probably several guys on here that can explain it better than I can. I do a lot of trial and error.

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Size:  202.2 KB This is what was left after cleaning up all of the aluminum pipe. I went and finished this today. I will just stockpile until it becomes worth it to haul to the yard.

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    What are those? I can usually figure out an item.......wheels for what? Irrigation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by btkr View Post
    What are those? I can usually figure out an item.......wheels for what? Irrigation?
    Yes, wheel line wheels, for an irrigation system.. I already scrapped the aluminum pipe, this is the steel that was left.

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    I just tried the add attachments looked like it worked. Feel free to copy and use pic.
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    More than scrap value

    I got this swather for hauling it off. It wasn't easy to get it loaded, but I sold it for parts to another rancher. Nice paycheck for a days work.Name:  rsz_img_20170731_163846051.jpg
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    It is nice to see another rural scrapper on the forum. I do a lot of the same type of work myself and stockpile when the prices are low because I have the room. To load combines, tractors, and other machinery I have a winch mounted to a receiver hitch with a remote. Between my loader or skid steer and the winch I can load four autos or any combination of machinery in one to two hours on my trailer.

    The reason I used a receiver hitch is to remove it when not in use and the ability to mount it on the front or back of any of my trucks, skid steer, and loader. This is a one man crew so versatility is the key. Keep providing pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot76 View Post
    It is nice to see another rural scrapper on the forum. I do a lot of the same type of work myself and stockpile when the prices are low because I have the room. To load combines, tractors, and other machinery I have a winch mounted to a receiver hitch with a remote. Between my loader or skid steer and the winch I can load four autos or any combination of machinery in one to two hours on my trailer.

    The reason I used a receiver hitch is to remove it when not in use and the ability to mount it on the front or back of any of my trucks, skid steer, and loader. This is a one man crew so versatility is the key. Keep providing pictures.
    I don't have a loader or skidsteer, but have a lot of friends with the equipment that I can use when I need to. I have the trailer that is in some of the pictures, and Ole' Whitey, the 95 F350 with 425000 miles on him. I also have a 96 Dodge 4X4 with a cummins. I have an old tractor with a loader that I haven't fixed yet, that will be good for loading. I could stockpile a tremendous amount of material right now, if I choose to. Almost 200 miles to a scrapyard makes it a little tough to make money on steel right now.

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