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    Avg Weight of Larger Copier Machines

    I recently picked up 7 large copier machines (orginally planned on refurb and part-resale but i lost my temper when unloading them and decided to kick them all out of my trailer...lol). They feel like they weigh 300-400 pounds each but when I looked up the specifications on on one of the copiers (a Toshiba 2860) it said it only weighed 146 pounds. What!? At that weight I don't even think they are worth picking up if your intentions are to scrap them.





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    weight of large copy machines .... hmmmm .... with plastic? or without?

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    By my math that's just shy of $82 at my yard. You could always let someone else have them that needs the money.

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    if you got them for free i don't see how you lost anything with those, as noted above the steel weight should make you a few dollars,

    and don't forget some of those big copiers have goodies inside (mid to high grade boards, motors, wire, and i have seen some big printers that even have a hard drive)

    i think they are worth the effort if you can pick them up for free or nearly free.

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    i had a toshiba 2060 and a 2860 recently, was totally disappointed at the scale(after removing all the plastics) A decent charge for those removals is around $100 each, plus $50 for each for each flight of stairs

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovejunk View Post
    if you got them for free i don't see how you lost anything with those, as noted above the steel weight should make you a few dollars,

    and don't forget some of those big copiers have goodies inside (mid to high grade boards, motors, wire, and i have seen some big printers that even have a hard drive)

    i think they are worth the effort if you can pick them up for free or nearly free.
    And I've seen a couple with ram memory that looks like it belonged in a laptop.
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    I'm thinking that of 146 pounds, 15 pounds is plastic.

    I normally just rip the plastic off my printers, cut any exposed wire, grab the boards and throw the rest in shred (unless a motor is easily accessible). If I did that with the units I would be getting somewhere around $15 each. If so, not bad granting they gave me a couple computers, 7 smaller printers and a box of cat-5 cable as well.

    Still, it's a lot of work for around $15 per unit.

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    I Dont think there is a good average. They are not all built the same. I did one copier that weighed 500 pounds by its self. THat was fun getting into the back of the truck. THen like you I did another that was only 150 pounds. My yard takes them whole as shred so I just take out the boards and kick them off the truck.

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    I have always done well with these big copiers
    I pay up to 5 dollars for these depending on the size

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    some of the weights on the copiers dont factor in the cart and options such as adf & sorters. have torn down some copiers this week & got a lot of nice boards. lots of mem sticks in a couple of them.only down side to copiers is if you dont know where the boards are you will be taking a bunch of screws out for nothing. always lots of wire and some units have 7=10 fans and 10 or more electric motors.


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