I paid a lot more than that for them. But with scrap prices where they
are, I think that I can come ahead anyway. I can cut the legs and
axles off and move three trailers per round trip to the scrap yard, on
my own flatbed semi trailer.
Here are some representative pictures
I am thinking each contains appx. 6-7 short tons of steel. and perhaps
some tires may be resellable.
I recently saw one company that was owned by a rich hoarder. He had a
big yard, maybe 2 acres. It was completely filled with storage semi
trailer vans, full of crap, unbelievable sight.
This crap is right now on auction here:
That guy already extended the timed auction, by 40 days, TWICE. (!!!!)
He believes that he has a bunch of treasures. What I see is a bunch of
scrap metal junk that is hard to get out of those semi trailers.
Ooh, some nice tubing there. Gonna keep it?
Plenty of pre-loaded scrap there. Is there a market for used I-beams
that large? I'll bet you could get a lot more than scrap prices for
Good haul, as usual.
Gunner Asch fired this volley in
Obviously, the equipment isn't in such a condition that it is worth
anything, or nobody in that area wants to buy old, questionable food
processing equipment... mmmm?
FWIW, Gunner, if there ain't a market for something, it's worthless.
When I buy used pharma equipment for use in the fireworks trade, I buy
from a used equipment house that's willing to a) let me try out the
equipment for the cost of shipping, and b) tests everything, and has a
guarantee on everything.
Such an outfit is GPI (George Ponte, Inc) Equipment, with whom I've been
Guys, I assume that you were not inside those semi trailers full of
hoarded food equipment.
I was in there and looked at them.
It is my opinion that most of those machines are broken and missing
Then they might be worth a little for a guy that has an old bakery
with a bunch of those machines, and the Maker is long gone.
But if someone is investing the money to build a large production
bakery or other food factory, he isn't going to take a flyer on buying
large quantities of used gear unless he's got a stellar maintenance
If he isn't actively marketing them /and/ regularly getting buyers for
them and shipping them out, he's got a pile of Scrap.
The fun part is seeing if he can make more money selling them all
As-Is, or whether a small investment of a Mechanic getting them all
fixed and certified Ready To Run will get him enough added sales and
increased prices to pay for it.
It's like those Flatbed Trailers you bought - a few of them might be
good enough to bother Painting and fixing up, and selling as usable
trailers. Others will be rusted through, tramped out axles, and ready
for scrap - just have to figure out which is which.
Yeah, all you'd need to do is build a cradle for the boat, and a two
or three axle Class 5 or 6 "City Tractor" retired from a beverage
distributor. You wouldn't need a full-on Class 8 tractor with that
light of a load.