The auto recycling industry plays an important role in the conservation of natural resources through the recycling and reuse of vehicle parts and scrap metal. With scrap steel and iron prices averaging around $250 per ton, not only is the industry environmentally friendly, it is also profitable. To make money in the scrap business, you have to be able to crush or bale as much as possible, as quickly as possible, and the Al-jon Model 20 Portable Car Crusher is the perfect piece of equipment to get you there.
This portable car crusher is powered by a Detroit Model 453 diesel engine and comes equipped with controls and recently installed new seals. It is mounted on a heavy-duty axle trailer. Al-jon uses stronger, lighter materials to ensure efficient productivity of and long lifespans. Aj-jon products depend on reliable, low-pressure systems with a two-stage pump to create high-quality results and reliable output.
The primary reason to crush cars is so that they take up less space. This drastically reduces the transportation and storing cost. There are two primary types of car crushers, “pancake” compactors and baling press compactors. The “pancake” kind flatten the scrap automobile with a huge descending hydraulically-powered plate, while the baling press type compress the auto from several directions until it resembles a large cube. The Al-jon Model 20 Portable Car Crusher falls into the baling press category of crushers.
Around 65% of a junked car is steel, with the other 35% made up of other metals, glass, rubber and upholstery. Recycling this metal uses up around 75% less energy than making new steel. Buying recycled steel is cheaper too because new ore does not have to be mined to produce it. With all steel today made up of at least 25% recycled steel, and the number of products made of solely recycled steel increasing, recycling cars has become a vital link in the world’s industrial infrastructure. This fact shows how lucrative a business the auto recycling industry is.
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