The primary reason to crush cars is so that they take up less space. This drastically reduces the transportation and storing cost. After crushing the car down to a more compact form, auto salvage yards will ship the metal off to be sold as scrap steel. Scrap steel and iron prices average around $250 per ton, making auto recycling a profitable industry. 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. 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.
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 MAC Portable Car Crusher falls into the “pancake” category of crushers. The MAC Portable Car Crusher is powered by a Detroit 471 diesel engine. It comes equipped with a cab with controls and is mounted on a heavy-duty axle trailer. The tire walls are good with no leaks, and both of the main cylinders are being repacked with new seals. The crusher is in good working condition.
With the reduced price of buying used and the industry only growing in profitability, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the availability of this Mac Portable Car Crusher. Worldwide Recycling Equipment Sales, LLC is constantly replenishing its stock; to see all auto-recycling and salvage yard equipment available now, click here. To see full company inventory of all products, click here.