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My heart hurts. scrapping old equipment

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Posted by allen in texas on January 22, 2013 at 09:38:56 from (

I posted awhile back on someone else's thread about how it is sad to see the old equipment being bought, cut up and sold for scrap. Of course most of you should know that I bought an Oliver 6241 3 bottom rollover plow and have been in the process of putting it back in shape. I am almost there but I need a few more bits and pieces to make it complete. I located another identical plow that was in bad shape, it was salvageable with lots of money but in over all very bad shape. There were however many usable parts on the plow.

I have been watching the plow for several months and yesterday I finally had an opportunity to stop and inquire about the plow. Sadly, a scrapper had picked up the plow and a few other things last week. I missed it by three days. I found out who got the plow and called this morning but it had already been cut up and put on a rail car headed to a iron factory. In this case, I would have paid a bit more than scrap price for it and I'm sure I could have sold a few bits and pieces to others to help them complete their project, but alas it is not to be. I've never been a procrastinator but in this case every time I saw the plow I always said, "I don't have time now but I'll check on it later" NO MORE! From now on if I see something that I think I can use, I will stop right then and ask about it.

I know that there is equipment out there that is just junk and only good for recycle but there are other implements that have value other than that. Sadly, the junk iron dealer doesn't care and apparently neither does the owner.

I understand though, something sits around for years, nobody wanting it, in the way and an eyesore. It finally is disposed of then people like me show up wanting it.

Ya snooze ya lose I guess. or, a day late and a dollar short.

Oh well...


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