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1952DC

11-16-2012 16:44:16




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Posted this over in "tractor talk" forum too..

My question to you all is. How do I scrap a tractor? I haven't had any luck with for sale ads and now I need it gone.
I have read about scrap prices and people selling scrap on this forum just need to know how to go about it. Do I contact a auto salvage company or a scrap recycling place or somewhere else. What kind of money should I look for?
Thanks for the help..
Before you ask.. it's a 49 Case DC 3... in northern Illinois..I need it gone. ASAP
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dc in illinois

11-17-2012 20:46:33




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 Re: Scraping a tractor.. in reply to 1952DC, 11-16-2012 16:44:16  
I was thinking about the sraping one, and relized that once it is gone it is gone for good to the world only to be melted down and put to some other use.In honouring the history of the tractor I would donate it to a F.F.a. or community collage where some one else could learn about it and our past.and you get a tax dedution for more than a scrap price. just my two cents worth.



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gusbratz

11-17-2012 08:56:20




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 Re: Scraping a tractor.. in reply to 1952DC, 11-16-2012 16:44:16  
Back to the original question, it is not that hard to scrap. As will be obvious when you get to the yard and see some to the people who do this for a living. Seems like this is a cry for help. LOL. But if you are serious about not knowing how to do it here goes
Llook in the yellow pages under scrap metal. Find a few facilities and call them. They will have different prices per ton for different grades of scrap (heavy prepared #1, prepared #1, light sheet are the common ones). Figure out what yard is paying the most. Talk to the guy, they may come get it if it is big enough (you will get screwed but hey it will be gone), for more money haul it in yourself. For even more money cut it up with torches into pieces smaller than 2 or 3 feet for the highest price and separate out the tin, copper wiring, brass bushings. And copper radiator and wiring (the copper radiator may be like 3$ a pound). People get stars in their eyes and think that that old dozer or tractor is worth more in scrap than retail. And they are right, IF it is prepared. If you have never cut something up, and made 20 trips to the scrap yard, and waited in line and argued with the scrapper then this may be a great character building experience.

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Kevin B from Illinois

11-17-2012 08:26:08




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 Re: Scraping a tractor.. in reply to 1952DC, 11-16-2012 16:44:16  
Is it worth restoring or to far gone just hate to see it gone but sometimes there is no hope.



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1952DC

11-17-2012 03:54:55




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 Re: Scraping a tractor.. in reply to 1370rod, 11-16-2012 16:44:16  
It ran a few weeks ago.. I just haven't started it for awhile. Plan on giving it a go tomorrow. I am working long hours lately with Sundays off.
I am in N.E. IL. In Lake County.

Thanks for the help and interest.



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ruthless hooker

11-16-2012 20:39:43




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 Re: Scraping a tractor.. in reply to 1952DC, 11-16-2012 16:44:16  
Will pay $350 can pick up next week sometime, email me if your interested



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casenut1

11-16-2012 19:53:23




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 Re: Scraping a tractor.. in reply to 1952DC, 11-16-2012 16:44:16  
wish it was closer to Ohio.



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caseanonymous

11-16-2012 19:46:35




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 Re: Scraping a tractor.. in reply to 1952DC, 11-16-2012 16:44:16  
whats the condition of this tractor? does it run? Im also in northern il. You in western or eastern n. il.?



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wilson ind

11-16-2012 16:52:46




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 Re: Scraping a tractor.. in reply to 1952DC, 11-16-2012 16:44:16  
you sure it a 1949 what is serial number would it possibly have foot clutch



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1952DC

11-16-2012 17:29:51




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 Re: Scraping a tractor.. in reply to wilson ind, 11-16-2012 16:52:46  
Yes.. I am sure it's a 49.. no hydraulics ..no live pto..has a mechanical lift.. hand clutch.. magneto etc.



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wilson ind

11-16-2012 18:50:18




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 Re: Scraping a tractor.. in reply to 1952DC, 11-16-2012 17:29:51  
Thanks-- Bill



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