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Newsletter - Equipment - Feb 18, 2016


February 18, 2016     Please FORWARD to a friend or colleague.     SUBSCRIBE

re·pur·posed·MA·TE·RI·ALS (noun) - byproducts and waste that have value "as is" to a second, unrelated industry.  LEARN MORE ABOUT US>>
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repurposedADVERTISING: "In McMinnville, Oregon they use a Boeing 747 as part of a waterpark, sliding out the 'rescue-slide' as one of the attractions." Marcel w/ the Port of Portland  

Q: What other equipment/machinery have you seen "repurposed" as a can't-miss-it billboard?  Submit Your "repurposed" Idea>>

WANTED:  Q:  Do you have idle or surplus machinery or equipment that you'd like to do a deal on?  Contact Us>>

repurposedINQUIRY:  "Mr. Carson – From your website, it appears that you are looking for items/material to be donated to you at no cost for 'repurposing'.  Is that correct?" - Melissa in Texas

RE:  Melissa, Yes, we do get some stuff for free.  But, we buy lots of materials, equipment, etc, too.  As an example, we just bought a used piece of equipment for $30,000 that we will be re-selling.  

Aluminum Swivel Carts.  We have 9 of these for sale.  Watch Video>>  L: Den  Click for Pricing>>

repurposedCUSTOMER:  We sold a cart to a guy in Louisiana that is going to use one of these carts for a handy tool cabinet.  Jim, we appreciate your business!

Q: Do you have another "repurpose" idea for these carts?  Send Ideas>>

Concrete Truck --> Dust Control.  "Why I 'repurpose' garbage and cement trucks…First, almost all Garbage and Cement trucks use some sort of 'live hydraulic power', another words the pumps are driven either directly off of the front of the engine or off of a pto drive. Secondly, the chassis’  have heavy axle configurations. Which can withstand the heavy duty nature of going 'off-road' as required by the nature of the use of the 'farm truck'.  A standard semi-truck going down the road has high horsepower, but does not have the suspension system to 'off-road', nor do the most of them have the capability to be converted to 'live' power."  - Bruce in Oregon  RE: Bruce, So simple!

Q: So, all you engineers with dust problems, does Bruce's use of concrete trucks sound sensible?  Or, do you have an alternate "repurpose" for solving dust problems?  Send Us Feedback>>
XL Interactive Book.  This is a giant, interactive Cheese Cake Factory menu.  The pages are 6 1/2' wide x 11 1/2' tall.  The menu itself is just printed on vinyl sheets that could easily be swapped out.  Watch Video of the Menu in Action>>  Click Here for Details>>

repurposedINQUIRY:  We had an iconic restaurant and salsa brand express interest in purchasing.  They were thinking of re-skinning the book and putting it in their local airport for advertising.
SURPLUS...5/8" Cable.  This is 5/8" cable made by WireCo and distributed by Grove.  L: Atl   Click Here for Cable Prices>>

repurposedCUSTOMER: Last week Sunbelt Rentals purchased a couple of spools for their fleet.

Temporary Tower.   This tower was made to erect quickly beside big utility towers that have been damaged.  They transfer the power lines on to this tower until they can get the main structure repaired.  L: Atl   If interested, Email for More Details and Pictures>>

*A,C,E (Attributes, Characteristics, Engineering) - This tower is aluminum to keep it light so it can be flown by helicopter into remote locations.  The hinged base allows it to be quickly tilted up on site.  

repurposedSUGGESTION:  "You ought to market this to stunt rigging companies in Hollywood.  They always have needs for crazy things like your tower." - Melissa
Portable Amusement Ride.  "Damon, I have a a 20-yr-old, self-erecting amusement ride.  The tower is 160' tall and the diameter of ride portion is almost 300'.  Would you be interested in purchasing? L: Texas." - Tom

Q: How could this amusement ride be "repurposed"?  
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HINT:  To think like a "repurposer", you have to think about the ride's A.C.E. (Attributes, Characteristics, Engineering).  Example - It is self-erecting.  It is a tower.  It spins.  It is portable.  The ride portion that actually spins is an intricate steel framework.  The trailer has outriggers.  So, a "repurpose" might utilize all these A.C.E. "as is" or you might take deconstruct the ride and only use a portion of the A.C.E