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Newsletter - Equipment - Feb 25, 2016


February 25, 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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sameJOB:  "I typically use a heavy duty truck wrecker instead of hiring a crane to save BIG dollars.  While the hourly rate for a big wrecker is about the same as a crane, the minimum number of hours is usually half or more.  So, with the hourly rate difference plus the minimum rental time difference, I'm saving $280 by going with a big semi truck wrecker.  Most people don't know you can even hire a wrecker to do crane work." - Jack Stevens in Alabama  RE: Jack that is so smart and outside-the-box!!!

Q: Anybody else have experience "repurposing" machinery in a non-traditional way like Jack??  
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repurposedENTERTAINMENT...Who Knew!?!  BEFORE"We have two helicopter hulks that we are trying to dispose of.  We purchased the helicopters and removed all of the items useful to us, and now the bones remain." - Tom in Wisconsin  

 "Hi Damon,  I am interested in the helicopter shells.  I own a scuba diving quarry in Illinois -  Divers like to dive around different objects and venture inside them.  Right now I have stone crushing equipment, firetruck, Military dump truck, 33ft cabin cruiser, and many other little objects." - Tina

Q:  These are the crazy dots we connect everyday here at repurposedMATERIALS!  Do you have surplus or idle machinery / equipment that you'd like out of your warehouse or off your books?  
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lunchSPEAKER.  Speaking of quarries, Damon is the luncheon speaker today at the Iowa Limestone Producers Association.  Q: Do you need a speaker at your next event or convention?  Contact Us>>

equipmentSIMILARITY:  "Damon, You've show the mixers off concrete trucks the last few editions.  Funny, those mixers look almost identical to big stainless meat tumblers used in the meat packing industry to marinate meat.  These might be a 'repurpose' opportunity for you." - Jim  RE: Jim, Yes, it is funny how much machinery is similar between different industries.  They probably change the Concrete Mixer vs Meat Tumbler...but otherwise, they do about the same thing.  That is where "repurposing" comes in.  Can you find the same machine that has the same *A.C.E. in another industry where you can buy it for less?

Q: Do you have examples where a very similar type of equipment is used &/or called something different in a different industry?  
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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>>

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  deconstruct the ride and only use a portion of the A.C.E.!?!