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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 15:30 pm 
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Was out for a run on at the weekend with some friends... went through a farmyard, in the corner of which, almost completely buried under a large pile of scrap iron was a reasonably complete WW2 British Airborne trailer... it appeared to be in need of a new floor, possibly some work to the draw bar, all corners also rotted out, but the sides were intact, no rear tow hook or drop legs...

Alas no sign of the farmer to ask if it might be for sale... Looks like it's been there a while, so dont think it will be going anywhere anytime soon... but ya never know.

So... given the above description and bearing in mind this is therefore a restoration project...

If the farmer is interested in cash for his scrap metal, what's a sensible price to offer.

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Can't answer your question but if the geezer doesn't know what it is don't offer him too much. Remember the bloke on the TV ad and haggle like an Arab.

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Hi Tim,

Ferrous scrap currently at about £175 per tonne. This is delivered prices to merchants (i.e. EMR-type facility). Been a leap from £125 per tonne in the last month.

Might be worth offering to take all his scrap off his hands to 'do him a favour'!

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wola wrote:
Hi Tim,

Ferrous scrap currently at about £175 per tonne. This is delivered prices to merchants (i.e. EMR-type facility). Been a leap from £125 per tonne in the last month.

Might be worth offering to take all his scrap off his hands to 'do him a favour'!

Rich


Rich

That's great news - thanks !!!

As it happens I own a much larger rusting trailer sitting on a friend's farm... needs a serious amount of restoration work and was supposedly for shifting Bren Carriers towed by a Matador or similar... weighs a lot... not sure how much, but havent been able to find anyone wanting to take it away for free for a year now (has been inspected by carrier owners who say there's too much work to do)... so will be off to the scrappy with it... but might end up with a "new" trailer in its place.

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Hi Tim,

If you want to keep a spot-check on scrap prices, either www.letsrecycle.com or www.mrw.co.uk are the best sites and the one's I use to keep an eye on the markets.

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Tim we are restoring a Bren Carrier trailer don't scrap it we will buy it
for bits for our trailer
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Tim we are restoring a Bren Carrier trailer don't scrap it we will buy it
for bits for our trailer
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Wont be going anywhere for the next month due to ground conditions at the farm, so will sort out some photos and send them to you.

Come July, it will have had to leave the farm one way or another.

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