OK, here's a cool toy. A $750,000 Caterpillar Trackhoe with an electro-magnet, found at Las Vegas Metal Recycling. I've just pulled my trailer-load of cut-up rebar over to this awesome machine.
I didn't get a picture of him, but rest assured, Larry is at the controls.
Larry swings the magnet over for the third of four grabs of 1,000-lb bundles of rebar on my trailer. I travelled 120 miles with this load because the recycler in my town pays $100/ton and Larry pays $225/ton. Well worth the gas.
Ker-chunk! That's 1,000 lbs of rebar! Apologies for the lousy phone pics, but I never dreamed they had this cool toy. I was expecting a forklift or a backhoe, so I didn't bring my camera, Fortunately, my cell phone has a camera and I know how to use it and download the pics. (Not easy.)
Posted by Dave