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Old 08-06-2022, 06:07 PM
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May think twice on cutting frame for scrap . Around here a frame with tires and axles sells good for making round bale haulers .Strip Siding , jack wall off of floor and determine if salvage of lumber .If truss of roof any good they bring 20-30 apiece for garage carport reuse .
"Mobile Meth Lab" would bring more money and the buyer will be happy to move it.
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Old 08-06-2022, 07:06 PM
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All they do around here is steal what they can pack. Will leave a riding mower and take a worn out chainsaw. Too many labs around nobody needs one. All that was mowed with a push mower... riding mower sinks up :-)
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Old 08-08-2022, 06:01 PM
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Do you have any ratchet straps?

Ratchet straps are mighty winches if you have a few, I've moved all sorts of things with em over the years.

Two ratchets and a chain would take care of that in no time. Loop the chain through window to window, attach one ratchet strap to one of the trees across the lawn and start winding. You will rapidly run out of ratchet. Now pull the second strap tight between the tree and the chain and start ratcheting again. Keep shortening the ratchets one after the other and eventually the chain pulls through.

Move onto the next pair of openings and repeat, pretty soon you'll have the wall pulled down and it should fall towards you.

Put some bracing against the other side if you're worried about it flopping away from the trees.
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Old 08-08-2022, 07:42 PM
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We don't have ANY money to spend whatsoever. (is why we scrap around and try to make what we need, sell scrap to buy welding rods etc).
So how are you posting here with no money to spend ?
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Old 08-08-2022, 08:56 PM
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So how are you posting here with no money to spend ?
That is rude, doug.




I would pound in a few t-posts, angle them away from the trailer enough that
the end of a ratchet strap will not slip up and off. Then ratchet strap from the
building to the t-post and pull it over. Some strategic cuts will help, do it on a
calm day. The 13 year old can pound and remove the posts.
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Old 08-11-2022, 09:06 AM
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I grew up in extreme poverty, and can understand where you are coming from. I realized very early that if I wanted anything out of life, I would have to make it myself and so I set out to learn.

One thing running through all the advice here is cable or rope.
If you have 10-15 friends and acquaintances, invite them over for a tug of war party. As part of the game, attach ropes to that clapped out trailer and put all those boys to pulling it over.

I don't think it would take too many guys to pull that thing down.
Use some of the crap for a fire and they can sit around and visit afterwards.
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Old 08-12-2022, 02:03 AM
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So how are you posting here with no money to spend ?
Oh I have SOME money.. just not any to waste on a trailer demo... at least if I can get it done by myself.. safely.
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Old 09-10-2022, 12:35 AM
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Just an update. Someone that actually cares for other people came over in his 2wd truck. We tied a long rope to the outside corner up near the roof. He tightened the rope, and it moved about 2 1/2 feet before he spun out. He backed up about 15ft and went with a small tug and over it went. What is so ironic is I have bits and pieces of aluminum I'm trying to GIVE AWAY as long as the get the rest that's still attached. No takers yet, which that is fine. Ill roll them up into small rolls and fill my trunk when ever I go to town. I'm looking at about 10 free trips to town thanks to the scrap that is now easy to get to. The machine that took it down was a simple truck and rope. Thanks all who tried to help :-)
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Old 09-10-2022, 07:21 AM
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Good for you. And yes, aluminum pays well for scrap
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Old 09-14-2022, 01:04 PM
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Those trailers are worth a lot more alive rather then dead

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