Engine crushers make recycling engines quicker and economical. The purpose of an engine crusher is to reduce engines and gearboxes into small particles. This makes sorting aluminium from ferrous metals more efficient. Challenger Group Engine crushers are available in large and standard sizes. Both engine crushers have the capacity to include optional extras such as; the type of fuel engine, hoppers, support frames, hydraulic oil cooler, adjustable finished particle device, warning alarms, feed and discharge conveyors, etc .
When cars reach the end of their natural life or get written off in a crash we tend to sell them for scrap for a meagre amount of cash. Cars are made from a large amount of metal that is expensive to process and can have a negative impact on the environment. Scrap cars are an extremely valuable commodity and in America alone the 12-15 million vehicles that are scraped provide the steel industry with 14 million tons of steel. 75% of modern vehicles can be recycled including both polymers and metal.
The EU Directive 2000/53/EC sets out comprehensive targets for the recovery, recycling and reuse of cars that have reached the end of their natural life. It also discourages manufacturers from using hazardous substances such as; lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium. (Ref European Commision) With manufacturers having to comply to legislation relating to the materials used to build cars it would seem that going into the scrap metal business could be very profitable indeed.
When you start your scrap metal business it is advisable to become a member of the Motor Vehicle Disposal Association (MVDA). People are advised to sell their old vehicles to members of the MVDA as it insures that they are selling to a legitimate business. It is not unheard of for unsuspecting people to receive notifications of driving, speeding and tax offences because the person they sold the car to used it to carry out illegal activities. Having your own premises, Engine crushers and membership of the MVDA will show that you are trustworthy and legitimate.
At Challenger you can either commission us to design and construct a bespoke engine crusher or keep an eye on our second hand machinery section to see if we have a pre-used one in stock. if you have any questions you would like to ask about any of our engine crushers please get in touch and we would be happy to help.