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Old 08-15-2012, 02:00 AM   #1
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School busses cut with torch and sold as scrap Texas

this is sad, i wonder why they are doing this in Texas. i noticed they are all Crown busses, could that be the reason?

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/all...taucs?catid=25
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:55 AM   #2
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Also check the federal auctions..lots of good items around the country in it also.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:32 AM   #3
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Re: School busses cut with torch and sold as scrap Texas

It's not because of the make,here 5 months ago scrap was $12.50 a 100lbs and the bus districts where making more money by scrapping them out than selling them(made finding a bus a real bitch)

also where does a school district store 50 buses to make room for new ones? after 15 years they werent ready to dispose of them all at once(had to get most out of them)

Once sold as scrap they have to be made into "scrap" very similar to the gov. program for cars.

This way they can't be titled

It is sad because it drove the price of buses from $2500 to $5000+ in less than 6 months.

Since scrap went back down to $9.00 a 100# bus prices are comiong back down
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:01 AM   #4
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Re: School busses cut with torch and sold as scrap Texas

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this is sad, i wonder why they are doing this in Texas. i noticed they are all Crown busses, could that be the reason?

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/all...taucs?catid=25

I don't know about everywhere else.... but the ones pictured above all have cracked frames..... in the pixz anyway...
good reason right there to scrap over selling.......
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
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Re: School busses cut with torch and sold as scrap Texas

actually, i have bought vehicles that were only for scrap and had them titled in another state...as far as i know as of last year, other people are doing this right now.
When doing this to make some money, one has to consider all the expenses.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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Re: School busses cut with torch and sold as scrap Texas

Did Carpenter change it's name to Crown? If they did, I bet they did it for liability reasons. If not, it might have something to do with emissions and grant money.
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:37 AM   #7
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Re: School busses cut with torch and sold as scrap Texas

if all there is cut on the engine is that small hole in the block... it can be repaired, as well as the frame..
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Re: School busses cut with torch and sold as scrap Texas

just like UPS u can't buy there trucks
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just like UPS u can't buy there trucks
That is indeed a strange thing that NO UPS trucks get sold. Did you ever notice that there are no manufacturer's names on their trucks. I have asked many UPS drivers what kind of truck they are driving. They don't even know.
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Not to mention the one behind the Orange curtain...
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