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Making the most of your radiators?

Overton Tyre and Radiator Cutter
With Overton's new radiator cutter you get two for one - you can cut up your tyres as well!
We’ve been looking forward to seeing this machine ever since Sandy Delgarno mentioned it over a year ago. Based on one of Overton’s popular tyre cutters, the TC-55, the machine has been developed to cut radiators as well, increasing your return on the materials.

This is all about making more money. According to Sandy, who analyses this stuff pretty closely, you can increase the return from radiators by around 200% - now that’s impressive.

For those who don’t know Sandy Delgarno of Overton’s, you may think this is just salesman’s speech but Sandy has been a dismantler for probably more years than you and I put together and although he sells equipment such as the Builtrite Dismantling system and tyre/wheel processing machinery, the main thrust behind it all is finding ways to either reduce cost or increase profit from his dismantling business.

In the week prior to CARS he sold his cores for £600 per tonne collected. He checked the price for me before publishing this article for complete radiators collected - £200 per tonne. The price generally rose for aluminium between the two price points so it isn’t hard to do the maths!

Naturally any copper radiators with brass tops and tails should be left in tact but separating those aluminium cores from the plastic tops and tails makes a lot of sense.
So what of the machine itself?
The combined tyre radiator cutter is based on Overton’s TC- 55 Tyre Cutter which has been modified to include a hold down bar for securing the radiator when chopped. This isn’t required for tyres. Tyres are a hard object to cut so the machine makes easy work of radiators as was demonstrated at the show. Sandy tells us that four sales were taken at the show and he has a list of enquiries as long as his arm so it wasn't just us who were impressed. The TC-55 can process radiators at a rate of 30 to 35 per hour, depending on the operator.

Don’t forget you not only have a radiator cutter but you also have all the facilities of the TC-55 tyre cutter that can quarter tyres up to 17” at a rate of 90 per hour and up to 19” at a rate of 70 per hour.

The machine can be supplied either petrol or electric to suit your needs and it doesn’t take up too large a footprint at 1.88m x 1.45m. You can see a tyre only version of the TC-55 operating here. The special show price might be over but it would appear that you won’t take long to recoup your investment. To find out more, call Overton’s on 01224 722354 or email Sandy@overtongarage.co.uk.

July 2014

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