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    ATTRACTING WIDE INTEREST THROUGHOUT BRITAIN AND EUROPE IS A NEW MOBILE CAR-CRUSHER.THE VAST MACHINE CAN?

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    ATTRACTING WIDE INTEREST THROUGHOUT BRITAIN AND EUROPE IS A NEW MOBILE CAR-CRUSHER.THE VAST MACHINE CAN CRUSH TWO CAR-BODIES INTO A ONE-TON BALE IN 3 MINUTES AT A RATE OF 1,000 A WEEK.

    UNWANTED OLD CARS POSE A CONSIDERABLE PROBLEM IN MANY COUNTRIES.IN BRITAIN, IT IS ESTIMATED THAT WITHIN FIVE YEARS MORE THAN A MILLION CARS WILL BE CLOGGING THE HIGHWAYS UNLESS SOME CLEARING SCHEME IS DEVELOPED.

    THE GBP65,000 CRUSHER, WHICH TODAY (FRIDAY) GAVE AN EXHIBITION TO THE PRESS AT LONG MARSTON, WEIGHS 40 TONS.IT IS MOUNTED ON AN ARTICULATED TRAILER DRAWN BY A 6-WHEEL TRACTOR, GIVING IT A LENGTH OF 70 FEET.(21.336 METRES).

    THE UNWANTED VEHICLE IS PLACED IN A CHARGE BOX BY CRANE.IT IS THEN HYDRAULICALLY COMPRESSED LATERALLY AND VERTICALLY BY HINGED SIDES AND FOLDING ARMS.THE CAR'S METAL FRAME IS THEN COMPRESSED INTO A STEEL BLOCK: THIS IS EASY TO HANDLE AND MAKES IT ECONOMICAL TO HANDLE BY WASTE-METAL FIRMS AND STEEL MILLS.UNTIL NOW, THESE FIRMS HAVE BEEN RELUCTANT TO USE SCRAP CARS BECAUSE OF THE HAULAGE COSTS: TWO CARS TO A LORRY TRANSPORTED TO A STEEL MILL MEANT A LOSS.NOW, A LORRY WILL TAKE A DOZEN CARS IN THE FORM OF BLOCKS OF STEEL.

    THE MACHINE WILL TRAVEL THE COUNTRY IN SEARCH OF WORK.LOCAL AUTHORITIES WILL ASSEMBLE CARS IN ONE CENTRE WHERE THE MACHINE WILL COPE WITH ANY NUMBER.A SPECIAL CLEARING TEAM WILL MOVE IN ADVANCE OF THE CRUSHER - BECAUSE RUBBISH, COPPER, BRASS AND GLASS MUST NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE STEEL BLOCK.STEEL IMPORTERS FROM ITALY AND SPAIN HAVE SHOWN INTEREST IN THE COMPRESSED WASTE STEEL BLOCKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WWXD2VUGR40SHOZTVQ56WHRR
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WWXD2VUGR40SHOZTVQ56WHRR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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