1977 - Volume #1, Issue #2, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Compacting Cans“There’s good rental demand for this dual purpose machine,” says Joe Stover, president of Better Ideas, Inc., manufacturer of the new Lickity can compactor, which doubles as a log splitter.
“Because it’s portable, you can rent it to your neighbors. The going rental rate is $35 to $50 per eight-hour day,” says Stover.
Used as a can compactor, the Lickity crushes two five gallon cans at a time to 1/10th their original size. Used as a log splitter, it handles logs up to 24-in. in diameter, including oak. One operator can compact up to 300 metal cans in one hour. “This means 1,500 lbs. of scrap steel that can bring up to $75 in the current scrap market,” says Stover. During the off-season, you can use the same machine to split logs. The ram goes out full travel, with 24,000 lb. ram force, in 13 seconds, and returns in 7 seconds. The unit is equipped with an 8 hp Kohler gasoline engine, heavy-duty pump, hydraulic oil reservoir and a single control lever. The cans, when compacting, are fully enclosed within a heavy gauge steel cylinder.
For more details, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Better Ideas, Inc., Box 211, Lebanon, Ind. 46052.
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