5 Most Important Items In Your Scrap Truck

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When you are on the road during the day and constantly looking for your next scrap haul, you never know what equipment or tools you may need to get the job done. Below, we have listed five items you should ALWAYS have in your scrap truck, no matter how big the job is. Throughout this article, we have thrown in a ton of recommendations and a bit more info in other blogs in case we didn’t cover your specific needs. Happy Scrapping!

Safety Equipment

First and most important is ensuring you always have all your safety equipment. Make sure you’re bringing your gloves, hard hat, safety glasses, back brace, first aid kit, and other safety items, as it will always be a good idea to do so. You don’t know what kind of tight situation you may be in. Many articles focus on what safety equipment we recommend always having with you.

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03/13/2024 08:51 pm GMT

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Chains & Ropes

Suppose you are hauling large equipment. You never know when you need to tether something down to your truck. Always have reliable chains or ropes to tie down your scrap metal to prevent it from moving on your trip to the scrap yard.

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03/14/2024 05:26 am GMT

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Tool Box

Bringing your regular toolbox with the standard screwdriver, hammer, wrench, and other tools is always good to have on hand, not only for taking apart your equipment but also if you have any car trouble along the way.

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Power Tools

Whether you need a Sawzall to clean up some radiators or a power drill to take apart a desktop computer tower, have power tools to complete the job. Also, ensure they are charged; you have extra batteries or a hook-up to your car’s charging port.

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