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Are these things worth anything?

Discussion in 'Sweeper Forum' started by Jefferson87, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Jefferson87

    Jefferson87 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    My in laws are renting a Shop that these 2 street sweepers are on. They told me the owner said they could haul them off if they wanted. I went and looked at them today and I am not sure what to do.

    My first instinct was to scrap them, but now I am not sure, they are pretty old which is cool, but not sure how much demand there is for them.


  2. Jefferson87

    Jefferson87 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

  3. Jefferson87

    Jefferson87 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    This one looks even older......
  4. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,782

    I love to look at old stuff like that...thanks for posting, I grew up on a property littered with old relics older than my parents, with trees growing through them, my brother and I spent whole summers playing in them and wrenching them apart.
  5. SSS Inc.

    SSS Inc. PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,376

    Hold onto the second one. If you were closer I'd buy it.
  6. xjoedirt55x

    xjoedirt55x Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Restore them :)
  7. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    the first one is a late 50's mobile, not really worth anything
    the second one looks like a late 40's early 50's elgin. again not really worth anything.
    FredG likes this.
  8. Huskysteel

    Huskysteel Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    They arent typically worth much over scrap value. I know this post is dated but on the off chance your looking to get rid of them feel free to email me. At. Reuterhunter1@gmail.com i have been looking hard for an old 50s mobil
  9. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

    What are they worth... what do they weigh? :laugh:

    Cool to see, but unless you find someone who wants to restore, they are worth what scrap goes for...
    FredG likes this.
  10. FredG

    FredG PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,413

    Scrape is at a low now, I would say if there in the way and need to get rid of them give them away to someone that has the ability to transport them. They are cool tho because of there age.
    Huskysteel likes this.
  11. ElginEagle

    ElginEagle Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    The second sweeper is an Austin Western from the 50's. The first one is a 2te3 model Mobil. Some of the parts on the Mobil are interchangeable with the last models made before they went out of business in the early 2000's.