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Old 02-23-2019, 09:13:16 PM
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I,m trying to decide if I should try to sell this item or scrap it.


It is a winch unit that has a Fairbanks 2hp engine on it and is driven off the engine by a chain. Very old. The engine has been restored, but the winch itself is not. Either sell then together ot seperate and sell engine and scrap winch.


The winch was used by a company in the SF Bay area that made furnaces. It was used up until the 50's a a winch to pull furnaces into place.


Sell, or scrap? What is it worth? (about)





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Here is the engine now.

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Old 02-23-2019, 09:19:16 PM
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Dang,when I saw Concord I was like "I want that!" then I saw california.
but heck no don't scrap that,it won't bring but .03 cents a pound.I feel sure someone will want it.I have that same engine except I have a large strange looking cover that goes over it that has service doors on it.
I think it would look much better having a "job" to do than just sitting by it's self on display.

if someone buys the winch,they will need that gear from the engine crankshaft.
wow that is a neat rig and smaller than I thought it would be as well.
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:44:26 PM
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Default Re: Sell, or scrap?

Nothing old should ever be scrapped period. All we have is all there will ever be. I wish it was illegal.

So I'd say "Sell? Or Give Away?" Start with the former, then resort to the latter if need be. Of course have to make sure you aren't giving it to some scrapper.

It sure seems rare and special to find the driven equipment that goes with the engines. Lots of engines around, but none of their original machines to drive!

For this reason I think it's worth a lot more together. I can only imagine there would be a collector that would love to have it.

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Default Re: Sell, or scrap?

Interesting setup, kind of a shame you candied up the engine. I agree with above posters, both pieces should stay together. What do you want for both? Are you in a rush? Any chance your headed east on I-80 in say 6 months?
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bring it back to life, at the very lest part it out, never scrap, don't kill history for 40 bucks...
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Yea if it was concord NC , It would have my 2 hp dishpan on it in a month or 2 after I got it.
Nice to see something a engine ran.
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Default Re: Sell, or scrap?

All that I can see is this engine chuffing away pulling a sweet old steel wheel tractor onto a lowboy. For that reason, I am sure someone in engineland wants that setup badly. Like Keith said, it is unusual to see any of the equipment that these engines ran. A winch is a very useful tool, I would find every excuse to use it, too bad we are 3000 miles apart. I hope someone can make good use of this engine/winch combination. Thank you for bringing it to our communitys attention,

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