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Heavy breakable cast scrap metal prices

March 12, 2018
In general, the ferrous foundry market is extremely small compared to the larger ferrous scrap market. Because of this, there is a limited amount of foundry grade scraps currently in the market. Those who do follow the foundry market tend to also follow heavy melting grades because the pricing tends to be similar to that of the foundry grades.
Heavy breakable cast is a grade of cast iron. The weight specifications of this metals grade must measure more than 500 pounds or exceed the charging box size. Heavy breakable cast may include cylinders and driving wheel centers.  It also may include steel which does not exceed 10 percent of the casting by weight as specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
Scrap Price Bulletin assesses heavy breakable cast pricing for the Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston markets. 

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Heavy breakable cast
Prices as of January 9, 2017
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - Heavy breakable cast 244.00 245.00
Philadelphia - Heavy breakable cast 137.00 140.00
Brokers' buying prices for domestic markets per gross ton on cars
New York - Heavy breakable cast 213.00 215.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
Boston - Heavy breakable cast 153.00 155.00