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No. 1 machinery cast scrap metal prices

April 15, 2019
No. 1 machinery cast is a foundry grade of obsolete scrap comprised of large iron castings obtained from heavy machinery, including manufacturing, agricultural and construction equipment, cleaned and broken up to foundry size scrap. This definition is specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries and listed in their annual scrap specifications circular.
Scrap Price Bulletin publishes a no. 1 machinery cast price in eight markets across North America including Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Depending on the market, Scrap Price Bulletin either assesses the material prices as a broker buying price, delivered to consumer price or export yard price.  
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No. 1 machinery cast
Prices as of February 5, 2018
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - No. 1 machinery cast 369.00 370.00
Chicago - No. 1 machinery cast 459.00 460.00
Philadelphia - No. 1 machinery cast 307.00 310.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
Cleveland - No. 1 machinery cast 334.00 335.00
Cincinnati - No. 1 machinery cast 364.00 365.00
Buffalo - No. 1 machinery cast 329.00 330.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
New York - No. 1 machinery cast 268.00 270.00
Boston - No. 1 machinery cast 248.00 250.00