August 25, 2011


MINDLESS BORING: Recycling aluminum cans for scrap metal money can be fun. Here is my home built, can crusher, made from an OLD BRIGGS and STRATTON engine and some used hydraulic cylinders laying around my shop. The engine is a 1970s cast iron 10 hp briggs and stratton engine i picked up to make a home made log splitter / generator. The horizontal shaft in this briggs engine will make it useful for many projects and its sturdy cast iron construction and fresh rebuild will insure long life great running engine for years to come. Crushing aluminum cans with this beast takes nothing more than a low idle, with cycle times under 5 seconds.
Parts for these antique briggs and stratton engines are fairly cheap, and most are still readily available although the briggs and stratton numbering system gets a bit sketchy on engines this old. = SHARE ROCKNTV1