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    Quote Originally Posted by kb0thn View Post

    Trucking 131' of blade is probably going to be expensive. I recently was working on getting the tip 53' of a GE 1.6 MW turbine blade. 53' goes on any random (~$12k used) flat deck. 131' is going to require a blade transport trailer arrangement (~$250k used), over length permits, front and rear escorts, etc.
    Hello Kb0thn
    He should contact Iwona Blecharczyk. She's moved hundreds of them.

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    Shouldn't they be paying you to get rid of it?

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    Couldn't help some web browsing because of this thread. Look at this sucker.

    acciona-nordex.jpg

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    A standard circular (skil) saw with carbide framing blade will chop that up but boy what a mess.

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    Why cut it up? just hire these folks to move it for you. I think this was posted on Practical Machinist within the year.
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    Remarkable maneuver with wind turbine blade - CNN Video

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    They're made in halves judging by that factory photo, if you had enough of them you could use the halves to make a tall, conical building defined by the taper of the blades. It wouldn't need to be conical, it could be an 'A' frame house like those ones that were fashionable in the 60's and 70's. They might be better as the roof of a circular building defined by the blade taper, they'd want to be delivered for free though.

    I'd heard a guy used fibreglass beams out of an Oberon class submarine to build a house here in Australia, they had a fixed service life in the subs and had to be replaced after a certain time period so there was a stack of used ones lying about for free.

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    If one of those was offered to me for FREE, and I had a use for it, I'd attack it with a Stihl concrete saw, using a good respirator.

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    If your planning on cutting it up on site, I'm sure the property owner would have concerns
    about left over residue,on his crop land, plus insurance;If someone gets hurt. dave [acme thread]

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    RUN !!

    RUN Forest RUN!

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