Equipment Destruction Requirements
Engines need to be permanently disabled and rendered no longer usable.
To destroy the engine: Drill at least a 3-inch diameter hole through the exterior
of the engine block into:
1. One or more cylinders and
2. Through the top and bottom of the engine intake manifold, or
3. Engine manifold and block may be crushed with a shearing tool.
To destroy the chassis:
1. Cut the chassis with a torch or
2. Clip/crush with a shearing tool.
Take a series of “before” photos of the truck.
- Truck side view
- Engine - (allow some of the truck to show in this shot)
- Intact chassis (allow some of the truck color to show in this shot)
- Truck VIN
- Engine tag showing EPA engine family number
After the engine and chassis have been permanently disabled, you will need to take “after” photos of the scrapped truck the following:
- Engine destruction – at least 2 shots (the more photos the better) that are
close-up from different angles and another photo back a few feet showing that the engine block has been drilled or sheared (with a little of the equipment color showing in the photos).
- Area of the cut chassis – a close-up of the cut (show a little of the color of the equipment), and another photo a little further back from the truck.
After the engine and chassis have been permanently disabled, you will need to take “after” photos of the scrapped equipment showing location of destruction of the cylinders and chassis of the truck.
Example of visible destruction of the engine block
Example of chassis cut in half