Car crusher  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Car crushers are compactors and can be of two types: "pancake", where a scrap automobile is flattened by a huge descending hydraulically powered plate, or the baling press type, with which the automobile is compressed from several directions until it resembles a large cube.

Car crushers can be stationary or mobile.

Car crushers in popular culture

Car crushers have been popular in films as devices of murder or humour. They have appeared in such well known films as Goldfinger, Cleopatra Jones, National Lampoon's Vacation, I'll Never Forget What's'isname, Kick-Ass, Superman III, Gone in 60 Seconds and Pulp Fiction and many others.

They have also appeared in several television shows including Mathnet's "The Case of the Great Car Robbery". Joe Howard's character, George Frankly hid in a to-be-stolen car and the other characters thought he was still in the car after it was flattened by the crusher.

A car crusher was used to dispose of a Walt and Jesse's RV containing a mobile meth lab in season 3 of Breaking Bad.

A car crusher appeared in the junkyard scene of the Kushner-Locke/Disney movie The Brave Little Toaster.

A car crusher also appears in the video games Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Mafia II where the player can make money from stealing cars and take them to the crusher.

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