Genesis Attachments, headquartered in Superior, Wis., has introduced four XT model mobile shears to its line of shears. Genesis now has eight different shears available.
Genesis Attachments says its new GXT 445 and GXT 775 straight and rotator models join the GXT 555 and GXT 665 models introduced in April 2013. The new shears are shorter in length and height and lighter in weight. They feature a center of gravity that is closer to the excavator, enabling the rotating models to mount on 46,000-pound to 78,000-pound excavators that previously could only carry smaller, less powerful shears, the company says.
"Interest in our new GXT mobile shears is high," says David Palvere, Genesis director of business development. "Scrap processors and demolition contractors appreciate that the GXT fits on smaller carriers, reducing their initial acquisition and hourly energy consumption costs."
The GXT also features an apex, where most of the cutting is done. The apex is closer to the back of the jaws, improving material gathering and increasing cutting performance and efficiency while reducing maintenance, according to the company.
Additional XT models are planned and the complete line will fit 20,000-pound to 250,000-pound excavators, Genesis says.
Genesis Attachments designs and manufactures shears, grapples, concrete processors and specialty attachments for the scrap processing, demolition, material handling and offshore decommissioning industries.