Genesis Attachments Introduces XT Mobile Shears

New shear is designed to process scrap more efficiently.

  • April 18, 2013
  • Recycling Today Staff

Genesis Attachments, based in Superior, Wis., has introduced the XT Mobile Shears, which the company says is designed to process scrap more efficiently and fit on smaller carriers, reducing a customer’s initial acquisition investment and hourly energy consumption costs.
The GXT, shorter in length and height and lighter in weight than conventional shears, features a center of gravity that is closer to the excavator, enabling the GXT 555 and GXT 665 rotating models to mount on 46,000-pound to 66,000-pound excavators that previously could only carry smaller, less powerful shears.

"The new GXT is a customer-driven product that is built on extensive customer input and our relentless pursuit of continuous improvement," says David Palvere, Genesis’ director of business development. "The many new features of the GXT are the result of conversations with customers about how mobile shears can further increase productivity while reducing maintenance and operational costs for scrap recyclers and demolition contractors."

Features of the shear:
•    A bolt-on piercing tip that encapsulates the front end of the upper jaw, protecting the tang and reducing wear and damage
•    a weld-on, replaceable, highly abrasion-resistant steel rhino horn that protects the front and top of the upper jaw, reducing maintenance and the need for build-up
•    the apex, where most cutting is done, is closer to the back of the jaws, which improves material gathering and increasing cutting performance and efficiency
•    dual guide blade lengths that match the piercing tip blade length, enabling the guide blades to be shimmed independently to accommodate piercing tip wear

The GXT line, when complete, will fit excavators from 20,000 to 250,000 pounds.

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