Mike Ganier, general manager, Excavator Attachments, North America, said the shear's patented sequenced cutting action allows for three cuts per cycle and maximum productivity.
noted that value and speed are the star attributes of the product and that it is the preferred tool for many demolition contractors, concrete recyclers and scrap processors for cutting tangled rebar.
"It has superior speed at 30-36 cuts per minute, is a fraction of the cost of comparable hydraulic units and the bucket linkage design is inexpensive to purchase, install and maintain.
It contains thick, high-tensile jaw material that provides greater durability and extra jaw stiffeners to ensure zero jaw flex for ultra-tight blade tolerance," Ganier
said that a 40 ton excavator can process 6 to 8 tons per hour of tangled rebar, reducing it to pieces with an average size of 1'.
"Our studies show the break-even point for this product occurs at 150-200 hours of operation, and the maintenance is simple.
The shear uses 12 identical blades, each with 4 useable edges.
Maximum utilization means fewer consumables.
The Power-Positive attachment coupling system creates 25 percent more power and allows fast changeovers to OEM buckets and other A-Ward attachments such as the grapple jaw, concrete shear and pulveriser jaw," he
also explained how the A-Ward concrete pulveriser "is a very versatile tool for demolishing concrete structures, processing concrete and rebar removal.