Cat introduce three new excavator attachments
Latest S3015, S3025 and S3035 scrap shears offer improved productivity and maintenance benefits
CATERPILLAR Work Tools have expanded their range of excavator attachments with three new scrap-shear models – the S3015, S3025 and S3035 (pictured). Designed for hydraulic excavators with operating weights from 8–40 metric tons, these new Cat shears feature optimum force-to-weight ratios that yield faster cycle times and more cuts per hour, compared with predecessor models.
The latest shears join the rotating models, the S3050, S3070 and S3090, as well as the straight versions – the S2050, S2070 and S2090 – in the Cat scrap-shear range. The new shear models feature a dual-offset apex-jaw design, resulting in increased cutting performance and efficiency.
They also boast a patent-pending bolt-on piercing tip on the upper jaw, which further enhances productivity when piercing is required and protects the moving jaw and parent metal from wear, as the moving jaw travels through the lower jaw.
According to Caterpillar, structural reinforcements effectively distribute the shear’s cutting force and the apex-jaw design, coupled with a larger jaw opening, results in greater cutting strength, especially when cutting profiles.
A powerful reverse cylinder is fully protected and allows a slim profile that improves visibility and maneuverability in tight spaces. The knives and guide blades have four cutting surfaces that can be rotated before replacement is necessary.
The new Cat shears are maintenance-friendly and feature a field-serviceable swivel and pivot group that helps reduce downtime. Furthermore, greasing the shear, including the stick cylinder and boom pin, can be done from ground level, making servicing safer.
The Cat S2000/S3000 Series attachments are manufactured from alloy steel with superior yield and tensile strength properties. These qualities contribute to longer overall service life, as knife maintenance, wear-plate replacement and tip build-up can be addressed quickly and easily.
Caterpillar support their work tools – including the latest S3015, S3025, and S3035 scrap shears – with a comprehensive range of pre- and after-sales services, ranging from work tool selection and operator training through to equipment management and financial/insurance products.