New LaBounty shear for S Evans & Sons
BPH Attachments supply MSD 4000R Legend shear for major demolition project at Scunthorpe steelworks
DEMOLITION and dismantling specialists S Evans & Sons have invested in a new LaBounty MSD 4000R Legend shear to help complete a major decommissioning project at British Steel’s Scunthorpe steelworks in North Lincolnshire.
Supplied by BPH Attachments, the LaBounty shear is being used to dismantle redundant buildings on site and British Steel are working closely with S Evans & Sons to safely undertake the required demolition work.
‘We needed a new shear to tackle the heavy dismantling works we have programmed at Scunthorpe,’ commented Jordan Sumner, operations director. ‘We spoke to BPH and they were very helpful in explaining the upgrades recently made to the US-built MSD Legend shear. We have some very heavy steel sections on our upcoming projects and the revised beak design with improved penetration and lower maintenance costs impressed us immensely.’
With an operating weight close to 10 tonnes, the MSD 4000R has been mounted on a 90-tonne Hitachi 870 excavator and machine operator Neil Durkan has quickly heaped praise on the new LaBounty attachment.
‘For such a heavy shear, it seems a lot smaller than our other 10-tonne class models,’ he said. ‘It’s also very quick and cuts like a dream. We’ve got an older version of the shear on site but this new version is about 1.5m shorter making it far easier to handle.’
The MSD 4000R unit boasts a jaw opening width in excess of 1m and delivers a cutting force of more than 1,800 tonnes, allowing it to handle the heaviest of steel sections found at the steelworks.
‘We have been very impressed with the shear’s productivity so far,’ said Mr Sumner. ‘We’ve also been impressed with the service and the back up so far from BPH. They have met our operating cost and specification requirements, and nothing has been too much of an issue for them.’