ShearCore unveil new excavator-mounted mobile shear
Company adds Fortress FS145 model to its line-up of attachments for demolition applications
ATTACHMENT specialists ShearCore, a division of Exodus Machines, have announced the launch of their largest attachment to date – the Fortress FS145. Available in either a rotating or non-rotating model, the US-based manufacturer said the release of the FS145 unit brings its Fortress mobile shear line-up to eight different models, including the FS25, FS35, FS45, FS55, FS75, FS85 and FS95.
‘The new FS145 shear model has been designed with less welds, fewer pieces and is structurally stronger,’ said Ross Christenson, ShearCore’s lead designer of the FS145.
Bruce Bacon, president of Exodus, added: ‘The FS145 shear is the culmination of the company’s design policy of beginning every design with a foundation in experience and a desire to improve. This shear model exemplifies that policy with a new tip design to handle the massive force this shear delivers.
‘A shark fin rear lug design transfers stress in a new and improved method over any previous design in the mobile shear world, which allows higher forces to be distributed over greater mass. What this means to the customer is that this shear punches above its weight class.’
The FS145R (rotating) model weighs around 28,000 pounds with a jaw opening of 46in and jaw depth of 47in, along with a reach of 14ft and 9in. The minimum excavator boom mount is 145,000 pounds with a minimum excavator stick mount of around 250,000 pounds.