Excavator Shears

Excavator Shears

What are Excavator Shears?

Excavator shears are hydraulic attachments with scissor-like jaws that are used for processing ferrous materials such as steel and rebar, as well as aluminum, copper and wire. These shears are commonly found in scrap yards and on demolition sites, and are also used for dismantling projects such ships, airplanes and offshore decommissioning.

Excavator shears are mobile, meaning they can be moved from one location to another, and available in a wide range of sizes to fit a variety of carriers.

Key Features

Important considerations when selecting excavator shears are:

  • The excavator onto which it will be mounted
  • If it will be second- or third-member mounted
  • The type and amount of material that will be processed
  • Jaw opening and depth
  • Attachment reach
  • Attachment weight
  • If rotation is required
  • Max cutting force
  • Jaw change-out process
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Jaw geometry that reduces ground contact wear

Top Excavator Shears Manufacturer

One of the global leaders in excavator shear attachments is Genesis Attachments. Genesis manufactures shears in a wide range of sizes to fit a variety of excavators and applications. Robust designs enable operators to increase productivity and minimize downtime.

For excavator shear models, specifications and more, visit our shears product finder category.