Shears are a type of attachment for excavators, backhoes, and skid steer loaders that are used in demolition projects. There are multiple options to choose from, depending on the type of equipment you’re attaching the shears to.
Ultimately, the type of shear you need depends on the nature of the project. Some shears are meant to be used on structural steel or mixed scraps. Others can handle both. There are other types of shears used to clear trees and brush of all types, including hardwoods.
For those who need to work with concrete, concrete shears are also available to fit construction equipment. Many of the shears designed for scrap and demolition are also sufficient for crushing concrete.
Mini mobile attachments are available for compact machines with a weight class of up to 10 tons.
Uses for demolition shears include:
- Construction and demolition sorting and/or recycling
- Cutting rebar, beams, pipes, and other construction and demolition scrap
- Commercial demolition projects
When shopping for demolition shears, make sure you have the right hydraulic attachments that are compatible with your machinery.