The new GXT 445 and GXT 775 straight and rotator models join the GXT 555 and GXT 665 models introduced in April 2013. Shorter in length and height and lighter in weight, the GXT features a center of gravity that is closer to the excavator, enabling the rotating models to mount on 46,000 lb. to 78,000 lb. excavators that previously could only carry smaller, less powerful shears.
“Interest in our new GXT mobile shears is high,” says David Palvere, Genesis director of business development. “Scrap processors and demolition contractors appreciate that the GXT fits on smaller carriers, reducing their initial acquisition and hourly energy consumption costs.”
The GXT also features an apex, where most cutting is done, that is closer to the back of the jaws, improving material gathering and increasing cutting performance and efficiency while reducing maintenance.
Additional GXT models are planned, and the complete line will fit 20,000 lb. to 250,000 lb. excavators.
Genesis Attachments, based in Superior, WI, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality shears, grapples, concrete processors and specialty attachments for the scrap processing, demolition, material handling and offshore decommissioning industries.