Kinshofer USA, Sanborn, New York, has introduced the DXS Series of hydraulic mobile excavator shears, which the company says features industry-leading power-to-weight ratios, jaw opening sizes, cycle times and hydraulic efficiency. The series, available in the DXS-40 and DXS-50 models, is suitable for scrap processing, tire recycling and demolition. Both models are also available with integrated Fuchs Quick Connect (FQC) system.
“We designed the DXS Series to enhance contractors’ productivity and ROI (return on investment,” says Francois Martin, Kinshofer North America general manager. “Traditionally, more power means a larger cylinder, which results in a bigger, heavier shear and, often, a larger machine. The DXS-50 has the same-sized cylinder as shears in the same weight class but with 25 percent more power, allowing our customers to achieve higher performance without investing in larger carriers. This saves them money upfront while improving their ROI with the attachment’s production-boosting qualities,” he adds.
Kinshofer’s DemaPower 2.0 cylinder technology gives the DXS-50 the same power as shears two sizes larger, according to the manufacturer. The cylinder uses four chambers instead of the two found in other shears, resulting in 20 percent more surface area within the cylinder. That allows the DXS Series to exert up to 25 percent more power from a smaller attachment, resulting in the best power-to-weight ratio in its size class, Kinshofer says. The 9,920-pound (4,500-kilogram) DXS-50 features a closing force of 1,203 tons (10,700 kilonewtons) compared with 922 tons (8,210 kilonewtons) from its 9,020-pound (4,100-kilogram) predecessor, the DRS-45.