BPH Attachments has broken into the Middle Eastern market with the Prodem dedicated shears attachment range.
Purchased to demolish fire-damaged 35 m (114 ft) high fuel tanks for a project in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the Prodem PDS200R, PDS300R and PDS400R shears were selected to connect with the crew’s high reach excavators.
The company, which distributes Prodem attachments, said that given the strenuous work the shears will be undertaking, the bolt-on piercing tip and blades - which can be turned up to four times before replacement – will ensure that service downtime is kept to a minimum.
Furthermore, a reduction in cycle times thanks to a speed valve regenerates power and protects the shear eliminating internal oil pressure peaks, while the upper jaw guides make for easy and perfect alignment every time - increasing cutting power, efficiency and production for this major project.
As the world’s largest oil exporters, the Middle East region plays host to many disused tanks which have now been deemed more profitable to demolish rather than stand empty.
“This is our first step into the Middle Eastern market and we are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with contractors throughout the region in the future,” said sales director Matt Bastable.
“We have seen significant continued growth for the Prodem brand in the past few years and, with new business opportunities presenting themselves worldwide, we are thrilled that our reputation for innovation, reliability, performance and customer-service is spreading.”