Two new Genesis XT shears
By Lindsay Gale17 December 2013
Genesis Attachments has announced two further additions to its XT range of mobile shears in the shape of the GXT 335 and the GXT 995, bringing the total number of models available in the range to 12. The two new shears are positioned at either end of the size range of the existing attachments.
The smaller of the two, the GXT 335, is available in two variants – non-rotating and rotating. The former weighs in at 29.5 kg (6,500 lb), has a jaw opening of 920 mm (23 inch), a jaw depth of 104 mm and can be carried boom mounted on carriers from 12 tonnes and when stick mounted from 27 tonnes. Its rotating counterpart weighs in a4 3,318 kg (7,300 lb) and its jaw specs correspond to the above. It can be used boom mounted on carriers from 16.8 tonnes and when stick mounted from 36.4 tonnes.
Now the largest in the range, the GXR 995 is also available in non-rotating and rotating variants, with the former weighing in at 8,182 kg (18,000 lb), with a jaw opening of 990.6 mm (39 inch) and jaw depth of 1067 mm (42 inch). It can be used boom mounted on 36 tonne carriers upwards and when stick mounted on 77 tonne machines upwards. The rotating version shares the same jaw dimensions, weighs 9,090 kg (20,000 lb) and can be used boom mounted on 45.5 tonne carriers and above and when stick mounted on 82 tonne machines and above.
According to Genesis, further XT shear models are under development that will eventually span the 9 to 114 tonne carrier range.