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Scorpion could increase revenue by 30%

Overton's Auto Dismantling System
Scorpion shows us another way to increase productivity and more importantly, profit!
I was recently talking to guy called Adam Lindley from SAS Forks. Most of you won’t have heard of the company as it’s based in the States, but he was telling me about a product they are manufacturing for vehicle dismantlers called the Scorpion. The product sounded like the sort of thing we should all know about and it struck me that there could be more than a few UK dismantlers who might be interested in getting one.


A bit about the company first. They’re SAS Forks and they manufacture custom designed, adjustable and fixed width tines, blades and fork assemblies from 6ft to 17ft use in the auto salvage industry. The product I was interested in was something far more special, the Scorpion engine puller.

SAS claim that this unit, when fitted onto a loader can process an elv in less than 60 seconds, pulling out the engine and transmissions in 30 seconds. The cycle time from park to full extension is less than 15 seconds so this machine is all about throughput!

By separating the higher value metals from the bodies, SAS believe you can increase your revenue by more than 30%. In the case of wiring harnesses that increase can be as high as 1000% . In this same issue we also have a detailed cost analysis of Overton’s excavator mounted Auto Dismantling System which shows just how much added value can be gained from material separation.

Features and benefits are what makes or breaks a machine, and one of the claims with the Scorpion is that with a direct line of site from the operator’s window through the forks you can gain and 80% increase in visibility.

Here at ATFProfessional the idea of finding ways to increase productivity and profit are high on our priorities. The Scorpion is another way of ‘skinning the cat’ and well worth a look. Contact Adam Lindley or visit their website to find out more.


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