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SAS Forks ‘Extreme’ dismantler now available in the UK

SAS Forks ‘Extreme’ dismantler
Dismantling systems have become popular with the industry for increasing returns and SAS's Extreme hits the spot.
Last year, following the CARS show, American equipment supplier, SAS Forks linked up with McIntyre-JMC Recycling to sell and service their products in the UK and Europe. December saw the first installation of the SAS Forks ‘Extreme’ dismantler at Walters Bildelar Auto Dismantlers near Gothenburg in Sweden.

The market for this type of attachment, that offers greater material separation from hulks has really been driven by a combination of the dismantler wanting a better return on his scrap and the scrap industry’s under payment for the non ferrous element in baled shells. This has created a real opportunity for progressive dismantlers to carry out much more detailed material separation on site with a significant increase in value.

This is our first look at SAS’s Extreme Dismantler which on the face of it looks similar to competitor machines on the market. A closer look reveals subtleties that the manufacturer believes gives this attachment an edge!

The SAS Extreme consists of a rotating head with patented jaws which have jagged teeth for engine pulling and a needle nose flat type tip for wire harness retrieval built into a streamlined exterior for quick and easy piercing of tight and stubborn areas.

The hold down arm to restrain vehicles is an option on the SAS Extreme and a neat feature is how the arms are set up. They are designed to pin to the existing dozer blade mounts, making use of the existing undercarriage hydraulics. This means no extra hydraulics are required. A shorter overall head also gives extended lifting and manoeuvring capabilities. The SAS Extreme is deisgned to work on excavators from 14 - 26 tonne.

McIntyre-JMC tell us that prior to selling the SAS Extreme they analysed results from tests on the running costs of the attachment, and found that after the key components were removed such as engine, transmission, radiator/condensers, wiring harness and rear axle, any further separation led to greatly diminishing returns. The needle-nose design does facilitate the removal of alternator, starter and other smaller items but McIntyre-JMC ’s initial research suggests that further processing yields little benefit for the investment involved. McIntyre-JMC ’s Mike Taylor told us, “You can almost take a vehicle apart, piece by piece but there’s no point if your processing costs are going to outweigh the added return from the materials. The key is to determine to what extent to dismantle the car in such a manner to maximize the financial return. We have a knowledge base that can facilitate a discussion and identification of the best financial profits. The SAS Extreme has the ability to provide the most profits.”

For the dismantler, it means there is a real choice in the market place when it comes to processing hulks and there are enough units in the out there to look at and decide what makes sense for you. SAS Forks have been making equipment for the US market for many years and now they have the sales and service back up of McIntyre-JMC in UK and Europe, this machine is well worth a look. You can contact McIntyre-JMC on 0115 979 1478 or visit their website. You can also visit ths SAS Forks website for photos and videos.

February 2015

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