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Autodrain Shocker tool

Autodrain Shocker

Shocker is a stand alone compressed air operated combination suction and gravity system with a 90ltr storage capacity. A hydraulic tool punctures the shock absorbers allowing the majority of fluid to be sucked through the piercing tip, residual fluid is then extracted through the punctured hole with a suction probe. The tool incorporates a seal to minimise fluid leakage during the puncturing/suction process. A budget version is also avaialble.
Autodrain web site
Contact Autodrain by email or telephone: 0113 2059332
Address: AutoDrain, Wakefield Road,Rothwell Haigh, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 OSB

Crow shock absorber tool

Crow Shock Absorber Depollution

Our much copied but never rivalled shock absorber drainer can cope with atmospheric, pressurised oil or pressurised gas shocks without danger to the operator. Air powered the unit is simple to use and out performs all its rivals.
Crow Environmental web site
Contact Crow Environmental by email or telephone: 01473 290267
Address: Crow Environmental Ltd, 3 The Quadrangle Centre, The Drif, Nacton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9QR

GreenCar Oil Filter Crusher

Green Car Depollution Shock Punch

Every part of the Green Car Eco Shock Punch is specifically designed for smooth and problem free operation. The operation buttons are mounted on the punch itself not inconveniently on the drainer. The unique tool releases smoothly from the shock, without pulling and manoeuvring the tool.The Steel Draining unit is specifically engineered for the Eco Punch and robustly constructed with Heavy Duty Wheels.
Green Car depollution web site
Contact Green Car by email or telephone: 01684 298084
Address: Green Car Depollution Ltd, Basepoint Business Centre, Tewkesbury Business Park, Oakfield Close, Tewkesbury, Gloucs GL20 8SD



The 4 shock absorbers from a vehicle can contain up to 1.5 liters of oil which must be drained. Shock absorbers are not built with drainage screws so draining them can be a problem.
SEDA provides a fast and cost effective solution with its new SOG². Powerful multi adjustable grip pliers secure the drilling unit to all sized shock absorbers while the specially designed drill bit creates a drainage hole for oil removal in seconds. Once the hole has been drilled the drill bit is retracted and the oil sucked out of the shock absorber through the SEDA SOG² to a secondary storage container. A suction hose is included with the delivery to remove any remaining oil below the drill hole.
The fully revised shock absorber evacuation unit is an evolution of the hugely successful SOG.
SEDA web site
Contact SEDA by email or telephone: 0750 2023859

Vortex Shocker tool

Vortex Shock Tool

For fast easy extraction of fluid from shock absorbers, using air powered hydraulics to punch into the shock absorber. Oil is then vacuumed out into the storage tank. Robust and user friendly for use in a tough environment.
Vortex Depollution web site
Contact Chesterfield Recycling Systems Ltd by email
or telephone: 01246 589601
Address: Chesterfield Recycling Systems Ltd, Bidestone House, Astwith Close, Holmewood, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S42 5UR

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Latest stories

Who’s buying our salvage vehicles in Europe?
It seems that there are some questions surrounding the purchasing of vehicles by other European countries, in particular Cat B vehicles. One of our readers asked us the following:
Diesel and petrol car sales to be banned from 2040
In recent news and following on from France’s commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road by 2040, Britain has also followed suit by banning the sales of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. The final plan is due by the end of July.
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There is a use for rusty old cars!
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The pressure’s on for tyres!
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) warn of rising costs on tyre recycling due to regulatory changes and market conditions, factors that will affect used tyre collectors and re-processors.
Volvo to go electric by 2019
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We’re not a scrap yard, we’re a vehicle dismantlers
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Code of practice flawed, the opinion of the BVSF
One has to be concerned when the insurer’s new Code of Practice (CoP) that received its “soft launch” a week or so back isn’t supported by either the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association or the British Vehicle Salvage Federation, two of the main owners of the pre-existing code.