Genesis has expanded its line of concrete equipment and demolition shears with the launch of its new largest Razer GDT 590 attachment for excavators up to 55 tonnes.

Prior to this, three other GDT demolition models were presented in the company’s offerings catalog, adapted to excavators with lighter weights of 20, 30 or 40 tonnes. The new GDT 590 Attachment Shears feature a 1.3 meter jaw opening, a 1.64 meter jaw depth and a front reach of more than 3.6 meters from the attachment axis (boom or stick). They can be used for tasks such as general demolition and demolition of bridges, concrete processing and C&D processing, as well as cutting structural steel, rebar, pipes and scrap metal. Genesis says they designed the Razer GDT 590 with a lightweight design weighing 6,849kg including a mounting bracket and to fit most standard excavators and long reach excavators. Features of the GDT include crushing teeth that can be rearranged from front to back and replaced, a top jaw that runs through the bottom jaw so materials can pass through and not get stuck, and a short flat head head and bolt-on bracket for easy installation. The crusher teeth and their arrangement can also be adapted to the project. The top of the 4-direction replaceable cutting blades pulls material deeper into the jaw for more efficient cutting, according to the company.