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Case CX245DSR for Moores Metals

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Wed 13 Oct 2021

Case CX245DSR for Moores Metals

Case Construction Equipment dealer Robert Coates Plant Sales Ltd recently sold a Case CX245DSR Excavator fitted with a Powerhand VRS 200 Recycling system to customer Moores Metals, which has been providing scrap metal recycling services from two sites in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire since 1911.

For its new Case machine, Moores Metals required a zero tail swing excavator able to operate on a congested site with an attachment nimble enough to extract wiring looms and starter motors, yet robust enough to strip apart an engine block. It also had to be efficient to operate. Robert Coates and his team recommended a Case CX245DSR Excavator partnered with a Powerhand VRS 200 recycling system.

Owing to the unique attachment, the machine can hold down and clamp vehicles by using the machine’s mounted clamp arms. In addition, oversized materials can be cut to size using the grapple mounted shear, which means that operators can use the same machine to easily separate ferrous/nonferrous metals from the engine and transmission assemblies and remove the cylinder head from the engine block.

Moores Metal’s Andrew Burkinshaw explained, “At the end of the Powerhand VRS 200 arm there is a rotating pincher, so you can easily and quickly remove the bonnet, wings and the doors. The pincher is sensitive enough to find the ECU that enables you to rotate and extract the entire wiring of vehicle. Disassembling the vehicle rather than crushing means you can separate precious metals like aluminium, copper, and other materials such as plastics.”

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