Exclusive – Messiah goes for shear scale…

Massive Genesis shear is UK-bound.

DemolitionNews has obtained an exclusive photo that shows a massive Genesis GXP 2500R shear being loaded onto a UK-bound ship on the first leg of its journey Essex and high reach excavator hirer Messiah Corporation.

Messiah claims that the 24.49 tonne shear will be the largest in the UK; and the attachment – the largest in the Genesis XP range – is certainly huge. It boasts a jaw opening of 1.17 metres and a jaw depth of 1.21 metres.

DemolitionNews understands that the unit will ultimately be boom-mounted to deliver optimum power. According to Genesis’ specifications, that will require a carrier of 109 tonnes or more.

New owner Messiah has previously operated a Hitachi EX1200 which would fit the bill. But the company today specialises in the hire of Caterpillar high reach machines; so a Cat 6015B might be a more likely candidate.