When you process more than 40,000 net tons of recycled material a year, you need equipment that helps you get the job done as quickly and productively as possible. That’s why Rivers Edge Scrap Management relies on a range of Cat® machines and work tools.
The Kansas City-based company—which specializes in processing and recycling ferrous and non-ferrous scrap, along with e-waste such as cell phones, computers and batteries—recently mounted a Cat S3070 scrap shear on its 336FL hydraulic excavator.
Designed specifically for excavators working in scrap and demolition applications, the S3070 offers an ideal force-to-weight ratio that yields faster cycle times and more cuts per hour. Its 360-degree rotating configuration allows the shear to be positioned in optimum cutting positions without moving the carrier.
Both features help speed processing work, a benefit Rivers Edge has experienced firsthand.
“The performance of the scrap shear, as well as the perfect match between the work tool and machine, allows us to maximize our productivity,” says Tim Kates, Rivers Edge vice president. “We’ve compared the Cat S3070 shear and its equivalent from the competition. Its robustness, speed and performance is superior, which is increasing our daily productivity. It’s also easier to handle and it has more visibility—this has a major impact on safety on the site.”
But productivity and performance aren’t the only reasons Rivers Edge chooses Cat products. Kates points to Cat dealer service and the resulting good resale value as other important factors in the company’s purchasing decisions.
“We rely on the quality of Cat machines and work tools, as well as the service provided by Foley Equipment,” he says.