S3015 Rotating Scrap & Demolition Shear

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Cut More, Cut Faster

  • More productive by design. Shears are designed as a system solution to cut more tons per day and make you more money by balancing machine capabilities, shear cylinder size, jaw depth and opening, and leveler arm length.
  • Increase cut efficiency by up to 15 percent and reduce blade wear with the dual offset apex jaw design.
  • Accurately place the jaws in optimum cutting position without moving the machine with the standard 360° rotator on the S3000 Series.
  • Power is consistent through the entire cutting cycle.
  • The shears are optimized for Cat excavators to ensure proper matching, optimal cycle times, and range of motion.
  • Increase cutting efficiency with tapered spacer plates which reduce jamming and drag.
  • The cylinder rod is completely protected inside the frame reducing downtime and the risk of damage and allowing for a slimmer design for better visibility.
  • The jaw relief area allows material to fall away freely without hindering the next cutting cycle.

Long-Lasting Quality

  • Reduce maintenance costs with the new Bolt-on Piercing Tip. Dowels protect the bolts from stress that leads to loosening and a bushing equalizes force on both halves of the tip to help prevent splitting.
  • Work confidently with demanding hydraulic requirements. Major hydraulic components are built with a 4 to 1 safety factor and can withstand pressure spikes up to 20,000-psi (1378 bar).
  • Increase overall durability with the solid plate construction of the upper jaw.
  • The housing is designed with a 60 percent safety factor in yield strength and high-stress areas are built with extra thick plates.
  • The heel plate is constructed of AR400 high-wear resistant material to provide long life between weld build up and replacement.
  • Endure high forces with confidence with the oversized torque tube.

Easy to Maintain

  • Easily and safely complete maintenance tasks. Shears can be greased at ground level along with the machine stick cylinder pin and boom pin.
  • Reduce downtime with field serviceable swivels. Removing and resealing can be done quickly and easily while the shear is mounted to the machine, without the need to take it to a shop.
  • Service and adjust the pivot group without the need for any special tools. The side play can be easily adjusted by simply tightening the pin.
  • Easily change the tip and flip the blade in thirty minutes with standard tools.
  • Access the cylinder’s hoses and speed valve easily from the side of the shear. This feature eliminates the need for a cover that can fall off and need repaired.
  • You are supported. The Cat Dealer Network is your one point of contact for all your service needs.

Options to Meet Your Needs

  • Connecting your shear to a variety of machines has never been easier. Dual high-pressure ports allow the shear to attach to any compatible machine regardless of the hydraulic layout.
  • Meet your specific needs with straight and rotating configurations and boom and stick mount options.
    • Straight – S2000 Series
      • Boom mounted
      • Used in secondary demolition and scrap applications
      • Rotator is eliminated, reducing maintenance costs
      • Larger shears can be used on smaller machine size classes
    • Rotating – S3000 Series
      • Boom or Stick mounted
      • Used in scrap, primary, and secondary demolition applications
      • Provides optimal cycle times and positioning
    • Boom Mounted – Ideal for scrap applications, boom mounted shears allow for easier handling and operation.
    • Stick Mounted – Ideal for demolition applications, stick mounted shears are compatible with larger machines and provide a greater reach.


Cat® Scrap and Demolition Shears are designed to make you money. An innovative, robust design and fast cycle times provide the production and reliability you need to be profitable. Cat shears are efficient and can handle everything from structural steel to mixed scrap. Cat shears are designed to get the job done.

Shear Forces

Throat Force 273.0 ton-f 2425.0 kN Less
Apex Force 130.0 ton-f 1155.0 kN Less
Tip Force 69.0 ton-f 618.0 kN Less
Cycle Time - Open 2.9 s 2.9 s Less
Cycle Time - Close 2.0 s 2.0 s Less


180° Curb-to-Curb Turning Width 38.71 ft 11.8 m Less
Fuel Tank Refill Capacity - Scraper 201.0 gal (US) 763.0 l Less
Maximum Depth of Cut 12.4 in 315.0 mm Less
Maximum Depth of Spread 21.3 in 540.0 mm Less
Overall Shipping Height 13.22 ft 4.03 m Less
Overall Width 11.71 ft 3.57 m Less
Rated Load 26 127 kg (57,610 lb); 26.19 tonnes (28.81 tons) 26 127 kg (57,610 lb); 26.19 tonnes (28.81 tons) Less
Scraper Capacity - Heaped 24.0 yd³ 18.4 m³ Less
Scraper Capacity - Struck 17.1 yd³ 13.0 m³ Less
Tires - Scraper 33.25R29**E3 33.25R29**E3 Less
Tires - Tractor Drive 33.25R29**E3 33.25R29**E3 Less
Top Speed - Loaded 33.5 mile/h 53.9 km/h Less
Width - Cut 10.3 ft 3.14 m Less


Weight - Boom Mount 3.331 lb 1511.0 kg Less
Weight - Stick Mount 3.234 lb 1467.0 kg Less
Jaw Opening 15.7 in 400.0 mm Less
Jaw Depth 15.0 in 380.0 mm Less
Jaw Width - Moving 3.9 in 100.0 mm Less
Jaw Width - Fixed 12.0 in 304.0 mm Less
Length 105.0 in 2645.0 mm Less
Height 36.2 in 920.0 mm Less
Width 25.0 in 640.0 mm Less
Width - Overall Machine 141.1 in 3585.0 mm Less
Width - Tractor 133.1 in 3381.0 mm Less
Width - Inside of Bowl 120.0 in 3048.0 mm Less
Width - Outside Rear Tires 128.9 in 3275.0 mm Less
Height - Overall Shipping 158.6 in 4029.0 mm Less
Height - Top of Cab 142.2 in 3612.0 mm Less
Ground Clearance - Tractor 21.9 in 557.0 mm Less
Front of Tractor to Front Axle 122.8 in 3119.0 mm Less
Axle to Vertical Hitch Pin 21.3 in 540.0 mm Less
Height - Scraper Blade Maximum 20.5 in 520.0 mm Less
Wheel Base 314.9 in 7998.0 mm Less
Rear Axle - Rear of Machine 114.1 in 2898.0 mm Less
Length - Maximum (Push-Pull) 613.2 in 15576.0 mm Less
Length - Overall Machine - Standard 551.8 in 14015.0 mm Less
Width - Overall Machine - Ladder Down 149.2 in 3790.0 mm Less
Width - Rear Tire Centers 90.2 in 2290.0 mm Less


Engine Model - Tractor Cat C13 ACERT™ Cat C13 ACERT™ Less
Flywheel Power - Tractor 407.0 HP 304.0 kW Less
Note Cat C13 ACERT engine meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV engine emission standards. Cat C13 ACERT engine meets U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV engine emission standards. Less
Rated Engine RPM - Tractor 2000.0 r/min 2000.0 r/min Less

Tractor Engine

Flywheel Power - Tractor/Scraper 304 kW (407 hp) 304 kW (407 hp) Less

Hydraulic Requirements

Cutting Circuit - Maximum Relief Pressure 5.075 psi 35000.0 kPa Less
Cutting Circuit - Maximum Flow 33.0 gal/min 125.0 l/min Less
Rotation Circuit - Maximum Relief Pressure 2.03 psi 14000.0 kPa Less
Rotation Circuit - Maximum Flow 11.0 gal/min 40.0 l/min Less

Recommended Carrier Weight

Boom Mounted – Minimum 7 tons 7 tons Less
Boom Mounted – Maximum 10 tons 10 tons Less
Stick Mounted – Minimum 12 tons 12 tons Less
Stick Mounted – Maximum 18 tons 18 tons Less

Scraper Bowl

Scraper Capacity - Heaped 24.0 yd³ 18.4 m³ Less


Top Speed - Loaded 33.5 mile/h 53.9 km/h Less

Service Refill Capacities

Cooling System 11.89 gal (US) 45.0 l Less
Crankcase 8.08 gal (US) 30.58 l Less
Diesel Exhaust Fluid 8.057 gal (US) 30.5 l Less
Fuel Tank 216.09 gal (US) 818.0 l Less
Hydraulic System 21.926 gal (US) 83.0 l Less
Transmission System 24.76 gal (US) 93.0 l Less

Non Push-Pull

Operating Weight - Empty 79787.0 lb 36185.0 kg Less
Overall Length 45.9 ft 14.02 m Less


Operating Weight - Empty 80630.0 lb 36567.0 kg Less
Overall Length - With Bail Down 51.1 ft 15.58 m Less


Exterior Sound Level The exterior sound power level for the standard machine (ISO 6393) is 111.5 dB(A). The exterior sound power level for the standard machine (ISO 6393) is 111.5 dB(A). Less
ROPS/FOPS Meets SAE and ISO standards Meets SAE and ISO standards Less

Safety Criteria Compliance Standards

Brakes ISO 3450:1996 ISO 3450:1996 Less
Falling Object Protective Structure (FOPS) ISO 3449:2005 Level II ISO 3449:2005 Level II Less
Reverse Alarm ISO 9533:2010 ISO 9533:2010 Less
Rollover Protection Structure (ROPS) ISO 3471:2008 for up to 17 084 kg (37,664 lb) ISO 3471:2008 for up to 17 084 kg (37,664 lb) Less
Seat Belt SAE J386:JUN1985 SAE J386:JUN1985 Less
Steering System ISO 5010:2007 ISO 5010:2007 Less

Travel Speeds - Runout

Transmission Gear - Eighth 33.5 mile/h 53.9 km/h Less
Transmission Gear - Fifth 13.6 mile/h 21.9 km/h Less
Transmission Gear - First 3.1 mile/h 5.0 km/h Less
Transmission Gear - Fourth 10.1 mile/h 16.3 km/h Less
Transmission Gear - Reverse 5.7 mile/h 9.2 km/h Less
Transmission Gear - Second 5.5 mile/h 8.9 km/h Less
Transmission Gear - Seventh 24.8 mile/h 39.9 km/h Less
Transmission Gear - Sixth 18.4 mile/h 29.6 km/h Less
Transmission Gear - Third 7.5 mile/h 12.1 km/h Less

Implement Cycle Times

Apron Lower 3.8 s 3.8 s Less
Apron Raise 2.95 s 2.95 s Less
Bail Lower 3.2 s 3.2 s Less
Bail Raise 1.8 s 1.8 s Less
Bowl Lower 3.5 s 3.5 s Less
Bowl Raise 3.0 s 3.0 s Less
Ejector Extend 5.2 s 5.2 s Less
Ejector Retract 6.7 s 6.7 s Less

S3015 Rotating Scrap & Demolition Shear Standard Equipment

  • Cat C13 ACERT engine with MEUI™
  • Cat engine brake
  • Electric start, 24 Volt
  • Air cleaner, dry type with precleaner
  • Fan, hydraulic
  • Ground level engine shutdown
  • Radiator, aluminum unit core, 9 fins per inch
  • Guard, crankcase
  • Muffler (only for less or non-regulated regions engine arrangement only)
  • Starting aid, ether
  • Braking system: - Primary and secondary, wet disc, hydraulic - Parking, hydraulic-released, spring-applied - Throttle lock
  • Transmission: - 8-speed planetary power shift - ECPC control - APECS software - Programmable top gear selection - Transmission hold - Differential lock - Guard, power train - Standard tire spin reduction - Ground speed control - Machine speed limit - Differential lock protection

  • Braking system: - Primary and secondary, wet disc, hydraulic

  • Alternator, 150 Amp
  • Batteries (4), 12V, 1,000 CCA, maintenance free, high output
  • Electrical system, 24V
  • Lighting system: - Headlights, halogen - Turn signals with hazard function, LED floodlights, (2) cutting edge (1) bowl, halogen side vision (2)
  • Starting/charging receptacle

  • Alarm, backup
  • Lighting system: - Brake lights, LED - Turn signals with hazard function, LED

  • HVAC system, heat, AC, defrost
  • Thermostat control of HVAC system
  • Coat hook
  • Lunchbox platform with holding strap
  • Diagnostic connection (2)
  • 12V power ports (2)
  • Differential lock (1)
  • Dome courtesy light
  • Horn, electric
  • T-Handle implement control
  • Mirror, rearview
  • Radio ready
  • ROPS/FOPS cab, pressurized
  • Keypad switches: - Throttle lock - Wipers/washers - Hazard lights - Retarding level select - Work lights on, off - Information mode on Messenger Display
  • Safety tab rocker switches
  • Seat belt, static two-piece
  • Seat, Cat Advanced Ride Management (ARM), Cat Comfort Series 3, rotates 30 degrees
  • Steering wheel, tilt, telescoping, padded
  • Windows, right side emergency egress
  • Windows, sliding
  • Windows, laminated, zipped in
  • Windshield wipers, front and rear windows, includes washers
  • Door lock
  • Messenger Display
  • Gauges, warnings include: - Coolant temperature - Engine oil temperature - Hydraulic oil temperature - DPF temperature - Fuel level - Park brake - Implement lockout - Brake system - Regeneration required - Throttle lock - System voltage - Secondary steering - Bail down - Ejector auto - Differential lock - Apron float - Transmission hold - Cushion hitch - High beam lights - Action lamp - Engine speed, rpm - Gear selection - DEF fill levels

  • Extended Life Coolant to -37° C (-34° F)

  • Advanced cushion hitch
  • Accumulators (cushion hitch) with Canadian Registration Number (CRN)
  • Fast oil change
  • Fenders, non-metallic
  • Heater, engine coolant 120V
  • Rims (2)
  • Tow pin, front
  • Vandalism locks
  • Heater, engine coolant 120V

  • Bowl: - 18.4 m3 (24 yd3), heaped - 14.1 m3 (18.4 yd3), struck
  • Vandalism locks
  • Hydraulic position sensing cylinders (bowl lift and apron)

S3015 Rotating Scrap & Demolition Shear Optional Equipment

  • Secondary Steering Arrangement

  • Sequence Assist Arrangement
  • Load Assist
  • Cat Grade Control with Load Assist

  • Camera arrangement - WAVS
  • Steering lock - external
  • Cab beacon
  • Air horn
  • Air horn and beacon
  • Fender, scraper
  • Guard, overflow
  • Wiring group
  • Year of manufacture plate

  • HID work lights

  • Cooling, high ambient HRC
  • Cooling, low ambient HRC
  • Cooling, high ambient LRC
  • Cooling, low ambient LRC

  • Film arrangement - U.S. (ANSI)
  • Film arrangement - International (ISO)