About ShearForce Equipment

Who is ShearForce Equipment

ShearForce Equipment is the hydraulic attachment division of West Coast Machinery Inc. Along with our service truck division, Work Truck West, we continue to uphold the West Coast Machinery promise — to provide our customers with Specialized Support for Specialized Equipment.

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Our Story

Established in 1973, West Coast Machinery takes great pride in our history and our reputation. With three locations in Langley, BC, Airdrie, AB, and Leduc, AB, ShearForce Equipment will continue to uphold this high standard of excellence moving into the future. Our goal is simple — to seek out the best of the best, and make it available to you. Our top suppliers include LaBounty, Xcentric, Shearex, Gilbert, Rammer, Stanley, and Simex. We’ve also introduced our own ShearForce branded hammers, shears, rotating/fixed pulverizers, grapples, static rippers, magnets, post drivers, compactors, and mowers that offer power and durability. In our never-ending search for high-productivity attachments, we’ve also added hydraulic rippers and crusher buckets to our inventory. In order to support better utilization of our specialized attachments, we’ve included ready to work rental excavator packages. All our hydraulic attachments are available for rent allowing our customers to take on more specialized short-term projects without the full cost of ownership.

As we’ve done with West Coast Machinery for generations, ShearForce stands behind its products with comprehensive customization, maintenance, and repair services.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide our customers with products and services that meet their needs in every encounter with us.


Our Facilities

ShearForce Equipment moved into its new state-of-the-art facility in the heart of BC’s Fraser Valley in the summer of 2017. In 2019, we opened our first Alberta office branch in the heart of Airdrie, Alberta. Two months later, we set up a third location in Nisku, Alberta, and recently moved from this location to a bigger facility in Leduc, Alberta. Our team is growing and committed to meeting your needs across Western Canada.

Our Team

ShearForce Equipment prides itself on its people. The experienced management team, knowledgeable sales staff, and expert service technicians are all working together for you to ensure that every customer’s unique needs are met. Ours is a young, motivated team with an excellent grasp of the operational requirements. Along with hard work and dedication, they bring with them valued experience in the industry.


We are continually searching for new talent to join our progressive team in our new shop facility in the Fraser Valley in the Gloucester Industrial Park in Langley, BC. Check out our current openings now.

Our Causes

We believe in supporting causes that make an impact in our communities, and bringing recognition to their missions and mandates to help others reach their full potential. West Coast Machinery has proudly supported these organizations for more than 20 years and counting, we are incredibly thankful for all that they do and proud to be able to contribute to their achievements.

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Our Associations

We believe in active participation and engagement with our regional industry associations that promote our industries, support educational opportunities, and encourage networking among our peer groups. We are proud to be members of these organizations actively advocating for our success.

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West Coast 2024 Report under the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act

Meet Our People

Brad Dewit

President | General Manager

sales@shearforce.ca 604-855-5101

Brad oversees all day-to-day business activities. Brad is a co-owner of the business and has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and in managing the business.

Glen DeVries

Territory Manager | Sales & Rentals BC


Glen works with customers in British Columbia and Western USA to ensure their equipment needs are met. He has been an integral part of our sales team for many years.

Andrew Young

Branch Manager | Sales & Rentals Alberta South


Andrew has been on the ShearForce team for many years and possesses more than 17 years of experience in sales and service roles within full-line equipment dealerships in BC and Alberta.

Derek Basey

Branch Manager | Sales & Rentals Alberta North


Derek is our key contact for our customers in Northern Alberta and BC. He brings with him twenty years of related equipment sales experience and territory management skills.

Elias Dewit

Territory Manager | Sales & Rentals Alberta South


Elias works with customers in Southern Alberta and equipment dealers in the Edmonton area ensuring our customer's needs are met.

John Zietsma

Product Support Manager (Parts & Service) BC


John has led the product support, parts, and service side of ShearForce Equipment for many years. From shear blades to hydraulic cylinders, he is your go-to attachment expert in Western Canada!

Jeremy Huebert

Sales Coordinator BC


Jeremy handles order fulfillment, shipping, and delivery to our customers. He has transferred into the ShearForce division from Work Truck West and brings with him more than six years of service technician and parts experience.

Travis Ostermeier

Product Support Manager (Parts & Service) Airdrie, Alberta


Travis is an experienced parts and service manager and has more than 17 years of experience in automotive, agricultural equipment, and heavy-duty repairs. His technical skills and knowledge are heavily relied on both internally and from our customers.

Greg Crocker

Parts & Service Coordinator Airdrie, Alberta

(403) 930-2464

Greg is the Parts and Service Coordinator for our Airdrie branch. He offers product support, service, and rentals for the entire team in Southern Alberta.

Mitchell Tonks

Product Support Manager (Parts & Service) Leduc, Alberta


Mitchell is the Product Support Manager for our Leduc branch. He offers support, parts and service for Northern Alberta.

Tyler Janzen

Heavy Equipment Technician


Tyler plays a vital role in product support for the equipment we sell. He is a Certified Red Seal Heavy Duty Equipment Technician with more than 13 years of experience in the field and has been our primary mechanic for many years.

Rob Beukema

Vice President

sales@worktruckwest.com 604-855-5101

Rob is a co-owner of the business with over 20 years of experience within the company. He has extensive knowledge and expertise in building custom work truck packages for our customer across Canada.

Amanda Rathore

Marketing & Communications Manager


Amanda spent her first year as their Sales Coordinator and is now the Marketing & Communications Manager. She oversees all the market planning, customer relations, communications and is responsible for the development of goals, strategies and campaigns.

Cheryl Buholzer



Cheryl handles the financial side of the business and has been overseeing our accounting for over ten years.

Brittany Meyers

Accounts Receivable | Office Administrator


Brittany handles accounts receivable for the entire company and office administrative duties at our Langley, BC head office.