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ShearForce’s Top Projects of 2018

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Ambitious demolition jobs across Canada. Epic volumes of rock and concrete crushed. Even more innovative new products than last year. 2018 was full of all kinds of new undertakings and adventures for the ShearForce Equipment team. Check out the list of our Top Projects of 2018! Xcentric Ripper and Xcentric Crusher Buckets Working Together to Rebuild Forestry...... READ MORE

Initial Impressions | XR82 At Work

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One of our customers in the pile and dredging industry was searching for an excavation tool that could be deployed for a three-month project which included the removal of more than 40,000 yards of basalt from a shoreline to make way for a new harbor and breakwater for incoming marine traffic. The superintendent saw video...... READ MORE

Our Top Featured Demolition Projects of 2017

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Demolition projects galore. Epic road trips. Brand new products. 2017 was full of all kinds of new undertakings and adventures for the ShearForce Equipment crew. Check out the list of our Top Projects of 2017! Major Demolition Works Project on Vancouver Island One of our customers took on a large industrial facility demolition project on...... READ MORE

Frozen Ground Excavation: The Contractor’s Guide to Excavating

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Frozen ground excavation can be a challenge. When a deep freeze sets in, even the softest of soils can quickly turn into a stubborn and concrete-like barrier to making progress with your earthmoving job and hitting your targets on time. Ground density depends on several factors, including moisture content, grain size, and surface temperature. Excavation...... READ MORE

Winter Is On Its Way! Beat the Cold this Year with Xcentric Ripper

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Here at ShearForce, we believe there is the right tool for every job, especially when the temperature dips below zero. The Xcentric Ripper provides high frequency impact and vibrations for easier breakup when excavating frozen ground, hard ground, rock, and concrete. Watch the video below to see how customers in cold climates can take advantage...... READ MORE

Our Top 9 Featured Projects of 2016

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Far away lands. Unique excavation projects. Brand new products. 2016 was full of all kinds of new undertakings and adventures for the ShearForce Equipment crew. Check out the list of our Top 9 Featured Projects of 2016! Installing an XR50 Hydraulic Ripper in Dease Lake, BC Our adventurous heavy duty mechanic Tyler traveled almost 1,700...... READ MORE

Xcentric Ripper Makes An Impact Around the World

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The Xcentric Ripper® excavator attachment was originally designed for rock excavation and trenching projects in Spain. Using patented Impact Vibration Accumulation Technology, the attachment works with the natural rigidity of the rock, and the vibrations that are produced shake the material to deepen cracks for easier breakup. The Xcentric Ripper® is an exceptional tool for...... READ MORE

Excavating frozen ground in northern Manitoba

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When one of our customers in northern Manitoba took on a recent project preparing a site for worker camps, they didn’t foresee the environmental challenges that lied ahead. The future campsite was filled with a soil and sand mixture in the fall of 2013, but after several weeks of rain and a turn to sub-zero...... READ MORE