ShearForce People

Who we are

ShearForce Equipment is the excavator attachment and mobile crushing equipment division of West Coast Machinery Ltd. Along with our service truck division, Work Truck West, we continue to uphold the West Coast Machinery promise — to provide our customers with Service you Deserve, People you Trust.


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Our Story

A family-run business for three generations, West Coast Machinery takes great pride in our history and our reputation. ShearForce Equipment will continue to strive to uphold this high standard of excellence. Our goal is simple-to seek out the best of the best, and make it available to you.

As has been the case for decades, our top suppliers include Stanley Hydraulics and LaBounty — proven leaders in the industry. We’ve also introduced our own ShearForce brand, offering power and durability at a very attractive price point.

In our never-ending search for high productivity attachments, we’ve also added added the Xcentric® line of high-efficiency hydraulic rippers, crusher buckets, and screening buckets to our inventory, as well as RUBBLE MASTER mobile crushing equipment. By branching out beyond attachments, we’re helping our customers save even more time and money on their job sites.

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.

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Our Team

Our People

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.

Our Facility

In 2008, ShearForce moved into its new state-of-the-art facility, in the heart of B.C.’s Fraser Valley. With 31,500 square feet of space, 18,400 of which is dedicated to production and assembly, we look forward to serving your needs for years and years to come.

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Our Team

Our Team

Ours is a young, motivated management team with an excellent grasp of the operational requirements. Along with hard work and dedication, they bring with them valued experience in the industry.

Attachment Experts

Check out the team below and put faces to the names of all the team of attachment experts you have access to when you work with us — or rather, when we work for you!

Meet The Experts

Brad Dewit

President/General Manager

Email Phone: 1-800-255-5211

Brad oversees all day-to-day business activities. Brad is a co-owner of the business and has more than 20 years of experience in the industry and in managing the business.

Glen DeVries

Territory Manager BC

Email Phone: 604-308-3929

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

Andrew Young

Business Development Manager Alberta

Email Phone: 403-620-4336

Andrew recently joined our team and has more than 12 years of experience in sales roles within full-line equipment dealerships in BC and Alberta.

John Zietsma

Product Support Manager

Email Phone: 604-835-1452

John has led the product support, parts, and service side of ShearForce Equipment for the past nine years.

Tyler Janzen

Heavy Equipment Technician

Email Phone: 1-800-255-5211

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 10 years of experience in the field and has been our primary mechanic for four years.

Nathan Chase

Sales Coordinator/Inside Sales

Email Phone: 1-800-255-5211

Nathan has been assisting the sales and service team for four years and handles shipping and delivery to our customers.

Rob Beukema

Vice President

Email Phone: 1-800-255-5211

Rob is a co-owner of the business with 18 years of experience within the company.

Carly Wethersett

Marketing and Communications Director

Email Phone: 1-800-255-5211

Carly has more than 12 years of strategic marketing experience and has been with our team for three years. She is responsible for planning, development, and implementation of all our marketing strategies, marketing communications, and customer relations activities.

Cheryl Buholzer

Controller

Email Phone: 1-800-255-5211

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