LUMBERTON, NJ – Ransome Attachments has inked a deal to distribute the UK-based Gyru-Star compact screening bucket in the United States. The company anticipates strong demand, especially from its landscaping, forestry, pipeline and utility construction clients.
“Many of our customers are looking for cost-effective attachments that can do more with less,” said owner Eric Ransome. “The Gyru-Star is a perfect complement to our attachment lineup because it not only delivers in these areas, but also brings a slew of additional features at a competitive price point.”
The Gyru-Star screens soils, aggregates, sand and compost without the need for shredding or crushing. The screenings can be used for backfilling, stockpiling or pipe bedding, retaining oversized materials that can be dumped elsewhere. While there are several soil screening systems on the market, the Gyru-Star is unique because it is designed specifically for compact excavators ranging from 2,000 to 50,000 lbs, in addition to compact wheel loaders, skid steers and agricultural tractors.
The key to the Gyru-Star’s design is its rows of rotating polyurethane stars that separate rocks and vegetation from the material to be screened. The unique shape, flexibility and spacing of the stars also eliminates the potential for clogging. The Gyru-Star, while engineered for durability with high grade and Hardox steel, is best suited for landscaping and smaller scale contracting applications. The higher the quality of the source material, the greater the productivity. Even a 6,000-lb excavator or skid steer can produce hundreds of cubic yards per day using the smallest models in the Gyru-Star line, while the larger buckets are capable of churning out over 1,000 to 2,000 cubic yards per day.
The Gyru-Star’s polyurethane stars have proven to wear better than steel in many applications and they also make the bucket much lighter. Despite its large screening area, the Gyru-Star is small enough to be transported in the bed of a compact pick-up truck.
Another key differentiator is the hydraulic requirement of the Gyru-Star. Many screening buckets require a double-acting hydraulic circuit whereas the Gyru-Star makes use of a standard single-acting hammer circuit. It also does not require a case drain line, and skid steer-compatible models come plug and play ready from the factory.
“After many years of manufacturing in the UK we are very excited to be launching the Gyru-Star across the U.S and Canada and sharing the great profit-making possibilities,” said David MacLynn of Gyru-Star. “Even the most modest of businesses should be able to benefit from our technology.”