Ransome Attachments Brings Gyru-Star Screening Bucket to U.S.

Tue June 11, 2019 - National Edition
Brian Fraley – FRALEY CONSTRUCTION MARKETING


Ransome Attachments now offers the U.K.-manufactured Gyru-Star compact screening bucket in the United States.
Ransome Attachments now offers the U.K.-manufactured Gyru-Star compact screening bucket in the United States.

Ransome Attachments has inked a deal to distribute the U.K.-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 Eric Ransome, Ransome Attachments owner. "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. (907 to 22,680 kg), 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, according to the manufacturer.

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. (2,721 kg) 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 cu. yd. (764 to 1,529 cu m) 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, according to the manufacturer. 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 U.K. 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."

Click here to learn more about the Gyru-Star compact screening system.