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An Introduction to Rotation Motors & Shears

March 7, 2022

Heavy demolition, scrap, and recycling jobs require quality attachments like shears.  Most shears contain a rotation motor. In this post, we outline what a rotation motor is, why it’s essential, and how you can prevent it from becoming damaged when using shears. 

What is the LaBounty rotation motor?

A rotation motor is a component of the shear that produces a 360-degree rotation.  In a rotation motor, pressurized fluid supplied by a hydraulic pump acts on the surface of the motor’s gear teeth and creates torque on the output shaft. 

The LaBounty shear utilizes the rotation motor when turning 360 degrees while the jaw’s design facilitates improved penetration.  As a result, LaBounty shears provide industry-leading quality, and the rotation motor plays a vital role in ensuring that high standard. 

Why is the rotation motor essential?

The rotation motor is the main component that permits the shear to turn 360 degrees.  If problems occur with the rotation motor, the operator will not be able to position the shear properly.  Without full use of the rotation system, productivity will drastically decline. 

What are some common ways the rotation motor gets damaged?

Backdriving is one of the most common ways to damage the rotation motor.  Backdriving occurs when the shear is subjected to off-center, excessive stress.  This additional stress will damage internal components, causing the rotation motor to fail prematurely. 

Why choose a LaBounty attachment from Company Wrench?

Company Wrench has been the number one LaBounty dealer in the United States every year since 2004. Our fleet of excavators is designed to carry any LaBounty tool so that you can find it anywhere.

We work closely with LaBounty to ensure that every unit we put into our customers’ hands is rigorously tested, checked, and tested again to assure that you are receiving the highest quality tool you will ever use. As a result, you can be sure that when you purchase or rent a LaBounty product with Company Wrench, you are getting cutting-edge customer service and support throughout the entire process.

We carry an extensive inventory of LaBounty attachments, including LaBounty multi demolition processors, LaBounty shears, LaBounty grapples, LaBounty universal processors & jawsets, LaBounty concrete pulverizers, and much more.

What can Company Wrench do to help you get the most out of your LaBounty shear?

Since 1977, LaBounty shears have been known for their durability and productivity.  However, if you operate the shear incorrectly, it could cause unnecessary damage.  Company Wrench offers training to help keep your job site safe and efficient. We also offer 24/7 customer service and should a problem arise, most of our technicians can be on-site within 24 hours to help avoid extended delays.  Learn more about our selection of LaBounty shears and the Company Wrench advantage.