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Cat cutter
Autodrain Wheel Popper

Autodrain Autoshear

Autodrain's Autoshear is designed to quickly remove valuable catalytic converters. This is a purpose design & built machine and not a converted rescue tool, and is designed to eliminate blade splaying damage, which occurs in scissor type cutters.
Autodrain web site
Contact Autodrain by email or telephone: 0113 2059332
Address: AutoDrain, Wakefield Road,Rothwell Haigh, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 OSB

Crow Cat Shear

Crow Cat Shear

The only competitive air powered CAT shear on the market, the self contained unit can be used under the vehicle even through the fuel removal process. The next generation from rescue type cutters, the simple up / down motion of the ram eliminates the troublesome hinge mechanism of the scissor type tool. Over 300 units in operation across the UK
Crow Environmental web site
Contact Crow Environmental by email or telephone: 01473 290267
Address: Crow Environmental Ltd, 3 The Quadrangle Centre, The Drif, Nacton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9QR

GreenCar Depollution Cat Cutters

Green Car Cat Cutters

Green Car's best selling, heavy duty RS130 Catalytic Converter Cutter comes complete with hydraulic power pack. Will remove cats, electrical cables, exhaust systems etc with ease. Specifically designed for demanding and heavy duty operations. The RSX105 is a smaller model which is specifically designed for recycling and dismantling operations.
Green Car depollution web site
Contact Green Car by email or telephone: 01684 298084
Address: Green Car Depollution Ltd, Basepoint Business Centre, Tewkesbury Business Park, Oakfield Close, Tewkesbury, Gloucs GL20 8SD

Holmatro cat cutter

Holmatro ICU5A30 Cat Cutter

Holmatro Cat Cutters are now used extensively in the auto recyling industry with 350 to 400 of these units in the UK & Ireland. CIS hold EVERY spare at their Northampton head office, so in the event of any problem, you can be up and running again in 24 hours or less. CIS offer full on-site and off-site servicing and training. All staff are Holmatro factory trained in service and technical aspects.
Click here to watch the Holmatro Cat Cutter in action
CIS website
Contact CIS by email or telephone: 01604 642020
Address: CIS Ltd, 25 Hatton Close, Moulton Park Ind. Est., Northampton, NN3 6SU

Seda cat cutter

SEDA CatalyticCutter

The catalyst converter is regarded as the most profitable part of an end-of-life vehicle. The SEDA CatalyticCutter removes it in just a few seconds.
The SEDA CatalyticCutters are the optimal solutions for removing catalysts and exhaust systems. Weber Hydraulik has specially optimized and improved their devices for the specific requirements of recycling companies in conjunction with SEDA.
Our optional mobile stand resp. the mobile stand 360° (for doors and roofs) with catalytic converter catchment tray enables easy transport of the cutter and the aggregate in order to facilitate the usage significantly and prevent any injuries or damages!
NEW: battery-version – for further information please contact your SEDA partner!
Versions: RSX105, RS130, RSX165, RSX180, RSX200
SEDA web site
Contact SEDA by email or telephone: 0750 2023859

Vortex cat cutter

Vortex hydraulic cutters for Cats

Vortex VC21 hydraulic cutter gives a cutting force of 21 tons and is ideal for cutting through exhaust pipes to remove cats. The VC52 which gives 52 tonnes of cutting force. The blade is designed for optimal cut and ease of operation.
Vortex Depollution web site
Contact Chesterfield Recycling Systems Ltd by email
or telephone: 01246 589601
Address: Chesterfield Recycling Systems Ltd, Bidestone House, Astwith Close, Holmewood, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S42 5UR


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Latest stories

Who’s buying our salvage vehicles in Europe?
It seems that there are some questions surrounding the purchasing of vehicles by other European countries, in particular Cat B vehicles. One of our readers asked us the following:
Diesel and petrol car sales to be banned from 2040
In recent news and following on from France’s commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road by 2040, Britain has also followed suit by banning the sales of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. The final plan is due by the end of July.
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There is a use for rusty old cars!
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The pressure’s on for tyres!
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) warn of rising costs on tyre recycling due to regulatory changes and market conditions, factors that will affect used tyre collectors and re-processors.
Volvo to go electric by 2019
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We’re not a scrap yard, we’re a vehicle dismantlers
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Code of practice flawed, the opinion of the BVSF
One has to be concerned when the insurer’s new Code of Practice (CoP) that received its “soft launch” a week or so back isn’t supported by either the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association or the British Vehicle Salvage Federation, two of the main owners of the pre-existing code.