Scrap Shear Systems

Scrap Shear System

Conveying Equipment - Scrap Shear System


The Mellott Scrap Shear uses a simple low maintenance design to shear long pieces of lumber into short, easily handled lengths.

The scrap shear's standard configuration includes a 20' long vibrating infeed conveyor and a 20 hp hydraulic power unit.

The operator controls are located on the front of the shear and provide class 2 electrical protection.

Standard controls consist of emergency stop buttons located on the panel face and on each side, power on/off, manual operation for up and down, and an automatic mode which cycles up and down.

The hydraulic cylinder is a 6" bore double rod cylinder with an extend stroke adjustment.

The knife blade is alloy steel mounted in at 1 1/2" thick ram guided by machined Ryertex bars.


We have an onsite engineering and design team capable of meeting your specific needs. We will consult and coordinate with you to provide the best options for your specific application.


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The operators controls are located on the front of the shear with 2 additional emergency stops on the sides
The alloy steel knife is mounted in a 1-1/2" thick ram guided by machined Ryertex bars. This provides smooth operation with minimal wear to the cutting system.
The hydraulic power source is mounted on a separate frame. The standard 20 HP unit provides 10 cuts per minute while the opitional 30 HP unit provides 15 cuts per minute

Main System Components

Lumber Capacity:4" Deep x 11-1/2" Wide x 18' Long
Weight:3225 Pounds
Cycle Rate:10 cuts per min. std. / 15 cuts per min. optional
Frame:1" Thick Plate Steel
Knife:S7 Tool Steel
Ram:1-1/2" Thick Plate
Guides:2" x 6" Ryertex Bars
Cylinder:6" Bore x 6" Stroke with Extended Stroke Adjustment
Valve:Hydraulic with Separate Pressure Adjustment
Control:Auto / Manual Operation
Motor Controls:480V 3 Phase, Class 2 Protected with 120V Controls
Piece Size:11" to 14" Long
Pan:Formed 3/16" Plate Steel
Drive:3 HP 1750 RPM, TEFC Electric Motor
Motor:20 HP 1750 RPM TEFC / 30 HP Optional
Pump:Fixed Displacement
Tank:50 Gallon
Filter and Hoses:Included with Tank and Frame
Maximum Operating Pressure:2000 PSI
Scrap Shear System