VRS180 Vehicle Dismantler

Extract maximum value from ELVs with Powerhand VRS180 vehicle dismantling machine.

Combining the VRS180 Dexterity Grapple and the VRS180 Clamp with legs that raise up and down independently allowing a firm grip on vehicle bodies during processing, Powerhand VRS180 is the ultimate combination of power and dexterity.  Suitable for fitting to most machines in the range of 16 to 20 tonnes.

Increased profitability is gained through quick and efficient removal of higher-grade materials such as engine/transmission assemblies and axle/suspension components from lower grade vehicle body materials.

Like a vulture would dissect its prey, the VRS180 Clamp legs pin down the vehicle to allow the VRS180 Dexterity Grapple to systematically remove the valuable materials away from the lower value vehicle body shell.

The slender, plier-like Dexterity Grapple features an unbroken line of sight from the operator to the vehicle, allowing valuable materials such as the copper wiring loom to be extracted from even the tightest of areas. High power hydraulic cylinders and high torque rotation unit give the VRS180 the power to effortlessly dissect the vehicle.

Manual methods of removing high value materials from end-of-life cars and vehicles can be labour intensive and costly, in many cases making the process economically unviable and although a four-tine scrap grab will allow extraction of the engine, much of the added value materials are left behind, resulting in the end-of-life vehicle dismantler missing out on great potential profit. Powerhand VRS allows maximum value to be extracted from ELVs.

We understand that in a demanding, fast paced industry, productivity is paramount. That is why the VRS180 is built to work, all day, every day. Manufactured 100% from high strength Swedish alloy steels so that you can maximise your profits without the worry of downtime.

  • Hold down and clamp vehicles using the machine mounted clamp legs.
  • Robust enough to handle heavy materials, yet the nimble jaws of the Dexterity grapple allow easy removal of wiring looms, starter motors, and alternators. Once the valuable wiring loom has been removed, the multi-tool strips off any unwanted electrical components.
  • Independent clamp leg movement.
  • High performance rotation unit.
  • Manufactured from high strength Swedish alloy steel.

Copper Wire Extraction

Much of the value in an ELV is often hidden in the copper wiring loom

The Powerhand VRS 180 allows easy extraction of the copper wiring loom from a vehicle. The slender design, plier like grapple, creates a straight line of sight from the operator to the vehicle, making wire extraction from the tightest of spaces an effortless task.

The high speed vane motor rotator on the VRS180 grapple means wiring looms can be twisted up like a rope, making the loom stronger and making it possible for more of the loom to be extracted.

Use the multi-tool on the VRS clamp legs to remove unwanted plugs from the wiring loom, leaving only the high value wiring to be recycled.


Extra profit from extraction of heavy steel axles and suspension

Pin the vehicle down with the clamp legs and use the VRS180 Dexterity Grapple to pull the axle and suspension components from the lower value vehicle shell.


Engine removal is a simple task when the VRS180’s precision and power is unleashed

The slender plier-like legs of the VRS180 Dexterity Grapple make it perfect for seeing into the engine bay to perfectly place the legs around the engine and pull it out in only a few seconds.

Powerhand VRS180
Suitable for fitting to most machines in the range of 16-20 tonnes
VRS180 System Dexterity Grapple
Requires two hydraulic services: Open/Close 300Bar, 80-120 l/min.  Rotate 250Bar, 40 l/min
Weight (Excluding mounting adaptor and rotator) 1048kg
Overall Height A 2585mm
Attachment Height B 2170mm
Maximum Jaw Opening C 1055mm
VRS180 System Clamp Legs
Clamp Legs: Raise/Lower 300Bar, 80-120 l/min
Weight (Excluding mounting adaptor and rotator) 1352kg
Width at Tips A 2034mm
Overall Width B 3313mm
Typical Mounting Height (Dependant on the machine mounting bracket) C 530mm-750mm
Overall Length (Excluding mounting adaptor) D 3455mm
Raised Height E 1656mm


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