Cover Story: Boss Attachments’ OSA RS4000 crusher
Powerful, versatile and precise OSA RS4000 primary demolition shears from Boss Attachments are attracting attention in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands
The OSA RS4000, a primary demolition crusher that suits excavators starting from 40 tonnes in weight, is the latest of the OSA controlled demolition equipment to land on the Boss Attachments showroom floor.
The RS4000 is constructed entirely from Swiss SSAB Strenx performance steels and Hardox wear plate, the RS4000 stands at 3200mm, weighs in at 4120kg, has a jaw opening of 1350mm and exerts a shattering crushing force of 350 tonnes.
If you think that’s impressive, just wait until you see its big brother, the RS12000, which is scheduled to hit our shores in early January.
The RS12000 stands at 4580mm, weighs 14,000kg and has a crushing force in excess of 900 tonnes.
Boss Attachments says this big dog will be going straight to work on a 120-tonne short-stick excavator enlisted to demolish a decommissioned power plant.
The manufacturer, Italy’s OSA Demolition Equipment, has evolved over four generations of the Sallustio family. The pursuit of designing and delivering technically-advanced, high-quality controlled demolition equipment has been its driving force since the early 1990s.
OSA says that over the past 10 years it has been working to set the highest standards possible at its facility in the picturesque Italian town of Molfetta. As a result, it says, it has grown to be a wellrespected market leader on a global scale.
The company has now built a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility to expand on this success.
“Our global reach has been facilitated by our professional and highly competent dealer network,” OSA managing director Roberto Sallusttio says.
“Our network is comprised of specially trained technicians who have been accredited to provide service and support for the products we manufacture.
“In Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, our efforts are led by Boss Attachments, our highly reputable importing and distribution partner,” he adds. “Boss Attachments sell and fully service our entire product line, providing complete customer service with the same high standards that define our mission.”
Boss Attachments founder Livio Pace says the OSA products continually exceed the expectations of his customers.
“They are truly amazing products that sell themselves based on their own durability and performance,” he says. “Over the past six years we have sold thousands of OSA products, and what we are finding is that at least 80 per cent of new sales are either repeats or referrals.
“Over the past few months we have seen a large increase in sales of the OSA demolition steel shears and pulverisers throughout Australia and the Pacific Islands.”
Pace says OSA Demolition Equipment manufactures a wide range of precision demolition works tools for excavators from 1.2 tonnes to
250 tonnes. The company makes primary demolition crushers, primary and secondary demolition pulverisers, demolition steel shears, timber shears, demolition selector grapples and — the pinnacle of the line-up — the HB series of hydraulic breakers.
“I am told the HB series of hydraulic breaker have a ground striking force that is rivalled by no other,” he says.
Boss Attachments has its head office in Somersby, NSW, and another office in Auckland, New Zealand, with three sub branches in Tullamarine (Victoria), Eagle Farm (Queensland) and Pinjarra (WA).
The OSA range is made in Italy