Murray Plant Press Release: Fortress Bites in the City


After a comprehensive evaluation of products, renowned Birmingham based NFDC Member Demolition Company, City Demolition, have just taken delivery of their first Fortress FS25R scrap shear.  2018 is a very significant year for the City Team with them celebrating the milestone of 30 years trading in the Demolition Sector .

The 2500 kg Fortress shear ticked the boxes on flexibility and performance and brings a new dimension to the armoury for City.

Comprehensive field trials saw the FS25R cutting material that previously would have been completely out of bounds for a shear of its size. With the upper and lower jaws of the shear being machined from a solid block of 6” Swedish Steel, the Fortress combines huge tip and apex forces that are normally associated with tools considerably bigger and heavier.

The big gains mean that City Demolition now have a tool with the flexibility to work with their EC380 high reach machine right through to their 25-42 tonners. On cutting applications the precision of the piston motors means that the operator has gained increased efficiency and tonnage.

Commenting on the deal, City Demolition Managing Director Mark Doyle said, “The build quality of the Fortress Shear is clear to see however we wanted to evaluate it performance . What we have found is that it actually has exceeded our expectations . We purposefully put it to work on a couple of applications thinking it may eventually find its match, but it came through with flying colours. We are very pleased with our investment”.

Murray Plant Sales Manager Mick Reeve also commented on the deal, “Securing the business with a prestigious customer like City Demolition is a great feather in our cap. We look forward to a strong working relationship going forward”.  Mick went on to highlight, “The Fortress shears have the pedigree to give our customers a new dimension in the scrap handling side of the business”.

For all enquiries on the Fortress and Rammer demolition range, please contact Mick Reeve on 07919 212292, or email
Alternatively contact the Murray Plant office on 01505 322 252.