Cobra or the Gyru-Star? Which Screening Bucket is Right for Me?

Ransome Attachments picked up the Gyru-Star Compact Screening Bucket and the Cobra Screening Bucket in 2019. Some of our customers have questioned which product best fits specific jobs so allow us to share what we tell them.

Perhaps the greatest difference is that the Cobra crushes and the Gyru-Star only screens. The Gyru Star is designed to screen rocks and vegetation from soil and other natural materials. Did we mention that it excels in wet soil and compost? The Cobra, on the other hand, crushes and screens industrial materials, in addition to natural materials. You can feed it your toughest demolition debris, concrete, crushed rock, and frozen sand.

The Cobra is also physically larger and works best on larger equipment. The Gyru-Star is designed for compact equipment, but it also works well on mid-sized excavators.

The bottom line is that you need to pick the attachment based on the job at hand and your equipment. Contact us to determine whether the Gyru-Star or the Cobra is the best fit.

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It is critical; however, to make sure the stars are rotated in the proper direction because screening in reverse can result in excessive wear or damage. So how do you make sure your stars are spinning in the right direction? The stars are shaped like a shark fin. Make sure that they are rotating in a direction that allows the material to roll over the top, or outside face, much like an object would roll over the hood of a car. If material is hitting the curved inside face of the star, you’re rotating in the wrong direction.

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