New Hydraulic Iron workers / Croppers

VersaCut Double Cylinder

VersaCut delivers quality you can trust and
performance you can rely on.

Our double and single cylinder iron workers deliver
outstanding power, robust build quality
and great features.

New hydraulic iron workers

Versatility and power for better cutting and bending performance.

Our new hydraulic iron workers are designed to deliver their massive power efficiently and intelligently, with great features for accuracy, speed and performance. Bend, crop, shear, notch and punch accurately at two stations with confidence, for high productivity, decreased wastage and cost per cut. Premium components and a high build quality make this hydraulic cropper an indispensable component of your fabrication work flow.


The ironworker or cropper is a hugely versatile machine - making it the go to solution for many fabrication tasks. As such it forms a crucial part of your process and needs to be powerful, accurate and easy to use. We kept this in mind when designing the VersaCut, including a mix of features and components that exceed client expectations. The result is VersaCut, our high performance iron worker range, delivering the right quality at the right price.


  • Premium build quality you've come to expect from Machine Tools Online.
  • Rigid frame machined to high tolerances.
  • High quality components throughout - hydraulics, pump, electrics, motor, cylinders and blades are all selected for the highest performance at this price point with most spares readily available in South Africa.
  • Intelligent approach to the operator’s needs, such as quick punch system, cut to length backstop, flat bar bending, strong hold down system for accurate cutting, inching and single cycles, dual independent cylinder operation, lubrication and more.
  • Excellent post sales support, including a 12 month parts and labour warranty.


  • Available in capacities from 45 ton to 160 ton.
  • Punching: 25mm x 12mm to 38mm x 30mm
  • Notching: 8mm - 80mm deep to 10mm - 300mm deep
  • Flat Bar Shearing: 12mm x 200mm to 40mm x 335mm
  • Angle Shearing: 90 deg 100mm x 100mm x 10mm to 200mm x 200mm x 18mm
  • Angle Shearing: 45 deg 70mm x 70mm x 6mm to 80mm x 80mm x 10mm
  • Round shearing: 30mm to 70mm
  • Square shearing: 30mm x 30mm to 60mm x 60mm
  • Channel shearing: 80mm x 43mm x 5mm to 300mm x 89mm x 11.5mm
  • I Beam shearing: 120mm x 74mm x 5mm to 300mm x 130mm x 13mm
  • Motor: 4 - 11 kw
  • Backstops: microswitched for fast cut to length operation.
  • Blade gaps: Adjustable.
  • Stroke length: Adjustable.
  • Foot pedal: Heavy duty double foot pedals.
  • Material handling: Punch, shear, crop screw hold downs for confident, accurate cutting.
  • Material ejection: rear slider plate for material.
  • Movement: Single and continuous stroke.
  • Safety: Guards for punch, shear, crop, notch and saftey stop.
  • Guarantee: 12 months parts and labour, see terms and conditions of sale.


Click on the model in the table below to download the relevant pdf spec-sheets:

Model IW - 45 Ton IW - 60 Ton IW - 90 Ton IW - 125 Ton IW - 160 Ton
Punching Force 45 tons 60 tons 90 tons 125 tons 160 tons
Punching Capacity Ø25 x 12mm Ø25 x 16mm Ø30 x 20mm Ø35 x 25mm Ø38 x 30mm
Punching Depth 12mm 16mm 20mm 25mm 28mm
Throat Depth 115mm 300mm 355mm 400mm 600mm
Max. Stroke Length 35mm 80mm 80mm 80mm 80mm
Max. Punching Diameter 25mm 25mm 30mm 35mm 38mm
Cycles / Min. 10-18 11-20 12-20 8-18 6-16
At 90° Shearing 100mm x 100mm x 10mm 120mm x 120mm x 12mm 140mm x 140mm x 12mm 160mm x 160mm x 14mm 200mm x 200mm x 18mm
At 45° Miter Shearing 70mm x 70mm x 6mm 50mm x 50mm x 5mm 60mm x 60mm x 10mm 70mm x 70mm x 10mm 80mm x 80mm x 10mm
Flat Bar Shearing 12mm x 200mm 16mm x 250mm | 8mm x 400mm 16mm x 250mm | 8mm x 400mm 25mm x 330mm | 16mm x 600mm 40mm x 335mm | 30mm x 600mm
Blade Length 300mm 410mm 410mm 610mm 610mm
BAR SHEARING          
Round Bar Shear 30mm 45mm 50mm 60mm 70mm
Square Bar Shear 30mm x 30mm 40mm x 40mm 50mm x 50mm 50mm x 50mm 60mm x 60mm
Channel Shear 80mm x 43mm x 5mm 120mm x 53mm x 5.5mm 160mm x 63mm x 6.5mm 200mm x 75mm x 9mm 300mm x 89mm x 11.5mm
I Beam Shear - 120m x 74mm x 5mm 160m x 88mm x 6mm 200mm x 102mm x 9mm 300mm x 130mm x 13mm
Thickness 8mm 10mm 10mm 10mm 10mm
Width 35mm 57mm 57mm 57mm 57mm
Depth 80mm 300mm 300mm 300mm 300mm

Learn more about croppers / iron-workers by visiting one of our blog articles:

1.) The Iron worker or Punch, shear, cropper - total versatility.