Find the right excavator ripper for breaking up hard surfaces

When your job demands breaking through though surfaces (such as rock, tarmac, or paving), you need a strong, reliable and durable excavator tyne.

With careful selection, a quality excavator shank will help you get your work done quicker, so you can be more productive.

Here are a few things to look out for when selecting an excavator ripper:

  1. Advanced shank geometry
    The shank should be designed to break through and rake the toughest surfaces with ease allowing for efficient ripping under a variety of conditions.Choose a ripper with a streamline design. This will ensure your shank rips the material rather than ploughing it.Ripper shape should promote efficient ripping. This means you’ll make easier, deeper rips without putting too much of a load on the machine.
  2. Proper tyne construction
    Heavy duty robust construction will ensure your excavator ripper has the increased strength and durability to last for years to come.Tyne cheeks should be reinforced for added durability.
  3. Manufactured from high strength steel
    Be sure to select an excavator ripper that is manufactured from high strength steel for a longer lifespan.
  4. OH&S compliant
    Naturally, all excavator tynes used on your earthmoving equipment should be manufactured to comply with OH&S requirements.
  5. Heavy-duty base plate
    The ripper base plate provides strength through the ripper from the ears with strengthening gussets for maximum ripping power.When selecting shanks for your excavator, it is important to go for a ripper with a heavy-duty base plate. This provides added strength and durability to the ripper attachment so that you get years of useful work from it.
  6. Ripper tyne length
    A good supplier should carry a range of excavator rippers of various lengths. Be sure to get advice where necessary on what is best for your application.
  7. Wear protection on the tyne shin
    Ripper blade shin guards offer further protection and longevity in rock and abrasive applications.
  8. Ground engaging tools
    Most suppliers include the boot and nose with their rippers.