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Ripper Shanks for Your Bulldozer

Ripper shanks certainly have their place in the earth moving and construction industry. If you operate a bulldozer, you will benefit from top-quality, durable ripper shanks. The front of your bulldozer is equipped with a metal blade – this is probably how most people identify a bulldozer. This is used for moving sand, rubble and other construction materials and waste. The handling capacity of the bulldozer will depend on its power and, of course, on the load bearing capacity of the blade too.

The rear of your bulldozer features a ripper and attached ripper shanks, which do the actual heavy-duty ripping. The ripper is modelled on the design of a claw and is used to break up dense compacted material into finer, more manageable material. This type of functionality is of great value in the mining industry, construction industry, military, farm operations and similar environments.

While both the metal blade and the ripper are the bulldozer’s primary tools, today we’re going to focus on the ripper. Here’s what you need to know about ripper and ripper shanks for your bulldozer:

• Rippers are available in single-shank and multi-shank varieties. The shanks are the part of the claw-like device used for the actual ripping function and must therefore be kept in tip-top condition to ensure long-term service and the highest possible efficiency and accuracy.

• For heavy-duty ripping, the single-shank ripper is most often used.

• The ripper shank itself usually has a boot attached, which is made of steel and assists in ripping functionality.

• The boot component of a ripper shank once fitted, must be maintained and regularly replaced when wear and tear is evident. This protects the ripper shank to ensure long-term functionality and efficiency. Without a boot component, the ripper shank will wear down and suffer damage prematurely.

At Tractor & Grader Supplies, we offer a range of ripper shanks as part of our GET category on our catalogue. Our extensive range of accessories, adaptors and components also offers self-sharpening bucket teeth, tips, retainers, grader blades and various segments over and above our collection of ripper shanks. While our range is considered extensive, there might be components that you need that don’t form part of our catalogue. If this is the case, we encourage you to contact us so that we can try to source your required products, components or adaptors on your behalf. We strongly believe in only sourcing the finest quality products, so you can rest assured that you will receive great value for money.

All of our products are of OPM quality, which means that you can expect a long lifespan and exceptional durability from every product, while our prices remain competitive. If you’re looking for top-quality, well-priced ripper shanks, you’ve come to the right place. We stock a range of ripper shanks for you to choose from and by chatting to one of our friendly consultants, you can expect to end up with a ripper shank that is compatible with your specific make and model of bulldozer. Need more information and advice? Contact us via email or telephone today.

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