Why use Rippers?


Here at Masterhitch, we manufacture a vast collection of digger attachments, that can either be a standard fit to your construction machinery or custom made. It all comes down to the type of project you are undertaking and the outcome you want, as to which digger attachments you will need to use with your construction machinery. The focal point this week is Rippers, also commonly known as Ripper Tooths. All of our excavator attachments, including Rippers are made of the best quality British Standard Steel, perfect for long life, which is ideal for the type of work the attachment will be performing.


What are Rippers?

Rippers are an attachment that can be fitted to an excavator, they are then used for breaking up hard grounds and surfaces, as well as rocks and difficult areas that can’t be broken initially with an excavator bucket.

Masterhitch Rippers are a cost effective attachment that are used a lot on construction sites that deal with demolition of structures, as well as preparing the ground for new framework. Rippers are also used a lot for landscaping projects as well as breaking tarmac and concrete.


What machines do Masterhitch Rippers fit?

At Masterhitch, we can create Rippers that fit the following machines ranging from: 

  • 8 Tonne
  • 15 Tonne
  • 22 Tonne
  • 36 Tonne
  • 49 Tonne

We stock a range of different sizes in Rippers, on top of this we can also offer the service of custom manufactured attachments. These are made by our experienced specialist engineers, who are happy to offer any advice that you may need.


Why would you use Rippers?

Rippers are used pre-excavation. They are great for ripping up solid grounds to make it easier for excavator buckets to pass through the material. They are also great for digging up and removing tree stumps and roots. Simply dig the attachment in and around the tree stump to break any roots, you will then be able to go in using a different excavator attachment to finally remove the tree stump, the ground is then ready to be reused for any construction work. They are also great digger attachments to use on demolition sites.

The advantages of using rippers:

  • It cuts down the amount of stress put on excavator buckets if the ground has not been broken up.
  • The amount of use you get out of your excavator buckets will increase. When using rippers, the wear and tear of construction machinery and excavator buckets is minimal, as you aren’t putting strain on them trying to dig a solid ground or surface.


About H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd

At Masterhitch we pride ourselves on the projects  we do for customers, as well as work we carry out for our sister company, H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd. When hiring out Excavators, Telehandlers, Rollers and Dumpers from H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd, you will also get the option to add any attachments that may be needed for projects, to the quote.

H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd have 10 UK based depots, but alternatively can also deliver hired construction machinery directly to you at an additional fee. If you are interested in hiring any plant equipment or attachments to go with them, contact the sales team today and hire your ripper attachment if you haven’t already.


About Diggerland Theme Parks

Along with H.E. Services, we also carry out work for Diggerland UK Theme Parks. At Masterhitch, we specially adapt the diggers to ensure the Diggerland rides and drives are user friendly and are easily operable by children at all four UK parks based in Kent, Devon, Durham and Yorkshire. Alongside manufacturing specialist restrictors to ensure the diggers used by Diggerland are safe for the use of children and untrained adults, Masterhitch Europe Ltd also custom make specialist attachments and buckets. You can see some of our work for Diggerland from the images below.

About BuyADigger

Another sister company within the H.E Group that we work closely with is BuyADigger. BuyADigger are the sales division of the H.E. Group, and sell on all used construction machinery from H.E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd and Diggerland. When selling machinery on to customers internationally, the sales team can also send a quote for the diggers along with buckets or attachments, that we at Masterhitch will make.


Want to place an order for a Ripper or other digger attachment?

To get in touch with Masterhitch for a quote on a Ripper give us a call on: 01634 290022 or email the team on: sales@masterhitch.co.uk. We are more than happy to advise you on any of our products and assist where needed, if you aren’t sure.