Ripping it up

Oct. 6, 2005
The Multi-Ripper from Leading Edge Attachments Inc., Jefferson, Mass., uses the hydraulic rolling action on off-road equipment like excavators to rip into hard ground.

The Multi-Ripper from Leading Edge Attachments Inc., Jefferson, Mass. (leadingedgeattach-ments.com), uses the hydraulic rolling action on off-road equipment like excavators to rip into hard ground. The design, dubbed "staggered shanks on an arc," makes sure no pair of teeth on the attachment is aligned. This means maximum breakout force is applied sequentially and individually to each pair of teeth. The small distance between the excavator stick pivot and tooth tips effectively multiplies the tip force. Operators say it breaks through shale, caliche, sandstone, limestone, asphalt, frozen ground, coral, layered cement, slate, and other fragmented rock at one-fourth the time needed by hydraulic hammers.

Sponsored Recommendations

How BASF turns data into savings

May 7, 2024
BASF continuously monitors the health of 63 substation assets — with Schneider’s Service Bureau and EcoStruxure™ Asset Advisor. ►Learn More: https://www.schn...

Agile design thinking: A key to operation-level digital transformation acceleration

May 7, 2024
Digital transformation, aided by agile design thinking, can reduce obstacles to change. Learn about 3 steps that can guide success.

Can new digital medium voltage circuit breakers help facilities reduce their carbon footprint?

May 7, 2024
Find out how facility managers can easily monitor energy usage to create a sustainable, decarbonized environment using digital MV circuit breakers.

The Digital Thread: End-to-End Data-Driven Manufacturing

May 1, 2024
Creating a Digital Thread by harnessing end-to-end manufacturing data is providing unprecedented opportunities to create efficiencies in the world of manufacturing.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!