Ripper Shanks (Aftermarket G.E.T.)

Ripper shanks are an essential component on the back of any bulldozer. The ripper shank is a long, hook-resembling tool that rips into the ground. The ripper shank is ideal for breaking up hard, compacted soil. It has become a popular alternative to drilling or clearing surface materials.

Your machinery is an essential investment. However, it can be a costly one, which is why it is essential to look at quality aftermarket parts when it comes time to replace worn-down components. When you are in the market for new ripper shanks, aftermarket parts are a dependable option over original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts.

Aftermarket parts are usually more cost-effective than their OEM counterparts. Parts wear out during the life of a machine, sometimes quite frequently. The best way to control costs is to find a reliable aftermarket seller, like DMC Wear Parts. Aftermarket parts also can be fit for a variety of equipment, so no matter what kind of machine you are using, you can find a replacement part that works for it. DMC Wear Parts offers an extensive inventory of over 50,000 parts in stock, including quality aftermarket ripper shanks.

What Are Ripper Shanks?

Ripper shanks are a great ground engagement tool. At its most basic, the ripper shank is a long claw-like instrument that attaches to a bulldozer or the bucket of an excavator (or any other machine attachments). The equipment operator can then use the ripper shank to penetrate the ground. Ripper shanks are typically around 18 inches long and curved. They dig through the soil to break up tough spots that would usually need heavier equipment.

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What is a Ripper Shank Used For?

An operator can use a ripper shank to break up compacted dirt. Tough, compacted soil or roots can be a challenge for some types of construction machinery. But with a ripper shank attachment, any piece of equipment can more easily tear through the soil.

Note: Not all surfaces should be ripped, it is essential to evaluate what you are working with and whether a ripper is the right tool for the job.

Loosen Up Hard Ground and Roots

Ripper shanks can be used to loosen up rocky or hard ground throughout your job site. Beyond just aerating the compacted soil, ripper shanks can cut through and remove roots from trees or plants. Using them for this purpose can clear away topsoil issues and deeper imperfections.

Ripper Shanks (G.E.T.)Single vs. Multi-Ripper Shanks

There are multiple rippers that can be used on the job site—those being the single shank and multi-ripper shank variations. To determine which is suitable for your equipment, you will need to analyze what you will be using the shanks for.  The main difference between these two types of rippers is self-explanatory. The single shank is what it sounds like—a single long blade used for more targeted ripping.  If you need pre-production ripping of deeper soil to create an ideal starting point for your construction job, then a single shank is ideal.

On the other hand, multi-ripper shanks are more suited for variable conditions where not as much development ripping is needed. Typically, it is suited for conditions that are not as hard or where depth is not as critical. The multi-ripper is particularly good for pre-ripping to make the job site easier for other equipment to operate on.


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Aftermarket Ripper Shanks for Any Brand Dozer

If you are looking for a ripper shank for your job site, aftermarket parts are the way to go. Not only are they more cost-effective and affordable, but they can also be fit for any brand of machine. DMC Wear Parts offers aftermarket options for all varieties of ripper shanks and teeth. With hundreds of GET options to choose from, we can help you find the right part for your machine and job.


Why Should I Buy Aftermarket Parts?

It’s no secret that parts wear out during the life of a machine. You will need to find replacements for those parts, and the best way to do so is to find a reliable aftermarket seller. Aftermarket parts offer reliability and affordability without sacrificing quality.

DMC Wear Parts offers an expansive inventory of parts, fitting all kinds of machines. No matter what you are using, we can help you find what you need. Get in touch with one of our aftermarket parts specialists today!

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CAT Dozer Parts

CAT is one of the most popular equipment manufacturers on the market today. Whether you are looking to control costs or just want to find a universal fit, DMC Wear Parts offers a complete selection of aftermarket CAT style parts.

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Komatsu Dozer Parts

Komatsu is another famous brand of excavating equipment. Known throughout job sites across the country, the brand provides its users with dependability and durability. If your equipment calls for a repair, replacement, or additional accessory part, DMC Wear Parts has you covered. We offer a wide selection of aftermarket Komatsu-style parts.


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