Selecting the proper rippers and scarifiers for your dozer, scraper or motor grader can make the difference between just being able to rip a material and being able to reach optimum efficiency and maximum production. Production ripping usually requires a single shank ripper, as do very hard or tightly compacted materials. The multi-shank ripper is especially useful in pre-ripping for scrapers or other loading tools.
Scarifiers are available in two configurations, V-Block and Straight Block:
Cat V-Block Scarifiers fit ahead of the blade, hold up to 11 shanks and loosen a path 1168mm wide. They are available to fit Cat 12, 120, 140 and 112 motor graders
Cat Straight Block Scarifiers are mounted on the rear of the machine and are best used for higher-speed applications in shallow, low impact applications. Holding up to 17 shanks and loosening a path 1828mm wide, these are available to fit Cat 12 and 14 Motor Graders.