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Midi digger (5T) Ripper teeth

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Alright.

 

Alright just wondering on opinions on ripper teeth and the various brands.

Put off buying 1 for years but going to bite the bullet,

Got a found to dig throu some shaley rock ( prob only 30m but fairly hard as well as an electrical cable trench where could be a lot off tree roots.

Been looking for a 2nd hand 1 for years just never see any 2nd hand

 

Is there much difference between brands?

I see the Jsl 1 has a toothed blade on back, does the blade actually work for cutting roots?

Is it worth the extra money.

 

I ake it they generally hold there value 2nd hand? Only really be needing it for 1-2 month.

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Johny Walker said:

I had 1 for my hitachi sat in the lockup for 12mths never used it

sold it with the machine

I use mine at least every other week. If it's for ripping rock then get a normal one with a replaceble CAT type tip and the right geometry- the curve is important. Not sure on the RSL one- looks a little long and not enough of a curve to me.

 

You won't look back.

 

I just finished 1000m of trenching through shaley rock and only needed the ripper for 20 ish metres, and that was on a 2.8t machine. You might well be OK with a 12" bucket with fresh teeth. Once you're into the shale it tends to break out fairly easily. Never hurts to have the ripper as backup though....

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Aye tried the small bucket, think a 9" and was just shaking the machine to bits, and snapped both teeth off it.

Fairly hard but like u say it is shearing when u hit it at the right angle just takes a bit of back and forward.

Been at the banking a few years now so rock is getting softer as weather gets into it.

 

Bet really handy for the 20m u needed it for thou.

 

I was putting off buying 1 just incase it wasn't up to the job and needed a pecker, but with this cable to dig in thought I'd give it a go can see it catching a few roots

 

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They are also good for stumps make sure it’s go a good tooth, don’t rate the blade on rather back tooth should rip through roots

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Cheers folks I think I might it steer clear of the Jsl 1 then.

 

Never used 1 before but thought if it does wot it said in the blurb might be quite good but did look bulky.

 

I'll just stick with a more normal 1, might be easier sold afterwards too, meaning to move digger on after I get these 2 jobs done.

 

So if anyone is wanting 1 in the near future for a 5t machine on 45mm pins.

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5 hours ago, drinksloe said:

Cheers folks I think I might it steer clear of the Jsl 1 then.

 

Never used 1 before but thought if it does wot it said in the blurb might be quite good but did look bulky.

 

I'll just stick with a more normal 1, might be easier sold afterwards too, meaning to move digger on after I get these 2 jobs done.

 

So if anyone is wanting 1 in the near future for a 5t machine on 45mm pins.

Just hire one, the guy your mate gets the tracked dumpers off will have several and if he aint got one no one has, a mate of mine has one and i think its made out of a ripper of something like a D6 and its something he has had for many years it was used on a 6 tonne kubota, i can enquire about that for you if you want ? or the other guy is Mick Wilkinson or commonly known as Wurzell both good guys to deal with,

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Cheers spud.

 

Just no one around locally, by time I drive down to Wilkinson's be 2+ hrs each way, so 2 days off work + desiel + hire.

 

I sort off hope when I sell it, it shouldn't drop too much, plus this job cold take longer than I plan, always do when at ur own house.

1 rusty old one went thro euro last week within 50quid of a new price delivered o my door, and it still had buyers fees to go on top plus me picking it up.

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