The “Single Pointed Ripper Bucket” (SPRB) from Leading Edge Attachments, is a ripper/bucket combination for excavators and backhoes. It allows the operator to easily rip rock, decomposed granite, limestone, sandstone, caliche, coral shale, asphalt or frozen ground with the maximum breakout force. It also can be used to pry out and carry stumps or boulders, rip a clean, narrow V trench for laying utilities and also scoop and load material. The SPRB is a new design that allows the operator to own an effective ripper/bucket combination that is relatively inexpensive, according to the manufacturer. The sides are solid high strength HARDOX 400 steel slabs that are arranged in a V shape. The plates converge at the bottom and are connected to structural member that holds a single replaceable tooth. The tip radius is shorter than the standard bucket to keep the breakout forces high, but is long enough to form a V shape that is structurally sound for ripping and prying.
Leading Edge Attachments, Inc., www.digrock.com