Skip to main content
GGB  Heavy-Duty Bearing Solutions for Ripper construction applications

Ripper Attachment

Heavy-Duty Construction Bearing Solution

GGB's Fiber Reinforced Composite Bearing Solution for Heavy-Duty Construction Equipment


Bearing Application Requirements
GGB maintenance-free bearings for ripper attachments, crawlers, graders, 4WD loaders

Ripper attachments are used to break up or scarify hard-packed materials, asphalt and ice, and to remove or loosen rocks, tree roots or packed roads.

They are typically mounted on the rear frame of construction equipment such as motorized graders, 4WD loaders, crawlers and others.

GGB Bearing Solution for Construction Machinery
GGB HSG filament wound and fiber reinforced composite cylindrical plain bearings

To adjust the position of a ripper attachment, self-lubricating, maintenance-free HSG (High Strength GAR-MAX®) fiber reinforced composite plain bearings are mounted in many of the pivots points, including upper/lower bar weldments and hydraulic cylinder ends.

GGB Heavy-Duty Bearings - Benefits

High performance, heavy-duty HSG plain bearings offer the following benefits:

  • Environmentally friendly dry operation eliminating possible soil pollution from grease
  • Reduced equipment costs without the need for lubrication systems, pathways, hoses, nipples/zerks and expensive grease retention seals
  • Reduced ownership cost with maintenance-free operation and extended service life
  • Higher productivity without downtime for bearing maintenance and replacement
  • Lightweight, compact and rugged bearing design with excellent resistance to shock loads, shaft misalignment and abrasion
  • Composite bearing structure provides outstanding chemical and corrosion resistance

Need advice?

Our experts are ready to help you find the right solution for your specific application.