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Rippers, Rear End Loaders and Scoops


Compact Single Tine Ripper (P/N 0024)

Made from 100 x 25 billet with a working depth of 350mm. If using on under 20HP or compact tractors with extremely low linkage we can supply this model with lower than normal linkage so as to clear the unit from the ground. Fitted with Cat 1 pins which can be bolted inwards for narrow linkage tractors. Optional pipelayer 0029) Suitable for 16 –25 HP tractors. Weight approx. 40kg.


 Standard Single Tine Ripper (P/N 0020)

Made from 150 x 32 billet with a working depth of 500mm.The standard ripper is a lot stronger than people give it credit for, I have even heard of one customer using one to lift out rocks who fitted a hydraulic ram between the ripper and his tractor drawbar to push the ripper into the rocks. He welded a lug onto the ripper to do this. The lug he had welded on kept breaking off, but he did not break the ripper! Fitted with Cat 1 pins and supplied with bushes for Cat 2 lower links, having Cat 1 and 2 holes for the top link pin. Optional pipelayer 0022) Suitable for 25 –70 HP tractors. Weight approx. 72kg.


Heavy Duty Single Tine Ripper (P/N 0021)

Made from 150 x 50 billet with a working depth of 700mm.The heavy duty has a bigger and longer tine than the Std ripper and is fitted with Cat 2 pins at Cat 2 centres. It requires a tractor with at least 800mm lift height at the link ends. Optional pipelayer 0022) Suitable for 25 –70 HP tractors. Weight approx. 100kg.


Standard Twin Tine Ripper (P/N 0047)

Consists of two 150 x 32 billets fixed at 13” spacings with a working depth of 500mm. Used in situations where more ripping is required than what a single tine can offer. Suitable for 60+ HP tractors. Weight approx 110kg.

Why aren’t our rippers bevelled at the front?

We make the rippers from straight billet steel and bevelling the front would make them much more expensive. Does it really matter? A lot of customers think not, as ripping isn’t a minimum disturbance operation. We can, however, weld a piece of angle to the front of the billet or oxy cut a bevelled profile at an additional cost.


Pipe Laying Attachment (P/N 0022 & 0029)

Ideally the ripper should be run through the ground prior to pipelaying to ensure there are no obstacles, and that the required depth can be maintained. Our pipelayer is easy to take on and off for this reason. Note: our pipelayer has side plates to stop soil getting between the ripper and pipelayer. Some designs don’t have these, and it causes the pipelayer to ride out of the ground. The pipe is usually rolled out next to the hole either over the tractor or with a second operator feeding it from the side. 80mm inside diameter pipe takes 2” poly pipe but not all the fittings. Weight approx. 18kg.

Comparisons against other brands: There isn’t a great deal of structural difference when comparing the same size models of rippers and pipelayers. However, what Berends call a compact model, many others call a standard model and so on. It is important that you compare the size and length of the actual main billet. However, the main difference will be price, as Berends make large production batches of 50 – 100 of each making it very cost efficient.


Mole Drainer (P/N 0144)

A common item years ago, when drainage was more of an issue than it is today. It is important that the operator gets the drainage levels right with this machine as you do need to ensure the ‘mole hole’ created will draw the water away from water logged areas, preferably into a main drain/channel. May need to be repeated every few years as the ‘mole holes’ will fill in when compacted from above. The benefit is that the subsurface remains relatively undisturbed by this type of drainage.

Comparisons against other brands: There would be unlikely to be any similar models available on the market


Multi-Ripper (P/N 0134 & 0133)

Made from 150 x 32 billet with an adjustable working depth of 500mm and underframe clearance of 860mm. The tines are clamped onto a 125 x 125 x 9mm RHS frame (1.8m wide) and can be positioned anywhere along this frame. Available in two or three tine models. Fitted with Cat 1 & 2 linkage. Suggested horsepower – from 40 - 60HP upwards.

Comparisons against other brands: Most locally produced models are similar – just much more expensive


Deep Ripper (P/N 0412, 0018 & 0019)

The parabolic curved tine deep ripper is an excellent machine. It has a 1.8m (6”) wide 150mm x 150mm toolbar with adjustable tines. Available in single, two or three tine models. The tines are made from semi high tensile steel and have a replaceable bevelled front. They are fitted with hardened teeth, similar to those fitted to the buckets on industrial loaders. Thin thickness is 32mm, and tines are fitted with shear-bolt protection. The beauty of the curved tine is its low horsepower requirement, a 70 HP 4WD tractor can pull two tines at over 600mm (24”) depth in normal going. The tines can work down to about 650mm (26”) depending on the tractor used. Fitted with Cat 2 linkage. Tungsten hard-faced points are available Suggested horsepower – from 70 HP upwards.

Comparisons against other brands: Most don’t fit a true parabolic curve but rather opt for a straight tine which is more difficult to get into the ground. Many don’t have the working depth of this model.


Rear End Loader (P/N 0030 & 0031)

The rear end loader has been around for over 35 years, and is now largely superseded by the front end loaders in many areas. Don’t write if off though! The rear end loader is still a very inexpensive and useful machine. It has a range of adjustments to allow the angle of operation to be varied. In this way you can set it to dig, or to lift higher, or to scrape the ground. Clearing 1.8 (6’) when tipped, it can be used to fill trailers or load material on utes etc. We make two models, the standard (2m boom) and short (1.55 boom). The standard model is for any standard sized tractor providing the hydraulics are still reasonable at lifting (this is not a major issue because if the weight is too much the amount of material in the bucket can easily be reduced). The short model has a 450mm shorter boom fitted, which restricts the lift height by approximately half a metre, but makes it much easier to lift and gives a better angle to the ground for digging on low tractors such as compact models. The bucket is 760mm x 610mm x 460mm and holds approx 0.3 cubic metres. The trip release can be reached from the tractor seat on most ROPS tractors, or operated by a rope attachment. The machine is fitted with Cat 1 pins and Cat 2 bushes at Cat 1 centres. Suggested horsepower 25 – 70 HP, depending on use. Weight approx, 120kg.


Linkage Scoop (P/N 0033)

The linkage scoop has the same bucket as the rear end loader, only fitted to a linkage frame. It can do similar work with the exception the lift height is limited to the lift height of the linkage, about 600mm. It only operates backwards. The scoop is ideal for moving materials about, and has a range of top link mounting points to vary the angle of attack of the bucket. The trip can be operated from the tractor seat via the lever or rope. The linkage scoop is ideal in situations such as carrying gravel from a pile to fill in holes in a track. Suggested horsepower – 18 – 70 HP, depending on use. Weight approx. 80kg.

Comparisons against other brands: Some models are just glorified carryalls with a tipping mechanism and due to their flat base not designed for carrying much soil. Berends can make a wider linkage model on request.