Shatter hardpan, incorporate residue and level the surface to minimize pre-plant tillage trips with the Ripper-Roller tillage tool.  By combining deep-tillage action with unparalleled leveling action, you will have the perfect tool for working in high-residue conditions.  The Ripper-Roller features an auto-reset shank design, which trips upward and rearward when coming into contact with an obstacle and then automatically sets back into position for nonstop tillage work.  The lead coulter slices through the soil followed by the steep-sloped shank that rips up to 18” deep and thoroughly mixes the soil.  The shark-fin shaped wear-bars extend the shank life while the raised center shark-fin points break through hardpan and provide increased durability.  Choose from a trailing rolling basket, bladed reel or cleated drum to level and firm the soil.  Available in 7-, 9-, 11-, 13- and 15-shank sizes with many options to choose from including shatter wings and shank protectors.

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Ripper Roller Hardpan

Shatter Hardpan, Level The Surface

When it comes to conserving residue and moisture in your fields for healthier yields and fewer pre-plant tillage trips, the Ripper-Roller deep-till tool is ready to deliver.


The Ripper-Roller is available in 7-, 9-, 11- and 13-shank with a rigid frame or 11-, 13- and 15-shank with a folding frame.  Depending on the number of shanks and frame type, 18” and 24” row-spacings are available.

Model 632 features an auto-reset trip design with a heavy-duty pull arm that can trip upward and rearward to avoid obstacles and quickly reset without the need for shear-bolt replacement.  Trip pressure for model 632 is 6,000 lbs. and 22” in trip height.  Every other shank is staggered 28” rearward to reduce needed HP and increase residue flow.

Ripper Roller Heavy Duty


The heavy-duty, double frame with 6” x 6” rear mounting bar provides years of maximum durability when traveling in and out of the field.  The frame is powder-coated in your choice of tractor red or green on all sizes for a long-lasting finish.

Transport lighting and reflective markings are standard on all Ripper-Roller models for safer road travel.

Ripper Roller 3-Point

3-Point Hitch

Depending on model, the Ripper-Roller has different hitch styles which include 3-point hitch, quick attach hitch and narrow quick attach hitch.

Ripper Roller Stabilizer

Stabilizer Wheels

Stabilizer wheels with 6-bolt hubs provide added stability and tool-free adjustment for quick and convenient depth adjustment in the field.  Rigid models up to 15’ wide utilize 7.60 x 15 8-ply tires where rigid and folding models 18’ and wider utilize 9.50 x 15 8-ply tires.


Lead Coulter

The lead coulter features a swivel design for 10 degrees of side-to-side movement to follow ground contours and changing terrain.  The 20” rippled blade cuts residue with 1,500 lbs. of down force.

6-bolt greaseable hubs with 5 layers of seal protection help ensure long-term, trouble-free use along with patented formed cast mounting clamps ensure that the lead coulter stays straight in the field.


Shank Features

Shanks on all models feature special-alloy, steep-sloped ¾” shanks that loosen compaction up to 18” deep for shattering hardpan.  The recommended pulling requirements are 20-40 HP per shank depending on soil type.

1 ¼” wide patented shark-fin wear bars extend the shank life and minimizes resistance for easier pulling.  Replaceable raised-center shark-fin points break hardpan with minimal surface soil disturbance and greater durability.


Ripper Roller Drum Attachment

Rolling Finisher

The rolling finisher options feature independently mounted roller sections, each with spring-cushioned arms with the choice of 16” cleated drum roller, 16” bladed reel with beveled, high-carbon steel blades or 16” Rolling Harrow basket.

Shank Protectors

Choose between plastic shank protectors to provide non-stick performance in tacky soils, or steel shank protectors to help protect the shank from abrasive soil.

Shatter Wings

Add 7” or 9” shatter wings to the point that are angle-adjustable from 0-14 degrees for additional lifting and shattering action.


Number Of Shanks Shank & Coulter Spacing Transport Width Shank Style Rolling Finisher Appx. Weight (lbs.)

Due to continuing improvements in the design and manufacture of Unverferth products, all specifications contained herein are subject to change without notice.

7 - Rigid Frame 18" 14'4" Auto-Reset Rolling Basket 5,800
Auto-Reset Bladed Reel 6,115
Auto-Reset Spiked Drum 6,470
24" 14' Auto-Reset Rolling Basket 7,500
Auto-Reset Spiked Drum 8,100
9 - Rigid Frame 18'" 17' Auto-Reset Rolling Basket 6,800
Auto-Reset Bladed Reel 7,025
Auto-Reset Spiked Drum 7,470
24" 18'10" Auto-Reset Rolling Basket 8,250
Auto-Reset Spiked Drum 8,900
11 - Rigid Frame 18" 18'10" Auto-Reset Rolling Basket 8,400
Auto-Reset Bladed Reel 8,940
Auto-Reset Spiked Drum 9,470
11 - Folding Frame 24" 16'6" Auto-Reset Rolling Basket 10,200
Auto-Reset Spiked Drum 10,900
13 - Rigid Frame 18" 20'8" Auto-Reset Rolling Basket 9,300
Auto-Reset Bladed Reel 9,740
Auto-Reset Spiked Drum 10,360
13 - Folding Frame 24" 16'6" Auto-Reset Rolling Basket 12,900
Auto-Reset Spiked Drum 13,500
15 - Folding Frame 18'" 16'6" Auto-Reset Rolling Basket 12,900
Auto-Reset Bladed Reel 13,130
Auto-Reset Spiked Drum 13,840