Product feature: Xcentric Ripper

The Xcentric Ripper is an excavator hydraulic attachment designed for the mass extraction of rock in mining and civil applications

Boss Attachments has developed a reputation for supplying world-class attachments to the construction, mining, and civil industries throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.


"We’re really pleased to be able to add Xcentric Ripper to our product mix," Boss Attachments managing director Paul Herbison says. "Designed to increase production at lower operating costs and reduced noise levels, the all-new XR Mining series is a revolution for high volume rock excavation."

Xcentric International is said to be a worldwide leader in the manufacture of advanced hydraulic work tools for extraction and process of rock and concrete. After more than 10 years’ of product development, Xcentric International has taken the Xcentric Ripper to a whole new dimension with the release of the all-new Xcentric Ripper Mining Series.

The Xcentric Ripper is an excavator hydraulic attachment designed for the mass extraction of rock in mining and civil applications. It has been developed with a patented system of ‘Impact Technology by accumulation of energy’, which, in most instances, makes the Xcentric Ripper up to five times more productive than hydraulic breakers, the company says.


As the name suggests, the Xcentric Ripper Mining Series has been developed to satisfy the 24/7 demands of the mining sector where the highest production values are required and excavator operator comfort are of great importance.

The working technology is basically the same as in the standard version, however, the new mining series has been reinforced and has a remodelled working platform, which delivers a much higher energy impact force to the work tool with a lower frequency.

Xcentric Ripper Mining Series features

  • Five times higher production than conventional rock breakers
  • A safe and easy alternative to drill and blast options
  • New slim body design makes the XR Mining series perfect for trenching applications
  • Minimised noise levels
  • Low maintenance
  • No daily lubrication required
  • Minimum wear parts consumption
  • Long-life components and materials
  • Less fuel consumption per produced cubic metre per tonne
  • Less emission per produced cubic metre per tonne
  • Environmental protection (Bio Lubricants)
  • Marine/underwater operation
  • Can be used on standard excavators 
  • Increased operator comfort
  • Full range of models suitable for eight- to 150-tonne excavators
  • HARDOX® and Strenx construction ensures long-lasting durability in extreme conditions

The series is designed and manufactured in Spain by Xcentric International and the company says only the best materials are used for excellent quality. It’s solid, durable, and characterised by the now recognisable clean lines designed to resist wear and high stresses in tough working conditions.

Extreme compactness and low centre of gravity improves balance and drastically reduces the strain on the excavator arm, eliminating impact vibrations.

"Xcentric Ripper is an excellent strategic fit among the brands that we handle and it will deliver major benefits for clients in the earthmoving and mining sectors," Paul says.

For more information, contact Paul Herbison on 027 290 8306 or visit

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