Products: Gin Ribs
The Vandergriff Gin Rib was designed in 1994 by Mr. A.L. Vandergriff. This is the only rib in the industry made from 1018 closed die US Steel. Expensive tooling is required to make the forgings, then more expensive tooling is required to CNC machine these forgings into gin ribs. This has been done for over 19 years by Mr. Chris Nachtmann of CNC Performance Engineeering in Charlotte, North Carolina. Their accuracy and strength cannot be matched by any of our competitors. Our rib has become the rib of choice for gin plants that desire a high performance rib to go with the significant investment they and made in their gin stands. It is made in the USA from start to finish.
Game Changer Ribs For Continental Gin Stands
We began offering the game changer rib for Continental Gin Stands starting with the 2015 season. We slightly tweaked the profile to provide for better seed discharge. if you are running a tight roll, this will help ease the load. In doing so, you will get a little increase in capacity as well. The Game Changer rib is an essential component to our 181 conversion as well. We will only offer the older style ribs as replacement parts now, and they will eventually be phased out completely.
Lummus and Ribs
We offer ribs for Lummus 108, 116, 158 and 170 Model gin stands. These ribs have been running in Lummus Gin Stands for 21 years. They are precision machined from 1018 steel forgings. Made in the USA. The quality shows. These ribs are not manufactured using an inferior casting process that is weaker and not nearly as accurate.
We now offer ribs for Consolidated 164, 198, and 222 saw models. We had several sets of 164/198 models running this past season with no issues. We decided to add to our product line the 184 and 222 models. These of course have narrower saw spacings and the rib needs to be narrower as a result. This narrower rib must be accurate, and extremely strong to hold up under a denser seed roll with significantly more horsepower being applied to it. Ours gets the job done. We know our competitors have trouble providing a narrower rib made from the casting process, that can do what ours can do in terms of performance. Ours is made in the USA from start to finish too. The quality shows.