Our first batch of forgings from the new tooling place are almost ready. They should be shipped to CNC Performance Engineering next week. Chris Nachtmann has been working close with them to get them right. They look good. We should begin machining ribs in 10 days or less. These will be the Game Changer ribs for Continental Gin Stands. We already have a waiting list going. If you want on the list, call Loyd (559-324-8848). For those of you that aren't aware, the profile on the game changer has been tweaked. We have a steeper slope on the curvature of the rib as it heads down to the bottom of the rib. This provides for better seed discharge. This in turn allows the roll to run looser creating a situation for more capacity if you want to take advantage of it. Lot's of customers have put our game changers in their 161 stands, changed to a 200 HP motor and have seen significant increases in capacity.
As soon as we finish up with Game Changer ribs, we will move on to Lummus. Currently, we have about 3 sets of Vandy 170 ribs in stock! Call Loyd and get em!
Finally, we will take a look at ribs for Consolidated Gin Stands once we finish up with the Vandy Ribs for Lummus Gin Stands.
Don't let inferior ribs bog down your ginning operation and performance of your gin stand. Down time is money. Rib fires, tore up saws, and tagging are not cost cost effective. Make the investment in Vandergriff Ribs and then you can address other problem areas of your ginning operation.
Vandy Ribs are machined from Forgings made from 1018 USA steel. Each rib is CNC machined. For 24 years, The leader in gin rib technology and performance.
A customer that is well known for being "hard to please," ran a set of our 161 game changer ribs this past season. He called and wanted two more sets for next season. He told me; "I hate to tell you this, but yo rib is by far the best on the market. It's like throwing prime rib into the gin stand."
Greetings. This has been a difficult season for many ginning operations. Excessive rains and bad conditions in the field have caused the gin plants to face high moisture situations that left them with wet soft seed. A ginning nightmare. We hope this will not occur anytime soon in the near future. We need the upcoming ginning season to be more cooperative weather wise to compensate for this big mess this year.
Vandergriff Gin Ribs are in a bit of a transition. We have changed forging suppliers. This is causing us to develop new tooling. This is expensive. This is not an investment Loyd wanted to make at this stage of his career. Given this, he has made a deal with his partner, Chris Nachtmann. Chris will make this investment in the new tooling development and the new tooling required to get forgings made, and ultimately ribs machined at his plant in Charlotte, North Carolina, CNC Performance Engineering. All the Vandergriff Rib business will now run through their operation from taking orders to billing. Understand that CNC Performance has been involved with The Vandergriff Rib from the start. (24 years) Nothing will change in terms of the quality of this rib. We will start with Continental Game Changer tooling and forgings first, and should have our first ribs rolling out by late spring. During this time, we will be developing the Lummus Tooling and should have ribs by early summer. I will remain actively involved with Vandergriff Ribs, but you can call Chris Nachtmann or Tammy Rogero at CNC to get on waiting lists and ask any questions you might have. (704)- 599-2555. Don't hesitate to call me with questions or concerns. We already have waiting lists started for both Continental and Lummus ribs. We will begin to look at ribs for Consolidated Gin Stands after we get the Lummus ribs up and running. Ultimately, we will have all 3 varieties of ribs running smoothly, along with wearplates. Also understand that The Vandergriff Rib for Lummus gin stands fits Cherokee Stands as well, and we can make the narrower model of rib for both of these stands. We were the pioneer in going "narrower," to begin with. We also offer a carbide option. This carbide is a special blend formulated for ginning applications and is USA Carbide, simply the best.
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