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."
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