Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Year 2017 Updates

Hope the New Year is off to a good start for everyone, and the ginning season was a good one. A few updates are in order.

We have a waiting list for 161 game changer ribs.  We are finishing up a big run for Australia and will be soon switching over to domestic USA run.  Of this first run, 80% of ribs are reserved.
There are a couple of more sets available in this first run.  We will do another run after this, which will be the last for 2017.  If you are considering The Vandergriff Game Changer rib, I would not wait too long to get on the list.  This second run delivery date will be in April-May area.

After this, we will run Vandergriff Ribs for Lummus Gin Stands, and for Consolidated gin stands. It is best to get on the list for these as well. Delivery dates for these are late spring to mid-summer. Our Consolidated 222 Rib eliminates nagging issues the affect performance of your gin stand.  No need to convert that stand to get away from rib issues.  We have the solution.

Most know by now that our ribs are not made from cheap foreign castings.  Ours are made in the USA from start to finish. From raw USA steel, to the forgings, and finally the CNC machines that finish them up.  We have been doing this a long time. (21 years) Competitors keep trying to "come up with a rib" to compete.  Even now they are still trying.  We already have the rib.  We have the process down to get it to you in the most cost efficient way possible. This is not experimental stuff. This is proven stuff.

If you are interested in converting your 161 gin stand to a 181, We can do that for you.  After intially running  tests on our conversion, we decided to elimate end ribs that proved to cause nagging issues. We replaced with 1 intermediate rib.  So we ultimately have 180 saws now.  Don't let this "one saw less" thing dupe you into thinking competitors conversions can out gin ours because they have a true 181.  It can't.  More importantly, they will never have access to the Vandergriff 181 game changer rib.  If they say the rib isn't important?  Try to gin without it.

We do our part To make America Great Again by providing the Cotton Ginning Industry with the a gin rib that is superior, and American made.

We do our part, to make America Great.
Made in the USA
Quality does matter, in your gin stand.

Loyd Vandergriff

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November Updates

Hope the 2016 ginning season is going well for all. A few updates and reminders are in order, as this season begins to wind down.

Game Changer Ribs 

We have a waiting list started for Vandergriff Game Changer ribs for Continental Gin Stands. The first run of these will be ready around mid-February, 2017.  If we have to make another run to fill demand, then we are looking mid to late summer.  You need to call Vandergriff Inc. to get on list if you are interested in these high performance ribs, especially this first run.  We also make ribs for all others models of gin stands and it would be wise to call and get on a list for these as well. We CNC Machine between 7,000-8,000 ribs per year.  Even with this, if can be difficult to meet demand.


Our Game Changer 161-181 conversions are running good this season. You can up the capacity of your gin stand and plant in the most efficient way possible in terms of cost by converting your stands. These bad boys cruise at 20 BPH, and are capable of ginning rates of 22-24 BPH.  Our conversions are the only one with the Vandergriff 181 Game Changer rib. Competitors will not have access to this rib. We have elimated end ribs and replaced them with 1 intermediate rib to elimate nagging end rib issues.  This reduced our conversion to only 180 Saws.  Competitors try to make a big deal over this. This has not affected capacity of our conversion at all.  Don't fall for this weak attempt to compete with our conversion.

Think twice before you commit to big wide gin stands to get more capacity.  This will only be the beginning of your costs.


2 Vandergriff 181 Conversions running now at Cherokee Gin in Alabama.

Loyd Vandergriff

Vandergriff-American also offers The Jet Dryer and The Spider Round Module Feeder.  For information on these call:

John Freeman

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Game Changer Conversions.

We have several gins running our conversions in the field now.   These are 2 of the most recent 161-181 Conversions done by Vandergriff Inc. These particular ones are running at Cherokee Gin in Alabama.


These are cruising at 20 BPH per hour in this 2 stand plant, and have run up to 22-23 BPH.    If you have Continental Gin Stands and want to increase your capacity without spending excessive amounts of money on new gin stands, this is a very attractive option for you.   If  gin company's come knocking on your door wanting to sell you 10-12' wide gin stands, make sure you consider all the cost involved with it.  Changing overhead. Lint Cleaning.  Also, bigger fans and more horsepower for drying. Bigger burners, more BTU's.  Press upgrades. $$$.

Vandergriff Inc is the pioneer in the move to these narrower saw spacings, and gin stand conversions. Mr. Vandergriff did the first one in 1996.  This is the only conversion with the Game Changer Vandergriff Rib. Competitors do not and will not have access to this rib.

If you want to upgrade your plant , this should be an attractive option for you to consider.

Products of Vandergriff Research are made in the USA.  Not China. Not India. Not Pakistan.  The quality shows.

Loyd Vandergriff

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Vandergriff Inc. Fall Updates

Most USA ginners are off and running, while overseas ginners are starting to wind down.  If you are interested in the Vandergriff Gin Rib, we wanted you to know how important it is to get your order in as early as you can for the 2017 season. Yes these ribs can be hard to get as spring rolls on into summer. Here is why.

CNC Production Machine, Inc out of Charlotte, NC machines between 7,000-8,000 forgings a year into the various models of Vandergriff Ribs.  They have been doing this from the start (1994) and have the production of this rib down.  But to machine this type of volume of forgings is time consuming.  If we sell out of a particular model of rib in May, it will be hard to get the forgings and have them machined in time for you to get them when you need them for the upcoming season. This is why you need to order early.

Vandergriff Inc provides ribs for the following gin stands.

Lummus 116, 158 and 170 and 224.

This Lummus Rib also fits Cherokee Gin Stands.

Continental 141, 161, 201.

Also for the Vandergriff 181 Game Changer Conversion .

Consolidated 164, 198, 184 and 222.

Vandergriff Ribs are the only ones not made from cheap foreign castings. They are made in the USA.
With the narrower saw spacings becoming more popular, its imperative you use a rib made from a steel forging. Inaccurate cast ribs will not hold up to the stress that 200+ HP motors apply to them.

Vandergriff Ribs are running world-wide in all gin operations that realize how important it is to not skimp on gin ribs for their expensive gin stands and want optimum performance from them.

Call Loyd Vandergriff if you are interested in these ribs, or need replacements.

Vandergriff Inc

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Good Luck 2016 Season.

Would like to wish all of you good luck for the 2016 ginning season.  Vandy Inc. has products in gins that cut across a broad spectrum of the ginning process. From our Jet Dryer, to the Spider, to Game Changer Conversions, and finally our Industry leading Vandergriff Gin Rib. We help gins run at peak cost effective efficiency.  All of our products are manufactured in the USA.

All Equipment and parts provided by Vandergriff Inc are a "Product of Vandergriff Research."
Solid concepts, proven principles, quality equipment.

Loyd Vandergriff

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Vandergriff Game Changer Conversions

Vandergriff "Game Changer" Conversions for Continental Gin Stands loading up and heading out to Alabama. This gin is increasing their capacity in the most cost-effective way possible. No costly overhead modifications, or lint cleaner upgrades.
Vandergriff Inc. is the pioneer in gin stand conversions, converting a Continenal 161 to a 181 in 1996. This was the seminal conversion that became the template for any other competing companies  that later came out with these same saw spacings.  Vandergriff Conversions are the only one that has the Vandergriff Game Changer Rib.  Competitors are not able to duplicate this key feature of the conversion.

Vandergriff Game Changers Conversions Rollin out to Bama.

Loyd Vandergrifff

A Product of Vandergriff Research.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Vandergriff Ribs for Consolidated 184/222 gin stand ready to ship.

Consolidated 184/222 ribs about ready to package and ship.
People who purchase these ribs know their nagging rib issues are over. The others? They still fight with their cast ribs from China and India all season long. Vandergriff Ribs are made in the USA. The quality shows.

Vandergriff Inc.