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.