Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Early Summer Updates

Hope everyone has got the cotton in the ground. Weather has been tricky in many area's with the elements from cold to rain getting in the way.

We are about to complete the first big run of Vandergriff  Continental Game Changers, well over 2000 parts.  Delivery date first week of June.  We then will start the second big run with a mid-July delivery date.  Then, close to a 2000 run Lummus, with August delivery date. This has been one of our bigger years. Toss in the Australian market earlier and the CNC machines in Charlotte, NC have been grinding away all year. The amount of ribs we get through these CNC machines is amazing.

If you haven't ordered ribs yet, we might be able to work in a few more sets of Continentals, but that will be it. As far as Lummus, we are up against the clock on delivery dates on any new orders.

Smaller Varieties of Seed

We have two sets of "test ribs" running in Australia. Loyd modified a key part of the Vandergriff rib to see how it would respond to the smaller varieties of seed.  Initial reports are outstanding, and we most certainly can incorporate this modification for the USA market. We also do offer a carbide option, if you gin a lot of cotton it maybe something for you to consider.

Loyd Vandergriff

The industry standard for close to 25 years.
Made in the USA

Monday, April 2, 2018

Late Spring Updates

Great seeing many of you at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show a few weeks back. Thanks for stopping by the booth and chatting.

As mentioned before, we are in unprecedented territory for pre-sales on our Vandergriff 161 Game Changer Rib.  As it stands now, we only have maybe 4 sets left to sell, with a delivery date of August.
We CNC machine all the ribs, a time consuming process but the key to our precision and accuracy.

Game Changer Forgings waiting to be CNC Machined.
1018 USA Steel.
Made in USA

On a side note, I still am amazed at some of things that float around in the industry regarding the Vandergriff Rib. I had one guy ask me the other day if it really is a forged rib.  He went on to say it looks rough on the backside.  Yep.  We machine the backside, but don't give it the finish that we give on the front side, and we don't plate it either.  No reason to.  Of course it is a forging.  Very expensive tooling developed by Vandergriff Inc and CNC Performance Engineering to get the forgings made. There are only a couple of forging places in the USA that have the equipment powerful enough to hammer these bad boys out.  CNC Performance engineering has been machining these parts for 22 years. They have the process down to keep prices as low as we possibly can.  

Many of you are getting cotton planted now. Hope its going good for you.  Beware of  some varieties of seed.  With more and more emphasis being placed on yield, the trade-off has been smaller and smaller seed. Some of these are getting to small to gin effectively.  

Monday, February 26, 2018

Mid-South Farm and Gin Show 2018

Look forward to seeing you all at the Mid-South Farm and Gin show in Memphis March 2, 2018.

Check out new video, "Let's Gin."


See ya there.

*This has been an unprecented year in terms of sales for The Vandergriff Gin Rib.   We are all the way out to July 2018 on delivery dates now with orders.  We are almost to our limit on what we can get machined and delivered for the 2018 season.

Vandergriff Inc

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Vandy Updates/Ribs

As we near the completion of January, we are entering record territory for pre-sale gin rib orders, especially for Vandergriff Continental Game Changers.  The current run we are now starting has a completion date of approximately June 1, 2018.  This is a huge run. All these people got their orders early.   We have started another waiting list for late summer delivery.  There will miminal availability for this one.  As most know, all Vandergriff Gin Ribs are CNC machined from 1018 USA steel forgings.  This forging process is only used by Vandergriff Inc.   CNC Performance Engineering  in Charlotte, NC has machined Vandergriff Ribs for 22 years. The combination of these two make the Vandergriff rib the elite gin rib in the business.  

We will also have a few sets of Vandergriff Ribs for Lummus Gin Stands availabe as well.

Vandergriff Game Changer Ribs.

No Gin Rib has the precision of Vandergriff Ribs.

Ribs shipping out to Australia.
Proudly Made in the USA
Where are your ribs made?

Loyd Vandergriff


Monday, January 15, 2018

New Year. 2018

Hope you had a great ginning season and the new year is off to a good start for you.

On the gin rib front, we have had unprecedented demand for 161 game-changer ribs. A waiting list was started for our first batch due for April 1, and this has already sold out.  We are starting another waiting list for early summer delivery. If you want game-changers for your Continental Gin Stand, you need to get on the list. There will be no third run.

Vandergriff Gin Ribs
CNC from steel forgings.
Most accurate rib on the market.
Made in USA

Vandy Ribs Shipping out.
Made in USA.
Get those Chinese Ribs out of your ginstand. Mercy.

We will also have Lummus ribs ready by early summer as well. List going for those too.

Any questions, call:

Loyd Vandergriff