In 1984, Chris Botha, started his engineering workshop on Graspan Farm, Hennenman, while still farming. He was the third generation farming on Graspan. With his Technical and Mechanical background combined with farming, his Engineering Company grew every year.
He builds up his business and under the name of “Landkoop Ingenieurswerke” and soon was manufacturing parts for companies like Vetsak during the 1990’s
In 2003, the first Iron Closing Wheel was developed by him and his son, Christoff Botha.
In 2005 the famous “Rolegtand” was designed which was a breaktrhough to roll Sunflowers successfully. This Rotary Hoe (Rolegtand) is still today one of the most top selling units and is used to roll various grains
In 2012 The concept “Riptill” was born. The difference between Riptill (300mm and deeper) and Striptill(0 to 300mm), where you have the same seedbed on your topsoil as that of striptilling, but a deeper loosening of under soil. From thereon, their range of tillage equipment expanded and Christine Bouwer(Botha) started Ripper Tillage Equipment in 2013.
As the demand grew for Conservation Tillage, so did the family business expanded and is now one of the favourite suppliers of tillage equipment in the agricultural sector. Most of their tillage equipment is custom made to the farmer’s soil conditions and requirements.
Christine Bouwer(Botha) is the technical Marketer of the company and work closely with the farmers in the field through a consultative approach
Manufaturing of the Riptill, Striptill Equipment, Rolegtand, Planter Closing Wheels.
Consistently seeking to intensify the farming and agricultural sector as whole by offering
cutting edge innovative cost-effective and sustainable solutions and equipment/implements
to enhance and sustain positive success in where farming and related agricultural sectors
are the prime benefactors.
Strive to continuously produce and manufacture robust agricultural equipment that supports
our farming community and accommodates the ever-changing African soil and climate
change conditions. Maintaining current and future business relationships with our existing as
well potential clients.
Our core operational activities consist of the manufacturing and servicing of the Riptill custom engineered agricultural implements and planter accessories.
- Riptill with Agrico tines - https://rippertillage.co.za/products#1
- Riptill with other tines - https://rippertillage.co.za/products#2
- Roatary Hoes - https://rippertillage.co.za/products#3
- Planter Accessories - https://rippertillage.co.za/products#4
- Custom made products and services - https://rippertillage.co.za/products#5
- Engineering Services - https://rippertillage.co.za/products#6