Background Information

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 build up his business and under the name of “Landkoop Ingenieurswerke” and soon was manufacturing parts for companies like Vetsak iduring 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

Christoff Botha started his engineering career in 2003, and with 16 years hands-on experience he is now running the production, design and development for the family business.

In 2012 The concept “Riptill” was born. The difference between Riptill (300mm and deeper) and Striptill(0 to 300mm) i, whereo 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 tecnical Marketer of the company and work closely with the farmers in the field through a consultative approach

Our core operational activities consist of the manufacturing and servicing of the Riptill custom
engineered agricultural implements and planter accessories. This includes:

Riptill with Agrico tines

Riptill with other tines

Roatary Hoes

Planter Accessories

Custom made products and services

Engineering Services

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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.

When you choose Ripper Tillage Equipment, you will find a friendly and competent supplier who truly cares about your interests and building long-term commercial relationships. With our highly qualified
engineers and accompanied by our corporate executive brand liaison Christine Bouwer(Botha) you will find true representation of a fully committed supplier. As a family that has been involved in the
farming sector for the past three decades we truly understand the challenges our African farmers are facing and hence provide equipment and services that meet needs and requirements of our farmers.

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