Beall Mfg., with more than 100 years experience, manufactures forged and hot formed parts for the agricultural, railroad and industrial Original Equipment Manufacturers in North America. Centrally located in East Alton, IL, the facility has been ISO 9001:2008 Certified since 2002. The company primarily deals with alloy steels like 5160 and high carbon steels like C1085 to make customer designed parts such as chisel plow shanks, cultivator shanks, bearing hangers, elliptic springs, leaf springs, wear plates and fork tines.
“Beall and CSI only sell to Original Equipment Manufactures and select Distributors. Dealers and end-users are encouraged to source replacements parts with one of those two outlets. We would be happy to help you find either if you wil send an email with the part number you are looking for.” SuperTuf is the expression of our knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes and heat treatments applied to a specific part so that the part represents the pinnacle in value to the customer.
By carefully choosing the optimal steel from a large selection of materials available and then processing that steel in a way that enhances its effectiveness, we then choose a heat treating process that completes the part as “fit for duty.” While the steel, processes and heat treatment may be very different for a folded cup knife as compared to a scarifier shank, the process of making the right choices is common to both. Another good example is the milled edge rotary cutter blade, where the selection of processes make this family of parts stand out from the competition.
Controlling all of the above is a certified ISO 9001:2008 system that insures existing processes are followed and that continuous improvement is a way of life. Both the Beall plant in East Alton, Illinois and the CSI plant in McKenzie, Tennessee are certified.
By taking all that Beall has learned from more than 100 years in the business of making steel components and combining that with knowledge learned from the acquisition of product lines from Winamac, Nixdorff and Lund L & G, we have a portfolio of knowledge that is unsurpassed in this field. It is the controlled application of all this knowledge that earns a part the right to the designation of SuperTuf!
SuperTuf is made up of two units: Beall Manufacturing in East Alton, IL and Cutting Specialists, Inc. in McKenzie, TN. We specialize in providing a wide range of high quality steel stampings and forged steel parts for a variety of OEM applications, including agricultural implements, construction and industrial equipment, commercial and consumer lawn and garden equipment, railcar wear parts and much more.
“What possibly can leaf springs and tillage shanks and rotary mower blades all have in common? All use the same special alloy steel heat-treated the same way. Beall Mfg. and its sister company Cutting Specialists, Inc. know this steel. We know how to buy it, how to shape it and how to give it the combination of ductility and toughness needed for your application. The steel is rolled in North America and both plants perform all functions in North America as well. If we need an outside vendor for a special process; that too is done in North America. Our quality systems, however, are audited by the international firm DNV, renowned globally for certifying Management Systems to ISO 9001:2008. (Copies of current certificates available on request).
With decades of experience making special parts for mining, tillage, construction, railroads, and grounds maintenance companies all over North American, we would love to share what we learned about making these parts with your company. Please browse this website and let us know what we can make for you.”
BEALL Manufacturing and Cutting Specialists, Inc. work together to create SuperTuf products
Beall Manufacturing, with more than 100 years experience, manufactures forged and hot formed parts for the agricultural, railroad and industrial Original Equipment Manufacturers in North America. Centrally located in East Alton, IL, the facility has been ISO 9001:2008 Certified since 2002. The company primarily deals with alloy steels like 5160 and high carbon steels like C1085 to make customer designed parts such as chisel plow shanks, cultivator shanks, bearing hangers, elliptic springs, leaf springs, wear plates and fork tines.
Cutting Specialists, Inc. manufactures lawn mower blades, rotary mower blades and flail mower blades (along with related parts) for Original Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors in North America, Central America and Europe. Located in McKenzie, TN, the company moved into a new 110,000 sq. ft. facility in 2005. This facility has been ISO 9001:2008 Certified since 2004. CSI uses both boron and alloy steels and does both cold-forming and hot-forming. In-house heat-treating is available for most products.
Products include sideslicer knives, cup knives, d-rings, u-bars, rotary mower blades, finish mower blades, sweeps, points and tool-bar clamps.
In the field of Agriculture, our parts go on implements that are towed behind a tractor or mounted on the back of a combine. These traditionally have been field cultivators, chisel plows, disc harrows and other implements involved with dealing with post-harvest residue and getting a field ready for planting in the Spring or straw/stalk choppers used to reduce post-harvest residue. Some of these parts (shanks) carry the ground-engaging tool, such as a chisel point, sweep, fertilizer knife or seed boot and some work solely above the ground, working as scrapers or bearing supports. The sweep or point itself may have come from one of our plants as may have the toolbar clamp that attached the shank to the machine. Other parts cut and size organic matter and harvest residue. These can range from disc-type hay mowers to orchard & vineyard mowers to corn stalk choppers of various kinds. Besides the cutting part, we also supply a variety of attaching parts such as d-rings, u-bars and oval rings. Even once stored, the harvested grain may come into contact with our auger knives.
In the field of Construction, our parts are used on implements that break up hard ground so it can be leveled and finished, parts that are used on the front of a skid-steer loader to cut brush and to parts used on Asphalt paving equipment used for driveways and parking lots. Scarifier shanks are used on scraper boxes that a contractor will use to prepare a new house lot for sodding or seeding while the paving knives may be found on the machine that puts down the driveway for this same new home. Commonly seen on construction sites are skid-steer machines that have attachments containing parts from our factories, be scarifier shanks or mower blades. Even the new utility poles may have our pole-line hardware that keeps the bolts tight.
The Railroad business finds Beall elliptic springs used on many four-axle locomotives, switch-yard locomotives and commuter locomotives. In addition, there are many found on preservation projects that involve old steam locomotives as well as passenger cars and cabooses, all of which used elliptic springs as part of the suspension system.
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Grounds Maintenance finds SuperTuf parts used on large finish mowers that keep the grass cut in parks, commercial out-lots, golf-course rough and any place else large acreage with a turf of some kind needs to be cut. This field extends to the maintenance of roadside grass, be it a two-lane county highway or the expansive medians of an interstate highway. By also offering a full line of flail mower knives, those who prefer to do this maintenance with a vertically rotating cutting system are also served. Some customers in this field also use a disc mower to maintain certain areas.