Mayville, WI RCI Engineering, a global, family-owned, and operated company specializing in hay and forage equipment design and manufacturing, was awarded a 2022 AE50 award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) for the T-Series Ag-Bagger Product Line. Each year, ASABE selects only 50 products globally from the agricultural, food, and biological industries to recognize for remarkable innovation, significant engineering advancement, and impact on their markets. The judges select the most innovative products that best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries. This is the first AE50 award for RCI Engineering.
“The AE50 Awards are among our industry’s highest achievements, and we are very proud and honored to be recognized for our engineering and innovation with this 2022 AE50 award,” said Randy Clark, CEO RCI Engineering. “The T-Series Ag-Baggers represent a clear focus in engineering and technology enhancements to provide the very best Ag-Bag® machine to our forage customers globally. We are very proud of our team for their customer-first focus and their dedication to dairy, beef, and forage producers.”
Major advancements for the T-Series Ag-Baggers include a revolutionary rotor with more than double the number of teeth and a new pattern to improve capacity and bag density. A single, 12″ wider conveyor allows for the ability to deliver more crop to match the improved capacity of the rotor. A forage distributor, longer tunnel, sweeping tunnel cleanout, longer cables, reversed transport system, integrated hydraulic lift, and streamlined operator control system all also contribute to making this a best-in-class machine for producers. Together, these advancements allow customers to grow their operations through increased capacity, serviceability, and transportability, leading to better storage for better forage in a Genuine Ag-Bag®. The AE50 awards program emphasizes the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help farmers, food processors, and equipment manufacturers increase efficiency, enhance quality, improve safety, and increase profits.