RCI Introduces a Recutter Screen Bundle for John Deere 8000-Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters

RCI introduces a Recutter Screen Bundle for all 8000-Series Self-Propelled Forage Harvesters!

The RCI Recutter Screen is designed to allow for material resizing of earlage/snaplage and other forages, specifically for the 8000-Series SPFH. This product is the only approved recutter screen bundle for the 8000-Series SPFH and does not impact the warranty of the base machine.

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RCI 2018 Hay and Forage Equipment Early Order Program

RCI is offering an Early-Order Program Discount for select RCI hay and forage products.

This program varies by product and ends on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 4:00pm CST.

Product: NEW! R1 Merger Attachment for W200-Series Windrowers
Program: Order an R1 Merger Attachment and receive a 50% discount on any spare parts for the attachment, including belts. Spare parts will ship with the Merger Attachment in early 2018.

Product: 186M Windrow Merger
Program: Order a 186M Windrow Merger and take delivery by January 5, 2018 for $750 discount.

Product: 812A Combine Header Adapter for 8000-Series SPFH
Program: Order an 812A AND 8A Bumper Attachment    OR    812A AND Recutter Screen Bundle and receive a $250 discount.

Product: Tandems For PTFH
Program: $1,000 discount on any tandem bundles while inventory remains.

This Early Order Program Discount is valid on current 2017 prices.  See your local John Deere Dealer for more information, or contact RCI with any questions.


RCI Introduces the R1 Merger Attachment for John Deere W200-Series Windrowers

RCI R1 Merger Attachment for John Deere W200-Series Windrowers
RCI Engineering of Mayville, Wisconsin, introduces the R1 Merger Attachment for John Deere W200-Series Windrowers. The R1 Merger Attachment is available for John Deere W235 and W260 Windrowers equipped with 500R Rotary Platforms.

The R1 allows for merging of windrows with the windrower in front of a self-propelled forage harvester or in conditions that do not require wide swaths for dry-down. The R1 can eliminate the need for raking or merging passes through the field.

All controls for the attachment are integrated into the controls of the windrower. The unit can be disabled for center-dumping, and can merge up to three windrows into one as needed.

Many improvements have been made in the design over previous generations. The key improvements are as follows:

• Forming shields can be adjusted for changing windrow width when the merger attachment is not used.
• Belt tensioning is now automatic and does not require any maintenance.
• Improved scrapers are incorporated to the roller supports to keep the rollers clean in even the harshest conditions.
• The structure has been simplified to shorten the installation time and to reduce the load on the windrower.

To learn more about the R1 Merger Attachment, see your local John Deere dealer or visit RCIengineering.com.  RCI is a John Deere Allied Supplier.


RCI Engineering, LLC
208 River Knoll Drive
Mayville, WI 53050
Phone: (920)387-9804




April 3, 2017


RCI Engineering, an engineering and manufacturing company in Mayville, Wisconsin, hosted the 4th Grade of the Mayville School District to provide an experience with STEAM.  STEAM represents Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math.

88 Students participated in several activities to learn about all of the activities RCI performs in bringing new products to market.  Stations were set up in each key area as follows:

  • Marketing
  • Product Design
  • Design Analysis
  • Order Procurement
  • Electrical Engineering
  • 3D Printing
  • NIR (Near-Infrared) Technology
  • Assembly
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Welding
  • Product Testing
  • Machining
  • Laser Scanning

Students then participated in a Lego challenge, where they worked alone and in teams to assemble simple Lego Creations.  3D Printed Awards were presented for students that worked the best in teams.

By presenting the different areas of STEAM in a fun and educational way, it is our hope to show these young students all the different possibilities that exist between engineering, agriculture and manufacturing….applying what they are learning in STEAM fields.  An emphasis on STEAM in school helps prepare our students to take advantage of all that our industry has to offer.

RCI firmly believes in the importance in STEAM in the classroom.  By exposing our kids to more possibilities, and by giving them opportunities to see how to apply what they are learning in school, we hope that they have more visibility to different fields.  Ultimately, we hope someday they can choose a career path that they can find joy in.  Several students, in showing their appreciation for the event, indicated that they might like to be an engineer, assembler, or welder, but that they did not know about it before today.  Mission accomplished!

RCI specializes in the manufacture of agricultural and off-road equipment and also provides engineering services to other OEM’s of this equipment.  Based in Mayville, RCI supports customers across North America and ships products for different agricultural producers around the world.  Learn more at www.RCIengineering.com