The RX was introduced as a dedicated rice header. A steel shaker pan replaced the conveyor belts as a means of transferring the wet heavy rice material from the stripping rotor to the auger. This design proved very successful and durable. 1999 Rice Special models featured many stainless and hardened steel components to extend their life expectancy and reduce the long term operating costs of the header. Stainless steel stripping fingers were fitted in 2000, these doubled the finger life expectancy as well as providing advantages in stripping performance.
The RX was produced until 2001 by which time it had gained a reputation as the header of choice if you were serious about harvesting rice.