During the first quarter of 2011 Hamer has started-up seveal new mulch bagging lines. All of these new systems have seen gains of 6, 8 or more bags per minute over their previous production capabilities. The average gain in productivity for all of these plants has been greater than 25% per line! This is due to Hamer’s next generation bagging technology like our Model 300VF volumertic Filler, Our Model 2090 Form, Fill and Seal automated bagging line and our all new Model 50 bulk hopper. Having in-feeds tuned to these new bagging rates is critical to maintaining high speed production. Using older style feed hoppers or home built systems typically don’t provide the speed and consistency of material feed needed to keep the new bagging technology running at consistently high rates. Customers using Hamer full line systems design services are finding start-up time is greatly reduced and that they are able to meet expected productivity gains much faster than they had putting together lines from a variety of suppliers.