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For X series combines, 12-, 16- and 18-row CF folding corn heads are available and 12-row heads are available for S series combines.

New combine header line from John Deere

Updated header options for X, S and T series combines

Ever since the initial introduction of the S series models, John Deere engineers have been offering buyers additional ability to spec out green combines to better suit either corn and beans or small grains crops. And this year, Deere has gone another step further with the introduction of a completely new group of headers tailored […] Read more

A centre-mounted knife drive improves performance across the cutter bar and minimizes cutter bar vibration.

New draper headers from Case IH

Upgraded 3100 Series II rigid 
and flex heads now available

Recently, Case IH announced it upgraded its combine header line with the introduction of the new 3100 Series II rigid and flex draper models. The brand claims these new designs now incorporate a total of 118 product enhancements made since the original 3100 Series was introduced. Those changes allow for improved durability and ground-following capabilities. […] Read more

Honey Bee Manufacturing has built a 60-foot header based on its AirFLEX model, which is designed for the Australian market.

Honey Bee offers up a sweet 60 feet

Honey Bee Manufacturing hits the 60-foot mark with a new header

Today’s combines have obviously grown considerably in size over the last couple of decades, and they can now take a very big bite out of a field in a single pass. But a new header from Saskatchewan-based Honey Bee Manufacturing will likely cause even those most familiar with farm equipment to do a double take. […] Read more

AGCO’s 9255 flex Draper header is capable of changing from small grains to soybeans with minimal in-cab adjustments.

AGCO sees Draper headers top demand

Company says better performance results in customer preference for Draper heads

AGCO launched its 9250 flexible Draper header back in 2010. It was compatible with all the company’s Gleaner, Massey Ferguson and Challenger branded combines. Since then, though, engineers have made a few tweaks to its design, and a version of the current design remains in use across all three combine brands. “We’ve had quite a […] Read more

Flexxifinger's header attachment is designed to hold down soybean rows while winter wheat is harvested in the same field, without damaging the bean crop.

Attachment sorts intercropped plants for harvesting

New product from Flexxifinger allows for easier harvesting in intercropped fields

Proponents of intercropping (growing two or more crops in the same field simultaneously) claim that system allows for a significant reduction in the typical input costs associated with controlling pest and disease problems in a monoculture environment, and it can significantly boost field yields at the same time. But there are obvious hurdles to overcome […] Read more

Straw choppers must be matched to the header width of a combine. If a chopper can’t spread the full width of the header, residue distribution across the field will be uneven.

Three steps to even residue distribution

How to ensure you get the best performance from a combine straw chopper

It’s easy to forget about that straw chopper hanging off the back of a combine. So much discussion and effort these days seems to focus on getting material fed in at the front, that what happens to it when the combine coughs it out the rear often becomes little more than an afterthought. But the […] Read more

The Geringhoff Freedom corn header can handle a variety of different row spacings.

A corn header with variable row spacing ability

New equipment design from Gerhinghoff

Combine header manufacturer Gerhinghoff had a significant new product line to introduce to the North American market at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky, in February. The brand’s new Independence product line of headers includes two new corn models, the Freedom and the Patriot, which offer producers some new design options. The Freedom […] Read more

Flexxifinger of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, showed its new Corn Harvest Pans at Ag Connect Expo in Kansas City. The pans allow a regular draper header to be used for harvesting corn crops.

Harvest grain and corn with one header

Flexxifinger of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, introduced its Corn Harvest Pans, which 
allow Draper headers to cut corn

As new grain corn hybrids pop out of the ground in Western farm fields with increasing frequency, more producers are taking a look at the feasibility of incorporating that crop into their operations. For many, though, the added cost of new machinery investment has been a big impediment to making the leap. Flexxifinger of Assiniboia, Sask., […] Read more