New Honey Bee header floats on a cushion of air


Air suspension systems are common on vehicles. They provide all kinds of advantages over other systems, including the potential for a wide variety of height adjustments. They can also be a really good fit on a piece of equipment where you might not expect to find them — headers, for example.

Honey Bee Manufacturing has introduced its AirFLEX header, and RealAgriculture’s Dale Leftwich had a chance recently to talk to Spencer Groth, marketing manager with Honey Bee, about how the air suspension improves the header’s performance. (story continues after video)

Groth explains what is the different about the header. “What makes the Honey Bee AirFLEX unique is that we use air suspension to control our flex system. What that allows us to do with the truly flexible cutter bar is have the operator have an infinitive amount of flex adjustment on their cutter bar depending upon their field conditions.”

Groth says the AirFlex can be controlled with the touch of a finger from inside the cab. “There’s a monitor inside the combine that you control the AirFlex with where you either air the bags up or air them down. And depending on your crop or your preferences you can get it to just to where you want it so you minimize crop loss, more or less, and harvest faster.”

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