Farming low-podded crops?
The next generation of draper header innovation has arrived and it brings the design and speed you’ve always deserved.
The future of flex headers features sensors and air suspension that allow the header to shave the ground, picking up more of your peas, lentils and soybeans. The AirFLEX is lightweight yet durable, sophisticated yet easy to use. Switch from flex to rigid mode with the push of a button, allowing you to harvest other crops like canola. Crafted on the farm, the AirFLEX brings you a combination of thoughtful design, high-performance and simplicity.
The Honey Bee AirFLEX is light weight, fast and built to last.
Contact your local territory repHoward Groth
Fully Flexible Cutterbar, Adjustable Air Suspension and Optimized Header Height System
The AirFLEX can be used in flex or rigid mode with a simple push of a button in the cab. In rigid mode, the cutterbar is inflexible; the ideal setting for cereals. In flex mode, the AirFLEX shaves the ground and is ideal for soybeans, peas and lentils. The air suspension is light, fast-reacting and infinitely adjustable. The Optimized Header Height System always keeps the header at the perfect height in all terrains and in both cutting modes.
Easy to Operate
The AUTOMATIX push-button system is an advanced control panel delivering simple and complete control of the AirFLEX, including real-time monitoring of all systems.
High Performance Rigid Mode
The no-compromise rigid cutterbar is optimized for off-ground cutting. No gauge wheels are required.
Honey Bee Draper Shield
The draper shield efficiently provides and promotes unrestricted crop flow to the centre deck without power, moving parts or adjustment.
A hydraulic cross auger is available to assist in material flow from the drapers to the feed auger. It replaces the draper shield and adjusts for bulky and tangled crops like peas and mustard.
Fully Synchronized, Centrally Driven Knives
The smooth operating knife drive provides powerful cutting action and increased durability, while enabling a lighter and more streamlined crop divider.
Honey Bee High Performance Reel
The custom built, fully adjustable reel ranges from gentle to aggressive with unlimited finger spacing options to leave no crop behind.
“Overall, I’m going to say that the header is above anything that I have run personally. It’s simple yet it does exactly what you want it to do. It’s not a complicated head; it’s not complicated electronically or mechanically. They’ve done a good job of keeping it simple so its maintenance over time is going to be easy. I don’t think that’s going to be an expensive header to keep operating.”
“My first impression was ‘finally.’ Finally something that works. I find that the industry has been way behind. There have been incremental changes over the years, but the header technology was not keeping pace with the combine technology. There hasn't been a step change in the technology in this industry in a long time, and this is the first time i've seen it.”
“I really like it. It’s nice to see something that’s being made now that is simple, easy to maintain and lighter, which seems like a good thing to me in a header. To me it seems like a really good, simple, well-made header. It worked very well in challenging conditions. And the faster you went, the better it worked.”
“In ideal conditions, I could go seven miles per hour no problem while flexing 40-bushel soybeans with 40 feet of cutting, which is awesome. You’re getting serious acres done in a day. If we had two AirFLEX headers this year, we would have been done a week earlier.”
|Width||25' (7.6 m)||30′ (9.1 m)||36′ (10.9 m)||40′ (12.2 m)||45′ (13.7 m)||50′ (15.2 m)|
|Operating weight (incl. reel)||2,701 kg
|Hydraulic System||Hydraulics are limited to the combine reel circuits only.|
|Cutting System||Honey Bee cutting system with SCH sections.|
|Knife Drive||Fully synchronized mechanical knife drive.|
|Draper||New high performance tensioning system and mechanical drive.|
|Center Deck||New high performance tensioning system and mechanical drive.|
|HB Draper Shield||Patented crop flow assistance device.|
|HB Reel||High strength, high performance reel with multiple crop settings and finger spacing options.|
|Reel Drive||Centre hydraulic reel drive.|
|Transport System||Heavy-duty road transport with electric brakes.|
|Tires / Wheels / Hubs / Spindles||Standard|
|Cutterbar Poly Skid||Standard with sectional panels.|
|Combine Adapters||Available for most models of self-propelled combines.|
|Fore/Aft||Standard – using combine functions.|
|Automatic Reel Speed Control||Standard equipment – combine must have reel speed circuit.|
|Header Height||Standard – combine needs header height function.|
|Operating Modes||Standard – flex and rigid|
|Reversible Mechanical Drive||Standard|
|Maintenance Requirements||4 x 10 hour knife grease / 15 x 50 hour drive-line grease|
|Flex||A total of 9″ flex in cutterbar|
|Air System||Standard on-board air compressor with cab controls (AUTOMATIX)|
|Stubble Lights||Standard LED|