The AirFLEX® has evolved into a tougher and more resilient machine, all while maintaining its simple design and providing the closest cut imaginable. With improvements that enhance performance and reliability, the NXT focuses on the future of farming.
AirFLEX NXT Lightweight, fast and built to last
Still the closest shave
Fully flexible cutterbar controlled by air
The independently-suspended cutterbar is light, fast-reacting, and infinitely adjustable.
Reversible mechanical drive
The center drive reduces weight and provides more powerful cutting and feeding action.
Switch from flex to rigid mode
The switch from flex to rigid mode is made from the cab of your combine, at the push of a button.
The draper header you’ve been waiting for
In flex mode, the AirFLEX NXT will shave the ground, picking up more of your peas, lentils or soybeans. In rigid mode, the no-compromise cutterbar will race through taller crops like canola and cereals.
Only cutting in soybeans? There’s an AirFLEX NXT that’s optimized for you.
WHAT’S NEW & IMPROVED
Cab-Adjustable Skid Shoes
In flex mode, the skid shoes achieve a consistent stubble height of 0” to 8” across the width of the cutterbar and can be adjusted instantaneously from the cab of your combine.
Narrow Profile End Shield
A new 5” design replaces the 8”. The thinner end shield and crop divider design reduces flattening of crop and enhances manoeuverability along field borders and through row crops.
New Reel Drive
A new reel drive allows switching from standard to high torque with half the speed and double the torque.
A larger 12” diameter hydraulic cross auger improves material flow from the drapers to the feed auger, adjusting for bulky and tangled crops like peas and mustard.
Low Profile Vertical Shear Design
The redesigned vertical shear features a thinner profile and a simpler design.
Improved Airbag Orientation
A new design applies a consistent force from the airbag to the cutterbar, allowing for better floatation throughout the full flex range and reducing wear along the cutterbar and skid shoes.
Upgrades to the transport system allow the transport cart lock pin to be engaged/disengaged from one easily accessible latch arm.
Improved Drive Shafts
An improved drive shaft quick coupler reduces play in the knife drive short shaft.
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Canola/Rapeseed45′ / Saskatchewan / Cab View
Hemp40′ / Saskatchewan
Soybeans36′ / Missouri / 60 Bushels / Furrowed Row 36′ / Missouri / 60 Bushels / Furrowed Row 40′ / Manitoba / Through Water Run 40′ / Manitoba / Front View 40′ / Manitoba / Front to Side View 40′ / Manitoba / Reel Action with Transition Plates 40′ / Manitoba / 7.5 MPH 40′ / Manitoba / Floating Action 40′ / Manitoba / Cab View 40′ / North Dakota 50′ / Saskatchewan / Spring Mud and Hail damaged Crop
|Width (Controlled Traffic Compliant)||25' (7.6 m)||30′ (9.1 m)||36′ (11 m)||40′ (12.2 m)||45′ (13.7 m)||50′ (15.2 m)||60' (18.3 m)|
|Operating weight (including reel)||6,769 lbs (3,070 kg)||7,398 lbs (3,356 kg)||7,912 lbs (3,589 kg)||8,660 lbs (3,928 kg)||8,990 lbs (4,078 kg)||9,226 lbs (4,185 kg)||10,371 lbs (4,704 kg)|
|Submodels||All Crop Edition – for flexible and rigid cutting. Includes gauge wheels, subframe suspension and rigid header height control|
|Submodels||Soybean Edition – for flexible cutting only. Removes gauge wheels, subframe suspension, and rigid header height control|
|Cutting System||Standard – Honey Bee cutting system with SCH sections|
|Knife Drive||Standard - fully synchronized mechanical knife drive|
|Cutterbar Poly Skid||Standard - with sectional panels|
|Draper||Standard - high performance tensioning system and mechanical drive|
|Center Deck||Standard - high performance tensioning system and mechanical drive|
|Hydraulic System||Standard - hydraulics are limited to the combine reel circuits only|
|Flex||Standard - a total of 9″ flex in cutterbar|
|Header Height||Standard – combine needs header height function|
|Automatix Lite||Standard – in cab control module|
|Reversible Mechanical Drive||Standard|
|Air System||Standard - on-board air compressor with cab controls (Automatix Lite)|
|Adjustable Skid Shoes||Optional - hydraulically adjustable skid shoes from cab of combine. Capable of adjusting cut height in flex mode from 0 to 8".|
|Cross Auger||Optional - crop flow assistance device with 12" flighting|
|HB Reel||Standard – high strength, high performance reel with multiple crop settings and finger spacing options|
|Reel Drive||Standard - centre hydraulic reel drive (optional high torque reel drive available)|
|Hydraulic Reel Fore/Aft||Standard – using combine functions|
|Slow Speed Transport System||Optional – heavy-duty road transport with electric brakes (your choice of RV or AG plugs)|
|Tires / Wheels / Hubs / Spindles||Standard|
|Combine Adapters||Available for most models of self-propelled combines|
|Automatic Reel Speed Control||Standard – combine must have reel speed circuit|
|Gauge Wheels & Subframe Suspension*||Optional – pneumatically-controlled gauge wheels work in conjunction with suspended subframe for more accurate header height response|
|Maintenance Requirements||4 x 10 hour knife grease / 15 x 50 hour drive-line grease|
|Cutterbar Poly Skid||Standard - independently suspended|
|HB Vertical Shears||Optional - powered by mechanical knife drive|
|**Not offered on Soybean Edition. Refer to your pricing pages for details.|
|AirFLEX NXT||John Deere HDF||Case TerraFlex||Agco DynaFlex||Macdon FD2||Geringhoff TruFlex Razor|
|Sizes||25ft, 30ft, 36ft, 40ft, 45ft, 50ft, 60ft||35ft, 40ft, 45ft, 50ft||30ft, 35ft, 40ft, 45ft||25ft, 30ft, 35ft, 40ft||30ft, 35ft, 40ft, 45ft, 50ft||35ft, 40ft|
|Cross Auger||Optional||Optional||Optional||Not Offered||Optional||Optional|
|Transport System||Optional - Manual Attach||Option||Option - Hydraulic Deploy||Optional - Manual Deploy||Optional - Manual Deploy||Unknown|
|Header Height Ctrl||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard|
|Reversing||Fully Reversible||Fully Reversible||Fully Reversible||Fully Reversible||Fully Reversible||Unknown|
|Weight - 25 ft (lbs)||6,769 (Includes Reel)||Width Not Offered||Width Not Offered||5,250 (Includes Reel)||7,331 lbs - 7,597 lbs||Width Not Offered|
|Weight - 30 ft (lbs)||7,398 (Includes Reel)||Width Not Offered||6,230 lbs||5,770 (Includes Reel)||8,160 lbs - 8,253 lbs||Width Not Offered|
|Weight - 35/36 ft (lbs)||7,912 (Includes Reel)||12,174 lbs||6,730 lbs||6,110 (Includes Reel)||8,600 lbs - 8,898 lbs||8,598 lbs|
|Weight - 40 ft (lbs)||8,660 (Includes Reel)||12,937 lbs||8,340 lbs||7,350 (Includes Reel)||8,928 lbs - 9,512 lbs||9,391 lbs|
|Weight - 45 ft (lbs)||8,990 (Includes Reel)||13,631 lbs||9,930 lbs||Width Not Offered||9,916 lbs - 10,043 lbs||Width Not Offered|
|Weight - 50 ft (lbs)||9,226 (Includes Reel)||13,358 lbs||Width Not Offered||Width Not Offered||10,346 lbs - 10,485 lbs||Width Not Offered|
|Weight - 60 ft (lbs)||10,371 lbs (Includes Reel)||Width Not Offered||Width Not Offered||Width Not Offered||Width Not Offered||Width Not Offered|
|Flex Type||True Flex||True Flex||True Flex||True Flex||Hinged Flex||True Flex|
|Vertical Flex Range||9"||45” (wing range)||6"||8"||11.5” - 17”||Unknown|
|Operating Modes||Flex & Rigid (Adjustable from Cab)||Flex & Rigid (Manual Adjust)||Flex & Rigid (Manual Adjust)||Flex & Rigid (Adjustable from Cab)||Flex & Rigid (Manual Adjust)||Flex|
|Cutter Bar||Independent||Independent||Independent||Independent||Attached to Frame||Unknown|
|Float||Air System||Hydraulic||Torsion Spring||Hydraulic||Coil Spring||Unknown|
|Draper Speed (fpm)||603 fpm - 685 fpm||Unknown||630 fpm||572 fpm||350 fpm - 400 fpm||708 fpm|
|Center Deck Width||80"||Unknown||83"||49"||79"||86"|
|Knife Drive||Mechanical Center Drive||Mechanical Side Drive||Hydraulic Drive||Mechanical Side Drive||Mechanical Side Drive||Center Drive|
|Knife Speed (spm)||1,186 spm - 1,226 spm||980 spm - 1,040 spm||1,260 spm||1,200 spm||1,050 spm - 1,400 spm||1,100 spm -1,200 spm|
|Drapers||Rubber V-guided||Unknown||Rubber V-guided||Rubber V-guided||Rubber V-guided||Unknown|
|Draper Speed (fpm)||395 fpm - 473 fpm||Unknown||630 fpm||502 fpm||0 fpm - 687 fpm||Unknown|
|Reel & Fingers||Honey Bee Reel (Cam Reel Option)||Unknown||Custom Cam Reel||UII or HCC Reel||Macdon Cam Reel||Unknown|
|Reel Drive||Center Driven Hydraulic||Center Drive Hydraulic||End Driven Hydraulic||End Driven Hydraulic||Center Driven Hydraulic||Unknown|