You’ll get all the speed you need with the next generation of draper header innovation. The AirFLEX SDX features sensors and air suspension that allow the flex header to shave the ground, picking up more of the crop. It’s lightweight yet durable, sophisticated yet easy to use, all while integrating cutting-edge innovation. Crafted on the farm, you’ll appreciate the combination of thoughtful design, high performance and simplicity – and the extra money it will generate.
The Honey Bee AirFLEX SDX: Lightweight, fast and built to last.
Fully Flexible Cutterbar, Adjustable Air Suspension and Optimized Header Height System
The AirFLEX SDX shaves the ground, picking up even the lowest hanging pods. And it does it at speeds never seen before. The key to cutting so close to the soil is the nine inches of movement that the AirFLEX SDX has across the width of the cutterbar. The Optimized Header Height System always keeps the header at the perfect height in all terrain, and the air suspension is light, fast reacting and infinitely adjustable.
Easy to Operate
The AUTOMATIX system is an advanced control panel delivering simple and complete control of the AirFLEX.
The AirFLEX SDX transport wheels are designed to be there when you need them and off for harvest. They’re self-aligning and can be mounted in five minutes.
Honey Bee Low Profile Cutting System
The smooth operating knife drive provides powerful cutting action and increased durability, while thinner guards allow you to cut even lower to the ground, leaving no pods behind.
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.
Testimonials – What Farmers Are Saying
“Our old header couldn’t go faster than 3.5 mph. With the AirFLEX SDX, we were averaging 5.1 mph, and it’s the best flexing cutterbar I’ve ever seen. We feel we gained 1-2 bushels per acre of soybeans due to the ability to cut close to the ground and reduce shatter loss. Two neighbors stopped by just to watch the head work; they were impressed by the great job it did.”
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin
“The biggest thing for me is the weight. The AirFLEX SDX is lighter than the competing heads, and the reduced soil compaction and smaller ruts mean that we see less field maintenance. I like to get the max production out of my machine, and now we can do more with less. I’ll put a Honey Bee up against anybody.”
“I do custom harvesting as well as my own acres so I encounter different soil types and conditions. After using the AirFLEX SDX for just a few hours I was impressed with the way it flexed and hugged the ground without pushing on the wet clays. We had a wet fall and I was able to float when I know my other draper wouldn’t have been able to. I even had it float up over snow drifts in one field!”
“We used the AirFLEX SDX to cut most of our terrace channels because it flexes much better than our auger head. Because we were using the heads side-by-side, we had a good comparison. The AirFLEX SDX was a minimum of two bushels per acre better and in some cases it was 10 bushels per acre. We could not only harvest faster, we could start earlier and finish later.”
|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)||6,210 lbs
|Hydraulic System||Hydraulics are limited to the combine reel circuits only|
|HB Low Profile 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 Reel||High strength, high performance reel with multiple crop settings and finger spacing options|
|Reel Drive||Center hydraulic reel drive|
|Transport System||Heavy duty road transport with electric brakes; optional RV or Ag Plug|
|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|
|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)|
|Terrace Kit||For use in terraced fields (optional)|