Harvest faster while increasing bushels

AirFLEX SDX is the clear-cut choice for soybean growers. It offers streamlined flex cutting for your soybeans, providing optimal efficiency with fewer components, making it simpler to maintain.

The harvest window is short for soybeans. You want to get them off the ground fast and into your bins where they’ll be warm, dry and safe.

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.

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Contact your local territory rep

Perry Gryde
(306) 296-7511

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.

Transport System
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.

Terrace Kit
The AirFLEX SDX floats over terraced fields, keeping the cutterbar at the perfect height and protecting it from damage.

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.

Reversible Mechanical Drive
For maximum convenience and efficiency, you can unplug your combine directly from the cab. The drapers, knife drive and feed auger run reverse with the combine.

High Performance Drapers
The new draper tensioning system provides smooth, consistent operation regardless of what crop you’re harvesting.

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.”

Matthew Teunissen

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.”

Gary Gangwer

Rossville, Indiana

“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!”

Craig Brooks

Smithfield, Illinois

“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.”

Travis Sell

Glenwood, Iowa

AF225 AF230 AF236 AF240 AF245 AF250
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
(2,823 kg)
6,699 lbs
(3,045 kg)
7,115 lbs
(3,234 kg)
7,883 lbs
(3,583 kg)
8,271 lbs
(3,760 kg)
8,659 lbs
(3,936 kg)
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
Automatix Standard
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
Cutterbar Independently suspended
Air System Standard on-board air compressor with cab controls (Automatix)
Terrace Kit For use in terraced fields (optional)

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