The next generation of
air-assist harvesting

Air-assist harvesting

With Soy and Pulse crops, traditional headers incur shatter loss at the knife when loose and low-lying pods are shelled and fall back into the field or are otherwise lost or damaged, leading to loss in profits and reductions in sample quality. Knives are often cluttered with debris, reducing cutting efficiency, creating unnecessary wear, breakage and downtime.

When added to a combine header, the AWS Airbar® reduces or eliminates this loss of product and efficiency. The high-velocity air stream that is applied to the knife through the out-front manifold, thrusts these pods and materials across the cutting head and into the feeder-house increasing average yields by as much as 4 bushels per acre.

Draper Header
Auger Header

Primary benefits

Improved feeding

The high-speed airflow keeps the cutting head clear and operating at maximum efficiency, reducing equipment wear.

Reduced shatter loss

Air pressure keeps all loose product flowing into the feeder-house, preventing these losses and increasing yields by as much as 4 bushels per acre.

Faster ground speed

Improving crop flow across the header allows for substantial increases in ground speed.

Increased operating efficiency

The S3 AWS Airbar® creates a more even flow of material through the feeder-house by eliminating waste-material build up, increasing cutting and feeding efficiency, reducing knife and internal component wear and operating time.