Huge front will be hitting Australia soon

CANADIAN harvester front manufacturer Honey Bee has introduced a 60 foot (18.29m) wide front.

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Honey Bee's latest harvesting front is 18.29m wide. Picture courtesy Honey Bee

The base front is not fitted with Air Flex equipment but could be, according to Honey Bee president Greg Honey.

"The new front is basically the same frame and design as our Air Flex fronts but does not come fitted with the Air Flex capabilities as standard," Honey said.

"It has a cutter bar width of just over 60 feet, so it's a true 60 foot front. Most of the components are interchangeable with a standard Honey Bee Air Flex front."

Honey Bee is using a draper belt delivery platform with the belts being 105cm wide. Total weight of the front is five tonnes and a cross auger helps feeding crop to the centre of the front.

Honey said in terms of adaption to a variety of harvesters, the massive front will be the same as Honey Bee fronts, so it will fit to mo...