Headsight, Inc., has introduced their newest product, Terrahawk, a header height control system.
Non-contact sensors for header height control have been highly sought after in the ag industry for years. Engineers have experimented with sonar, and even radar, but obstacles of crops and terrain characteristics have literally stood in the way.
“I am very excited about Terrahawk,” said Rich Gramm, President of Headsight, Inc. “Our team has been working on non-contact sensors since 2009. With the Terrahawk technology downed crops and challenging terrain will no longer be a problem. This radar product will be a leader in the next phase of harvesting technology.”
There are no moving parts, eliminating sensor wear. The height range has been increased, and because there is no sensor touching the ground, it doesn’t push crop, so there are no cables, chains or straps needed for backing up.
The sensor itself is compact, allowing for increased flexibility in more forward mounting while allowing the operator to increase harvesting speed, even in rough terrain.
Rob Schlipf, Director of Engineering at Headsight said, “This breakthrough represents the future of header height control, in that it allows the performance, efficiency and reliability that customers expect. Terrahawk offers a clear advantage to our customers in satisfying a need in the market.”
The Terrahawk radar height control system will be available in limited quantities for the 2015 harvest season. Interested parties can apply for a MY2015 limited production system by contacting Headsight or completing an on-line form: www.headsight.com/application/terrahawk