Click on “Download PDF” for the PDF version or on the title for the HTML version.
If you are not an ASABE member or if your employer has not arranged for access to the full-text, Click here for options.
Proposal to Standardize Head to Combine Interface
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org
Citation: Paper number 055008, 2005 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.19533) @2005
Authors: Alan VanNahmen
Keywords: Combine, Header, Feederhouse, Interface, Attachment, Drive, Safety, Transport, Hydraulic, Electrical
Combine harvester manufacturers have evolved their own designs for attaching their
header equipment to the feederhouse and separator. There is no commonality between the
various makes and shortline headers in the following functional areas: attachment frame size,
security pins, driveshaft style and size, hydraulic drive interface, electrical interface or the
Interface with transport trailers.
(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)
The objective of this paper is to critically examine the header to feederhouse interface and to
propose improvements via ASAE / ISO international standards where feasible. The various
designs of all manufacturers are tabulated and standardization guidelines are proposed for
future consideration. The benefits of similar ASAE standards similar to those applicable to
tractor PTO, 3 Point hitch, as well as tractor-to-implement standards for electrical and hydraulic
interfaces are outlined.
A header interface standard will make it safer to load, secure and transport large headers on
transport trailers. It will also make it easier and safer for farmers to interchange a wider variety
of special headers which will eventually include the evolving bio-mass collection systems for
future combines. The proposals also include guidelines for the potential evolution of up front
attachment of seeding systems as well as sprayer attachments. If new standards are adopted,
they should allow for different size categories, similar to the tractor 3 point category 1 through 4