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Designed to compete

The North Star* corn head won't limit capacity

Designed to compete

The North Star* corn head won't limit capacity

The North Star* Design

Match the speed and capacity of your combine

Geringhoff worked closely with farmers across North America to develop the most affordable, efficient, and dependable system to harvest their crops. Our engineers utilized farmer feedback and the finest components from around the world to design the North Star* processing system.

The North Star* offers an exceptionally smooth and quiet running system, despite its fierce appetite in the field. And its knife-roll processing moved harvest innovation beyond the basic corn head operation competitors were using. Aside from removing the ears from the stalk, the North Star* processes the stalk, allowing for greater breakdown and post-harvest tillage. The North Star* handles stalks as tough as they come and helps increase harvest production without typical delays caused by changing stalk characteristics and unpredictable harvest conditions, all while allowing for harvest at higher ground speeds.

Residue Management

Your Choice In Processing

The North Star* corn head offers versatility to harvest with either the North Star* or the all-new North Star* XDC processing systems.

Residue Management

North Star*

North Star* processing system features:
  • Non-chopping
  • 4” - 6” stalk segments
  • Distributed centrally over the row
  • Fractured stubble

Residue Management

North Star* XDC

All-New North Star* XDC processing system features:
  • Chopping
  • 2 ½” - 3 ½” stalk segments cut into small pieces
  • Placed around stubble for rapid decomposition
  • Ideal for no-till and strip-till farming

Xtreme DeComposition (XDC) Rolls

Xtreme DeComposition (XDC) Rolls are our new residue management rolls. They are an upgrade to our ‘work horse’ North Star* rolls, which have been a staple in the Geringhoff line for years.

XDC Quick Facts
  • Crimps, slices, and dices residue in to 2.5- 3.5” pieces
  • Places residue around stubble to maximize decomposition
  • Provides better seed to soil contact for improved germination and higher yield potentials
  • Reduces erosion and keeps straw in the field to break down into organic matter
  • 4 bolted and carbide coated knives for a total of 8 cutting edges
  • Long lasting blades that are easy to replace, allowing for trouble-free maintenance
  • No speed adjustments needed from standard rolls
  • Designed for our row units and drivelines
Row unit from below
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Here's how it works

The North Star* System in Action

Two counter-rotating snapping rolls, each fitted with four knife bars, aggressively pull the corn stalks downward in a controlled motion.

This enables the deck plates to strip the corn cob off the plant. The unchopped corn straw remains in the field, protecting the soil from erosion.

Many reasons for Geringhoff

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Many reasons for Geringhoff

Benefit from best-in-class standard specs

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An innovative drive system 1/3

Excellent Performance

Great performance requires an exceptional drive system. Our headers are driven by a reliable crown wheel gearbox we deliberately designed a system that does work without chains and belts to ensure smooth harvesting.

An innovative drive system 2/3

Safe and Reliable

Geringhoff uses Centaflex® couplings to connect the row units. The dampers on the couplings significantly reduce vibration and shock loads on the gearbox that drives the row unit, thereby multiplying its reliability.

An innovative drive system 3/3

Excellent service life

An excellent service life, low maintenance, great flexibility, and compatibility with different combines are truly good reasons for choosing Geringhoff.

Gathering system

A unique gathering chain idea

Gathering Chains

Always ready and perfectly tensioned

The gathering chains are tensioned automatically. The gathering chain can be changed quickly and easily thanks to the Geringhoff special tool. As the chain tensioner is tuned to the patented sprocket, the driveline is protected from blockages caused by debris and gearbox failures are avoided. Geringhoff is the only manufacturer to offer automatic tensioning for the gathering chains.

Available in Most Major Combine Colors

A Head for Every Combine

Geringhoff corn heads are available in most major combine colors at no additional. Whether you're matching your combine or picking your favorite color, you have the choice. Or increase your resale value and accent any combine with the Geringhoff-exclusive Midnight Harvest head color.

Standard Feature

Down Corn Auger

The down corn auger makes harvesting down crops even easier. The hydraulically driven conveyor auger located on the outside bodies (left-hand, right-hand, or double-sided design) of your Geringhoff corn head prevents cobs from being slung toward the edge of the crop. It also keeps crop residues from accumulating on the outer bodies.

Additional Features

Customized down to every detail

Each field has its specific characteristics and challenges. Our goal is to rise to these challenges and provide you with a head that results in maximum yields from your crop. Upgrade your corn head with our range of additional options and accessories.


Sunflower Kit

As an alternative, Geringhoff corn heads may be fitted with an active or passive sunflower harvest system. Field characteristics and crop maturity levels will determine which system is recommendable.



Precise header height control over all types of terrain. At the heart of the Headsight header height control system are flexible poly paddles and reliable electronics. Other systems will dig in to the soil and damage the system when in reverse, but not Headsight. It's design is operator friendly and has been used reliably for decades.


ICF Sweeper

Using our proven German engineering for Geringhoff heads, the Integrated Crop Flow (ICF) Sweeper helps to substantially increase yield potential in down and extremely dry corn.