The Versatility to Decide How You Harvest

When it comes to originals, the Horizon Elite XL is Geringhoff’s classic head. Introduced as the first horizontal chopping corn head on the market over 50 years ago, the Horizon Elite XL became the protégé for other manufacturers, and it will always be known for its innovation and how it changed the harvest game.

Similar to the NorthStar Elite XL, this corn head features low weight design, max performance, and carries Geringhoff’s reputation of low maintenance, high quality equipment. 

Grants the Choice Between Chopping and Non-Chopping

Constantly changing field conditions are experienced from year to year for growers across the world. In 2012, Geringhoff introduced the adaptable Elite Series of corn heads, which set new standards for yield retention, harvesting speed, and ability to recover downed or severely tangled crops.

Row Unit

Row Unit

The Horizon XL offers the versatility to chop, or not chop stalks based on field preference, while the aggressive roller design pulls in stalks from any angle.

Residue Management

Residue Management

Classic lawnmower-style swinging blades plus the ability to disengage the chopper.

Harvest Efficiency

Harvest Efficiency

The Horizon XL is the right choice for growers who want the ability to choose how each field or crop is processed by a single switch.

In 1964, Geringhoff introduced the world's first horizontal chopping, swinging blade-style corn head to the market. This head became a classic, and led the way for other manufacturers to develop their own take on the classic Geringhoff head. Its ability to offer farmers versatility from crop to crop or field to field with a single switch makes the Horizon Elite XL a powerful choice.

Quietest, smoothest running head in the industry

While many of our customers have moved to the Rota Disc head, for its ability to shred and distributes smaller, more evenly sized residue with lower horsepower requirements, some farmers still like the look and feel of our classic swinging blades head -- the Horizon Elite XL.

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Aluminum Gearbox

Powering the Elite XL Series is a maintenance free sealed oil gearbox, which utilizes an internal self adjusting slip clutch to protect all moving parts of the row unit. Designed to be as relentless as the people who use it, these gearboxes are ready for the demanding challenges you send its way. So bring it on.

Aluminum Gearbox

Drive Hub

The Geringhoff system eliminates undue stress on the bearings and drive mechanism of each row unit. A positive transfer of power and torque across the entire machine is created with the flex plate row coupler. This design also allows quick and individual removal of any row unit, should service be required.

Drive Hub

Triple Protection System

Eliminate down time. Spend more time harvesting and less time on repairs and adjustments. This is the goal of the Triple Protection Slip Clutch System. Each row unit features automatic gathering chain tension adjustment, unique beveled sprockets and a slip clutch with an additional double bearing in every row unit gear box. Enter the field with confidence knowing you have triple protection on your side.

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Additional Features


Header Height Control

Header Height Control

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

ICF Sweeper

Increases the speeds and yield in any condition. Rely on the ICF Sweeper to power you through even the toughest conditions, keeping the tangled, down corn flowing to speed up harvest. Substantially increase speeds and yield in any condition and reduce your combine hours up to 50 percent. An integrated design offers a clean, sleek appearance with convenient fore/aft and up/down adjustments at the touch of a button.

End Row Augers

End Row Augers

Proven to enhance feeding and be more efficient than any end row shield, the optional Elite XL End Row Augers create confidence in any tough or tall crop conditions. In-cab control reduces crop loss as well as bunching and lodging. End row augers effectively push stalks and cobs into the trough that can lean off the edge of the head during harvest.

Combine Adapters

Combine Adapters

Versatility is important, that's why our combine adaptors allow the Horizon Elite XL to be easily switched between models or brands. Your header's resale value is maximized by being able to adapt to all combines.

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