Match the Speed and Capacity of Your Combine 

Geringhoff works closely with Growers across North America to develop the most affordable, efficient, and dependable system to harvest their crop. Our engineers utilized the finest components from around the world in designing the NorthStar Model. Tremendously high resale value and industry exclusive features make NorthStar #1 among growers.

Geringhoff forged the Elite XL Series to offer an exceptionally smooth and quiet running system, despite its fierce appetite in the field. 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 NorthStar Elite XL processes the stalk, allowing for greater breakdown and postharvest tillage. The NorthStar Elite XL handles stalks as tough as they come, and increases harvest production without typical delays caused by changing stalk characteristics and unpredictable harvest conditions, and allows for harvest at higher ground speeds.

Row Unit

Row Unit

The NorthStar row unit with its gathering chains and tensioners, hydraulically adjusted and reinforced deck plates, and internal slip clutch gearbox protection offers knife-roll processing.

Residue Management

Residue Management

Knife rolls pull stalks through quickly and evenly for consistent feeding. Even the toughest down corn conditions can be processed smoothly leaving the field ready for next year's harvest.

Harvest Efficiency

Harvest Efficiency

The NorthStar does not limit capacity because of harvest ground speed capabilities, and the low horsepower draw means improved combine performance, no matter the model.

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Technology

The heart of the NorthStar Elite XL header is two stripping rolls equipped with four stalk knives each. Durable knives manufactured from special alloy steel maintain a sharp edge for extra long life and can be quickly adjusted individually to ensure optimum performance.

Mounted to run parallel to each other, the knives pull stalks through quickly and evenly for consistent feeding. Hydraulically adjustable stripping plates allow the operator to maximize their return with on the go adjustment for changing stalk characteristics and harvest conditions

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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 dependable 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.

Triple Protection System

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 NorthStar 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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