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Draper Pick up Front

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Knuckey Pickup Fronts are the machinery upgrades you need to ensure durability and unmatched efficiency for your harvest program.

Designed and manufactured to enhance your farming operations, our machines are engineered to handle a variety of crops, ensuring a seamless and effective harvest. Unlike conventional dual belt competitor machines, our Pickup Fronts boast a remarkable reduction of approximately 40% in moving parts, revolutionising the reliability and efficiency of the harvesting process. Embrace the simplicity and ease of our single belt system coupled with our Maxi Turbo Auger to take your windrow harvesting to another level.

With a focus on maximising capacity and low maintenance requirements, our Pickup Fronts provide a hassle-free experience, allowing you to escalate your productivity and minimise downtime.

Explore our selection to find a machine that fits your specific farming needs. Our customised additions boast features that are tailored to improve your harvest, from reducing crop loss to ensuring a uniform feed into your combine.  

Pick Up Front for Sale

Pickup fronts, often just referred to as fronts or heads, are specialised attachments used in agricultural harvesting operations, particularly for combines. They are designed to efficiently collect and feed crop material into the combine for threshing and separation. Here’s an overview of what pickup fronts do and their benefits:


Efficient Crop Handling 

Pickup fronts are equipped with a wide, continuous belt (or belts) that moves the cut crop towards the centre of the header and then feeds it into the combine. This system is designed to handle a wide range of crop types, from small grains to larger oilseed crops, with minimal damage.

Improved Feeding 

These pickup fronts with their larger diameter table augers ensure a more uniform and consistent feed of crop material into the combine,  improving the efficiency of the threshing and separation processes. This uniform feeding helps to maximise the combine’s performance and can lead to increased harvesting speed and productivity.


Increased Harvest Efficiency 

By improving the speed and consistency of crop feeding into the combine, these fronts can significantly increase the overall efficiency of the harvesting operation.

Improved Crop Quality and more of it!

The gentle handling of crops can also contribute to better overall crop quality, with less damage to the harvested grains or seeds.


Their ability to work effectively in a variety of crops and conditions makes them a versatile tool for many farming operations.

Dive into our range of Pickup Front machines today and experience the difference that quality and care can make to your harvest. Let Knuckey be your partner in farming success. Call us today to learn more about how to customise your machine.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Size Options Are Available for Fronts?

Our custom-made add-ons span a wide range, accommodating various farming needs and machinery sizes. The available widths for these fronts range from 2.4 metres to  12 metres. The variety in size is customised to match the specific requirements of different crops, field sizes, and harvesting strategies, providing flexibility and efficiency.

Can I Customise My Pick-Up Front?

Yes, you can! Knuckeys offers “Made to Order” equipment. Customisation allows you to tailor the accessory to meet the specific needs of your farming operation, ensuring that the equipment performs optimally under your unique conditions. Here are several aspects you might be able to customise:

Colour Options

Knuckey provides customised pickup fronts in their standard Knuckey colours. Jet Black bucket and main frame, monument table auger and main guard and a touch of the Knuckey brand’s trademark turquoise. 

Width Adjustments

With width options ranging from 2.4 metres to  12 metres, you can choose the size that best fits your combine and is most appropriate for the scale of your operations and the types of crops you’re harvesting.

Features and Accessories

Customisation can also extend to specific features and accessories that enhance the functionality such as:

  • Stainless Steel Floors
  • Auger Diameters
  • Front Widths
  • Hydraulic Auger Lift and Lower
  • Adaptations for Specific Crop Types 

How Do I Purchase This Listing?

To purchase from Knuckey, simply reach out to our customer service team to initiate the process. Have the details of the model you’re interested in ready, including any customisations you have in mind. If you’re unsure, we can always walk you through the process during the chat so you can figure out what options you’d like to customise.

Offer Type:
Made to Order
knuckey New Equipment
Harvest Equipment
Header Front
Widths from 2.4 metres to 9.0 metres



Knuckeys supply agricultural equipment for farming customers throughout Australia. This includes our own range of agricultural machinery plus a large range of agricultural equipment, supplies and spare parts from leading local and international manufacturers. 


Address: 39 – 49 Willis Street, Winchelsea VIC 3241 Australia