Most of us at Headsight grew up on farms, we have worked the land, harvested grain and corn, cut corn out of beans, and baled hay. We know the joy and challenges of farming and are dedicated to help the farmer get the most out of their harvest. Since 1998, when our poly paddle was first sketched at the kitchen table, Headsight has innovated and introduced game changing harvesting solutions, and has become a world leader. From header height sensors and autosteer row guidance to advanced control systems and radar height control, we continue to push the limits of technology. Our mission at Headsight is to bless God faithfully and to provide the reapers of the world with leading harvesting solutions.
As a typical boy on the farm, it was easy for Rich Gramm to complain, 'I can't do this,' when an obstacle arose while trying to accomplish a task. His wise father always replied, 'Can't died, go try again.'
As Rich grew older, he began to apply his father's wisdom in his own life. During his career as a salesman, Rich became known as a problem solver. One day a farmer asked Rich to help solve a problem. He was not able to see the full width of his corn header, leaving it nearly impossible to control accurately. Immediately, Rich started working on different designs and possibilities and testing them in the field. Along with the help of good friends, designs were made and solutions were found for any obstacles that got in their way. Headsight® was born in the mid 1990’s, as solutions were found and 'sight' was given to heads.
In 1998, working on a piece of scratch paper at his kitchen table, Rich designed a flexible poly paddle, which absorbed ground shock and extended the life of the sensor. The poly paddle is still used today.
As knowledge of Headsight’s success in corn height control grew across the corn belt, farmers started expressing a need for height control while harvesting standing grains. After two years of designing and testing, the product was released to market in 2004.
Insight® was introduced in 2005 as the demand for technology grew. This became the foundation to which the building blocks of Foresight® , Feathersight® and Magic Power Boost were added – further improving header control.
Headsight’s header control product line expanded again in 2007 to include Truesight® a high accuracy row-crop autosteer system for corn harvesting.
Continuing as a leader in the header control industry, Headsight® introduced Horizon in 2013. Horizon allows greater header control and diagnostics at the fingertips of the operator.
Today, Headsight® operates as a very close-knit, family-style business that knows 'can't' is still dead. 'We realize the reason for our success is due to the talents and blessings from our Lord and Creator,' says Rich. 'We are working to please Him and know these things are but passing. As a company built around solving problems, we take time to recognize the greatest problem solver of all.'
To provide the reapers of the world with leading harvesting solutions