D65 Draper Headers for Combine

THE ULTIMATE IN DRAPER PERFORMANCE

The MacDon D65 Draper Header is designed to deliver outstanding straight cut performance, especially when faced with tough harvesting conditions. Low podding, downed, tangled, or even lodged crops; whatever the harvesting situation the MacDon D65 Draper Header excels. Combining or swathing, the D65 is a true multi-crop harvesting solution. This “Can Do” attitude delivered with MacDon reliability and performance, is the reason why MacDon Draper Headers are a great fit for so many of today’s operations.

SMOOTH, CONSISTENT, HEADS-FIRST FEEDING. IT'S WHAT SETS OUR MACHINES APPART.

MacDon 5 Series Drapers are designed to provide smooth, consistent headsfirst feeding to the combine, even in the most challenging harvest conditions. Feeding crop heads-first is the best way to get the most performance out of your combine - burning less fuel and taking less time to process means getting the crop off quicker and more efficiently. HERE'S HOW WE DO IT...

  • Close Reel to Cutterbar Relationship - The MacDon D65 features a fixed cutter bar to reel relationship. A small critical gap between the reel fingers and the cutter bar is maintained at all times, even in rough field conditions, ensuring smooth feeding of the crop over the entire width of the MacDon D65 Header.
  • Active Float System - The CA25 works with the auto-header-height-control of the combine which allows for instant float-response over changing ground conditions. Coil springs mechanically provide lateral and vertical float of the header, independent of the combine feeder house which allows the D65 to float over rolling and uneven terrain.
  • Reel Performance - The MacDon reel offers 4 adjustable cam positions, allowing you to select the setting that best suits your harvest conditions. Positions 1 and 2 are for fair harvest conditions with ripe standing crop and no green weeds or undergrowth. Positions 3 and 4 allow you to put the reel in front of and below the cutter bar for lifting downed and low podding crop. You can also use the header tilt and fore-aft reel positioning for even more aggressive action when required.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

★ The D65 can be used for direct cutting on most current combines (with MacDon’s CA25 Combine Adapter), as well as swathing canola, forage, and other specialty crops with MacDon 5 Series Windrowers.
★ The reel is easily adjustable to one of 4 cam positions to match harvest conditions.
★ Hydraulically adjusted reel fore-aft and header tilt functions allow easy, on-the-go changes for harvesting conditions.
★ The C-shaped cutter bar promotes smoother crop flow with one of the industry’s shortest transitions from cutter bar to the draper. Even in shatter-prone crops, it maintains a tight draper to cutter bar seal for better harvest performance.
★ Featuring the proven durability of the MacDon wobble box drive, the hydraulic knife drive enables adjustments to the sickle speed based on specific harvesting conditions.
★ Spare knife storage is now provided on 40’ (12.2m) and 45’ (13.7m) double knife headers.
★ Improved hydraulics with knife reverser and more precise draper speed control.

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Product Features

CRITICAL GAP - ITS THE MACDON ADVANTAGE

The MacDon D65 combine header features a Dual Span (split) Reel. This design allows the reel to operate very closely to the cutting components in short or down and tangled crops even over rough, uneven ground without clipping the fingertips.

THE ACTIVE FLOAT FLOAT SYSTEM ADVANTAGE

The auto-header-height-control on combines is a reactive system, meaning that it needs time to "react" to changing ground conditions. For example if it takes 1 second to react, at 6 mph (10km/h) you will have already traveled 8' (2.5m). This lag may cause the header to get caught up on uneven terrain making for uneven cutting and/or unnecessary dirt ingestion. The active float system of the MacDon CA25 allows for instant response over all kinds of ground conditions.

MULTIPLE APPLICATION

MacDon’s D65 Draper Headers can be used for direct cutting with most current model combines using the CA25. The D65 can also be used with MacDon 5 Series Windrowers for swathing canola, forage, and other specialty crops. Available in both single and double knife versions and in widths from 25' (7.6m) to 40' (12.2m).

REEL FORE-AFT - HYDRAULIC POSITIONER

Adjust the reel position to changing crop and field conditions on-the-go from the cab.

EXTRORDINARY REEL DESIGN

MacDon's patented PR15 pick-up reel has been engineered to deliver optimal performance. The remarkable movement of this reel provides aggressive yet gentle finger action, resulting in the best pick-up action and crop recovery in the industry. Along with 4 cam positions, header tilt control, and fore-aft reel positioning, this reel can be specifically adjusted to meet your harvest conditions.

PARKER HOSES AND COUPLERS

By using high quality Parker hoses throughout the D65, we have been able to provide the most reliable Draper Header to date.

33% INCREASE IN DRAPER TENSION

The D65 was modified to allow the drapers to be tensioned up to 33% more than previous D60 headers, improving the drive to drapers for handling the heaviest of crop loads.

KNIFE STORAGE

A spare knife can be ordered and installed into the back-tube of any size of D65 Draper header at the factory.

IMPROVED VISIBILITY, CLEAN DESIGN, OPERATING CONVENIENCE

Visibility of the float and tilt has been improved. Mounting the tilt indicator directly on the cylinder with a simplified design makes it easier for the operator to see. Automatic header height control and hydraulic header tilt are now standard features on all 5 Series Drapers.

CUTTERBAR POLY

This kit is a compression molded component that has very high wear characteristics. It is used when cutting low podding crops like soybeans, lentils, or other lodged crops. The smooth design characteristics make this kit ideal for muddy harvesting conditions by reducing the likelihood of mud building up on the cutterbar.

This kit is not standard on all headers, but is available for all header sizes.

REEL END SHIELDS REDESIGNED

The reel endshields were redesigned for less carryover of crop and to allow more clearance between the reel and header endshields.

ROBUST REEL DRIVE

The MacDon pick-up reel is the most robust on the market. The special cam arms are manufactured in cast-iron to ensure it can withstand the toughest crop conditions.

REEL POSITIONER INDICATOR

Reel position can be critical to the performance of your header in certain crops. Simple reel positioner indication is offered to allow your operators to better determine where their reel works best.

DRAPER SEAL

A draper seal is built into both of the side drapers and travels the entire length of the c-shaped cutterbar, preventing and crop residue from entering the underside of the drapers.

V-GUIDE DRAPER TRACKING

Critical to keep your drapers tracking straight, preventing premature wear to the drapers.

Specifications

D65 DRAPER HEADER SPECIFICATIONS
Size 25 ft (7.6 m) 30 ft (9.1 m) 35 ft (10.6 m) 40 ft (12.2 m) 45 ft (13.7 m)
Weight * - Single Knife Drive w/CA25 Combine Adapter 5717 lb (2590 kg) 6420 lb (2911 kg) 6858 lb (3111 kg) 7247 lb (3282 kg) -
Weight * - Double Knife Drive w/CA25 Combine Adapter - - - 7754 lb (3523 kg) 8040 lb (3641 kg)
Knife: Type / Drive / Speed
 
Single or double knife (depending on size and application) / Hydraulic, MacDon design enclosed oil bath WOBBLEBOX (es) / Single knife combine 1050 to 1400 SPM, double knife combine 1100 to 1700 SPM (speed varies depending on header size, faster knife speed on smaller headers or double knife headers)
Guard Types Available Pointed DHT (double heat-treated), stub SM (sheet metal hold-down, forged bottom guard), stub F (forged top and bottom)
Reel: Type / Drive / Speed / Fingers Model PR15 pick-up reel, 5 or 6 bat, 2 piece (double) or single, flip-over design, cam-leading finger control / Hydraulic / combine 0 to 67 RPM (varies depending on combine model) / HD plastic, 6 in (152 mm) spacing, 11 in (279 mm) length
Conveyor: Type / Drive / Speed / Delivery 41.6 in (1057 mm) wide 24 oz (680.4 g) rubber skim-coated drapers, reversible double V-guide with tracking, integral seal on leading edge / Hydraulic / Combine 0 to 464 ft/min / opening width 60.6 in (1539 mm) to 76.7 in (1948 mm)
Field Installed Options Customized kits for crop, land, road and harvesting requirements: stabilizer wheels, transport package, upper cross auger, hydraulic header tilt (standard on combine configurations), cutter bar poly
* Please note: All listed weights are approximations and will vary depending on header configuration. Check with your dealer for combine ratings.

 

CA25 COMBINE ADAPTER SPECIFICATIONS
  Centre Draper Feed Auger
Size 78.7 in (2000 mm) width 65.3 in (1660 mm) width
Weight Approximately 2050 lb (930 kg) varies by combine model
Type Self tracking rubber coated polyester fabric
feed draper with rubber slats, hydraulic
drive (reversible)
Floating auger, mechanical drive
(reversible), removable retracting fingers
with full-retraction when reversing
Speed 350 to 400 ft/min (107-122 m/min) 150 RPM, varies with combine model
Header Flotation: Type / Vertical Range / Lateral Range (tilt) 2 pairs coil springs, independent adjustment (single point at either side of adapter), transport lock-out / 7 in (178 mm) / 4.8 degrees
Available for most current model combines.

Options

Although the D65 comes standard with many items, some kits might be required to complete your header for the conditions you face on your farm. Any of the following items can be added to your machine to allow it to perform as you like it.

  • UPPER CROSS AUGER (COMBINE)

    Attached in front of the back tube, the upper cross auger improves feeding of tall, fluffy crop to the center of the draper header. This kit is ideal for straight-cutting high volume crops like canola, mustard and other tall hard to feed plants.

    This kit can be used on all sizes of headers and are length specific (full width of each header size).

  • COMBINE CONVERSION KIT - FORWARD THINKING*

    Each MacDon Combine Draper Header comes standard with a combine adapter package to fit a specific brand of combine. Should you decide to change combine brands down the road, we offer this kit to allow you to modify your existing header / adapter to fit that different combine brand. It's simple and only takes about 4 hours to complete the conversion.

    * This kit is required to convert your existing header from one combine brand to another. You will not need this when ordering a new header.

  • SKID SHOES - ADJUSTABLE

    This kit is useful when cutting low to the ground. It acts as a touch-down point when operating on rough or undulating ground. There are two seperate packages available - Inboard* (black compression molded) and Outboard Skid Shoes (steel with white poly). The skid shoes are adjustable for without the use of tools.

    * 30' Draper Headers require only one set of Inboard Skid Shoes while 35' and larger headers require 2 sets.

  • STABILIZER WHEELS

    Spring loaded wheels help cushion the ends of draper headers when moving over field obstacles. This kit can be used on 30’ (9.1m) and larger headers)

  • TRANSPORT & STABILIZER PACKAGE

    This kit will allow you to transport your draper header from farm-to-field and then quickly switch to field Stabilizer Wheel position by one person. The Transport Package is a simple self-supporting unit with very little hitch weight for simpler hitching. The tranpsort towpole is a two peice unit that requires no tools to assemble / dissasemble and stores on the back tube of the header during harvesting operation. The Stabilizer Wheel application is ideal for cutting off the ground, by stabilizing the header in undulating ground conditions.

    This kit can be used on 30’ (9.1m) and larger headers.

  • CUTTERBAR POLY

    This kit is a compression molded component that has very high wear characteristics. It is used when cutting low podding crops like soybeans, lentils, or other lodged crops. The smooth design characteristics make this kit ideal for muddy harvesting conditions by reducing the likelihood of mud building up on the cutterbar.

    This kit is available for all header sizes.