Introducing MacDon C Series Corn Headers

Release Date: August 20, 2018

Setting a New Standard in Corn Harvesting Performance

Corn headers may be a new product for MacDon, but understanding what’s essential for harvesting performance isn’t. MacDon is bringing nearly 70 years as The Harvesting Specialists into the cornfield, and delivering corn harvesting performance and innovation in true MacDon fashion.

With a strong focus on corn agronomy, MacDon C Series headers provide industry-leading residue management. In a one-pass process, our Corn Headers create well-conditioned/chopped and evenly distributed residue, necessary for achieving accurate seed depth and seed placement essential for maximizing successive crop yields.

Strong, light, and fuel efficient, C Series headers have aluminum gearboxes and a compact driveline requiring less power from the combine for operation. Featuring a unique snout design that excels at lifting downed crop, minimizing ear bounce, and following curved rows, the MacDon C Series is ready for your toughest corn harvesting challenges.

All this backed by MacDon’s legendary performance and reliability, that’s how we’re setting a new standard in corn harvesting performance.

The MacDon C Series Advantage

One - Pass Residue Management: With a strong focus on the agronomy of corn, MacDon C Series headers provide industry-leading residue management. In a one-pass process, our Corn Headers create well-conditioned/chopped and evenly distributed residue, necessary for achieving accurate seed depth and seed placement essential for maximizing successive crop yields.

Crimping; MacDon C Series Corn Headers feature 4 point-to-point knives and 4 serrated edges on the snapping rolls that crimp the stalk every 3 inches with the serrated edge. MacDon’s crimping process speeds up the microbial breakdown process, taking less than half the time to decompose over typical corn headers.

Chopping; Stalk residue is consistently chopped into 2 to 3-inch pieces, even at harvesting speeds up to 7.5 mph (12 km/h). These residue pieces are also crimped from the C Series serrated knife edges which alternate with the sharp knife edge that chops the residue.

Optimal Stalk to Chopper Positioning: The front-mounted chopper positioned close to the underside of the rolls provides the shortest, most consistent residue size. The snapping units can then be run closer to the ground to better harvest downed corn while delivering the shortest stubble height possible.

Chopper speed is 2800 RPM, and the chopper gearboxes can be easily disconnected row by row as needed.

Unique Snout Design: The ribbed shape strengthens the snout structure and creates less drag allowing the material to flow over it smoothly. Featuring a unique teardrop snout design that excels at lifting downed crop, minimizing ear bounce, and following curved rows, the MacDon C Series is ready for your toughest corn harvesting challenges.

Industry Leading Visibility: White colored snouts and dividers offer industry-leading visibility when harvesting at night, making it easier for the operator to stay on the row. Red, green, and yellow colored snouts and dividers are also available to match your OEM combine color.

Other Features and Advantages Include:

  • Folding Corn Headers (Optional)
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Combine Interchangeability

Sizes: The C Series is available in 6, 8, and 12-row configuration with 30-inch row spacing, in 8 and 12-row configuration with 22-inch row spacing, and in 12-row configuration with 20-inch row spacing. Folding headers are offered in 8 and 12-row configurations with 30-inch row spacing. All of these header variations are available in chopping and non-chopping models.

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About MacDon Industries Ltd.

For nearly 70 years MacDon has been a world leader in technology, innovation, and manufacturing of high-performance harvesting equipment. Their harvesting history is rooted deep in the rich prairie heritage of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. MacDon products are distributed and supported worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Australia, Russia, Brazil, and Germany. MacDon’s relentless pursuit of improvement is driven by their desire to make harvesting easier and more productive for farmers. Working directly with producers and custom harvesters in the toughest real-world conditions; this relationship guides MacDon to pioneer industry-leading innovations like the FlexDraper®. MacDon has a worldwide reputation for excellence as The Harvesting Specialists and is proud to make equipment that help producers harvest the crops that feed the world.

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