A significant leap forward in draper header technology, MacDon D Series Drapers offer improved capacity and provide the operator with unparalleled productivity. Better still, D Series Drapers are true multi-crop harvesting solutions letting you cut just about any crop without having to swap headers. Not only are they perfect for harvesting cereals, oil seeds, grass seeds and edible beans, they will also outperform most auger headers in hay and forage applications. If you are looking for the ultimate combination of swath formation and productivity, you can’t do better than MacDon’s D Series Draper Headers for your operation.
FEATURES • Extra large 76.7” (1948 mm) windrow opening coupled with a step back design on the rear header panel allows for more volume of tall bushy crops resulting in improved crop flow and windrow formation • PR15 pick-up reel which features MacDon’s flip-over finger action and cam-leading finger control • Hydraulic knife drive for maximum power transfer and increased ground speed in most conditions • Mechanical and hydraulic deck shift (center or end delivery on D65)
D65 SIZES • 15 ft. (4.6 m) •20 ft. (6.1 m) • 25 ft. (7.6 m) • 30 ft. (9.1 m) • 35 ft. (10.7 m) • 40 ft. (12.2 m) • 45 ft. (13.7 m)
Products mentioned in this article: M Series SP Windrowers, D65 Windrower Draper Header “MacDons just...
Products mentioned in this article: M Series SP Windrowers, D65 Windrower Draper Header, FD75 FlexDraper®...
Products mentioned in this article: M Series SP Windrowers, D65 Windrower Draper Header “In a...
We're up to 40% more productive with MacDon's new Draper Windrower.– Murray Taks, Crossfield, AB
I’m very impressed with our M Series windrowers. We went from three 20’ (6.1 m) swathers to two 25’ (7.6 m) D60s, and we were 10% to 20% more productive with those two D60s than we were with the three. I didn’t think MacDon could improve on their 972 draper, but they have. The D60s are so much more productive – they’ve got such a big hole and nice clearance on the tractor that you can put them down and go. In canola they performed extremely well. Our field speeds, where our canola wasn’t down, were up as high as eight or nine miles an hour and we experienced similar speeds in our standing wheat. We were told the D60s could be 40% more productive than MacDon’s 972s, which I didn’t really believe was possible, but now I’ve seen it.
MacDon has a reputation for being the best. Now we understand why.– Yan Yongbo, Heilongjiang Province, China
Conditions here can get very humid, and that can make our crops tough to cut. The D60’s PR15 pickup reel design and double knife drive help us recover crop we would not likely get with our old machine. We are also able to cut up to 11 MPH (17 km/h), while we would struggle before at 7 MPH (12 km/h) with our old machine.
Work comes looking for you when you own MacDon swathers.– Mike Reimer, Eston, SK
MacDon swathers have had a huge impact on our custom cutting business. We’re now able to cut at least 2 MPH (3.2 km/h) faster, and that means more acres every day. The wider crop clearance on our draper headers helps lay a better swath in canola and hay, and our customers just love that. In fact, because of my MacDons I no longer have to advertise – they now come looking for me.
We put our MacDon M150 in fields we dare not put our other swather.– John Burns, Wynyard, SK
It was so wet last year that with virtually every operation, whether it was seeding, combining, spraying or swathing, we had to have a tow tractor sitting within a mile to get ourselves out of trouble if we got stuck. As bad as those conditions were, we only had to pull our MacDon M150 swathers out twice, and that was in a field that was a third water, if not bog. In contrast, our other (non-MacDon) swather got stuck at least 10 times more. It got to the point that we wouldn't even try to put it into some fields, and would leave those fields to our M150s. I think that the difference was the size of the M150 tires, plus their power to ground ratio which gave them the ability to just hang in there and pull themselves through when conditions got bad. We were also very pleased with the cutting performance of the MacDon's 40 foot (12.2 m) D60s. In canola and wheat we were able to cut between 25% and 50% more than we were able to do with our other machine. This was partly due to them having slightly bigger headers, but mostly because they have much bigger openings at the back that can accommodate more material.
MacDon’s draper system features larger capacity motors and heavy duty double row sealed roller bearings for increased power and reduced maintenance. MacDon’s puncture and tear resistant V-guide drapers are designed for positive tracking. On the D65 model, the double V-guide draper can be reversed if the leading edge becomes damaged or worn, effectively doubling draper life. Combined with MacDon’s draper protecting patented C-shaped cutterbar, these features make them MacDon’s most durable and reliable drapers ever.
MacDon’s unique patented C-shaped cutterbar, which permits cutting at ground level for the most consistently clean shave of your fields. This close cutting ability combined with the reel’s ability to maintain a consistent relationship with the sickle (allowing it to gently lift the crop like a comb) means improved recovery in crop that is downed, lodged or tangled.
Designed to be excellent all-purpose headers for cereals, canola, hay, forage and specialty crops, MacDon’s D Series Drapers allow you to cut at significantly higher speeds and achieve greater capacity, while still delivering exceptionally uniform and fluffy windrows. This is possible thanks to their extra-wide 76.7” (1948 mm) swath opening, increased draper depth, better angling on the back sheet and the higher crop clearance of the M Series Windrower. The super robust full-featured D65 which is designed for high volume commercial operations. Both models feature MacDon’s patented C-shaped cutterbar. Long-life double V-guide drapers are standard on the D65.
Available in single and double knife versions, MacDon’s full-featured D65 model is designed for high acreage operations and is outfitted with heavier duty drapers, shiftable decks on certain configurations (that allow center or side delivery) and the ability to attach MacDon’s HC10 Hay Conditioner (available for double knife drives up to 30'/9.1 m). For hay and forage harvesting, MacDon’s optional double windrow attachment (available for double knife version headers only) allows you to lay up to 50' (15.2 m) of conditioned crop in a windrow, ideal for today’s larger forage harvesters. The D65 is configured with either a 5 or 6 bat PR15 pick-up reel, both of which have been specially engineered to maintain a consistently close cutterbar to reel relationship over the entire length of the header as well as provide more effective lift and sweep of material from the cutterbar. As such, you’ll experience better cutting performance, especially in tough harvesting conditions such as downed or tangled crops. For more control, the D65 comes standard with hydraulic fore-aft reel positioner and can be outfitted with performance options such as hydraulic header tilt for the ultimate harvesting package.
With the addition of MacDon’s HC10 Hay Conditioner, D65 headers become high performance hay and forage harvesting machines. If you’re cutting for one of today’s large forage harvesters, MacDon’s optional double windrow attachment (available for double knife units) lets you lay up to 50' (15.2 m) of conditioned crop in a single windrow.
Adjust the reel position to changing crop and field conditions on-the-go from the cab.
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.
The reel endshields were redesigned for less carryover of crop and to allow more clearance between the reel and header endshields.
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.
This kit is a compression molded component that has very high wear characteristics. It is used when cutting low podding crops like peas, edible beans, 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.
Tungsten carbide ribs have been added to the steel drive rollers to reduce draper slippage while allowing longer overall draper life. This feature prevents traditional draper slippage on wide headers in heavy crops such as canola. Double draper drive kits are no longer needed when using this roller.
*This roller is retrofittable on older MacDon headers.
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. This feature is especially beneficial to those who are swathing canola.
Critical to keep your drapers tracking straight, preventing premature wear to the drapers.
This simple change allows the drapers to be tensioned up to 33% more than previous FlexDraper headers, improving the drive to drapers for handling the heaviest of crop loads.
The Stabilizer Wheel Kit is designed for cutting off the ground, by stabilizing the header in undulating ground conditions through the use of spring & shock combination. The cutting height is fully adjustable and can easily be set to a number of cutting height positions. It is recommended that the wheels are lifted off the ground while cutting low podding crops such as edible beans or peas.
This kit can be used on 30’ (9.1m) and larger headers.
MacDon’s double windrow attachment feature lets you lay up to 48' (14.6 m) of crop in a single windrow. This is ideal for today s large forage harvesters and can translate into significant time and fuel savings for producers who employ this feature. When mounting to D60 Double Knife headers HC10 Conditioner is required.
DOUBLE WINDROW ATTACHMENT WINDROW SIZE PLACEMENT
Double Placement 50 ft. (15.2 m)
Triple Placement 160 ft. (18.3 m) 2
All Double Windrow Attachments must be used in conjunction with Hay Conditioner on the D Series Headers 1 Triple placement is possible with installation of GPS Auto Steer on your Windrower 2 The 60' (18.2m) is accomplished with the use of the 20' (6.1 m) D60-D
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 high volume harvesting of canola, mustard and other tall, hard to feed crops.
This kit can be used on all sizes of headers and are length specific (full width of each header size).
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 transport tow pole is a two piece unit that requires no tools to assemble / disassemble 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.
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.
Stub guards mount directly to the cutterbar to improve cutting performance in tough, stringy grass type crops, and crops that need to be cut close to the ground (such as grass, hay and rice). Kits can be ordered based on size of product.
|Size||25 ft (7.6 m)||30 ft (9.1 m)||35 ft (10.7 m)||40 ft (12.2 m)||45 ft (13.7 m)|
|Weight* - Single Knife Drive||3667 lb (1660 kg)||4370 lb (1981 kg)||4808 lb (2181 kg)||5197 lb (2352 kg)||-|
|Weight* - Double Knife Drive||3872 lb (1753 kg)||4812 lb (2178 kg)||5019 lb (2277 kg)||5704 lb (2593 kg)||5990 lb (2711 kg)|
|Knife: Type / Drive / Speed||Single or double knife (depending on size and application) / Hydraulic, MacDon design enclosed oil bath WOBBLEBOX (es) / Single knife windrower 1300 to 1500 SPM, double knife windrower 1500 to 1900 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)|
|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 / SP windrower 0 to 85 RPM / 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 / SP windrower 0 to 742 ft/min, combine 0 to 464 ft/min / Mechanical or hydraulic deck shift (SP windrower only), 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, cutterbar poly|
* Please Note: All listed weights are appriximations and will vary depending on header configuration.