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Our engineers worked hard to make the PW8 as user friendly as possible, from easy installation to time saving innovations, it all adds up to harvesting performance you can count on. 

*Some products and/or options may not be available in all markets. See your MacDon Dealer for availability.


Here's why the MacDon PW8 is the smartest no-brainer on the market.

Serious Pick-up Capacity

A strengthened auger tube and robust chain drive allow the PW8 to easily handle high capacity loads. Hydraulic motors run both draper decks independently. The drapers are kept on track by MacDon's patented V-guide roller groove tracking system. Together these systems allow the PW8 to process the heaviest swaths with ease.

On-THE-GO Control

The PW8 works with the combine's Automatic Header Height and Lateral Tilt System.

Simple Adjustments

A simple draper tensioning system, easy to see draper tension indicators, and common all metric hardware allow adjustments to be made in a flash.

DROP-AND-GO Float Performance

Our simple and effective spring-over-shock floatation system provides a ground following 18" (45.7 cm) of wheel float, and requires no adjustment during operation or lockout during transport. Float indicator numbers are clearly visible on both sides of the machine, letting you know the PW8 is operating at an optimum float position.

Brand compatibility

Switch combine brands with MacDon PW8 completion packages. These packages make it easy to switch between combine brands, which increases resale value down the road.


Tight draper connectors and seals, along with a deep overlap of front and rear draper decks ensure that more seed is making its way into the combine for better yields.


Five 100-hour grease points make for quick and easy maintenance of this machine.

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Weight1452 Kg (3200 Lbs)
Overall Width5.66 m (18’ 6”)
Effective Picking Width4.52 m (14’ 8”) between divider lugs
Overall Depth246 cm (96.9”)
Auger Diameter61 cm (24”)
Auger FingersFactory set for 18, qty to match specific combine feeder house
Auger Speed0-200 rpm (Depending on combine model)
Auger Drive ChianEndless # 80 chain
Drive ShaftHeavy duty, 1.375" diameter, fully shielded with built-in clutch
Draper BeltsEach deck consists of (4) 1125 mm (44.3”) wide drapers joined and equipped with patented tracking V-guide on right end
Draper Speed0 – 163m/min (535ft/min), depending on combine model
Draper Fingers5" Plastic
Draper RollersLarge 127 mm (5”) drive and 102 mm (4”) idler roller (same on both decks) with V-Groove on the right-hand side to ensure proper draper tracking and reduced slippage
Draper DriveTwo 5.9 CID (97 cc) hydraulic motors
Guage Wheels18.5/8.50-8, adjustable height
Header FloatSpring-Over-Shock System requires no adjustment or lock-out for transport and provides 18 inches of wheel float

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