People, passion and products have made MacDon what it is today. Explore these stories, which highlight a small portion of the people who imagine, build and use our products, along with the relationships created along the way.
There’s no substitute for real-world field trials when you’re building equipment designed to thrive in some of the planet’s most demanding harvesting conditions. That’s why when MacDon’s FD2 FlexDraper® was being put through its final paces before entering full production, MacDon challenged it with a gruelling world tour. One of those countries was Australia, and one of the headers received was a 50-footer (15.2 m) FD2 that found a home in the northern reaches of the state of Victoria.
Release Date: August 2021
More Capacity. More Speed. More Flex. The all-new FD2 gives you more of everything you need for harvesting performance from the company that brought you the Original FlexDraper®.
70% MORE FLEX*
Residue, Let’s Break it Down!
As grain yields continue to improve, stalk strength continues to increase, and tillage practises change; it has become more important than ever to properly size and distribute residue across the field. When residue is uniformly spread across the ground and the stalk is opened, microbes are more readily exposed to all parts of the stalk, accelerating the decomposition process and improving nutrient availability for next years crop.
MacDon offers two solutions on the C Series Corn Headers to manage your residue.
At their annual convention last January in Des Moines, Iowa, our own U.S Parts Manager Karl Brooks was inducted into the U.S. Custom Harvesters Hall of Fame! The U.S. Custom Harvesters follow the harvest each year, beginning in south Texas, moving throughout the Midwest and up into the Canadian prairies, harvesting crops of all kinds as they move north. MacDon has always been supportive of this organization, and the many MacDon header owners in the group.
No farmer needs a lesson about the impact plant science has had on world food production, but a quick look at the year 1937 is none-the-less interesting. That year, U.S. corn farmers would enjoy their best harvest since 1925, producing 2.3 billion bushels on about 97 million acres planted for an average yield of 28.9 bu/ac (USDA statistics).
Release Date: January 14, 2021
This is to advise you that Ken Ross, Group President of MacDon, has decided to retire effective March 31, 2021. Ken joined MacDon 14 years ago as Vice President of Operations and has been instrumental in the successful development and growth of MacDon through these years. Most recently, Ken has also played a key role in leading MacDon after the acquisition by Linamar. MacDon thanks Ken for his years of service and wish him all the best in his retirement.