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MacDon D65 Draper Header 40ft

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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 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 an instant response over all kinds of ground conditions.


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).


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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

Optional Kits Available For This Product:

Upper Cross Auger Option

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 Option- Forward Thinking*

Each MacDon Combine Draper Header comes standard with a combine adapter package to fit a specific brand of the 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 Option - 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 separate 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 Option

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 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 the 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.


Size 40 ft (12.2 m)
Weight * - Single Knife Drive w/CA25 Combine Adapter 7247 lb (3282 kg)
Weight * - Double Knife Drive w/CA25 Combine Adapter 7754 lb (3523 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), 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 / 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, cutter bar poly
CA25 Combine Adapter Specs Centre Draper
Size 78.7 in (2000 mm) width
Weight Approximately 2050 lb (930 kg)
Type Self tracking rubber coated polyester fabric feed draper with rubber slats, hydraulic drive (reversible)
Speed 350 to 400 ft/min (107-122 m/min)
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
CA25 Combine Adapter Specs Feed Auger
Size 65.3 in (1660 mm) width
Weight varies by combine model
Type Floating auger, mechanical drive (reversible), removable retracting fingers with full-retraction when reversing
Speed 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
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