MacDon FD1 - 35'

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Close Reel-to-cutterbar relationship
The MacDon FD1 FlexDraper® features a fixed reel-to-cutterbar relationship. A small gap between the reel fingers and the cutterbar is maintained at all times, even at extreme flex, ensuring smooth, consistent, heads-first feeding of the crop over the entire width of the FlexDraper®

Active Float System
MacDon's Active Float System reacts instantly to changing ground conditions. This immediate float response means you can cut extremely close to the ground without pushing soil. Two sets of coil springs on the FM100 Float Module support up to 97% of the header weight. The instant float response provides 4.8 degrees of lateral float and 178 mm (7”) of vertical float, independent of the combine feeder house. Best of all, this is a simple reliable mechanical system requiring only one sensor, so things won't break down when your harvest is on the line. MacDon’s Active Float System keeps our headers true-to-the-ground for a clean, even cut every time.

Reel Performance
Unlike other headers, the movement of our heavy-duty reel picks up and gently places crop onto the drapers. The FD1 reel features 4" finger spacing and a uniquely shaped cam, which allows the fingers to get underneath lodged and low-podding crop to pick it up before it's cut. Along with the header tilt control, which hydraulically angles the knife from the cab and fore-aft reel positioning, our headers can be adjusted for the toughest harvesting challenges.

True Ground following
The MacDon FD1 FlexDraper® is a floating, three-section flexible header with a split reel. This allows the entire header frame, cutterbar, and reel to follow ground contours as a unit, flexing up to 254 mm (10") on either end, while maintaining a close reel-to-cutterbar relationship. This unique three-section design lets the FD1 FlexDraper® deliver smooth, consistent, head-first feeding to the combine, even at extreme flex.


Size 35' (10.6 m)
Weight* Single Knife Drive with FM100 7760 lb (3520 kg)
Knife: Type / Drive / Speed / Guards Single or double knife / Hydraulic, MacDon design enclosed oil bath wobble box(es) / 1050 to 1400 spm, varies depending on header size / Pointed DHT (double heat-treated), strong, mud resistant profile
Reel: Type / Drive / Speed / Fingers Pick-up reel, 2-piece (double), flip-over design, cam-leading finger control / Hydraulic / 0 to 67 rpm, varies depending on combine model / 279 mm (11") length, wear-resistant HD plastic, 102 mm (4") spacing
Conveyor: Type / Drive / Speed 1057 mm (41.6") width, reversible 680.4 g (24 oz) rubber skim-coated drapers, double V-guide with tracking, integral seal on leading edge / Hydraulic / 0 to 194 m/min (0 to 636 ft/min,) depending on combine model
Standard Features Adapters for most current model combines, hydraulic fore-aft reel positioner, hydraulic header tilt, cutterbar poly wear plates, auto-header height with header angle and ground pressure indicators
Field-Installed Options Upper cross auger, stabilizer wheels, in-cab side draper speed control, slow speed transport, lateral tilt automatic header height control

*All listed weights are approximations and will vary depending on header configuration. Check with your dealer for combine ratings. Weight includes FM100 Combine Adapter. The FM100 Combine Adapter weighs approximately 2400 lb (1089 kg); this number varies by combine model.

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