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MacDon FD75 Flexdraper 45ft

Model FD75 Flexdraper 45ft for sale at Rusler Implement, Colorado

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The MacDon FD75 FlexDraper® features a fixed cutter bar to reel relationship. This means a small critical gap between the reel fingers and the cutter bar is maintained at all times, even when in full flex. This small gap ensures smooth, consistent, heads-first feeding of the crop over the entire width of the FlexDraper® Header, up to 45' (13.7m). That’s innovation significantly boosting combine productivity.


FD75 FLEXDraper®
The MacDon FD75 FlexDraper® is a floating, three-section flexible header with a split reel allowing the entire header frame, cutter bar and reel to follow ground contours as a unit – while maintaining the small, consistent reel to cutter bar relationship. This is important for smooth, consistent, heads-first feeding to the combine – even at maximum flex. This means excellent ground following capabilities even on terraces or ditches.

On the other hand, the other guys' rigid frame relies on the movement of the flexible cutter bar to follow ground contours. To accommodate the flex, reel fingers must have excessive clearance to avoid damage from the cutter bar. This results in a large gap and inconsistent relationship between the reel and cutter bar as the cutter bar follows contours in the field.


The FD75 FlexDraper® switches easily from flex to rigid application with the quick flip of a lever. This amazing feature allows the FD75 to provide outstanding performance in just about any crop and under any ground condition. Available in 30' (9.1m) to 45' (13.7m) widths, making this the most productive Draper Header that MacDon has ever produced.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Many of the complicated weldments have been replaced with castings. This simple change allows for a more repeatable product - which in turn makes your product last longer than ever before.


By using high-quality Parker hoses throughout the FD75, we have been able to provide the most reliable FlexDraper to date.


Convert your FD75 from rigid (lock) to flex (unlock) in seconds. It is really that simple! 


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 reel endshields were redesigned for less carryover of crop and to allow more clearance between the reel and header endshields.


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.


An optional steel finger configured FD75 is now avaible. This feature is useful to maximize the duraility in rice applications.

Only available for rice applications. 


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.


A spare knife can be ordered and installed into the back-tube of any size of FD75  header at the factory.

Optional Kits For This Product:

Spring Loaded Stabilizer Wheels Option

The Stabilizer Wheel Kit is ideal 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.

This kit can be used on 30’ (9.1m) and larger headers.

Upper Cross Auger Option (Combine)

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 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 Shoe Option - Adjustable

This kit is useful when cutting low to the ground. It acts as a touch-down point when operating on the 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.

Transport & Stabilizer Package Option

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 a 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.


Size/Cutting Width 45 ft (13.7m)
Weight: Single Knife Drive1 -
Weight: Double Knife Drive2 8,218 lb (3728 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 Model PR15 pick-up reel, 2-piece (double), flip-over design, cam-leading finger control / Hydraulic / 0 to 67 RPM varies depending on combine model / 11 in (279 mm) length, wear-resistant HD plastic, 6 in (152 mm) spacing
Conveyor: Type / Drive / Speed 41.6 in (1057 mm) width, reversible 24 oz (680.4 g) rubber skim-coated drapers, double V-guide with tracking, integral seal on leading edge / Hydraulic / 0 to 464 ft/min
Standard Features Adapters for most current model combines, hydraulic fore-aft reel positioner, hydraulic header tilt, cutter bar poly wear plates, auto-header height with header angle and ground pressure indicators
Field Installed Options Upper cross auger recommended for tall bushy crops, stabilizer wheels, slow-speed transport with stabilizer wheels and other specialty option kits
CA25 Combine Adapter Specs Center 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

* Please note: All listed weights are approximations and will vary depending on header configuration. Check with your dealer for combine ratings. Weight includes CA25 Combine Adapter. The CA25 Combine Adapter weighs approximately 2050 lb (930 kg); this number varies by combine model.