• MacDon FD1 Flex Draper

MACDON FD1 Flex Draper Front

Imitated but never duplicated – the FD1 Advantage

The FD1 Series FlexDrapers continue to advance harvesting innovation – it now includes the MacDon Flex-Float-Technology. The flex advantage comes from a fixed reel-to-cutterbar relationship, which maintains a small gap between the reel fingers and cutterbar, while the Active Float System allows for instant lateral and vertical float response over rolling and uneven terrain. The result of the Flex-Float TechnologyTM is smooth, consistent, heads-first feeding that significantly boosts combine productivity.

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.

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.

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.


FD1 Features

  • Active Float System
  • Combine Interchangeability
  • Macdon FeedMacX
  • High Capacity Hydraulics
  • Amazing Reel Perfomance
  • Active Crop Flow
  • Multi-Crop Harvesting Solution
  • A Consistent Close Shave
  • Agressive Upper Cross Auger
  • Self-Contained Transport


FD1 Models

The FD1 Flexdraper comes in widht between 30′ (9.1m) and 45′ (13.7m)

  • FD130 – Single Knive Drive
  • FD135 – Single Knive Drive
  • FD140 – Single Knive Drive or Double Knife Drive
  • FD145 – Double Knivfe Drive



Read more about the MacDon Draper Headers here:

Brochure – MacDon Draper Headers


Or visit the MacDon:

Website – MacDon Draper Headers