Rigid Cutterbar Draper

  • Capture more crops in rolling and uneven terrain with a wing range of +/- 38.4cm
  • Achieve consistent stubble height with Position Control Gauge Wheels
  • Adjust float pressure in less than 6 seconds and convert from off-to-on ground cutting in less than 10 seconds from the cab
  • Factory installed Grain Saver Draper Belts reduce cutterbar loss by 25%*


Follow the ground to capture more crop

X Series Combine with 15.2-m (50-ft) draperX Series Combine with 15.2-m (50-ft) draper

The John Deere HDR Draper will follow your ground by pivoting, gliding, and flexing over uneven fields to provide the most accurate cut possible.

  • Capture more crop by adjusting to the ground – This hinged frame draper provides double the wing range of the MacDon® FD1 Draper. Industry-exclusive hydraulic suspension isolates the header from the combine, allowing it to float over the field for a more consistent stubble height. As the header approaches the extremes of the suspension system’s range of motion, active feederhouse position control automatically adjusts the feederhouse height to position itself in the middle of the attachment frame, enabling more float range in changing field conditions.
  • Harvest in difficult crop conditions – Capture downed crop with the push of a button on the CommandARM™ console to automatically raise up the gauge wheels and extend your reel out and down. Harvest the toughest lodged crop with confidence with a 24 percent increase in reel torque (compared to the 700FD).
  • Keep a clean cutterbar no matter the field or crop – A more consistent distance between the reel fingers and cutterbar (compared to the MacDon FD145) ensures crop is cleanly swept across the cutterbar and evenly fed into the combine throughout the full wing range.
  • Improve the consistency of stubble height by 25 percent compared to the MacDon FD1 in challenging terrain conditions – Achieve consistent stubble height behind the combine – an advantage for better seeding performance in no-till applications. Compared to the competition, operators no longer must leave the cab to set the cut height with John Deere height control gauge wheels. The draper automatically maintains the desired cut height while floating over the land.

This draper hinges independently from the feederhouse to meet the lay of the land. The result is an accurate cut that picks up more crop than others, moving it into the feederhouse in an even, uniform feeding, while leaving consistent stubble height in the field.

NOTE: X9 Combines and the HD50R are not available in Australia and New Zealand for model year 2021.

MacDon is a trademark of MacDon Industries Ltd.

All-day performance in all crops and conditions

X Series Combine with 15.2-m (50-ft) draperX Series Combine with 15.2-m (50-ft) draper

The goals for a successful harvest are simple – harvest on time and put more grain in the tank. The John Deere HDR Draper is designed to not only harvest more bushels per hour and acres per day but capture more crop.

  • Reduce cutterbar loss by 25 percent – John Deere grain-saver draper belts help trap free grain before it can roll past the cutterbar onto the ground (compared to standard draper belts) with a special crosshair design. 
  • Cut header loss by up to 26 percent – Decrease header loss in high-volume canola with large fingered top augers (compared to non-fingered augers) that grab fluffy crops and pull them against the draper belts.
  • Capture more crop with the center section seal kit – Reduce center section losses up to 45 percent.
  • Quickly match changing crops and conditions – Factory base equipment helps you adjust the feed rate speed, drum height, and finger timing in less than 20 minutes. In addition, convert from off-ground cutting to on-ground cutting in less than 10 seconds. This is up to a minute faster than MacDon® FD1.
  • In-cab settings help you spend more time harvesting – In-cab float pressure adjustment saves time during the day compared to out-of-cab, by-hand adjustments on competitive models. Ensure your draper is operating at peak performance with five ground condition settings to follow fields better without leaving the cab.

This list of features helps you capture more crop. While other draper manufacturers would leave grain behind, the only thing you’ll see in the rearview mirror is a field with even stubble and a uniform coating of straw, allowing you to know that during the winter, your field will be ready for next year’s seed.


NOTE: X9 Combines and the HD50R are not available in Australia and New Zealand for model year 2021.


MacDon is a trademark of MacDon Industries Ltd.

John Deere Connected Support™ prevents downtime and efficiently resolves issues with revolutionary technology-based solutions

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When you buy John Deere equipment, you expect reliability. You also know that problems can happen, and a product is only as good as the support behind it. That’s why John Deere equipment is prepared with technology that senses potential issues and can alert you and your dealer promptly—in the cab or anywhere you are.

John Deere Connected Support is a revolutionary change to support that leverages technology and the connectivity of JDLink™ telematics to prevent downtime and resolve problems faster. These tools decrease downtime by an average of 20 percent, enabling faster responses to unexpected problems and reducing technician trips to your machine. For some issues, unplanned downtime can even be prevented altogether through prediction of the issue.

With your permission, John Deere Connected Support:

  • Keeps you running by monitoring machine health and promptly alerting you and your dealer of issues
  • Saves time by remotely viewing in-cab displays, reducing trips to the machine
  • Reduces or even eliminates technician trips to a machine through remote diagnostic and remote software reprogramming capabilities
  • Connects experts with the information needed to respond to downtime faster and prevent it altogether

With more than a decade of experience leveraging connectivity to solve problems, no one else has the experience, tools, and knowledge to keep you running as John Deere and your John Deere dealer can. Connected Support is an in-base feature on all John Deere products with factory- or field-installed JDLink.