Farmers looking to upgrade to a header designed to cut through tough conditions and allow for higher cutting speeds can check out the MacDon FD2 header.
Wayne Krowelski, with MacDon, says the FD2 header is in full production this year after its release in 2021. He says they’ve reengineered several aspects of their past header models to create the FD2, which is lighter and wider.
The biggest difference between the FD2 and the previous model is the 8-inch wider 50-inch draper. The FD2 also has reengineered guards and sickles to create a larger cutting surface, which allows for higher operating speeds and ease or operation in tough cutting conditions, Krowelski says.
“The redesigned sickles keep the cutter bar clean in tough conditions where past models may have had problems with green matter build up,” he says.
The knife drive has been moved directly to the end wobble box, eliminating the belt between the hydraulic motor and the knife drive. The unit also features updates to the float module, hydraulics, and pump system to allow for ease of flow. The linkage system has been updated as well to have a larger range of motion up and down and easier operation when approaching an obstacle, he notes.
Check out the video below for more on MacDon’s FD2 from AgriTrade in Red Deer, Alta.: