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“My FD Series FlexDrapers paid for themselves in 700 acres.”

Ron Small, Monroe City, IN


Ron Small

When harvesting I never like to stop, but when I used to cut soybeans with an auger head I usually couldn’t start until noon because of the moisture. I would also have to stop when the sun started to go down, about 5:00 or 6:00 in the fall. But now with my FD70s I can usually start cutting by 9:00 in the morning and can run up until midnight or so, extending my harvest day by many hours. Another big advantage of my FlexDrapers are just how much their even feeding improves the productivity of my combines. I don’t just see it in the computer read-out, I can also hear the difference from the cab. Better feeding has let us increase our header width at least 25% and still harvest at about the same speed. We’re also recovering more thanks to the FD70’s gentler handling, about four to five more bushels an acre. In fact, I figure you can pay for the cost of the FD70 head over a regular conventional auger head every 700 acres. For example if you’re saving four bushels an acre, at a conservative $15 a bushel it only takes about 700 acres to reach the extra dollars you need. After that you’re ahead. If you want to buy the best engineered, most productive product that’s on the market today, I would have to recommend MacDon.

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