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MacDon PW8 Headers: Best choice on the market for picking up windrower swaths

Serious pick-up capacity in any crop condition / On-the-go control / Reliable seed retention / Easy maintenance


Swaths created by MacDon M Series Windrowers allow for harvest timing or weed control of crops – and MacDon Pick-Up Headers are the best choice for gently and efficiently picking up these swaths for threshing.

The PW8 Pick-Up Headers easily handle high capacity loads. Hydraulic motors run both draper decks reliably and independently, and on-the-go control is ensured via the combine’s Automatic Height and Lateral Tilt System. MacDon PW8 completion packages make it easy to switch between combine brands, increasing flexibility and resale value down the road.

Serious pick-up capacity and excellent seed retention

A strengthened auger tube and robust chain drive allow the PW8 to easily handle huge loads, and the independently powered drapers are kept aligned by MacDon’s patented V-guide roller groove tracking system.

In combination with tight draper connectors and seals, a deep overlap of front and rear draper decks ensures that seeds are reliably making their way into the combine’s grain tank.

Simple adjustments and easy maintenance

In addition to the on-the-go control of MacDon’s PW8 with the combine’s Automatic Header Height Control system (AAHC) and Lateral Tilt System, these Pick-Up Headers feature a simple draper tensioning system, easy to see draper tension indicators, and common all-metric hardware allow for adjustments to be made in seconds.

The equally simple and efficient spring-over-shock flotation system of the PW8 provides a ground following 45.7cm (18”) of wheel float, which does not require any adjustments during operation or lockout during transport. Float indicator numbers are clearly visible on both sides of the PW8 assuring operators that the Pick-Up Header is working at an optimum float position.

There are just five 100 hour grease points making for quick and easy maintenance of the MacDon PW8 Pick-Up Header. Other technical features include an effective picking width of 4.52 m (14’8”) between divider lugs, heavy duty drive shaft, 1.125 m (44.3”) wide draper belts, 0–200 rpm auger speed (depending on combine model) and an overall weight of 1,452 kg (3,200 lbs).

Source: MacDon Europe GmbH