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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-05-2009, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Midwest Draper

Any of our friends from down under on here that run midwest draper platforms? From what i've read they seem like a heck of a machine but they won't return my emails. I'd really like to see them imported to put some more pressure on the market and give another alternative. TIA

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Re: Midwest Draper

i know last year year they ran a couple off them in the states but i dont know how they went

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Re: Midwest Draper

yes i ran a 40 footer a few years back. they are imo the best draper on the market. very heavy though....

there were rumours a few years back they that where going to cut a deal with JD, but so far it hasn't eventuated and I am assuming that with deere bringing out there new drapers it is not on the table anymore.

it dose not surprise me about the email situation.... pm me if you want to know a little more, don't want to write too much on here.
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Re: Midwest Draper

Hey,
I have been in Down under last harvest.The fronts seem to be all handmade.And i guess customersupport and partssupply are not the best.The header (50 footer) ran very good .Was on a Lex 600

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Re: Midwest Draper

we haven't own a midwest but all the blokes we work with can't say enough good stuff about them but they are heavy. As far as support and part the blokes we work with that run them have no problems.
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Re: Midwest Draper

I was in touch with them last winter via email, and all my emails were responded to quickly. They have on their website pictures of one of their headers running in Saskatchewan, so there must be a few in North America. Also the Deere.com website for Australia and New Zealand offers the crophawk series head as an option for the Deere combines there as well as the new 600 series deere heads. I thought that the 600 series head looks a little like the crophawk series but maybe thats just me.
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Re: Midwest Draper

I keep hearing they are heavy but a 36' with pickup reel is 2880kg and a 35' hydraflex deere weighs 3009kg, so it doesn't seem much heavier then a flex head. Plus don't they mount alot closer then other drapers...besides the new 9250 agco? thanks for the feedback.
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Re: Midwest Draper

Midwest's are heavy but not as heavy as 12 row head. 45' is around 3300kg and 50' is around 3500kg. Big fronts but do feed nicely and solidly built where it counts. We've had 50' fronts out for 3 seasons and still straight cutterbar as the day delivered, better then some 36' fronts I've seen, anyone have a JD transport kit will contest to this
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