Field test validation with PAMI against CLAAS® and MacDon
Field test validation with PAMI against CLAAS and MacDon
John Deere hinged drapers were engineered, designed, and built for reducing canola grain loss when paired with an X9 or S700 Combine. John Deere contracted with the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI) to independently test, validate, and quantify full header loss advantage against CLAAS and MacDon, and the hinged drapers proved a $3.00 CAD ($2.40 USD)* per acre grain loss advantage over the MacDon FD145. Based on an internal survey of producers who used the HDR Draper head in last year’s demo season, 97 percent had a positive experience around total canola grain loss.
*NOTE: Per acre advantage based on the following inputs:
- Yield – 72 bu/acre
- $10.60 CAD ($8.43 USD) per canola bushel
- 0.4 percent of a bushel savings per acre
MacDon is a trademark of MacDon Industries Ltd. CLAAS is a trademark of CLAAS KGaA mbH.