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  • Windrowing capability with 600D Drapers
  • Double-cut knife system produces a cleaner cut
  • Dual-knife drive system is timed
  • Cutterbar is closer to the ground


Quickly transport 625 Draper from field to field
    Transport systemTransport system

    Although an integrated transport is not available for the 625D Draper, there is still a solution to move the 625D from field to field quickly. This solution is the HT12 Header Transport from Frontier™ products.


    Key features of this equipment are as follows:

    • Rear axle brakes 
    • Rear torsion flex axle 
    • Adjustable sliding brackets 
Dual-knife drive system is timed
    Cutterbar epicyclical gearcaseCutterbar epicyclical gearcase
    Knife drive shaftKnife drive shaft

    The unique dual-knife-drive system is timed, creating the smoothest-possible reciprocating knife-drive system currently in the industry. The positive, reliable shaft-driven dual epicyclical in-line knife drives with built-in driveline protection provide operators with the strongest knife-drive system.

Double-cut knife system produces a cleaner cut

    All John Deere 600D Drapers include a double-cut knife which features a hydraulic tilt that is controlled from inside the cab. All 10.6-m (35-ft) and 12.1-m (40-ft) draper cutterbars also have knifeback reinforcement straps to strengthen the knifeback.


    Customer Value:

    • Longer stroke of knife section provides a faster, cleaner, and smoother cut which allows operators to harvest at faster ground speeds maximizing productivity
    • Reinforced knifeback strengthens cutterbar for tough harvesting conditions maximizing performance
    • Hardened sickle sections and unique boron treatment extends wear life
    • Hydraulic tilt optimizes the cutterbar angle for varying conditions, extending the harvest day and providing the lowest-possible cut height
    Double-cut cutterbar systemDouble-cut cutterbar system
    Double-cut rock guardDouble-cut rock guard
    Theory of Operation:

    The 100-mm (4-in.) cutting action produces a cleaner cut versus the tearing effect of shorter-stroke cutting systems. Knife hold-downs are easily adjusted to help maintain harvesting performance.

    Tilt cylinderTilt cylinder


    The cutterbar hydraulic tilt adjusts a full 8 degrees while maintaining excellent visibility to the cutterbar throughout the tilt range. For improved ease of use the optional advanced hydro handle can be configured to control the platform tilt.

Reel resume and reverse are features on the 600D Drapers

    Reel resume and reverse are features on the 600D Drapers. The combine operator can store two different reel positions with one setting for normal conditions and another for down, tangled, short, leaning crops. 


    Customer Value:

    • Added time savings and convenience with saved reel positions, lowering operator fatigue
    • Reel-reverse feature reverses the reel in conjunction with the center feed drum and belt to back out plugs and increase harvest efficiency
    Draper drumDraper drum
    Draper reelDraper reel



  • Type Straight line knife drive system
  • Length 7.8 m
    25.5 ft
  • Knife drive Base single, optional dual knife (combine use only)
    Base dual knife (SPW only or SPW/combine combination use)
  • Knife speed 490 cycles/min
    1,040 spm
  • Cutterbar tilt Base Hydraulic, 9 degrees tilt maximum

Pickup reel

  • Number of slats 6 bat poly base
    8 bat steel optional (for forage conditions)
  • Fingers Nylon (steel optional, typically used in rice or forage conditions)
  • Diameter 1,067 mm
    42 in.
    For rice or forage conditions 1,371 mm
    54 in.
  • Height control Hydraulic
  • Speed control Hydraulic
  • Reel lift Cylinder stroke 330 mm
    13 in.
    Total range 391.5 mm
    15.4 in.
  • Reel fore and aft Cylinder stroke 359 mm
    14.1 in.
    Total range 620 mm
    24.4 in.
  • Reel resume Base
  • Reel reverse Base
  • Operating speeds 6-54 rpm
  • Operating speeds (54-in. reel) 5-44 rpm

Draper belts

  • Width 0.7 L
    24 oz
    rubber coated polyester with V-Guide tracking
    Side belts 1,016 mm
    40 in.
    Center belts 1,397 mm
    55 in.
    Center belt not included with SPW configuration
  • Clean height 25.4 mm
    1 in.
  • Operating speed Side belts: variable up to 223 m/min
    735 fpm
    Center belts: 212 m/min
    695 fpm
    Center belt not included with SPW configuration
  • Speed control Hydraulic from cab
  • Center belt reverse Base; Center belt not included with SPW configuration

Feed drum

  • Diameter 406 mm
    16 in.
    Feed drum not included with SPW configuration
  • Feed drum fingers Steel heavy-duty round 16 mm (0.625 in) diameter with breakaway notch and retainer
  • Number of fingers 18
  • Auger finger platform Dual chevron, retracting
  • Finger reach 152 mm
    6 in.
  • Drum/auger reverse Base
  • Operating speed 195 rpm
  • Center clean out door Base

Header height sensing

  • Type Electro-hydraulic base
  • Header height sensing on the ground Base

Auxiliary top auger

  • Type Optional hydraulic drive


  • Platform length 8.5 m
    27.9 ft
  • Overall operating depth 2.4 m
    7.9 ft
  • Transport width, field position 8.1 m
    26.5 ft


  • Approximate weight (pickup reel) Combine only 2,884 kg
    6,359 lb
    SPW only 2,284 kg
    5,036 lb
  • Approximate weight (optional 54-in. reel) Combine only 2,974 kg
    6,556 lb
    SPW only 2,374 kg
    5,234 lb