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  • Windrowing capability with 700D Drapers
  • Double-cut knife system produces a cleaner cut
  • Cutterbar is closer to the ground
  • Stainless-steel feed floor


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 700D 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 have knifeback reinforcement straps to strengthen the knifeback.


    Feature benefit:

    • Maximized productivity through longer stroke of knife section provides a faster, cleaner, and smoother cut, which allows operators to harvest at faster ground speeds
    • Productivity is maximized in tough conditions through a reinforced knifeback that strengthens the cutterbar
    • Reduced cost of operation and increased wear life with hardened sickle sections and unique boron treatment
    • 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

    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 700D Drapers

    Reel resume and reverse are features on the 700D Drapers. The combine operator can store two different reel positions with one setting for normal conditions and another for down, tangled, short, or leaning crops. 


    Feature benefit:

    • Added time savings and convenience with saved reel positions, lowering operator fatigue
    • Increased harvest efficiency through a reel-reverse feature which reverses the reel in conjunction with the center feed drum and belt to back outplugs
    Draper drumDraper drum
    Draper reelDraper reel
Takes one person a few minutes to convert draper from field to transport without use of tools

    The 730D, 735D, and 740D Draper models can be equipped with an integrated, slow-speed transport system.


    John Deere value:

    • Need for a header trailer is eliminated due to dual-front dolly wheel tires with an extendable tongue and two-gauge wheel tires that can carry the complete weight of the draper when in transport

    • Road transport is quicker and easier because one person can convert the draper from field to transport mode in a few minutes without the use of tools

    Theory of operation

    In field mode, the dual wheels become the left- and right-hand gauge wheels. For transport, the left-hand dual-dolly wheels support one side of the draper frame and the right-hand dual wheels are repositioned to support the right-hand end of the frame.


    The transport package includes warning lights, which can be plugged into a seven-way power source for road transport with a 32.2-km/h (20-mph) speed limit for farm equipment transport.

    Dual-wheel arm and single-wheel arm assemblyDual-wheel arm and single-wheel arm assembly
    Slow-speed transport - rear wheelsSlow-speed transport - rear wheels

    NOTE: The 730D, 735D, and 740D Drapers are equipped with two ST215/75R14 gauge wheel tires as base equipment and four ST215/75R14 gauge wheels with the low-speed transport option.



  • Type Straight line knife drive system
  • Length 10.8 m
    35.5 ft
  • Knife drive Dual knife base
  • Knife speed 490 cycles/min
  • Cutterbar tilt Base hydraulic, 9 degrees tilt maximum

Pickup reel

  • Number of slats 6 bat poly base
  • Fingers Nylon
  • Diameter 1,067 mm
    42 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

Draper belts

  • Width Side belts 1,016 mm
    40 in.
    Center belts 1,397 mm
    55 in.
    Center belt not included with SPW configuration
  • Clean height Cleats 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 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
  • Header height sensing off the ground Base

Auxiliary top auger

  • Type Optional, hydraulic drive


  • Platform length 11.6 m
    37.9 ft
  • Overall operating depth 2.5 m
    8.2 ft
  • Transport width, field position 11.4 m
    37.5 ft
  • Transport width on wheel, less dividers 2.7 m
    8.9 ft
  • Transport length, hitch extended 13.8 m
    45.4 ft


  • Approximate weight (pickup reel) Combine only 3,514 kg
    7,746 lb
    SPW only 2,914 kg
    6,423 lb
  • Approximate weight (with transport) Combine only 3,690 kg
    8,136 lb
    SPW only 3,091 kg
    6,813 lb