New 420D Draper

400D Draper
Key Features
  • Cutterbar and frame profile gives uninterrupted crop flow
  • Strong, positive-feeding reel handles all crop conditions
  • Hydraulic deck shift gives larger windrows for more efficient harvesting

More Info


John Deere parts and service support provide uptime for a timely harvest
Sales and service deliveredSales and service delivered

Sales, parts, and service support from your local John Deere dealer offer overnight parts delivery and a well-trained support staff.


Transport easily with integrated transport system
400D integral slow-speed transport system (W150 shown)400D integral slow-speed transport system (W150 shown)

The 430D, 435D, and 440D Draper models can be equipped with an integral, slow-speed transport system. One person can convert the draper from field to transport in minutes without the use of tools.

The W150 Self-Propelled Windrower is the only model approved to tow a 400D Draper Platform. Transport is also recommended behind a tractor with a seven-pin electrical lighting outlet.
Dual front-dolly wheel tires and two gauge-wheel tires carry the complete weight of the draper when in transport.

It is a simple four-step process to switch from field to transport:

  1. Move right gauge wheels from field to transport position.
  2. Move left gauge wheels from field to transport position.
  3. Attach tongue.
  4. Detach from windrower.
Optional reverser clears plugs effortlessly for higher productivity during tough harvest conditions
Platform reverser controls on W150Platform reverser controls on W150

An optional reverser is available for the W150 only. It is easily activated from the operator's station to clear the platform of plugs that may occur.


On the 400D Platforms, the reverser slowly reverses the knife drive and optional hay conditioner if equipped to clear plugs. The reverser is highly recommended when using the optional hay conditioner with the 400D Draper Platform.


On the 100A Auger Platform the reverser slowly reverses the conditioning rolls, auger, and reel. This makes a difficult job easier, so the operator can be more productive.


Operators can run the machines nearer to their maximum capacity and it will take less time to unplug, adding to the machine productivity.

Reverser valve blockReverser valve block
The reverser consists of a valve block and valves shown in photo above. It is the gold colored valve block to the right of the photo. It is shown plumbed for a 100A Auger Platform.
Cutterbar and frame profile gives uninterrupted crop flow
C-shape cutterbar profileC-shape cutterbar profile

The unique C-shape cutterbar allows for easy crop flow onto the draper while providing a superior draper-to-cutterbar seal. The seal between the top of the C-shape cutterbar and the draper belt is important to limit the amount of material that gets under the belts. The open design at the bottom of the C-shape cutterbar allows any material that does get past the seal to fall back out. This reduces the amount of material that gets inside the draper belts. This cutterbar shape promotes smooth crop flow across the cutterbar, minimizing hesitation and crop loss in shatter-prone crops.

Gauge wheels provide ground following for uniform cut
Dual-gauge wheel optionDual-gauge wheel option

400D Series Draper Platforms offer optional 15-in. dual-gauge wheels with spring suspension. This combined with the windrower float system provides flotation and excellent ground following in all conditions.
The operator can fine adjust the float on the go from the cab, allowing high-speed harvesting and stable flotation with the assistance of the adjustable spring-loaded gauge wheels.
The gauge wheels are also available as part of the integrated slow-speed transport system option.

Excellent visibility to cutterbar and belt
Cutterbar visibilityCutterbar visibility
Center visibilityCenter visibility
Left-side visibilityLeft-side visibility
Right-side visibilityRight-side visibility

The cutterbar and frame designs give excellent visibility across the full range of tilt.

The cutterbar and belt can be easily seen from the cab even with the optional top-crop conveying auger installed.

The cutterbar can be tilted from the cab mechanically or hydraulically depending on the windrower option chosen.

This allows operators to optimize the cutterbar angle for varying crop and field conditions, thus extending the harvest day and providing the best possible cut height and crop flow.

Strong, positive-feeding reel handles all crop conditions
635D split-span reel with plastic fingers635D split-span reel with plastic fingers
Cam reel tooth actionCam reel tooth action
Reel in full forward positionReel in full forward position

The 400D Draper Platform features a cam design reel that feeds well in all crop conditions.

The cam pickup reel features a 165-cm (65-in.) effective diameter and utilizes heavy-duty plastic or steel fingers and heavy tine tubes. The reel features a cam to control tooth position. The smooth cam action and heavy tine tube design allows the reel to operate at higher speeds with a smoother, quieter operation. This gives better feeding with less wear on the reel drive components and, more importantly, less shatter of the crop harvested.

Hourglass-shaped reelHourglass-shaped reel
Reel endfingersReel endfingers

The reel is designed and assembled to have an hourglass shape. This allows the ends to be positioned closer to the cutterbar for positive feeding while keeping the fingers at the center of the reel span from coming into contact with the cutterbar. Feeding is most important at the ends. Other reel designs do not have the capability of such tight adjustment. The hourglass shape is designed with an adjustable bolt position on the reel tine tube brackets to the discs.


Optional end fingers improve feeding aggressiveness in difficult feeding and cutting conditions with down and tangled crop.

Adjustable cam positionsAdjustable cam positions

The cam position and reel position are adjustable, enabling the machine settings to be matched with the crop conditions for a trouble-free harvest. The finger release position is easily adjustable to one of four cam positions.


The reel is hydraulically positioned up, down, and fore-aft to allow perfect positioning for gentle yet positive feeding action.


Plastic fingers come standard from the factory on all platforms. Steel finger options are available through Parts and are recommended for heavy forage crop conditions due to the longer life. The plastic fingers are recommended for all crop conditions. The plastic fingers weigh less and work well in all crops. The plastic fingers are easier to replace individually without having to disassemble the other fingers on the reel tube section.


All 11-m (35-ft) split-reel platforms (North America and export) and the 12-m (40-ft) split reel platforms (North America only) come standard with tine tube stiffener kits to handle heavy crop conditions and improve the life of the platform.

Plastic tine-split reel with end feed fingersPlastic tine-split reel with end feed fingers

The reel is available in a single span only from 4.1-m (15-ft), 6.1-m (20-ft), and 7.6-m (25-ft) sizes. Single-span or split-reel spans are available in 9.1-m (30-ft) to 11-m (35-ft) sizes. Split reel only is available in 12 m (40 ft) size. There are optional end feed fingers (three per end are available as field installed) for tough feeding conditions.

The single-span reel offers less weight and better center visibility. It is a good option for producers who harvest canola and small grains for oil and seed.
The split-reel span gives better feeding in adverse crop conditions such as heavy, wet, and down crop. The split span gives better control of the reel height on wider platforms for more consistent feeding.

Five-bat reelFive-bat reel
Six-bat reelSix-bat reel
Nine-bat reelNine-bat reel

The reel is available in five-, six-, or nine-bat configurations. The nine-bat configuration gives more interaction for more positive and smooth crop flow in heavy down crop conditions. Additional bats can be field installed to convert from six bats to nine bats. Additional bat configurations are recommended for heavy crop conditions such as silage and grass seed crops.


Type Dual knife
Cut width (length) 6.1 m
20 ft
Knife drive Hydraulic motor to enclosed heavy-duty wobble box
Knife speed 700-850 cycles/min
1,400-1,700 spm
Cutterbar tilt Standard hydraulic
Optional mechanical (7.5 to 17.0 degree lift)
Reel type Pick up cam 4 postition adjustable release
Number of bats 6 bats standard
9 bats optional, single span, capped ends
Fingers HD Plastic
Diameter 1,650 mm
65 in.
Height control Hydraulic
Speed control Hydraulic with header index
Reel lift Hydraulic
Reel fore and aft Hydraulic
Reel resume
Reel reverse
Operating speeds 0-85 rpm
Operating speeds (54-inch reel)
Draper belts
Width Wide rubber skim-coated 710-ml (24-oz) drapers: 1,067 mm
41.6 in.
Cleat height
Operating speed 0-225 m/min
0-742 fpm
Speed control Hydraulic from cab
Header height sensing
Header height sensing on the ground Float springs on traction unit
Header height sensing off the ground Return to cut height standard
Gauge wheels optional
Platform length 6.5 m
21.3 ft
Overall operating depth With crop dividers 2.6 m
8.7 ft
Transport width, field position 6.5 m
21.3 ft
Transport width on wheel, less dividers 2.5 m
8.1 ft
Transport length, hitch extended ----
Approximate weight (pickup reel) 1,544 kg
3,400 lb
Approximate weight (with transport)
Center opening / crop delivery
Center opening width between belts 1,720-1,950 mm
67.1-76.7 in.
Back sheet opening
Deck shift / double windrow capability (manual / hydraulic / not available)
Gauge wheels and transportation
Gauge wheels
Integrated slow speed transport system

Accessories and Attachments


Non Clog Guard Kit - 420D - BE32390


Auxiliary Vertical Knife Plumbing Kit - BE32403
Double Draper Drive Kit (For Heavy Forage Side Delivery Applications) - BE32388
Vertical Knife Mounts - LH - BE32401
Vertical Knife Mounts - RH - BE32402


6 Bat to 9 Bat Reel Conversion Kit - 420D - BE32564
Draper Extension Kit - BE32387
Hay Conditioner with Center Feed Section - BE32386
Steel End Finger Kit for Reel - BE32404
Swath Forming Rods (Center Delivery) - BE32381

Frame and Chassis

Cutterbar Full Width Poly Skid Shoes and Hardware Kit - 420D - BE32406
Inboard Gauge Shoes with Poly (Set of 2) - BE32400
Reverser - W150 or W155 Only - BE32361

The W110 and W150 feature multiple attachments to improve the machine productivity and operator convenience.

Weight Box (Less Weight) For Transport Less Platform (Outside of U.S. and Canada Only) - BE32367

The W110 and W150 feature multiple attachments to improve the machine productivity and operator convenience.

Weight Box (With Weight) For Transport Less Platform (U.S. and Canada Only) - BE32366

The W110 and W150 feature multiple attachments to improve the machine productivity and operator convenience.

Windrow Merger Attachment for W150 - BE32428

The W110 and W150 feature multiple attachments to improve the machine productivity and operator convenience.

Wiring Harness and Hitch Pin Kit - BE32429

The W110 and W150 feature multiple attachments to improve the machine productivity and operator convenience.