John Deere 740D Draper Platform

  • Windrowing capability with 700D Drapers
  • Dual-knife drive system is timed
  • Cutterbar is closer to the ground
  • Conveniently store optional spare knives


+ Double-cut knife system produces a cleaner cut

+ Dual-knife drive system is timed

+ Reel resume and reverse are features on the 700D Drapers

+ Takes one person a few minutes to convert draper from field to transport without use of tools

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TypeStraight line knife drive system
Length12.3 m
40.5 ft
Knife driveDual knife base
Knife speed490 cycles/min
Cutterbar tiltBase hydraulic 9 degrees tilt maximum

Pickup reel

Number of slats6 bat poly base
Diameter1,067 mm
42 in.
Height controlHydraulic
Speed controlHydraulic
Reel liftCylinder stroke 330 mm
13 in.
Total range 391.5 mm
15.4 in.
Reel fore and aftCylinder stroke 359 mm
14.1 in.
Total range 620 mm
24.4 in.
Reel resumeBase
Reel reverseBase
Operating speeds6-54 rpm
Operating speeds (54-in. reel)

Slat reel

Number of slats
Height control
Speed control
Operating speeds

Draper belts

WidthSide belts 1,016 mm
40 in.
Center belts 1,397 mm
55 in.
Center belt not included with SPW configuration
Clean heightCleats 25.4 mm
1 in.
Operating speedSide belts: variable up to 223 m/min
735 fpm
Center belts 212 m/min
695 fpm
Center belt not included with SPW configuration
Speed controlHydraulic from cab
Center belt reverseBase; Center belt not included with SPW configuration

Feed drum

Diameter406 mm
16 in.
Feed drum not included with SPW configuration
Feed drum fingersHeavy-duty round 16 mm (0.625 in) diameter with breakaway notch and retainer
Number of fingers18
Auger finger platformDual chevron, retracting
Finger reach152 mm
6 in.
Drum/auger reverseBase
Operating speed196 rpm
Center clean out doorBase

Header height sensing

TypeElectro-hydraulic base
Header height sensing on the groundBase
Header height sensing off the groundBase

Auxiliary top auger

TypeHydraulic drive, optional


Platform length13.1 m
42.9 ft
Overall operating depth2.5 m
8.2 ft
Transport width, field position12.95 m
42.5 ft
Transport width on wheel, less dividers2.7 m
8.9 ft
Transport length, hitch extended15.4 m
50.4 ft


Approximate weight (slat reel)
Approximate weight (pickup reel)
Approximate weight (with transport)Combine only 3,967 kg
8,746 lb
SPW only 3,367 kg
7,423 lb
Approximate weight (optional 54-in. reel)

Additional information

Date collected