John Deere 740FD HydraFlex™ Draper

  • Industry-exclusive HydraFlex™ technology
  • 40-foot operating width
  • Dual knife drive is timed
  • Clean cut with double-cut knife system


+ Increased versatility and productivity with a dual-position feed drum

+ Control belt speed, side belt speed reduction and integrated belt protection all from the cab

+ Dual knife drive is timed

+ Top-crop conveying auger keeps bushy crops moving into the feederhouse

+ Industry-exclusive HydraFlex™ technology on 700FD

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Key Specs

Cutterbar length12.19 m
40 ft
Knife driveBase: dual knife
Knife speed490 cycles/min
Pickup reel operating speeds6-70 rpm
Draper belts speed controlHydraulic from cab (side belts only)


TypeFlex cutterbar draper


TypeStraight-line knife drive system
Length12.19 m
40 ft
Knife driveBase: dual knife
Knife speed490 cycles/min
Cutterbar tiltBase: hydraulic, maximum tilt 9 degree (angle)

Pickup reel

Number of slatsSix bat poly base
Diameter106.7 cm
42 in.
Height controlHydraulic
Speed controlHydraulic
Reel liftCylinder range: 185 mm
7.3 in.
Total range: 185 mm
Reel fore and aftCylinder range: 359 mm
14.1 in.
Total range: 499 mm
19.6 in.
Reel resumeBase
Reel reverseBase
Operating speeds6-70 rpm
Operating speeds (54-in. reel)

Slat reel

Number of slats
Height control
Speed control
Operating speeds

Draper belts

WidthSide belts: 101.6 cm
40 in.
Center belts: 177.6 cm
70 in.
Clean heightCleats: 19.05 mm
0.75 in.
Operating speedSide belts: variable up to 228 m/min
748 fpm
Center belts: 211 m/min
692 fpm
Speed controlHydraulic from cab (side belts only)
Center belt reverseBase

Feed drum

Diameter414 mm
16 in.
Feed drum fingersHeavy-duty and round with breakaway notch and retainer
Diameter: 16 mm
0.625 in.
Number of fingers21
Auger finger platformTriple chevron, retracting
Finger reach152 mm
6 in.
Drum/auger reverseBase
Operating speed240 rpm
Center clean out doorBase

Header height sensing

Header height sensing on the groundBase
Header height sensing off the groundOptional

Auxiliary top auger

TypeOptional: hydraulic drive


Platform length12.9 m
42.4 ft
Overall operating depthWith dividers: 2.74 m
9 ft
Transport width, field position13.3 m
43.7 ft
Transport width on wheel, less dividers
Transport length, hitch extended


Approximate weight (slat reel)
Approximate weight (pickup reel)3,650 kg
8,047 lb
Approximate weight (with transport)
Approximate weight (optional 54-in. reel)

Additional information

Date collected