John Deere 740D Draper Platform

Field image of 740D Draper Platform

The 740D is a testament to our legacy of innovation. It’s bigger and even better, and you’ll find that with the 740D, quality and quantity are not mutually exclusive.

  • Hydrafloat™ allows the operator to match changing field conditions
  • Dual-knife drive system is timed
  • Cutterbar is closer to the ground
  • Conveniently store optional spare knives
John Deere
Draper Platforms
Anna, Ohio
Franklin, Indiana
Greenfield, Indiana
Greensburg, Indiana
Greenville, Ohio
Oxford, Ohio
Richmond, Indiana
Rushville, Indiana
Urbana, Ohio
Key Specs:
Cutterbar length12.3 m
40.5 ft
Knife driveBase: dual knife
Knife speed490 cycles/min
Pickup reel operating speeds6-54 rpm
Draper belts speed controlHydraulic from cab
TypeRigid draper
TypeStraight-line knife drive system
Length12.3 m
40.5 ft
Knife driveBase: dual knife
Knife speed490 cycles/min
Cutterbar tiltBase: hydraulic, maximum tilt 9 degree (angle)
Base skid shoe height
Pickup reel:
Number of slatsSix bat poly base
Diameter1.067 m
3.5 ft
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.
Fore of the cutterbar
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: 1.02 m
3.33 ft
Center belts: 1.4 m
4.583 ft
Center belt not included with SPW configuration
Belt depth
Cleat 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:
DiameterTwo factory-installed options: 356 or 406 mm
14 or 16 in.
Feed drum not included with SPW configuration
Feed drum fingersHeavy-duty and round with breakaway notch and retainer
Diameter: 16 mm
0.625 in.
Number of fingers18
Auger finger platformDual chevron, retracting
Finger reach152 mm
6 in.
Drum/auger reverseBase
Operating speed196 rpm
Center cleanout doorBase
Header height sensing:
TypeBase: electrohydraulic
Header height sensing on the groundBase
Header height sensing off the groundBase
Top auger:
TypeOptional: hydraulic drive
Fingered augers
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
Additional information:
Date collected