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Case IH and Honey Bee partnership unlocks draper potential of windrowers

Case IH announced a collaboration with Honey Bee Manufacturing to allow WSC draper heads to connect to Case IH WD5 series self-propelled windrowers

Honey Bee brings their draper head technology for greater capacity, which maximises efficiency across a range of conditions.

“This collaboration unlocks the draper potential of the WD5 series windrowers for small grain and canola producers,” said Brian Spencer, Case IH marketing manager for hay and forage products. “It’s vitally important producers have the tools they need to adapt and produce consistent results during swathing. The Honey Bee draper heads for self-propelled windrowers help operators take control with exceptional cutting in a simple, reliable design.”

Using easy in-cab control of two shifting decks, operators can deliver crop left, right or centre with the double swath option. Additionally, the SCH Easy Cut system provides smooth cutting action. The Honey Bee draper heads also eliminate gouging and crop scuffing with adjustable castering gauge wheels.

The new draper heads save time moving from field to field with integrated transport. This allows for quick and convenient field to road conversion, so operators spend more time in the field.

“Every minute a machine sits idle cuts into producers’ bottom lines,” Spencer added. “The Honey Bee draper heads include heavy-duty rollers for a longer service life. They can also quickly replace reel fingers with only pliers and a wrench to get the equipment back in the field faster.”

The new Honey Bee draper heads for self-propelled windrowers were announced at the 2023 Ag In Motion expo in western Canada. They are available in WSC30 and WSC36 model numbers. For more information, visit