New Holland and Case IH have announced a new partnership with MacDon Industries to allow its co-branded combine draper headers to be offered through the big brands' dealerships.

This strategic partnership means that MacDon will distribute a full line of co-branded combine draper headers through the dealer network across the globe by 2023.

“Since New Holland first pioneered the Twin Rotor combine in 1975, our brand has always focused on delivering the highest grain quality and lowest crop loss for our customers,” said Carlo Lambro, brand president of New Holland Agriculture.

“By leveraging the strength of New Holland’s world-leading combine harvester product line and dealer network with MacDon’s worldleading combine draper header expertise and products, together we will provide a best-in-class harvesting package for our dealers and customers.”

The draper headers will complement New Holland’s Varifeed grain headers and CornMaster maize headers. Lars Skjoldager Sorensen, NH's head of harvesting product management, said: “Bringing together the expertise from both brands will unlock the potential to significantly increase our customers’ in-field performance and decrease their running costs. This partnership creates a best-case scenario for both brands, our dealers, and most importantly, our customers.”

Case IH will also use MacDon's co-branded draper headers for its Axial-Flow combines, with the new line of draper headers will be available to order in early 2022 at Case IH Dealers on a worldwide basis.

“Case IH and MacDon have a shared legacy and goal of making harvesting easier and more productive for North American farmers,” said Scott Harris, Case IH's global president. “By pairing Case IH’s industry-leading portfolio of Axial-Flow combines and a robust dealer network with MacDon’s draper header expertise and products, we aim to deliver a best-in-class harvesting package for producers.”

Based in Manitoba, Canada, MacDon has manufactured high-performance harvesting equipment for more than 70 years.