John Deere 530D

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Feature Overview
John Deere 530D
  • In 30 minutes or less, you can switch from a rotary head to a 500D Draper head, which means you can harvest small grains and hay with one traction unit.
  • Quick-change reel teeth can be removed and replaced with minimal effort and tools. Then it’s back to cutting.
  • Fully integrated controls to the draper means no need for a secondary control box.
Cutterbar - Type SCH® Easy Cut with roller guides, spring steep guards, and bolted sections / Standard: single knife / Optional: dual knife
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500D Draper500D Draper

The 500D Series includes an improved reel that increases durability in heavy crop conditions.

500D Draper teeth500D Draper teeth

If reel teeth need to be replaced, it can be done quickly. Easy reel tooth replacement with one-quarter turn of a wrench means up to 20 percent improvement in the time it takes to replace reel teeth. If one does break, a 90-degree turn will allow the reel tooth to be removed. Additional teeth can be added at any location along the extruded tooth bar.

A double swath package (hydraulic deck shift) is available as an option for the 525D, 530D, and 536D Draper Platforms.


Double swath is controlled from the cab using hydraulics and two shifting decks. Operators can choose right, left, or center delivery of the windrow.


The double swath package is a valuable asset for producers who want to combine the two windrows into one to match up with the material handling capacity of larger combines and self-propelled forage harvesters (SPFHs).


Additionally, the package gives the ability to discharge crop to the outside on the headland to prevent running over the windrow while cutting the rest of the field.

Right-hand discharge
First pass with right dischargeFirst pass with right discharge
Second pass with right dischargeSecond pass with right discharge

The first and second passes are done with the discharge to the right of the windrower.

Left-hand discharge
Third pass with left dischargeThird pass with left discharge

The third pass is done with the discharge to the left of the windrower.

Center discharge
Center dischargeCenter discharge

When the operator wants to switch back to center delivery, it can be completed with the touch of a button using the controls inside the cab.

500D Draper on windrower500D Draper on windrower

The draper hydraulic pump control maintains knife, belt, and reel speeds regardless of engine rpm changes. This means uniform cut quality and windrow formation regardless of terrain or engine load. It also means less crop loss or shatter.

500D Draper on W235 Windrower500D Draper on W235 Windrower

The 500D Draper Platforms feature center belt drives. Center belt drives deliver increased torque, enabling greater productivity with minimal belt slippage and increased performance in heavy crop conditions.

Center-driven belts
Red circles point out the location of the belt drive motorsRed circles point out the location of the belt drive motors

The draper belts on the 500D are driven from the center of the platform. This delivers increased belt performance compared to drapers with end-driven belts.

Belt drive motors
Motor driving the left-hand beltMotor driving the left-hand belt
Motor driving the right-hand beltMotor driving the right-hand belt

Due to the motors pulling the belt (instead of pushing in an end drive system), there is less slack in the belt. This delivers an increase in belt torque.


As a result, producers will experience minimal belt slippage and increased performance in heavy crop conditions due to the center-driven belt system.

Sales, parts, and service support from a local John Deere dealer offer overnight parts delivery and a well-trained support staff.

500D Draper and interchangeable rotary platform500D Draper and interchangeable rotary platform

When dealing with multiple crops, the 500D Draper Platform and John Deere rotary platforms are quickly interchangeable on W235 or W260 Traction Units. These platforms can be interchanged in 30 minutes or less. This means growers can use one traction unit for harvesting both small grains and hay.

Key Specs
Cutterbar - Type SCH® Easy Cut with roller guides, spring steep guards, and bolted sections
Standard: single knife
Optional: dual knife
Cut width (length) 9.1 m
30 ft
Type SCH® Easy Cut with roller guides, spring steep guards, and bolted sections
Standard: single knife
Optional: dual knife
Knife drive Two hydraulic motors and two knife drives
Knife speed 1,100 to 1,440 spm
Stroke length 84 mm
3.3 in.
Cutterbar tilt Hydraulic, adjustable from cab
Transport length, hitch extended 10.5 m
34.6 ft
Operating width (field) 9.1 m
30 ft
Transport width (reel fully retracted) 2.6 m
8.5 ft
Transport height 2.44 m
8 ft
Draper and decks
Belt width V-guided draper belt: 106.7 cm
42 in.
Speed control Adjustable in windrower cab
Delivery opening width Delivery, double swath opening: 137.2 cm
54 in.
Delivery, single swath opening: 203.2 cm
80 in.
Delivery opening height 205.7 cm
81 in.
Draper drive Two hydraulic motors
Operating speed 0 to 232 m/min
0 to 760 fpm
Remote canvas speed control Standard
Deck tilt Standard
Deck extensions Optional, dealer-installed deck extensions: 35.6 cm
14 in.
Gauge wheels and transportation
Gauge wheels Adjustable castoring gauge wheel optional
Integrated slow speed transport system Self-contained transport, including hitch, jack and axle, is conveniently stored on the swather table
Reel type Hydraulic
Fingers Plastic
Number of bats Six
Diameter 1118 mm
44 in.
Height control Hydraulic, adjustable from cab
Reel lift Hydraulic, adjustable from cab
Reel fore and aft Hydraulic, adjustable from cab
Approximate weight (base platform without reel) 1232 kg
3513 lb
Approximate weight (base platform with reel) 2710 kg
5975 lb
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