Famous for its stripper-headers, Shelbourne Reynolds is now importing draper combine headers made by Canadian firm, MacDon.

Rather than using an auger to draw crop to the centre of the header, twin rubber conveyors deliver it to the intake elevator, much like a swather.

This is said to lead to improved crop flow and allows a greater element of table flex – a key criteria for big, wide machines.

30-40ft versions to fit most makes and model of combine were on test in Europe last year and will be trialled in the UK this harvest.