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Internationally recognised manufacturing company Midwest Fabrication is releasing a new draper platform range called the
‘LEGACY’ in 2024.
Manufacturing machines from their facility in Queensland, Midwest, have been the global pioneers of extra-wide harvesting platforms for over
two decades. Midwest is still the only company to produce fronts on Aussie soil, alleviating delays other brands experience.
Celebrating 25 years in 2023, Midwest started life in The Gums, Queensland, with Martin Schutt designing and manufacturing his first
platform on the family property.
The initial platform led to manufacturing machines for other farmers before demand for his unique engineered product saw him establish a
manufacturing facility to produce commercially.
CEO Amy Schutt is excited to commemorate Midwest’s 25 years of success by continuing her father's legacy. At the helm of the
family-owned enterprise, Amy chose the name ‘LEGACY’ for the new machine as a tribute to her father and founder of the
“The new LEGACY model will continue to lead the way in the innovative design of dependable and durable harvesting equipment. In the
last few years, our team have received loyal customer feedback from farmers out in the field, which has helped guide our company to produce
our new model to advance their harvesting experience”, Amy Schutt said.
“During the past ten years, we have offered 60’ (18.3m) cutting width class 10 and 11 combines, but we are excited to announce
moving forward, the LEGACY will be compatible with JD X9 class 10 and 11 combines creating huge efficiency gains”, Amy Schutt
This will be a game changer for those with John Deere combines. The new model was showcased for the first time at the AgQuip Field Day in
The Midwest-designed draper platform is popular due to its effortless performance through all crops and across uneven terrain, ground
contours, melon holes and gilgai country.
And doing it with a simpler design without any electronic sensors. Martin originally designed the range to be easier to maintain with fewer parts to break for trouble free in field maintenance.