Ever evolving technology continues to increase the capabilities of today’s agricultural equipment. Threshing capacity has increased, hoppers are larger and horsepower has surged allowing today’s farmer the ability to use a wider header at a faster rate than ever before. With these new advancements traditional auger headers are being replaced with draper headers. Traditional auger headers are not only limited by their width there are other things to consider as well such as the rigid design, crop damage and crop loss. Draper headers provide flexible options, allow you to start earlier and run later while reducing crop loss due to its modern conveyor design.
Q-Power® Draper Belting w/Connector
The patented fabric technology within Q-Power® Draper Belts is an advancement that keeps pace with today’s farmer and modern equipment.
Q-Power® Draper Belts are made with filament fabric, can withstand 29.5% more stress from stretching and pulling than the competition.
Tear Strength & Puncture Resistance
Q-Power® Draper Belts are 18.1% higher in tear strength and 81% more durable in puncture resistance than its leading competitor.
Q-Power® Endless Draper Belting
Q-Power® is now combining the benefits of its draper belt with an endless draper belt design for select makes and models.
Q-Power® Drapers can withstand 44% more stress from stretching and pulling than OEM endless drapers.
Q-Power® Draper Belts are 22% more durable in puncture resistance than OEM endless drapers.
The backbone of any belt lies in its fabric construction, which is why Q-Power® Draper Belts are manufactured with a patented fabric technology for high belt performance.
Filament vs. Spun
Q-Power® Draper Belts are designed with 100% polyester filament yarns and tests well above the closest competitor product made from spun fabric:
- 81.7% Advantage in Puncture Resistance
- 29.5% Advantage in Tensile Strength
- 18.1% Advantage in Tear Strength
- 22% Advantage in Puncture Resistance
- 44% Advantage in Tensile Strength
Filament fibers are long, continuous man-made strands whereas spun fibers are composed of short length wool or cotton fibers.
Fibers are twisted together to form the yarns, which in turn are woven together to create the fabric. The continuous, uniform filament yarns are significantly stronger than their spun counterpart, which is a weaker fabric due to the short, non-uniform length of its spun fibers.
The fabric construction of Q-Power® Draper Belts is a technological advancement in how it allows Q-Power® customers to utilize the benefits of both rubber skim coating and friction coating.
Friction & Skim
Friction coating is the process of pressing raw rubber into the fabric, not adding to the fabric’s original thickness, for reinforcement. By using friction coating on the underside of a Q-Power® draper, the belt weighs less and drags less, thereby reducing horsepower requirements.
Skim coating is when raw rubber is applied as a layer on top of the fabric, adding to the fabric’s original thickness, for fabric protection. Utilizing a skim coat on the topside of a Q-Power® draper increases belt durability and offers protection from the environment.
Teardrop Cleat Design
Q-Power® Draper Belts feature a teardrop shaped fiberglass reinforcement rod inside of the cleat for increased belt stiffness, making our drapers significantly stronger than the competition in its cross direction. The belt may also include the original equipment manufacturer-specified v-guide on its underside to improve proper tracking regardless of harvesting conditions.
Compare And See The Difference
Pictured below is the underside of the Q-Power® draper belt. The Q-Power® draper belt uses a friction coat of rubber on the underside which offers fabric reinforcment and superior protection.
OEM Belt (underside)
Q-Power® Belt (underside)
OEM Belt (topside)
Q-Power® Belt (topside)