TYPHOON™ feed drum

 Built Tougher- Feeds Better.

Stop less and maximise your harvester performance.

The Typhoon feed drum – designed by i-paddock and manufactured and exclusively available from Primary Sales Australia.

Ideal for direct headed canola and legumes

Designed with a smaller diameter barrel than the standard feed drum, taller and more aggressive flights with matching retractable fingers.

Provides 3 times bigger crop window for faster flow of crop material

Quick Set timing system allows for fine tuning finger timing for all crops and all conditions (one nut 150 degree adjustment)

Proven to achieve up to 2-4 kms/hr faster.

Now available for Macdon D60, D65, D1, John Deere 6 and 7 series and Midwest front.

Typhoon and Twister Patented in Australia, United States and Canada. AU 2017101797

The i-paddock TyphoonTM is a step up in harvesting, with draper fronts developed from Australian farmer’s real in-paddock experience making harvest more productive, and less stressful.

  • patented paddle flights minimise light crop repeating issues by eliminating the usual “dead zone” under the drum
  • Fast and simple adjustable finger timing through 150°, so you can easily adjust it for any conditions
  • Typhoons aggressive pattern of retractable fingers grabs crop and steadily pulls it through the massive crop window
  • Full width between the outer flights uses the whole feeder house resulting in less wear
  • Eliminating blockages means less reversing
  • Harvest later at night without the risk of plugging from slug feeding
  • Easy installation with clear instructions provided

The Typhoon Drum is a farmer designed solution to a farming problem. i-paddock was founded in 2011 by Mic and Marnie Fels, both qualified engineers who have been farming at their Halcyon Downs properties in Esperance, Western Australia since 1993. Hear more about the Typhoon and Twister in this video.

Podcast Testimonial

“John Deere drum  is not aggressive enough. The Typhoon Drum is fantastic in canola, there was no limit to how much we could put in. And in cereals it was excellent. No fluffing up of barley ” Rob Edgerton-Warburton, Kojonup WA.

Jo Fulwood “Reducing Harvest Loss” interview with Rob Edgerton-Warburton on “How to harvest crops with large amounts of bio-mass

We take all year growing our crops; don’t throw it away by putting up with poor feeding, blockages, breakages, bent and broken crankshafts, broken end plates, and busted drive chains this harvest.

It’s been proven that every day lost at harvest accounts for a massive 1% loss in value. (SEPWA, 2007). Even one day lost with breakdowns or bad feeding in a 5000t program can cost you 25t in lost yield – more than the cost of an i-paddock TyphoonTM.

You can fit a new i-paddock TyphoonTM and TwisterTM in around two hours with the supplied instructions. Gain that time back within the first day of direct cutting troublesome crops like canola and beans.

Starter Kit

Spare parts starter kit, includes

2 Finger holders, 2 Finger guides, and 4 Retractable fingers for Typhoons to suit Macdon and John Deere.

Note that JD and MacDon Starter Kits are not the same part number. Check the fitting instructions below.

Talk to your local Dealer or call us:

(08) 9250 3500

Typhoon Fitting Instructions

Typhoon Fitting Instructions JD 6 & 7 Series.pdf

Typhoon Fitting Instructions Macdon 2021.pdf

Typhoon Fitting Instructions Midwest 2023.pdf

i-paddock’s TwisterTM Chain Tensioner

Stop your chain drive coming off on your Macdon front. with the i-paddock TwisterTM .

Bolt on the Twister chain tension locker, positively locking the tensioner sprocket.  The cam shaped slot makes precise adjustment of chain tension possible with just hand pressure, while preventing the tensioner from sliding loose in the track when it is tightened up again. Save yourself hours of lost time and operator frustration during your busy harvest.

Easy to install with no drilling, welding or cutting required; Twister is installed in just 4 minutes.


The i-paddock Typhoon is protected by one or more of the following patents and industrial designs:

AU 2017101797 US 3054577 CAN 3054577

The i-paddock Twister is protected by one or more of the following patents and industrial designs:

AU 2019903776