The Gold Standard, new generation i-paddock TyphoonTM

Now exclusively distributed across Australia by Primary Sales Australia, and available at all good local machinery outlets.

Don’t settle for anything less than the patented GOLD STANDARD in feed drum technology, from the 2016 inventor of the very first i-paddock TurbodrumTM.

i-paddock’s new generation TyphoonTM feed drum

The i-paddock Typhoon, Twister and all associated parts are now available through your local Primary Sales dealer outlets.

Dealers please call Primary Sales WA, or click here

Suits Macdon D60, D65, D/FD1 up to the newest models, as well as John Deere and Midwest draper fronts

Fully updated with several evolutionary upgrades since the first i-paddock Turbodrum invented by i-paddock’s Mic Fels in 2016, i-paddock’s newest generation i-paddock TyphoonTM  fixes the frustration of slow harvest speeds in bulky crops like canola and pulses, and the blockages and breakdowns caused by poorly designed feed drums in draper fronts.

The latest generation i-paddock TyphoonTM  has significant advantages over the older black painted i-paddock Turbodrum design, both in terms of performance, model optimisation, and straight out strength and durability.  We made the latest evolutionary design gold, so you can spot the GOLD STANDARD difference with the latest generation i-paddock TyphoonTM  !


Manufactured at a state of the art facility in Perth, and with a raft of major strength and performance updates, the latest generation i-paddock TyphoonTM  aggressively grabs crop and pulls it through in a constant, steady flow: day after day, year after year .

Before you are tempted by an older design unit without the GOLD STANDARD i-paddock logo, remember that you get what you pay for when you purchase the latest and fully updated i-paddock TyphoonTM . Harvest time is no time for mucking about with poor quality bearings inside stitch welded, lightweight units that haven’t evolved with the demands of the latest and unique makes and models of combine harvester fronts.   

So what does the GOLD STANDARD mean when you buy the genuine i-paddock TyphoonTM ? Read below for just some of what is going on inside this superior quality machine, still personally designed and constantly improved by the original farmer/ engineer inventor of the very first i-paddock Turbodrum.

For starters, every unit you can buy off the shelf has been custom engineered specifically to suit each and every make and model of header by the same farmer engineer who actually uses them in the field, and who invented, prototyped and developed the original i-paddock Turbodrum.

Look closely at the i-paddock TyphoonTM compared to factory fitted units and other older designs, and you will understand why you can’t just copy the first Turbodrum units built for a Macdon D60, and expect them to work the same in a new model Macdon, John Deere or Midwest header front.

The genuine, authorised, fully updated i-paddock TyphoonTM has been individually optimised for each and every make and model, with all of the farmer friendly features (little things like stainless steel nuts and bolts that won’t seize up, the i-paddock TwisterTM which fixes the Macdon chain breakage issues, to the quick-set finger timing system) and constantly strengthened engineering design so that once you fit an i-paddock TyphoonTM, you won’t be going in there every 5 minutes fixing it again.



Engineered better, designed smarter, and constantly evolving:

  • FASTER & REPEATABLE Quick-set finger timing to suit all conditions
  • UPDATED 150° timing adjustment with just one nut (Macdon)
  • QUALITY DISTINCTIVE Electroplated gold since 2021
  • USER FRIENDLY Stainless hardware that won’t seize up inside
  • FAST AND EASY installation with simple instructions
  • Harvest up to 50% faster in difficult crops
  • 3 times larger crop feed window than the original feed drum
  • MORE solid steel fingers: in a super aggressive pattern
  • Aggressive flighting design
  • i-paddock’s patented paddle flights prevent repeats
  • i-paddock Typhoon is protected by i-paddock’s Australian Innovation Patent No. 2017101797, Pending Australian Patent Application No. 2017322101, US Patent No. 11317563, Canadian Patent No. 3054577

It’s what you CAN’T SEE that matters the most:

  • STRONGER Fully welded, thicker plate steel and many internal strength updates
  • TOUGHER High strength custom made Typhoon retractable finger guides
  • LONGER LASTING Premium NSK bearings inside
  • MACDON UPGRADES Integrated reinforcement for Macdon D60 support plates
  • PREMIUM QUALITY Precision aligned crankshaft
  • BACKUP AND SUPPORT Exclusively manufactured and supported to i-paddock’s quality standard by Primary Sales
  • GUTSY 40% bigger crankshaft (Macdon) – fully welded, end to end
  • DELETED competitor’s problematic internal reversing clutch
  • SOLID HARDENED retractable fingers
  • USER FRIENDLY Field fit retractable finger holders with stainless steel fasteners that won’t seize
  • Commonly available replacement parts

  • “She’s loving the big canola. Not even a stutter at the feeder”
  • “Pretty exciting how much it is pumping through. Like it should be from the start. Massive stuff”
  • “Actually driving machine to engine capacity now for first time in canola”
  • “In heavy barley it just loads the header up good, no fluffing and no noise”
  • “All good, works like a dream, cheers!”
  • “Before we were driving on the edge of the seat with the feeder slip clutch constantly going off in big lupins. We’re actually loading the engine up now, and the slip clutch hasn’t gone off once!”
  • “Our old turbodrum was matching our Vario tin front in canola at 11 k’s on wheeltracks. Now with our updated Typhoons, I honestly think our drapers are just a better all round front”
  • “Loving the timing system in the new Typhoon – good job!”
  • “In she went and away it went. Awesome so far. In some 7 ft canola, smashing it in!”

i-paddock’s TyphoonTM feed drum

i-paddock’s Typhoon is exclusively distributed across Australia and New Zealand through Primary Sales. Buy yours now from your local Primary Sales dealer outlet.

Dealers please call Primary Sales WA, or click here

i-paddock’s TwisterTM Chain Tensioner

Available from all Primary Sales dealer outlets, the patent pending i-paddock TwisterTM is the latest invention from the i-paddock stable which fixes the problem of the drive chain for the feed drum coming off in Macdon fronts. 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.

No drilling, welding or cutting required; i-paddock Twister is installed in just minutes. The i-paddock TwisterTM is yet another game changer, proudly brought to you by i-paddock, and distributed across Australia by Primary Sales.  Anywhere in Australia, your local dealer can supply the  i-paddock TwisterTM, distributed nationwide by Primary Sales.

Only $135.45 plus GST

You will regret it later – if you don’t fit a Twister

Dealers please call Primary Sales WA, or click here

Suits Macdon CA20 and CA25 fronts with the original feed drum and older model Turbodrums

Got a question? Ask us about i-paddock’s updated Typhoon and Twister now

i-paddock: Built, tried and tested in the real world, by real farmers

The dollars and sense of fitting an i-paddock Typhoon in your front

With modern combine hire rates at $500-800 per hour, the i-paddock Typhoon pays for itself over and again when your machine is harvesting faster and without the breakdowns.  Every farmer knows, there’s no money in leaving crop standing when it’s ready to go. 

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. You will probably gain that time back within the first day of direct cutting troublesome crops like canola and beans.

You might regret it – if you don’t fit a TyphoonTM and TwisterTM this harvest.


Practical advantages with an i-paddock Typhoon in your paddock:

The i-paddock TyphoonTM is yet another a step up in harvesting with draper fronts, but there are many incremental changes in the i-paddock TyphoonTM developed from our own real in-paddock experience which make harvest more productive, and less stressful. 

  • Eliminate swathing, and all the extra costs and risks that go with it
  • i-paddock’s unique patented paddle flights minimise repeating issues in light crops 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
  • Jam packed with retractable fingers with an aggressive pattern and a longer stroke. Typhoon grabs crop and pulls it through the massive crop window in a constant and steady flow
  • Full width between the outer flights uses the whole feeder house, meaning more even wear and less grumbling all the way from the feeder chains right through the rest of the combine and out the chopper
  • Feeder chains and drum bars now wear evenly across the full width. No more chain sag in the middle
  • Eliminating blockages means less reversing and less wear on the slip clutch
  • Harvest later at night without the risk of plugging from slug feeding
  • Easy installation with clear instructions provided
  • i-paddock support: we don’t just make the product, we use the product and know how to make it work

i-paddock: Built, tried and tested in the real world, by real farmers

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