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Key Features
  • BaleTrak™ Pro monitor-controller
  • Adjustable hitch to match wide array of tractor drawbar heights
  • MegaWide™ Plus pickup with MegaTough™ pickup teeth
  • Exclusive COVER-EDGE™ surface wrap option

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Features

MegaWide™ Plus pickup with MegaTough™ pickup teeth offers super capacity
MegaWide Plus pickupMegaWide Plus pickup
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A MegaWide Plus pickup is available on 449, 459, 559, and 569 Round Balers. It is base equipment on the 459 Silage Special, 559 Silage Special, 469, 469 Silage Special, and 569 Silage Special Balers.

 

This pickup makes baling easier, especially in wide or windblown windrows, and increases productivity; more hay volume means more bales per hour.

  • Flare-to-flare width of 1.8 m (5.9 ft) on balers with a 1.2 m (4-ft) wide bale chamber
  • Flare-to-flare width of 2.2 m (7.2 ft) on balers with a 1.5-m (5-ft) wide bale chamber
  • MegaWide Plus pickup makes it easier to produce better-shaped bales and improves crop pickup in wide, windblown, or scattered windrows
  • Mega teeth, located at the ends of the pickup, pull crop around the flares when baling wide or windblown windrows
  • MegaTough pickup teeth provide greater strength and durability
  • Exclusive square design handles high-impact loads without yielding
  • Sturdy toothbar design
  • Self-adjusting roller baffle
  • Spiral rotor-feed system improves feeding in all crop conditions
  • Chain driven for positive feeding
  • Cutout clutch protected
  • Semi-pneumatic gauge wheels
MegaTough pickup teethMegaTough pickup teeth
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Mega and MegaTough pickup teeth are base equipment:

  • Mega teeth, at the ends of the pickup, are heavy-duty for long life and improved crop retrieval
  • MegaTough pickup teeth are designed to withstand the harshest baling conditions and provide long service life
Toothbars on 1.5-m (5-ft) balerToothbars on 1.5-m (5-ft) baler
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The 1.2-m (4-ft) balers use a full-length, reinforced toothbar design.

 

The 1.5-m (5-ft) balers use a heavy, C-channel construction. The pickup toothbars are divided into two half-sections that mount to a center spider for increased strength and even crop feeding.

Roller baffleRoller baffle
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Available only on the MegaWide Plus pickup, the patented roller baffle is self-adjusting and produces smoother crop flow across the pickup. The roller also improves crop pickup in small windrows and prevents roll ahead of crop.

 

When combined with the MegaWide Plus pickup, this feeding system allows increased ground speed with less chance of plugging, for increased productivity in all field conditions.

  • Self-adjusting
  • Smoothes crop for even flow across pickup
  • Allows for faster ground speed with less chance of plugging
  • Increases operator productivity
Spiral rotorSpiral rotor
Auger and rotor feed systemAuger and rotor feed system

The MegaWide Plus pickup uses a rotor feeding assembly, which mounts behind the pickup for smooth and even crop flow into the bale chamber.

  • Augers and rotor teeth are driven on the same shaft, eliminating the need for additional drives.
  • The rotor is fixed to the baler frame, allowing positive and even feeding into the bale chamber.
  • Large-diameter converging augers have high crop-flow capacity, and auger scrolls help to force crop into the chamber.
  • Spiral design enhances feeding in uneven windrows and reduces loading on the rotor.
Rotor stripperRotor stripper
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Rotor strippers allow crop to be lifted from the rotor teeth into the chamber without cutting or wrapping the crop.

Cutout clutch protection and feeder-drive chainCutout clutch protection and feeder-drive chain
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The MegaWide Plus pickups are chain-driven for positive bale starts with cutout clutch protection. The pickup is now being driven off the drive roll and bypasses the starter roll. This will allow for reduced wear and breakage of the starter roll chain.

Semi-pneumatic gauge wheelSemi-pneumatic gauge wheel
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Semi-pneumatic gauge wheels provide smooth ground gauging over uneven terrain and protection to the pickup.

  • Stiffer rubber sidewalls
  • No air pressure to maintain, which mean no flat tires
  • Adjustable to meet pickup tooth-to-stubble height requirements

The pickup float springs are positioned for excellent flotation.

  • Adjustable to meet varying field conditions
  • Float springs only support the pickup reel
    • Rotor assembly is fixed to the baler frame, eliminating additional weight on the pickup system
Adjustable crank handleAdjustable crank handle
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The adjusting crank positions the pickup to the desired operating height to match crop or field conditions.

An optional hydraulic pickup lift cylinder is available as an attachment.

  • Makes raising for transport or clearing obstructions easy
  • Crank handle serves as a down stop
  • Adapts to regular, MegaTooth and MegaWide™ Plus pickups
  • Hydraulic pickup lift comes standard on premium machines
Exclusive B-Wrap™ wrap system provides barn-quality hay
B-Wrap protects bales from rain, snow, and ground moistureB-Wrap protects bales from rain, snow, and ground moisture
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B-Wrap is applied onto bales just like net wrap, but it protects hay much better than net. B-Wrap includes a special patented material with Tama SCM™ technology. It sheds rain and snow while protecting the bale from ground moisture. Plus this material has microscopic pores that let water vapor inside the bale escape. B-Wrap is the alternative to indoor storage, delivering barn-quality hay without the barn.

B-Wrap protects bale quality in all types of crops. Use B-Wrap on top-quality hay, as well as straw, peanut hay, and corn stalks.

The B-Wrap kit is simple and can be dealer-installed in the fieldThe B-Wrap kit is simple and can be dealer-installed in the field
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The B-Wrap kit is easy to install. The kit includes wiring that connects a sensor to the bale monitor and an EPOM chip is also added to the bale monitor.

The B-Wrap kit is available for all 9 Series Round Balers and comes as standard equipment on the 469 Premium and 569 Premium.

This kit also works on these 7 and 8 Series Round Balers equipped for netwrap: 457, 457 Silage Special, 467, 467 Silage Special, 557, 567, 458, 458 Silage Special, 468, 468 Silage Special, 558, and 568 Round Balers. (7 and 8 Series Balers must be equipped with a speed compensation/slip-clutch alert kit (BE32317). This speed compensation kit was standard equipment on some later 8 Series Balers. Balers with this kit have sensors on the slip clutch.)

A roll of John Deere B-WrapA roll of John Deere B-Wrap
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A roll of B-Wrap looks and weighs similar to a roll of net, and B-Wrap loads into John Deere round balers exactly like net.

B-Wrap is designed for bales 152.4-cm to 172.7-cm (60- to 68-in.) in diameter. A roll of B-Wrap for 1.5-m (5-ft) balers has 35 premeasured portions, enough to wrap exactly 35 bales. A roll of B-Wrap for 1.2-m (4-ft) balers will wrap exactly 45 bales.

Balers with the B-Wrap attachment can switch between net wrap or B-WrapBalers with the B-Wrap attachment can switch between net wrap or B-Wrap
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B-Wrap works in round balers much like netwrap. The B-Wrap kit allows a baler to use either B-Wrap or net. Switching between net and B-Wrap will take less than 5 minutes. Simply switch rolls, properly thread the new wrap into the baler, and then change bale monitor settings.

Here is how B-Wrap works in the baler. When a bale reaches the maximum size programmed into the monitor, the operator stops forward travel and wrapping begins. The first length of B-Wrap is John Deere CoverEdge™ netwrap. John Deere CoverEdge goes right over the edge or the bale, pulling in loose crop material, giving the bale a solid, weather-resistant shape.

The next length of B-Wrap includes the patented material with Tama SCM technology. It sheds rain and snow, and protects bales from ground moisture. The final length covering a bale is two more wraps of John Deere CoverEdge net. This securely holds the weather-resistant Tama SCM in place.

Roll of B-Wrap showing the net wrap and patented materialRoll of B-Wrap showing the net wrap and patented material
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Metal tape on the SCM activates the knife, cutting the B-Wrap at exactly the predetermined length. The operator then backs the baler up about 3 m (10 ft) and ejects the bale. Built-in fasteners keep B-Wrap in place during storage.

Built-in fasteners secure B-Wrap to the baleBuilt-in fasteners secure B-Wrap to the bale
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Limitations of B-Wrap:

  • While B-Wrap does allow moisture inside the bale to escape, baling hay too wet will cause mold to form. B-Wrap is for dry hay only. Operators should bale hay at the same moisture level they would when using net.
  • B-Wrap can dramatically reduce bale damage caused by ground moisture, but bales must be stored in a well-drained location.
  • To make sure the seam of the Tama SCM is in the proper location, bale kickers and bale ramps must be deactivated. The bale operator must back up about 10 ft before ejecting a B-Wrap bale.
  • B-Wrap does cost more per bale than net wrap, but it protects feed value much better. Users report that hay and straw looked and smelled like the day it was baled, even after a winter stored outside.
  • B-Wrap is only available initially with a standard kit. The standard kit (BE32467) requires the operator to shut off the PTO with each bale.
  • Full production available in US and Canada for 2014.
BaleTrak™ Pro monitor-controller
BaleTrak Pro monitor-controllerBaleTrak Pro monitor-controller
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The 459, 459E, 459 Silage Special, 559, 559 Silage Special, 469, 469 Silage Special, 569, and 569 Silage Special Round Balers feature the BaleTrak Pro monitor-controller.
 
The 449 Round Baler offers the option to have the BaleTrak Pro monitor-controller. On the 449 and 459E this monitor does not allow for all the features of the BaleTrak Pro monitor such as bale shape bars and net wrap. Wrap settings and bale size can be viewed from the monitor.

This feature allows the operator to both monitor and control important baler functions for productivity and convenience right from the tractor seat.
 
A 24-bar graph makes it even easier to make a uniform-shaped bale that will stand tall and remain firm over time. The 24 bars provide smaller increments of change to give the operator a more precise indication of bale shape. The 449 and 459E Round Balers do not utilize the bale shape bars like the other models do.

Preset factory settings allow the operator to turn on just one switch and go bale; it's just that easy.

BaleTrak Pro provides the following monitoring functions:

  • On/off key - turns monitor on or off
  • Twine/net key - selects between twine or net wrap
  • Baler symbol - gate closed, ready to bale
  • 24-bar graph - bale-shape indicators
  • Small bale symbol - near-full bale
  • Bale with twine/net wrap symbol - stop forward travel, wrapping started, maintain power take-off (PTO) speed
  • Baler with bale ejecting symbol - open gate and eject bale
  • Numerical display - shows bale diameter increasing in inches
  • Variable core symbol - on, if selected (variable core kit optional)
  • Battery symbol - low-voltage indication
  • Stop sign symbol alarm - stop baling immediately, investigate/correct
  • Bale with net wrap symbol - net wrap did not feed or knife did not cut material
  • Baler with gate open symbol - gate open, ejecting bale
  • Numerical display - bale counter, daily/lifetime totals
  • Error code display - displays the error code number for diagnosing the electrical system
  • Slip clutch alert kit (optional)

BaleTrak Pro provides the following controlling functions:

  • Set bale size
  • Set twine spacing/net wrap
  • Set the number of twine end wraps
  • Manually extend twine arms
  • Manually retract twine arms
  • Adjust starting time of net wrap application
  • Set the number of net wraps
  • Set the distance of twine from bale ends
  • Manual twine actuator movement with electronic bypass
  • Onboard diagnostics

Features of BaleTrak Pro monitor-controller:

  • Simple to operate; just turn on and bale
  • Factory settings are preprogrammed but can be changed by the operator, if desired
  • Added flexibility; the operator can adjust the baler for different crop conditions
  • Increases productivity; the operator stays on the tractor
  • Single self-contained processor box mounts on the tractor
Override switchOverride switch

BaleTrak Pro has a manual twine arm override switch (1), which is included with the monitor's wiring:

  • Allows operator to manually wrap twine on bale if BaleTrak Pro monitor-controller malfunctions
  • Connects to tractor three-terminal convenience outlet
Exclusive DiamondTough™ belts with plate-type splices
Staggered beltsStaggered belts
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John Deere's 178 mm (7-in.) wide diamond-tread design ensures fast bale starts and grips the bale to prevent slippage and reduce chaffing. The treads are self-cleaning to reduce carryover.

 

The belts are staggered to reduce the loss of fine material and are closely spaced to contain the hay for fast, easy starts.

The belts enclose 91 percent of the bale width to reduce loss of fine material and retain hay quality.

 

The staggered belt roll design enables any loose hay under or behind the belts to be returned to the pickup and into the baler.

 

This design helps to prevent buildup at the front of the baler, which could cause hay loss and belt or splice damage.

DiamondTough triple-weave beltsDiamondTough triple-weave belts
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The 459, 459 Silage Special, 559, 559 Silage Special, 469, 469 Silage Special, 469 Premium, 569, 569 Silage Special, and 569 Premium use DiamondTough belts.
 
Belts are constructed using a patented triple-weave process of nylon and polyester materials.
 
They have the strength to handle heavy shock loads and help maintain consistent belt length.

The DiamondTough belts are more puncture and tear resistant than other belts on the market and provide improved belt life and reliability.

Plate-type fasteners
Plate-type splicesPlate-type splices
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The 459, 459 Silage Special, 559, 559 Silage Special, 469, 469 Silage Special, 469 Premium, 569, 569 Silage Special, and 569 Premium use plate-type fasteners.
 
This closed-loop design uses a plate fastener with pre-assembled rivets that lock the fasteners into the belt, providing a powerful vice-type grip on the belt.

  • The plates and rivets are manufactured from high-tensile stainless steel.
  • Strong belt splices mean less maintenance and more productivity.
  • The loop area is cold forged, making it extremely wear resistant in the coupling area, resulting in a very long cycle life.
  • The spring steel pin is notched and locks into the splice connection without having to bend the pin or use external retainers.
Vertical forming chamber maintains uniform bale density
Bale-starting diagramBale-starting diagram
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As the hay enters the forming chamber from the pickup, belts turn the hay immediately to form a tight, dense core.
 
Incoming hay then feeds between the bale and the lower-gate roll. Hay is tightly compressed into smooth, dense layers as it enters the bale.
 
Chaffing is greatly reduced to prevent loss and retain hay quality in the bale.

Full-sized bale in bale chamberFull-sized bale in bale chamber
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The idler arm rises with bale growth, forcing oil from the hydraulic cylinder through a pressure-relief valve:

  • Maintains uniform bale density throughout the bale-forming process
Adjustable hitch to match wide array of tractor drawbar heights
Side view of adjustable hitchSide view of adjustable hitch
Front view of adjustable hitchFront view of adjustable hitch

The 9 Series Round Balers come standard with an adjustable hitch. This feature allows the hitch height to be adjusted to optimize crop-feeding performance. Due to the wide array of tractor tire sizes and drawbar heights, hitch adjustment may be necessary to get the proper feed opening of the baler. The adjustable hitch eliminates the need for the 51-mm (2-in.) thick tractor drawbar kit (AE57344) because it has a wider opening.

Benefits of the adjustable hitch:

  • Ability to match baler to numerous tire sizes
  • Allows for drawbar height to fall within 330 mm to 559 mm (13 in. to 22 in.) from top of drawbar to the ground
  • Eliminates narrow feed opening on baler which can cause plugging
  • Allows pickup head to follow terrain without missing crop

All eight bolts must be used when adjusting the hitch. There are four different positions as shown below:

Position 1 (top) - Regular and MegaTooth™ pickupsPosition 1 (top) - Regular and MegaTooth™ pickups
Position 2Position 2
Position 3 (factory setting) - MegaWide™ Plus pickupsPosition 3 (factory setting) - MegaWide™ Plus pickups
Position 4 (bottom)Position 4 (bottom)

Also standard on all 9 Series Round Balers except the 459E is the drawbar flap. This helps to eliminate hay from getting caught on the hitch of the baler. The drawbar flap is designed to allow the operator to remove or attach the flap without having to unhook the baler from the tractor.

Drawbar flapDrawbar flap
Drawbar flap installed on balerDrawbar flap installed on baler
Exclusive CoverEdge™ surface wrap option
CoverEdge surface wrap attachmentCoverEdge surface wrap attachment
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The CoverEdge surface wrap attachment is available on 459, 459 Silage Special, 559, 559 Silage Special, 469, 469 Silage Special, 469 Premium, 569, 569 Silage Special, and 569 Premium Round Balers. This attachment is an exclusive feature of 7 Series, 8 Series, and 9 Series Round Balers.
 
The CoverEdge surface wrap stretches over the edges of the bale to cover 15 percent more surface area on the bale. This added feature allows better weatherability by shedding water off the ends of the bale and increases marketability, due to less crop spoilage and a better-looking bale.

  • Features a simplified loading process design
    • Storage space is provided inside the surface wrap attachment for an extra roll of net wrap
  • Reduces crop loss during transportation
  • Reduces wrap time to only two turns of the bale
  • Ready to eject bale in seconds
    • Complete wrap and ejection time has been frequently observed to be less than 20 seconds for full-sized bales
  • Fewer turns than twine wrapping reduces loss of leaves and fine material
John Deere CoverEdge surface wrapJohn Deere CoverEdge surface wrap
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John Deere CoverEdge surface-wrapped baleJohn Deere CoverEdge surface-wrapped bale
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Net material clings to itself and holds the bale.
 
Twine is not required when using net wrap.
 
On 459, 459 Silage Special, 559, 559 Silage Special, 469, 469 Silage Special, 569, and 569 Silage Special Round Balers, the BaleTrak™ Pro monitor-controller can automatically adjust twine or surface-wrap application to compensate for a revised bale-diameter setting or a smaller size when finishing up a field.
 
The operator just presses the wrap symbol on the BaleTrak™ Pro monitor-controller to initiate this command.
 
If running less than rated power take-off (PTO) speed, the slip-clutch alert/speed compensation option compensates the number of wraps selected for a bale. Without the slip-clutch alert/speed compensation option, the wrapping program is based on the rated PTO speed.

The operator can select twine or surface wrap with the ISOBUS monitor conveniently from the tractor seat.

Easy to loadEasy to load
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The roll of surface wrap is loaded in the unit at the back of the baler, making it easy to load. The brake handle can be used to ratchet the rolls which will feed the net wrap in just slightly and pinch it to hold it in place. Ratchet the brake handle four times and lock in place on the fourth time so as to not over feed the net wrap.
 
Storage space is provided inside the net-wrap attachment for an extra roll of net wrap.

Plugs for Edge-to-Edge surface wrap in a CoverEdge balerPlugs for Edge-to-Edge surface wrap in a CoverEdge baler
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The 459E features an Edge-to-Edge surface wrap option that loads exactly like CoverEdge. Edge-to-Edge surface wrap material works in the 7 Series, 8 Series, and 9 Series CoverEdge surface wrap attachment. Refer to the round baler operator's manual for proper adjustment. Plugs are available through AMBRACO to center the roll in the attachment.

AMBRACO
P.O. Box 506
Highway 61 and 155
Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone: (800) 225-8946
Fax: (563) 583-3531

#9 and #11 shafts and bearings are larger on the 9 Series Round Balers to increase durability of the machines
Larger shafts – 8 Series, 9 Series, 9 Series PremiumLarger shafts – 8 Series, 9 Series, 9 Series Premium
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The 9 Series Round Balers have increased their durability by increasing the shafts and bearings on the top and bottom rolls of the baler. The size of the shafts and bearings are listed below:

  • 8 Series - 31.8-mm (1.25-in.) shaft and 90-mm (3.5-in.) outside diameter (OD) bearing (this bearing requires a quill assembly to fit in the roll)
  • 9 Series - 38.1-mm (1.5-in.) shaft and 130-mm (5.1-in.) OD bearing (this bearing does not require a quill assembly to fit in the roll)
  • 9 Series Premium - 44.5-mm (1.75-in.) shaft and 130-mm (5.1-in.) OD bearing

The #9 and #11 rolls receive the most wear and stress since they have the most surface area contact with the belts. The lower gate roll also carries the weight of the bale. By increasing the shaft size, strength is added to the baler. The larger bearings will run cooler, therefore, increasing the life of the bearings.

Diagram of rolls on balerDiagram of rolls on baler

Specifications

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John Deere559 Round Baler
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Bale
Size Diameter
89 to 152 cm
35 to 60 in.Width
157 cm
62 in.
Weight Full-size bale in dry crop
658 kg
1,450 lbMax. allowable for silage bale
794 kg
1,750 lb
Baler
Base weight 1,955 kg
4,310 lb
Weight*
Length Gate closed
361 cm
142 in.Gate open
455 cm
179 in.
Height Gate closed
260 cm
102 in.Gate open
325 cm
128 in.
Width With standard tires
267 cm
105 in.With opt. tires (Hi-Flotation)
285 cm
112 in.
Bale forming
Forming chamber Variable
Belts-other Number
Eight beltsStrength
Triple weaveWidth
17.8 cm
7 in.Length, regular
Four: 1,171 cm
461 in.Length, staggered
Four: 1,185 cm
467 in.Fabric
Diamond tough triple weaveTexture
Diamond tread
Enclosed % of bale surface 91 percent
Belt splices Plate-type
Density control Hydraulic, isolated from tractor
Bale size indication Electronic display on monitor
Regular pickup
Width Inside
156 cm
62 in.Flare
180 cm
71 in.
Drive Roller chain with V-belt
Bars Four
Number of teeth 96
Tooth spacing 6.6 cm
2.6 in.
Lift control Crank standard
Hydraulic optional
Gauge wheels Optional
Stripper diameter 25.4 cm
10 in.
Mega wide pickup
Width Inside
196 cm
77 in.Flare
221 cm
87 in.
Drive Roller chain with slip clutch
Bars Four
Number of regular teeth 120
Number of mega teeth Eight
Tooth spacing 6.6 cm
2.6 in.
Lift control Crank standard
Hydraulic optional
Gauge wheels Semi-pneumatic standard
Stripper diameter 25.4 cm
10 in.
Mega tooth pickup
Width
Drive
Bars
Number of middle teeth
Number of mega teeth
Tooth spacing
Lift control
Gauge wheels
Stripper diameter
Wrapping system
Control Automatic to preset bale size
Type Standard
Electric
Twine arms Two
Twine ball capacity Six
Monitor
Monitor console for tractor BaleTrak Pro
Gate closed Symbol on monitor
Bale forming Bar graphs
Bale size Mechanical and digital
Near full bale Audible alarm and symbol
Full bale Audible, indicator display
Twine arm position Indicator Mechanical
Auto wrap Standard
Oversize bale Audible, indicator display
Surface wrap
Available Cover edge optional
Tire size
Standard 14L-16.1, 8-ply
Optional 21.5Lx16.1, 10-ply
Driveline
Drive protection Slip clutch
PTO speed 540 rpm
Type Constant velocity, Category 4
PTO lockback collar on tractor hookup Yes
PTO 60-degree free rotation Yes
Tractor Requirements
Minimum PTO 42 kW
55 hp
Hydraulic SCV valves One electric tie
Silage baler features
Starter roll scraper Optional
Powered scraping auger Optional
Spirals on gate roll
Pre-cutter/slicer
Additional information
Date collected
Maintenance chains