John Deere 338 Twine/Wire Baler

  • Full-width feeding pickup
  • 540-rpm PTO power shaft
  • Deep-flighted auger feeding
  • Hydraulic bale tension available


+ Accurate knotters

+ Quiet, dependable operation

+ Deep-flighted auger feeding

+ Uniform bales

+ Full-width feeding pickup

+ Hydraulic bale tension available

+ Adjustable hay compressor

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Bale size

Height x width36 x 46 cm
14 x 18 in.
Length30.5 to 127 cm
12 to 50 in.
Maximum volume
Dry bale weight


Pickup width187.9 cm
74 in.
Tooth bars/teeth6 bars, 156 teeth
Lift controlCrank (hydraulic optional)
Pickup diameter49.5 cm
19.5 in.
Compression rack rods


Diameter41 cm
16 in.
Length154.9 cm
61 in.
Feed opening


Strokes/minute80 spm
Stroke length

Typing mechanism

No. of knotters2
Twine capacity8
Twine typePlastic or sisal
Knot strength (minimum required)
Central lube systemOptional
Wire twisters
Wire ball capacity4

Baler dimensions

Length w/ short tongue
Length w/ long tongue576.5 cm
227 in.
Width274.3 cm
108 in.
Height170.2 cm
67 in.
Weight empty1272 kg
2805 lb

Tractor requirements

PTO speed540 rpm
Minimum PTO26 kW
35 PTO hp

Drive mechanism

DrivelineEqual angle 3 joint category 4
Optional driveline
PlungerGear and shaft
KnottersGear and shaft
Feeder forksGear and shaft
Diameter of flywheel

Drivetrain protection

PickupBelt slip
NeedlesShear bolt/plunger head stop
KnottersShear bolt


RH Standard tire size26x12.0-12, 4 ply
RH Optional tire size
LH Standard tire size11L-14, 6 ply
LH Optional tire size
Gauge Wheels1 optional
Pickup Gauge Wheels Tires Size16.5x6.50-8


Transport lights

Density Control System

Adjustable Bale DensityMechanical crank
Adjustable Hydraulic Bale DensityOptional
Bale Counter

Bale Ejector


Bale Chute

Regular bale chute
Short chuteOptional
Long chuteOptional
Side bale drop chuteOptional
Wagon hitchOptional

Additional information

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