John Deere 449 Round Baler

  • Automatic electric tie option
  • MegaWide™ Plus pickup with MegaTough™ pickup teeth
  • Driven by Diamond® Chain for superior performance


+ Regular pickup offers large feed opening and low-profile, mid-mounted pickup

+ MegaWide™ Plus pickup with MegaTough™ pickup teeth offers super capacity

+ Staggered belt rolls with extra-service-life belt splices reduce loss of fine material

+ Bale size

+ Vertical forming chamber maintains uniform bale density

+ Adjustable hitch to match wide array of tractor drawbar heights

+ #9 and #11 shafts and bearings are larger on the 9 Series Round Balers to increase durability of the machines

+ Automatic electric tie option using BaleTrak™ Pro monitor allows for more productivity

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89 to 130 cm
35 to 51 in. Width
117 cm
46 in.
WeightFull-size bale in dry crop
340 kg
750 lb Max. allowable for silage bale
567 kg
1,250 lb


Base weight1,524 kg
3,360 lb
LengthGate closed
343 cm
135 in. Gate open
442 cm
174 in.
HeightGate closed
234 cm
92 in. Gate open
290 cm
114 in.
WidthWith standard tires
226 cm
89 in. With opt. tires (Hi-Flotation)
244 cm
96 in.

Bale forming

Forming chamberVariable
6 belts Strength
3-ply Width
17.8 cm
7 in. Length, regular
Two: 1,023 cm
403 in. Length, staggered
Four: 1,042 cm
410 in. Fabric
Nylon polyester combination texture
Diamond tread
Enclosed % of bale surface91 percent
Belt splicesExtra service life (wire-type) clipper
Density controlHydraulic, isolated from tractor
Bale size indication 

Regular pickup

117 cm
46 in. Flare
142 cm
56 in.
DriveRoller chain with V-belt
Number of teeth72
Tooth spacing6.6 cm
2.6 in.
Lift controlCrank standard
Hydraulic optional
Gauge wheelsOptional
Stripper diameter25.4 cm
10 in.

Mega wide pickup

155 cm
61 in. Flare
180 cm
71 in.
DriveRoller chains with slip clutch
Number of regular teeth80
Number of mega teeth16
Tooth spacing6.6 cm
2.6 in.
Lift controlCrank standard
Hydraulic optional
Gauge wheelsSemi-pneumatic standard
Stripper diameter25.4 cm
10 in.

Mega tooth pickup

Number of middle teeth 
Number of mega teeth 
Tooth spacing 
Lift control 
Gauge wheels 
Stripper diameter 

Wrapping system

ControlAutomatic to preset bale size
Hydraulic (Optional)
Twine arms2 standard
Twine ball capacity5 standard


Monitor console for tractorBaleTrak Pro monitor
Gate closedSymbol on monitor
Bale forming 
Bale size 
Near full baleAudible
Full baleAudible
Twine arm position IndicatorMechanical
Auto wrap 
Oversize baleMechanical and audible

Surface wrap


Tire size

Standard9.5L-14, 6 ply
Optional14L-16.1, 8 ply


Drive protectionShearbolt standard
Slip clutch optional
PTO speed540 rpm
TypeConstant velocity, category 3 with shearbolt
Category 4 with slip clutch
PTO lockback collar on tractor hookupOptional
PTO 60-degree free rotationOptional

Tractor Requirements

Minimum PTO34 kW
45 hp
Hydraulic SCV valves2 hydraulic tie, 1 electric tie

Silage baler features

Starter roll scraperOptional
Powered scraping auger 
Spirals on gate roll 

Additional information

Maintenance chains 
Date collected