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.
Mega and MegaTough pickup teeth are base equipment:
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.
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.
The MegaWide Plus pickup uses a rotor feeding assembly, which mounts behind the pickup for smooth and even crop flow into the bale chamber.
Rotor strippers allow crop to be lifted from the rotor teeth into the chamber without cutting or wrapping the crop.
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 wheels provide smooth ground gauging over uneven terrain and protection to the pickup.
The pickup float springs are positioned for excellent flotation.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Limitations of B-Wrap:
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:
BaleTrak Pro provides the following controlling functions:
Features of BaleTrak Pro monitor-controller:
BaleTrak Pro has a manual twine arm override switch (1), which is included with the monitor's wiring:
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.
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.
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.
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.
The idler arm rises with bale growth, forcing oil from the hydraulic cylinder through a pressure-relief valve:
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:
All eight bolts must be used when adjusting the hitch. There are four different positions as shown below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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:
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.
89 to 152 cm
35 to 60 in. Width
|Weight||Full-size bale in dry crop|
1,450 lb Max. allowable for silage bale
|Base weight||1,955 kg|
142 in. Gate open
102 in. Gate open
|Width||With standard tires|
105 in. With opt. tires (Hi-Flotation)
Eight belts Strength
Triple weave Width
7 in. Length, regular
Four: 1,171 cm
461 in. Length, staggered
Four: 1,185 cm
467 in. Fabric
Diamond tough triple weave texture
|Enclosed % of bale surface||91 percent|
|Density control||Hydraulic, isolated from tractor|
|Bale size indication||Electronic display on monitor|
62 in. Flare
|Drive||Roller chain with V-belt|
|Number of teeth||96|
|Tooth spacing||6.6 cm|
|Lift control||Crank standard|
|Stripper diameter||25.4 cm|
77 in. Flare
|Drive||Roller chain with slip clutch|
|Number of regular teeth||120|
|Number of mega teeth||Eight|
|Tooth spacing||6.6 cm|
|Lift control||Crank standard|
|Gauge wheels||Semi-pneumatic standard|
|Stripper diameter||25.4 cm|
|Number of middle teeth|
|Number of mega teeth|
|Control||Automatic to preset bale size|
|Twine ball capacity||Six|
|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|
|Oversize bale||Audible, indicator display|
|Available||Cover edge optional|
|Optional||21.5L x 16.1, 10-ply|
|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|
|Minimum PTO||42 kW|
|Hydraulic SCV valves||One electric tie|
|Starter roll scraper||Optional|
|Powered scraping auger||Optional|
|Spirals on gate roll|
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