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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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Diamond Chain comes standard on all 9 Series Round Balers.
The 449 Round Baler has 60 Diamond chain for its upper drive roll chain and 60H for its lower drive roll chain.
The 459E, 459, 459 Silage Special, 559, and 559 Silage Special have 60H Diamond Chains for their upper and lower drive roll chains.
The 469, 469 Silage Special, 569, and 569 Silage Special have 80 Diamond Chains for their upper and lower drive roll chains.
The 469 Premium and 569 Premium Round Balers have 80H Diamond Chain for their upper and lower drive roll chains.
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The XL high-flotation 21.5L-16.1 10 PR tires (1) are available on 459, 459 Silage Special, 559, 559 Silage Special, 469, 469 Silage Special, 469 Premium, 569, 569 Silage Special, and 569 Premium. All machines must have MegaWide™ Plus pickup.
The high-flotation 14L–16.1 tires (2) are available on all models except the 459E, 469 Premium, 569 Silage Special, and 569 Premium. The 14L – 16.1 tires have replaced the 31 x 13.5 tires.
The larger tires absorb shock loads and improve the ride in rough or pivot track ground, decreases compaction in soft ground, and allows increased ground speed for increased productivity.