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  • MegaWide™ Plus pickup with MegaTough™ pickup teeth offers super capacity
    MegaWide Plus pickupMegaWide Plus pickup

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.
  • XL high-flotation tires
    High-flotation tiresHigh-flotation tires
    Baler with XL high-flotation tires Baler with XL high-flotation tires

    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.

  • Silage-special kit
    Staggered roller-auger kitStaggered roller-auger kit

    A silage-special baler allows the customer to put up silage hay. A silage-special machine does not offer a pre-cutter system. There are three major components to a silage-special baler, a staggered roll-auger kit (1), starter-roll-scraper knife, and a screen (2). The powered auger sits above the staggered roll on the baler to help keep wet hay from traveling up the belts and reduce buildup on that roll. The screen is bolted on the front of the baler as a safety feature. The knife/scraper is mounted in front of the starter roll to help prevent wrapping of wet crop on that starter roll.

    The silage-special kit is offered as a bundle for field installation if the baler is not ordered as a silage-special machine from the factory. BE32442 is for 1.22-m (4-ft) wide machines and BE32443 is for
    1.52-m (5-ft) wide machines.

    Also offered is a high-moisture kit. This kit is not the same as the silage-special kit. It offers the starter-roll-scraper knife but does not include the staggered roll-auger kit. BE23828 is for 1.22-m (4-ft) machines and BE23829 is for 1.52-m (5-ft) machines.

    Starter roll knife and screenStarter roll knife and screen

    Base Equipment on: 459 Silage Special, 559 Silage Special, 469 Silage Special, and 569 Silage Special.

    Auxiliary take-up rollsAuxiliary take-up rolls

    Auxiliary take-up rolls prevent belt crossover and flipping in wet conditions. This roll is base
    equipment on silage special round balers, 459, and 559 Round Balers. It also comes with the bale ramp bundle on the 449 and 459 Standard Balers.

  • Vertical forming chamber maintains uniform bale density
    Bale-starting diagramBale-starting diagram

    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

    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
  • #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

    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
  • Exclusive DiamondTough™ belts with plate-type splices
    Staggered beltsStaggered belts

    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

    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

    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.
  • BaleTrak™ Pro monitor-controller
    BaleTrak Pro monitor-controllerBaleTrak Pro monitor-controller

    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


Size Diameter
81 to 183 cm
32 to 72 in.Width
157 cm
62 in.
Weight Full-size bale in dry crop
998 kg
2,200 lbMax. allowable for silage bale
1,089 kg
2,400 lb