Mounted in front of the baler wheels and directly below the bale chamber, the pickup hugs the ground for clean crop retrieval. Hay movement is minimized.
The small-diameter, low-profile pickup allows for good ground gauging and clean crop retrieval.
Side flares prevent hay from blowing off the pickup ends and reduce hay loss.
The closely spaced pickup teeth extend to the baler side sheets to help build straight-edged bales.Standard on regular and MegaTooth™ pickups, compressor rods are contoured to control hay over the pickup radius for positive feeding. The compressor rack can be adjusted upward or downward to match the volume of material in windrow and can be easily removed to match crop conditions.
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.
John Deere's 17.8-cm (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 the 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 449 and 459E Balers use three-ply belts. The belts are constructed of three-ply nylon-polyester combination:
The 449 and 459E Balers use extra-service-life, rectangular, wire-belt splices:
The material thickness and bend radius resist the opening of hook points and reduce metal fatigue.
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 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.
The BaleTrak Pro monitor-controller is included with the automatic electric tie option and the Edge-to-Edge option on the 459E. The monitor sounds an alarm for near-full, full, and oversized bales.
Monitor beeps twice when the bale reaches the desired size.
If the operator continues to feed hay into the baler, the monitor will sound continuously to warn of an oversized bale.
The audible level of the monitor can be adjusted.