Available on the 569 Premium and 469 Premium Balers only, John Deere exclusive Premium MegaWide Plus pickup has been upgraded to offer larger components to meet those extreme demands. Premium MegaWide Plus pickups also come standard with hydraulic pickup lift to help customers be more productive when having to raise the pickup for transportation.
Changes to the Premium MegaWide Plus pickup include:
Larger cams and cam bearings
Larger spider gears for 1.22-m (4-ft) and 1.52-m (5-ft) pickups
The spiders now have bearings to offer a quieter operation of the pickup as well as giving the reel higher durability (longer life). Left, right, and center spider gears are all larger on the premium pickups for increased life.
The premium pickup offers the low-profile design that owners love while adding the durability of larger components needed for large baling operations. 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 1.22-m (4-ft) balers use a reinforced, full-length toothbar design.
The 1.53 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 pick up 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.
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 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.
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.
The John Deere 469 Premium and 569 Premium Round Balers are ISOBUS compatible. Premium machines require an ISOBUS display. BaleTrak Pro monitor will not work to run these Premium Round Balers.
This means the controller is now a part of the baler and the operator can use an ISOBUS-compatible display inside the cab. The ISOBUS system for premium round balers is compatible with John Deere 1800, 2600, and 2630 Displays for greater commonality and functionality. It can also be incorporated into the CommandCenter™ on R Series Tractors, as long as the tractor is ordered ISO ready (GreenStar-ready wiring harness option code 8064 or GreenStar AutoTrac™-ready wiring harness option code 8067on 6R Tractors).
If a tractor is not ISOBUS-compatible, a wiring harness can be ordered to make the tractor run the John Deere 469 and 569 Premium Round Balers. Wiring harnesses are available to order with the baler or can be ordered after the fact through Parts. Two wiring harnesses are necessary; the cab wiring harness and the battery wiring harness.
For customers with John Deere 30, 40, 50, 55, 60, or 70 Series Tractors or any competitive tractor, a specific harness is available that includes a zener diode to regulate voltage. For customers with 6000 – 8000 Series Tractors, the wiring harness needed does not include the zener diode, since regulating voltage should not be an issue. These harnesses are only used for baling applications and are not intended to work in other ISO implement applications that require the use of radar and GPS capabilities.
The ISOBUS system includes all of the great functions from the BaleTrak Pro monitor-controller, along with several new features as well.
Features of ISOBUS-compatible balers:
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.
Gull wing doors are offered on the 469 Premium and 569 Premium Round Balers for differentiated styling. These doors allow the customer to easily service the machine. From the ground to the bottom of the door when open is 7 ft.
Standard on premium round balers is a factory-installed grease bank. This allows the customer to only have to grease eight zerks (four on each side of the baler) for grease zerks that were hard to reach on previous models. The customer will still have to grease the driveline and some other components on the baler.
The 469 Premium and 569 Premium offer the customer a third bale shape sensor that can be turned on or off. This will allow the customer to make consistent, square shouldered bales since they can now see how the center of their bales are forming.
The ISOBUS system offered on the premium round balers allows the customer to use the latest technology when baling. They can utilize their GreenStar™ 2600, GreenStar 2630, GreenStar 1800, or certain R Series CommandCenter as their baling monitor and can switch between tractors without having to take the display with them. All information for the baler is stored on the controller.
A new, two-year or 12,000-bale warranty comes standard on 469 Premium and 569 Premium Round Balers ONLY. Please see full product warranty for more details.
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.
Tractor-baler automation allows for easier operation and reduced operator fatigue after all day operation. This function is only compatible with model year 2010 or newer John Deere 6030/7030 Premium, or model year 2011 or newer 6R/7R/8R Tractor that is GreenStar™- or AutoTrac™-ready.
6030 Premium Tractors include: 6230 Premium, 6330 Premium, and 6430 Premium Tractors.
7030 Premium Tractors include: 7130 Premium, 7230 Premium, 7330 Premium, 7430 Premium, and
7530 Premium Tractors.
All tractors must be ISOBUS compatible. All balers must have a pushbar when operating in tractor-baler automation mode.
NOTE: 6R Series Tractors can still be ordered non-ISO compatible. Please order the GreenStar-ready wiring harness package or AutoTrac-ready wiring harness package to make the 6R Tractor ISO compatible. Model year 2015 and newer Final Tier 4 6R Series Tractors must be ordered AutoTrac-ready from the factory in order to work with tractor-baler automation.
NOTE: Premium Round Balers can run on any tractor that is ISOBUS compatible (or made ISOBUS compatible with wiring harness) however, tractor-baler automation will only work on the tractors/features listed.
NOTE: Having the ISOBUS coupler does not necessarily mean that the tractor is GreenStar-ready.
There are two levels of tractor-baler automation. Both the baler activation and tractor activation must be purchased.
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.
81 to 183 cm
32 to 72 in.Width
|Weight||Full-size bale in dry crop
1,650 lbMax. allowable for silage bale
|Base weight||1,889 kg
|Weight*||With 31.5x15 tires: 2,597 kg
146 in.Gate open
110 in.Gate open
|Width||With standard tires
96 in.With opt. tires (Hi-Flotation)
7 in.Length, regular
Two: 1,334 cm
525 in.Length, staggered
Four: 1,348 cm
Diamond tough triple weaveTexture
|Enclosed % of bale surface||91 percent|
|Belt splices||Plate-type splices|
|Density control||Adjustable hydraulic, isolated from tractor|
|Bale size indication||Electronic display on monitor|
|Number of teeth|
|Drive||Roller chain with slip clutch|
|Number of regular teeth||80|
|Number of mega teeth||16|
|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|
|Twine ball capacity||8|
|Monitor console for tractor||ISOBUS Monitor|
|Gate closed||Symbol on monitor|
|Bale forming||Bar graphs|
|Bale size||Mechanical and digital|
|Near full bale||Audible alarm and symbol|
|Full bale||Audible alarm and symbol|
|Twine arm position Indicator||Mechanical|
|Oversize bale||Audible alarm and symbol|
|Available||Cover edge optional|
|Drive protection||Cam clutch|
|PTO speed||540 or 1,000 rpm|
|Type||Constant velocity; category 4: 540 rpm
Constant velocity; category 5: 1,000 rpm
|PTO lockback collar on tractor hookup||Yes|
|PTO 60-degree free rotation||Yes|
|Minimum PTO||48 kW
|Hydraulic SCV valves||1|
|Starter roll scraper||Optional|
|Powered scraping auger||Optional|
|Spirals on gate roll|