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New 0 series Round Balers ready for 2018 Hay season

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Dec 29, 2017

4 new models including industry's first 1.5 m. precutter baler, plus industry-exclusive round bale accumulators

With the introduction of the 0 Series Round Balers for the 2018 haying season, John Deere is offering its first North American-built round baler precutter and the industry's first 1.5 m (5 ft.) precutter baler. The four models that comprise the new 0 Series Round Balers build upon the popular 9 Series Balers and include several new features that improve hay pickup and overall baling speed and productivity in the field.

"The new 0 Series Round Balers expand our portfolio of hay and silage, and now precutter balers," says Nick Weinrich, product marketing manager for hay tools for John Deere. "In fact, the 0 Series Baler line includes the highest capacity Class II and III precutter round balers on the market today, and we'll offer customers the first Class IV 1.52 m × 1.82 m (5×6-foot) precutter round baler available."

The four new 0 Series Balers include:

  *  460M and 560M with dry hay, silage or precutter options;
  *  460R and 560R, two premium models with dry hay or precutter options.

A new feature is the MegaWide™ HC2 feed system that delivers faster hay intake and processing, which increases bale-making capacity per hour compared to previous and competitive models. It also helps operators handle a wide variety of forage material and swath sizes with ease by offering a 2.2 m (7 ft. 2.6 in.) pickup on both 1.21 m (4 ft.) and 1.52 m (5 ft.) bale models, allowing them to cover more hectares per day.

In addition, the MegaWide HC2 feed system has a larger diameter roller baffle system; twin-rotor feed system for more uniform hay intake and processing; a self-cleaning drop floor that allows the operator to remove plugs from the cab; and a third drive roll that eliminates belt slippage when baling heavy, wet silage bales and reduces premature we...
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