John Deere adds the new 459E Baler to its hay and forage product lineup for 2016. The economical 459E Round Baler features the Edge-to-Edge net wrap option and other performance features that hay producers will appreciate.
According to Jeremy Unruh, product line marketing manager for John Deere, the new rugged balers are designed to make tight 4- by 5-ft. bales for higher quality hay. “Our 459E Round Balers are equipped with six Diamond Belts, which cover more than 90 percent of the bale chamber, helping to reduce leaf loss while improving bale quality,” says Unruh. “The small diameter pickup also ensures the crop is fed to the bale chamber with reduced leaf loss, resulting in densely packed, consistent sized bales.”
The 459E is available with two wrap options: either net or twine. The baler also comes with the BaleTrak Pro Monitor that allows the operator to both monitor and control important baler functions conveniently from the tractor seat.
Another added feature is an adjustable hitch, which helps operators attach the baler to the tractor drawbar with ease at an ideal height of 16-18 inches for optimal performance.
In addition, producers can bale at higher speeds with the 459E Edge-to-Edge net wrap option. Compared to twine, baling with net wrap is not only 75 percent faster and more efficient, it also results in 30-60 percent less spoilage. That means producers end up with more, higher quality forage at feeding time from the tightly- wrapped bales that are easier to handle and feed.
“The 459E Baler is compatible with many tractor sizes, is easy to setup and operate and is a great fit for many beef, dairy, equine and haying operations,” adds Unruh. “Combine that with the rugged features of the baler, customers will get exceptional baling performance at an economical price.”
For more information on the new 459E Baler, see your local John Deere dealer or visit the 459E Baler page.