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Features

  • 0 Series Round Balers - Model specification levels
  • Automatic electric-tie option using BaleTrak™ Pro monitor allows for more productivity
  • Adjustable hitch to match wide array of tractor drawbar heights
  • Regular pickup offers large feed opening and low-profile, mid-mounted pickup
  • MegaWide™ Plus pickup with MegaTough™ pickup teeth offers super capacity
  • Vertical forming chamber maintains uniform bale density
  • Exclusive DiamondTough™ belts with plate-type splices
  • Bale size adjustments can be made manually or automatically
  • Silage configuration

Specifications

Model John Deere 550M Round Baler
KEY SPECS  
Belts-other - width 17.8 cm (7 in.)
Density control Hydraulic
Bale size indication Electronic display on monitor
Regular pickup - Bars Four
Regular pickup - Number of teeth 96
Regular pickup - Tooth spacing 6 cm (2.6 in.)
MegaWide Plus pickup - Number of mega teeth Eight
BALE  
Size Diameter: 89 - 152 cm (35 - 60 in.)
Width: 157 cm (62 in.) 1.5 x 1.5 m (5 x 5 ft)
Weight Full-size bale in dry crop: 658 kg (1,450 lb)
Max. allowable for silage bale: 794 kg (1,750 lb)
BALER  
Weight Shipping dry - 1,955 kg (4,310 lb)
Shipping silage - 3,089 kg (6,812 lb)
Length Gate closed: 361 cm (142 in.)
Gate open: 455 cm (179 in.)
Height Gate closed: 260 cm (102 in.)
Gate open: 325 cm (128 in.)
Width With opt. tires (Hi-Flotation: 285 cm (112 in.)
BALE FORMING  
Belts-other Number: Eight
Width: 17.8 cm (7 in.)
Texture
Diamond Tread friction surface belts
DiamondTough, triple-weave, single-ply belts
Density control Hydraulic
Bale size indication Electronic display on monitor
REGULAR PICKUP  
Width Inside: 156 cm (62 in.)
Flare: 180 cm (71 in.)
Bars Four
Number of teeth 96
Tooth spacing 6 cm (2.6 in.)
Lift control Adjustable height control
Gauge wheels Semi-pneumatic
Stripper diameter 25.4 cm (10 in.)
MEGAWIDE PLUS PICKUP  
Width Inside: 196 cm (77 in.)
Flare: 221 cm (87 in.)
Number of regular teeth 120
Number of mega teeth Eight
Gauge wheels Semi-pneumatic
HIGH-CAPACITY PICKUP  
Type MegaWide High Capacity and Cutting (HC
WRAPPING SYSTEM  
Control Automatic to preset to bale size
Type Standard
Electric
Twine arms Two
Twine ball capacity Six
MONITOR  
Gate closed Symbol monitor
Bale forming BaleTrak Pro
Bale size Mechanical and digital
Near full bale Audible, adjustable alert
Full bale Audible, adjustable alert
Twine arm position Indicator Mechanical
Auto wrap Activates when bale reaches preset size
Oversize bale Yes, audible and mechanical alerts
TIRE SIZE  
Standard Dry and Silage - high-flotation 14 L - 16.1, 8 PR
Optional With MegaWide Plus or MegaWide HC
DRIVELINE  
Drive protection Slip clutch
PTO speed 540 or 1,000 rpm
Type Constant-velocity (CV)
PTO lockback collar on tractor hookup Yes
PTO 60-degree free rotation Yes
TRACTOR REQUIREMENTS  
Minimum PTO Dry Hay and Silage - 42 kW (55 hp)
MegaWide HC kW (85 hp)
Hydraulic SCV valves One tractor selective control valve (SCV) is required when baler is equipped with electric twine wrap.
Two tractor SCVs are required when baler is equipped with hydraulic twine wrap.
Three tractor SCVs are required when baler is equipped with hydraulic twine wrap and a hydraulic pickup lift.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  
Date collected 14-February-2018

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