2013 News Releases and Information
John Deere launches new fixed chamber balers
With its new line of 400 Series balers, John Deere now offers a complete solution for small and medium livestock farms, large farms and contractors.
‘Keep the best and change the rest’ was the design principle for the new F440M fixed chamber baler, developed for small to medium size farms looking for a single multi-purpose machine. Designed to produce between 1000 and 3000 bales of hay, silage or straw per season, the F440M maintains the high quality bale shape of its predecessor, the 623 model.
The F440M can also be ordered with the 623’s versatile MultiCrop tailgate and proven net wrapping system. Along with the high performance feeding system of the 900 Series variable chamber round baler with Fast Release System, the F440M also features some of the 900 Series’ advanced technologies, including a new driveline and rotor, stronger shielding, wider and bigger tyres and other improved components.
The F440R fixed chamber baler and the C440R wrapping baler are suitable for large livestock farms and contractors who produce more than 3000 bales per season and focus on silage production. These ‘R’ versions utilise a number of 900 Series components such as the pick-up, high capacity rotor with 13 or 25 knives and new 600/50-22.5 wide tyres.
Even with the benefit of this high level technology, the balers’ small colour display and cartridge type automatic greasing system contribute to the low operating cost of these machines. Both the F440R and C440R wrapping baler also benefit from long-life components such as stainless steel strippers and heavy-duty chains and bearings.
400 Series Balers - Key Specifications