The 458 Standard Round Baler features the BaleTrak Pro monitor-controller with the automatic electric tie option.
The 458 Standard Round Baler, equipped with hydraulic double twine or automatic electric tie, uses visual/mechanical indicators to monitor bale forming, bale size, and the position of the twine arms:
An audible alarm for near-full, full (silent), and oversized bale is included with the hydraulic double-twine option:
The alarm that comes with the hydraulic option can be mounted in the cab or on the tractor fender if an open station tractor.
The BaleTrak™ Pro controller-monitor is included with the automatic electric tie option. The monitor will sound an alarm for near-full, full, and oversized bales.
John Deere's 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 enclose 91 percent of the bale width to reduce the 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 448 and 458 Standard use three-ply belts. The belts are constructed of three-ply nylon-polyester combination:
The 448 and 458 Standard use extra-service-life rectangular wire belt splices:
The idler arm rises with bale growth, forcing oil from the hydraulic cylinder through a pressure-relief valve:
Mounted in front of the baler wheels and directly below the bale chamber, the pickup hugs the ground for clean crop retrieval. Hay movement is minimized.
The small-diameter, low-profile pickup is mounted close to the baler wheels for good ground gauging and clean crop retrieval:
Side flares prevent hay from blowing off the pickup ends and reduce hay loss.
The closely spaced pickup teeth extend to the baler side sheets to help build straight-edged bales.
Standard on regular and MegaTooth™ pickups, compressor rods are contoured to control hay over the pickup radius for positive feeding. The compressor rack can be adjusted upward or downward to match the volume of material in windrow and can be easily removed to match crop conditions.
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.