John Deere 459 Round Baler

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The 459 Round Baler produces bales 4-ft wide and up to 5-ft tall with a maximum dry weight of 1100 lb.

  • BaleTrak™ Pro monitor-controller
  • Adjustable hitch to match wide array of tractor drawbar heights
  • MegaWide™ Plus pickup with MegaTough™ pickup teeth
  • Exclusive DiamondTough™ belts with plate-type splices
88 to 152 cm
35 to 60 in.Width
117 cm
46 in.
WeightFull-size bale in dry crop
499 kg
1,100 lbMax. allowable for silage bale
794 kg
1,750 lb
Base weight1,733 kg
3,820 lb
Weight*2,411 kg
5,315 lb
LengthGate closed
361 cm
142 in.Gate open
455 cm
179 in.
HeightGate closed
260 cm
102 in.Gate open
325 cm
128 in.
WidthWith standard tires
226 cm
89 in.With opt. tires (Hi-Flotation)
244 cm
96 in.
Bale forming:
Forming chamberVariable
6 beltsStrength
Triple weaveWidth
17.8 cm
7 in.Length, regular
Two: 1,171 cm
461 in.Length, staggered
Four: 1,185 cm
467 in.Fabric
Diamond tough triple weaveTexture
Diamond Tread
Enclosed % of bale surface91 percent
Belt splicesPlate-type
Density controlHydraulic, isolated from tractor
Bale size indicationElectronic display on monitor
Regular pickup:
117 cm
46 in.Flare
142 cm
56 in.
DriveRoller chain with V-belt
Number of teeth72
Tooth spacing6.6 cm
2.6 in.
Lift controlCrank standard
Hydraulic optional
Gauge wheelsOptional
Stripper diameter25.4 cm
10 in.
Mega wide pickup:
156 cm
61 in.Flare
180 cm
71 in.
DriveRoller chain with slip clutch
Number of regular teeth80
Number of mega teeth16
Tooth spacing6.6 cm
2.6 in.
Lift controlCrank standard
Hydraulic optional
Gauge wheelsSemi-pneumatic standard
Stripper diameter25.4 cm
10 in.
Wrapping system:
ControlAutomatic to preset bale size
Monitor console for tractorBaleTrak Pro
Gate closedSymbol on monitor
Bale formingDigital bar graphs
Bale sizeDigital display
Near full baleAudible
Full baleAudible
Twine arm position IndicatorMechanical
Auto wrapActivates when bale reaches preset size
Oversize baleAudible and mechanical
Surface wrap:
AvailableCover edge optional
Tire size:
Standard11L-14, 8 ply
Optional14L-16.1, 8 ply
Drive protectionSlip clutch
TypeConstant velocity, category 4
PTO lockback collar on tractor hookupYes
PTO 60-degree free rotationYes
Tractor Requirements:
Minimum PTO42 kW
55 hp
Hydraulic SCV valves1 electric tie
Silage baler features:
Starter roll scraperOptional
Powered scraping augerOptional

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