John Deere 459 Silage Special

Studio image of 459 Silage Special

The 459 Silage Special Round Baler produces bales 4-ft wide and up to 5-ft tall with a maximum wet weight of 1750 lb.

  • BaleTrak™ Pro monitor-controller
  • MegaWide™ Plus pickup with MegaTough™ pickup teeth
  • Exclusive DiamondTough™ belts
John Deere
Hay and Forage Equipment
Anna, Ohio
Franklin, Indiana
Greenfield, Indiana
Greensburg, Indiana
Greenville, Ohio
Oxford, Ohio
Richmond, Indiana
Rushville, Indiana
Urbana, Ohio
Size Diameter
89 to 152 cm
35 to 60 in.
117 cm
46 in.
Weight Full-size bale in dry crop
499 kg
1,100 lb
Max. allowable for silage bale
794 kg
1,750 lb
Base weight 1,901 kg
4,190 lb
2,445 kg
5,390 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 standard tires
244 cm
96 in.
Bale forming:
Forming chamber Variable
Belts-other Number
6 belts
Triple weave
17.8 cm
7 in.
Length, regular
Two: 1,171 cm
461 in.
Length, staggered
Four: 1,185 cm
467 in.
Diamond-tough triple weave
Diamond tread
Enclosed % of bale surface 91 percent
Belt splices Plate-type splices
Density control Hydraulic, isolated from tractor
Bale size indication Electronic display on monitor
Regular pickup:
Lift control Crank standard
Hydraulic optional
Gauge wheels Standard
Mega wide pickup:
Width Inside
155 cm
61 in.
180 cm
71 in.
Drive Roller chains with slip clutch
Bars 4
Number of regular teeth 80
Number of mega teeth 16
Tooth spacing 6.6 cm
2.6 in.
Lift control Crank standard
Hydraulic optional
Gauge wheels Standard
Stripper diameter 25.4 cm
10 in.
Mega tooth pickup:
Wrapping system:
Control Automatic
Type Standard
Twine arms 2
Twine ball capacity 6
Monitor console for tractor BaleTrak Pro
Gate closed Indicator display
Bale forming Digital bar graphs
Bale size Digital display
Near full bale Audible
Full bale Audible
Twine arm position Indicator Mechanical
Oversize bale Mechanical and audible
Surface wrap:
Available Cover edge optional
Tire size:
Standard 14L-16.1, 8 ply
Optional 21.5 Lx16.1, 10 ply
Drive protection Slip clutch
PTO speed 540 rpm
Type Constant velocity, category 4
PTO lockback collar on tractor hookup Yes
PTO 60-degree free rotation Yes
Tractor Requirements:
Minimum PTO 41 kW
55 hp
Hydraulic SCV valves 1 electric tie
Silage baler features:
Starter roll scraper Standard
Powered scraping auger Standard