John Deere 550M Round Baler

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550M Round Baler has exclusive DiamondTough™ triple weave belts.

  • Available in the following models:
    • Standard (dry hay)
    • Silage
  • BaleTrak™ Pro-monitor controller
  • Exclusive DiamondTough™ triple weave belts
  • Exclusive COVER-EDGE™ surface wrap option
Manufacturer: 
John Deere
Category: 
Hay and Forage Equipment
Location: 
Anna, Ohio
Franklin, Indiana
Greenfield, Indiana
Greensburg, Indiana
Greenville, Ohio
Oxford, Ohio
Richmond, Indiana
Rushville, Indiana
Urbana, Ohio
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 regular teeth 120
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
Width
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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