John Deere 559 Round Baler

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The 559 Round Baler produces bales 5-ft wide and up to 5-ft tall with a maximum dry bale weight of 1450 lb.

  • BaleTrak™ Pro monitor-controller
  • Adjustable hitch to match wide array of tractor drawbar heights
  • MegaWide™ Plus pickup with MegaTough™ pickup teeth
  • Exclusive COVER-EDGE™ surface wrap option
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.
157 cm
62 in.
Weight Full-size bale in dry crop
658 kg
1,450 lb
Max. allowable for silage bale
794 kg
1,750 lb
Base weight 1,955 kg
4,310 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
267 cm
105 in.
With opt. tires (Hi-Flotation)
285 cm
112 in.
Bale forming:
Forming chamber Variable
Belts-other Number
Eight belts
Triple weave
17.8 cm
7 in.
Length, regular
Four: 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
Density control Hydraulic, isolated from tractor
Bale size indication Electronic display on monitor
Regular pickup:
Width Inside
156 cm
62 in.
180 cm
71 in.
Drive Roller chain with V-belt
Bars Four
Number of teeth 96
Tooth spacing 6.6 cm
2.6 in.
Lift control Crank standard
Hydraulic optional
Gauge wheels Optional
Stripper diameter 25.4 cm
10 in.
Mega wide pickup:
Width Inside
196 cm
77 in.
221 cm
87 in.
Drive Roller chain with slip clutch
Bars Four
Number of regular teeth 120
Number of mega teeth Eight
Tooth spacing 6.6 cm
2.6 in.
Lift control Crank standard
Hydraulic optional
Gauge wheels Semi-pneumatic standard
Stripper diameter 25.4 cm
10 in.
Mega tooth pickup:
Wrapping system:
Control Automatic to preset bale size
Type Standard
Twine arms Two
Twine ball capacity Six
Monitor console for tractor BaleTrak Pro
Gate closed Symbol on monitor
Bale forming Bar graphs
Bale size Mechanical and digital
Near full bale Audible alarm and symbol
Full bale Audible, indicator display
Twine arm position Indicator Mechanical
Auto wrap Standard
Oversize bale Audible, indicator display
Surface wrap:
Available Cover edge optional
Tire size:
Standard 14L-16.1, 8-ply
Optional 21.5Lx16.1, 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 42 kW
55 hp
Hydraulic SCV valves One electric tie
Silage baler features:
Starter roll scraper Optional
Powered scraping auger Optional