John Deere 560M Round Baler

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John Deere 560M Round Baler

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The John Deere 560M Round Baler will be offered in dry hay, silage, and precutter configurations. The 560M Round Baler produces bales 1.5-m (5-ft) wide and up to 1.8-m (6-ft) tall with a maximum dry and wet weight of 998 kg (2200 lb). The bale diameter and density can be adjusted to meet feeding and handling requirements.

The BaleTrak™ Pro monitor-controller is included in base equipment. Adjustments to the bale size, twine spacing, end wraps, number of surface wraps, and many other features can be performed from the comfort of the operator's station.

A net-only 560M Round Baler is available for producers who prefer 100 percent net-wrapped bales for their operation. Twine components cannot be added later.

On 5x6 balers, a minimum of a 55.9-kW (75-hp) power take-off (PTO) horsepower tractor with proper ballast is required for dry hay and silage configurations and a minimum of 63.4 PTO kW (85 PTO hp) for the precutter configurations.


John Deere 560M Round Baler Comparison of twine, net wrap, and B-Wrap® system

Below is a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages between twine, net wrap, and B-Wrap that will help find the option that best suits producers’ needs. The three sections below contain material features and suggestions on when to use each material type.


One option to hold bales together is twine, which can be made out of a sisal or plastic material. The cost and the time taken to apply the twine can vary as the operator chooses the twine spacing on the bale. Twine is the slowest option to apply and takes anywhere between 45 and 60 seconds.

Twine bales have less weather protection than other options. For maximum weather protection, it is recommended to store twine bales indoors. Storing twine bales outside can cause a loss of up to one-third of the bale. All types of twine are readily available in the market.


John Deere 560M Round Baler Highlights

  • Low cost

  • Readily available in market (both plastic and sisal)

  • Removal

    • Sisal – degrades off bale on own, a positive or negative depending on situation

    • Plastic – holds bale together well, but can be difficult to remove in icy weather

  • Slowest option to apply

  • Provides minimal protection from weather

  • Takes about 20 revolutions to wrap, which can cause leaf loss

  • Potential to lose bale shape during storage, causing increased spoilage

  • Twine can slide off ends of poorly-shaped bale

  • Twine bales should be handled/shipped minimally

  • When to use

    • Older balers that do not have a net wrap option

    • Price-conscious consumer

    • Small number of bales produced yearly

    • Operator with indoor storage


John Deere Net wrap

Tama® USA (John Deere’s partner for bale wrapping products) uses raw materials with its exclusive technology to manufacture net wrap for John Deere. To use net wrap, an operator must install the net-wrap option for the baler. The cost depends on the amount of wraps per bale.

Of all options, net wrap applies the quickest to a bale, taking 3 seconds for each wrap. John Deere offers two types of net wrap — CoverEdge™ and Edge-to-Edge — both patented and exclusive to John Deere. Edge-to-Edge net wrap covers the entire width of the bale, while CoverEdge wraps the ends of the bale.

The ZEBRA® system is another net wrap feature that allows an operator to correctly position the roll into the baler based on its striped colors. Net wrap also has a red stripe on the last 73.2 m (240 ft) of the roll to indicate the end to the operator. The red stripe reflects in the dark for night baling.

John Deere Net wrap is an excellent option for operators without a barn to store hay. Although net wrap stored outdoors will keep higher quality hay than twine bales, it can still lose roughly 50.8 mm (2–in.) of the bale from the weather. Ground moisture can cause the bale to lose a section of material at the bottom. To prevent this loss, an operator can apply material to cover the ground below the bales.



  • 7, 8, 9, and 0 Series John Deere Balers – CoverEdge netwrap

  • 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 0 Series John Deere Baler – Edge-to-Edge net wrap

  • Quickest option to apply

  • 6 seconds for two wraps, 12 seconds for four wraps

  • Better weatherability than twine

  • Will withstand multiple handling operations

  • Will lose less material during shipping than twine

  • John Deere net wrap can be used on competitor’s balers

  • Must have net wrap option on baler

  • In certain conditions, net wrap can freeze to bale causing difficult removal

  • Need to remove to feed to livestock

When to use

  • Large number of bales produced yearly

  • When operator requires more productivity

  • Operator looking for increased weatherability


John Deere B-Wrap

B-Wrap protects the bale with a patented material that sheds water and has microscopic pores that allow water vapor to escape. This design allows B-Wrap bales to be stored outdoors but maintains high quality as if stored indoors.

The operator’s baler must have a slip clutch alert, B-Wrap kit, and a net wrap option installed to use B-Wrap. One portion of B-Wrap goes on each bale no matter the type of crop and is equivalent to applying four wraps of net wrap.

Regardless of the diameter, the baler applies the same amount of B-Wrap to the bale. It is recommended to produce 1524- to 1676-mm (60- to 66-in.) diameter bales. Producing a bale less than 1676 mm (66 in.) will better protect the bale because the overlap of the black material increases. Larger bales risk having no overlap in the material.

Due to the portion length of B-Wrap, it takes longer to apply than two wraps of net wrap. However, if an operator applies four wraps of net wrap, it will take approximately the same time as applying B-Wrap. Ejecting a B-Wrap bale does not significantly increase baling time.

With B-Wrap, an operator must shut off the power take-off (PTO) and back up before ejecting the bale. These steps need to occur so the bale is placed in the correct weather-tight position after ejection with the wrap seam downward facing.

If an operator backs up as the bale is wrapping, the only time increase comes from shutting off the PTO. B-Wrap is not a replacement; it is an addition to net wrap. In general, an operator will only use B-Wrap on a certain percentage of bales per year.


  • Improved weather ability in outdoor storage

  • Minimal dry matter loss - studies have shown up to a 20-percent reduction in dry matter loss

  • B-Wrap will not freeze to bales

  • One portion per bale regardless of crop type

  • Handles and ships better than net wrap

  • Slip clutch alert, B-Wrap kit, and net wrap option need to be installed on baler

  • Highest cost (approximately $4.00-$5.00 per bale increase over net wrapped bales)

  • Must shut off PTO and back up to eject the bale in the correct position

  • Fixed number of bales per roll (one 1.5-m [5-ft] roll bales 35 bales and a 1.22-m [4-ft] roll bales 45 bales; number of bales per net wrap roll or twine ball varies by operation)

When to use

  • Second or third cutting of hay

  • Carryover hay – hay that will be baled in one year and fed or sold in subsequent year(s)

  • High-quality hay crop

  • Hay that is planned to be sold

  • Hay that will be fed later in the season

  • Crops that spoil or take on moisture quickly in outdoor storage Crop residues baled for biomass or bedding


Depending on the situation, one type of material may better meet a producer’s needs. Factors affecting the situation include storage capability, cost, shipping options, and the type of baler or its attachments. Discussing these aspects is important to deciding which material will suit the producer best.

B-Wrap, Tama, and ZEBRA are trademarks of Tama Plastic Industry.


Depending on the model, the producer may be able to choose between a MegaWide™ High Capacity and Cutting (HC2) or a MegaWide™ Plus feeding systems. All pickups are low profile for less crop losses and easy bale starting in a variety of crop conditions


Better residue solutions and more reliable performance — John Deere round balers set the industry standard

The MegaWide™ family of pickups have set the tone for the round baling industry since the 7 Series Balers were introduced. While some baler manufacturers may claim to offer superior residue bailing capabilities, the John Deere 7, 8, 9 and 0 Series Round Balers continue to lead the way.

The John Deere MegaWide Plus feed system and round balers produce more uniform bales in less time than other balers in this size range, season after season. That is why John Deere will continue to put the MegaWide Plus feed system on the non-precutter 0 Series Balers. The following segment will primarily focus on the features and improvements that dealers and producers can take advantage of to improve the MegaWide Plus feed system on their 7, 8, 9, or 0 Series Balers.

It is also important to note that the 0 Series will also introduce the first John Deere North-American built, high capacity precutter known as the MegaWide High Capacity and Cutting (HC2) system . It is another option for higher productivity and less downtime on the most abrasive crop baling jobs, including cornstalks, peanut hay, soybean residue, straw, wheat stubble, and grass silages. In factory-observed testing, the MegaWide HC2 showed significant capacity gains over the industry leading 9 Series Balers. In a heavy rye silage with the knives disengaged on the MegaWide HC2 , there was a gain approaching 90 percent in tons per hour baled over the 9 Series Baler. Baling cornstalks, the MegaWide HC2 displayed a 33 percent increase in tons per hour.

The John Deere 560M Round Baler MegaWide HC2 feed system will be the best option for all of the toughest crops and conditions. It is only available for the 0 Series precutter configurations. All dry hay and silage configuration balers will continue to use the MegaWide Plus or regular pickups. The following segment on residue solutions will focus on the MegaWide Plus feed systems and what improvements can be made to gain higher performance.


Take a closer look at what makes a John Deere MegaWide Plus feed system the better baler for tough crops and conditions.

  1. Augers: aggressively move crop to the bale chamber.
  2. MegaTough™ teeth: exclusive square design handles high-impact loads without yielding and holds up in the toughest of crop conditions.
  3. Corncob filler plates: (located right after the pickup strippers) continues flow of crops into the forming chamber.
  4. Compression rack: using either compression rods or the cornstalk compression rack, they keep crops smoothly feeding into the bale chamber.
  5. Secondary rotor teeth: provides more consistent crop flow into the bale chamber
  6. Roller baffle: helps feed short, slick, dry crops (rotary straw) or large, fluffy (cornstalk) windrows into the pickup.


Feed tough, abrasive residue windrows into the round baler with ease. This hard-working rack features a solid steel shaft that is heavy enough to help compact stalks and leaves against the pickup. It also includes a full set of compression rods to keep crop feeding smoothly into the baler. Simply change out for other crops. This compression rack will fit on any 2.2-m (5-ft) MegaWide Plus pickup.

NOTE: The cornstalk compression rack will not fit on the MegaWide HC2.


Avoid time-wasting snags. Certain years can produce corn cobs that can lodge in the strippers, causing the pickup teeth to hit the cob, bend and break. Keep the flow of the threshed corncobs moving smoothly into the John Deere round baler with these corncob filler plates. These plates can eliminate tooth breakage from cobs or other material that gets caught between the pickup strippers.

These corncob filler plates do not need to be removed after harvesting cornstalks and will not impede baling of any other crop. Filler plates will fit on any 1.8-m or 2.2-m (4-ft or 5-ft) MegaWide pickup.

NOTE: Corn cob filler plates will not work with the MegaWide HC2.



The John Deere 560M Round Baler XL high-flotation 21.5L-16.1 8 PR tires (1) are available on 450M, 550M, 460M, 460R, 560M and 560R balers. All machines must have MegaWide™ Plus or MegaWideHC2 pickup.

The high-flotation 14L–16.1 tires (2) are available on all models except the 459E, 460R, 560M Silage, and 560R. The 14L – 16.1 tires have replaced the 31 x 13.5 tires.

The larger tires absorb shock loads and improve the ride in rough or pivot track ground, decreases compaction in soft ground, and allows increased ground speed for increased productivity.


John Deere 560M Round Baler Specs


Size 1.5 x 1.8 m 5 x 6 ft 

Diameter 81 - 183 cm

 32 - 72 in.


Width 157 cm

 62 in.


Weight --- 

Full-size bale in dry crop 998 kg

 2,200 lb


Max. allowable for silage bale 1,089 kg

 2,500 lb



Weight Shipping dry - 3,257 kg 7,182 lb Shipping silage - 3,389 kg 7,472 lb Shipping precutter - 4,239 kg 9,346 lb 

Length --- 

Gate closed 371 cm

 146 in.


Gate open 475 cm

 187 in.


Height --- 

Gate closed 279 cm

 110 in.


Gate open 368 cm

 145 in.


Width --- 

With standard tires 226 cm

 89 in.


With opt. tires (Hi-Flotation) 285 cm

 112 in.


Bale forming

Belts-other DiamondTough, triple-weave, single-ply belts 

Number Eight


Width 17.8 cm

 7 in.


Texture Diamond Tread friction surface belts


Belt splices Mato® plate-type belt splices 

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. 

Mega wide pickup

Type MegaWide™ Plus 

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 (HC2) feeding system 

Width --- 

Inside 196 cm

 77 in.


Flare 221 cm

 87 in.


Number of middle teeth 120 

Number of mega teeth Eight 

Gauge wheels Semi-pneumatic 

Stripper diameter 25.4 cm 10 in. 

Wrapping system

Control Automatic to preset to bale size 

Type --- 

Standard Electric


Twine arms Two 

Twine ball capacity Eight 


Monitor console for tractor BaleTrak™ Pro 

Gate closed Symbol on 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 

Surface wrap

Available Yes, options include: Edge-to-Edge surface wrap, CoverEdge™ surface-wrap, and B-Wrap® system 

Tire size

Standard Dry and Precutter - High-flotation 14 L - 16.1, 8 PR Silage - XL high-flotation 21.5L-16.1, 8 PR 

Optional With MegaWide Plus or MegaWide HC2 - XL high-flotation 21.5L-16.1, 8 PR 


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 HC2 with 1,000-rpm PTO - 63.4 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 


John Deere 560M Round Baler 


61.6 In. (1565mm) Wide Up to 72 In.

(1829mm) Diameter Bale Weighing up

to 2200 lb. (998kg) Eight 7 In.

(178mm) Wide, DiamondTough Triple

Weave Belts Diamond Tread Friction

Surface Belts Mato, Plate-Type Belt

Splices Regular Pickup: 61.4 In.

(1.6 M), Inside 71 In. (1.8 M),

Flare to Flare Roller Chain with

V-Belt Drive Four-Bar Pickup Reel,

96 Teeth Adjustable Contoured Hay

Compressors Adjustable Height

Control Side Flare Crop Guides

Constant Velocity 540 RPM PTO

Tractor Hookup - Free-Rotation,

Lockback Collar, Slip Clutch

Protected Adjustable Hydraulic

Density Control with Pressure Gauge

Large Feed Opening Powered Roundbar

Starter Roll Staggered Belt Roll

Bearing Protectors Electric Twine

Wrap-Double Arm Adjustable,

Self-Activated Visual Twine

Movement Indicator Adjustable Twine

Guides Eight Ball Twine Storage 14L

x 16.1, 8PR Hi-Flotation Tires

Adjustable Wheel Spindles

Screw-type Jack Mechanical Bale

Diameter Indicator Hinged Shields

Hydraulic Gate Lockout Flashing


Warning Lights with Turning Signal

10,000 lbs. (45 kN) Safety Chain

Bale-Trak Pro Monitor/Controller:

(Less Mounting Brackets) Monitor

Functions: Gate Latched-Ready Bale

Shape Indicators Near Full Size

Alert Full Bale Alarm Bale

Full-Size Wrap Started Oversize

Bale Alert Gate Partially Open-Stop

Display Bale Size Out of Net Net

Cutoff Selection of Twine or Net On

Board Diagnostics Bale Counter Low

Voltage Indicator Display Error

Codes Bale Size Calibration Manual

Actuator Movement with Electronic

Bypass Controller Functions: Net or

Twine Application Auto Wrap Cycle

Control of Bale Size Control of

Twine Spacing/Net Wraps Number of

End Wraps End Wrap Location Control

of Soft Core (Connects to Tractor

3-Terminal Convenience Outlet) For

tractors not equipped with a

Convenience Outlet, order AE50549,

3-Terminal Convenience Outlet

Wiring Harness from Parts. Balers

equipped with Hydraulic Pickup Lift

require tractor with two SCV's


*Qualifies for Low Rate JDF Financing Plus Applicable Participation Fees & Taxes.  Additional Terms and Conditions Apply.  Subject to John Deere Credit Approval with Qualified Down Payment. Not everyone will qualify for low rate option. Residency restrictions may apply. All pricing is figured with all applicable cash discounts applied. Additional charges may apply if transaction involves credit card, financing or trade. Purchase or Renew Only offers a fixed purchase option without surrender option. Customer may purchase, trade, or renew at end of lease. All Sold Equipment is FOB Minier unless otherwise noted. Equipment is sold on as/is basis with no dealer warranty. Cross Implement Assurance Discounts are good exclusively at the Minier location for the current use season defined as a Spring Use or Fall Use. Product features are based on published information at the time of publication. Product features are subject to change without notice. Horsepower ratings are for comparison purposes only and are estimates.  Ag & Commercial use only. Some Restrictions Apply.  Subject to Availability.  See Dealer for details. This schedule is only an estimate. Lease Quote Payment Schedule

Payment Type Payment Date Payment Amount 
Payment:  05/04/2018 $ 8,935.66 
Payment:  05/04/2019 $ 8,935.66 
Payment:  05/04/2020 $ 8,935.66 
Payment:  05/04/2021 $ 8,935.66 
Payment:  05/04/2022 $ 8,935.66 
Purchase Option: 05/04/2023 $ 11,040.00 
Total: 05/04/2023 $ 55,718.30 

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