V461RVARIABLE CHAMBER BALERS
Precutter: MaxiCut HC 13 or 25 knife options
Creates 4' x 6' bales
Full-width hydraulically operated drop floor
The V451R and V461R models give you 4x5 and 4x6 bales respectively, feature a revolutionary design that will have you consistently making high-quality precut bales, and provide higher performance and more uptime. Visit your local John Deere dealer and learn how the V451R and V461R models can give you better bales in record time.
SUPER FAST BALE EJECTION
Get ready for the fastest gate cycle time in the industry. At times as fast as 4 seconds, youll be rolling up windrows in no time.
Let baler plugs be a thing of the past. The V451R and V461R Models features a patented, full-width hydraulically operated drop floor.
CUT YOUR BALE PROCESSING TIME
Wasted hay is wasted money. With 13- or 25-knife options you can cut plant material into 3 inch (7.6 cm) or 1.6 inch (4.1 cm) lengths.
LET TECHNOLOGY DO THE WORK FOR YOU
Take the stress out of baling. With Tractor Baler Automation the tractor automatically stops, ejects the bale, closes, and starts up again.
BLAZE THROUGH FIELDS
Get in and out of the field faster than ever. With an average driving speed of 9 mph (14.5 kph), the 960 produces up to a remarkable 52 bales an hour.*
* Observed John Deere field tests. Your results may be different depending on field conditions, crop conditions, and terrain.
HASSLE FREE MAINTENANCE
Down time is wasted time. With only 8 grease zerks and bearings that are automatically greased, youll spend more time baling.
VERSATILE, PRODUCTIVE, AND DURABLE PREMIUM PICKUP
Versatility has been one of the key criteria when designing the R-Series Balers. Due to a narrow weather window and increasing amounts of difficult crops, such as heavy silage, growers do not want to risk losing any more time during the season.
Cam-track technology provides an efficient solution for such needs. The traditional stripper design provides reduced space between the pickup tines and rotor feeder, while the tine motion helps to avoids pinching.
The cam-less technology requires long strippers, creating a dead zone between the tines and rotor. Additionally, fixed tines can easily pinch crops in sticky conditions, causing plugs that need to be manually removed.
Looking at potential component wear, the cam-track pickup features a low turning speed and big bearings on both side of the tine bars. Also, the cam lever is made of forged steel. These features guarantee a long component life and low maintenance.
HIGH-CAPACITY (HC) PREMIUM ROTORS GRAB THE TOUGHEST SWATHS
By using the HC Premium rotor a device implemented on John Deere round balers since 2012 the R-Series feeding system offers:
Limited distance from the pickup to the rotor tines to reduce plugging, especially in brittle straw or short silage
Reduced number of bearings and distributed loads along the rotor to increase reliability
The overall result is optimized crop flow that avoids all dead area where crops stay for a long time. This smooth and regular crop flow guarantees high feeding capacity, especially in short crops such as brittle straw or sticky silage.
EXCLUSIVE DROP-FLOOR CONCEPT REMOVES THE WORST PLUGS
R-Series Balers are delivered standard with a drop-floor unplugging system. In case of a clog, the drop floor is managed from the display simultaneously or independently from the knives. When lowering the floor, the parallel kinematic gives 40-mm (1.6-in.) extra free space under the rotor and converging augers.
By providing a constant free space, the John Deere drop floor avoids bottlenecks existing on balers by using a movable floor with front or rear hinge. No need to have a huge opening (that sometimes causes crop loss); only a few free centimeters (inches) are enough to remove the plug.
The worst plugs generally happen when turning with the baler. The bunch of crops is blocked under the converging augers and the clog must be manually removed. The unique John Deere full-width drop floor protects the full pickup and rotor width. Even when plugged at the converging auger level, the clog can be easily removed by the operator from the cab.
FAST RELEASE SYSTEM (FRS) A KEY TO UNBEATEN PRODUCTIVITY
FRS provides a light structure, and less than half of the traditional tailgate weight that opens the chamber quickly and removes belts from the bale.
Compared to a traditional tailgate:
FRS can be actuated by fast cylinders with reduced dampening needs.
FRS impacts the balers lifetime in a reduced way. Moving less than 250 kg (551 lb) provides less stress to the frame than moving 600 kg (1322.8 lb) in a similar time.
FRS pivot is located at the center of the chamber, not on the top of the baler. Motion is even faster and center of gravity is not impacted much by tailgate position.
ADVANCED DISPLAYS AND ELECTRONICS ALLOW THE OPERATOR TO DRIVE THE BALER WITH THE TOUCH OF A FINGER
For any monitor, all R-Series Balers use ISOBUS architecture and can be fully set from the display. There is no need for the operator to leave the cab, even for density or greasing parameters (when equipped with optional automatic greasing system), as everything is managed on the display through drop-down menus.
Similar models may be shown in addition to the featured model. Equipment may be shown with options. Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
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V461RVARIABLE CHAMBER BALERS