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Overview

  • Full-width feeding pickup
  • 540-rpm PTO power shaft
  • Deep-flighted auger feeding
  • Hydraulic bale tension available

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Features

Accurate knotters
    Small square baler knotter systemSmall square baler knotter system

    Knotters driven by shaft and gears provide a positive drive for dependable and accurate functioning.

    The timing of knotters and needles is easy:

    • Remove one bolt and match the gears
    • Timing slot enables easy positioning of the plunger

    The tucker finger holds the twine over the billhooks during the tying cycle:

    • Eliminates twine finger
    • Reduces the chance of twine damage
    • Notch controls the twine position over the billhook for improved knotter function
    • Ball-joint-style pull links ensure accurate adjustment

    The twine knife is made of surgical-quality steel and can be easily unbolted for sharpening or replacement.

     

    The adjustable edge on the wiper arm allows an easy, accurate adjustment to the billhook.

     

    The positive meshing of knotter gears is easily maintained with spring pins and washers on the needle lift shaft.

     

    The large-diameter needle-lift shaft increases strength for reliable operation.

     

    The split-design knotter frame enables easy removal, without disassembly of the entire mechanism.

     

    A coil-type tension spring on the twine holder enables easy adjustment and improved performance.

     

    The twine disk timing is easily accomplished without removing the pinion gear.

     

    Making adjustments is easy when changing from multi-twine billhooks to sisal-twine billhooks.

     

    The billhook cam track is a separate hardened part that can be replaced independently from the knotter frame, which reduces repair costs.

Quiet, dependable operation
    The plungerhead runs on three precision roller bearings located in the high-load area:
    • Provides quiet operation
    • Minimum wear

    The compression charge is on the downstroke of the pitman arm to help eliminate slapping of the plungerhead. 

     

    The pitman is offset to the right (knife side), where the load is heavier, to further minimize wear.

     

    A lubrication fitting on the pitman arm provides easy access for lubrication to the wrist pin.

     

    A safety stop is positioned to stop the plungerhead at the crank, to eliminate possible damage to the plungerhead face.

Deep-flighted auger feeding
    Pickup and deep-flighted augerPickup and deep-flighted auger

    The deep-flighted auger continuously moves hay away from the pickup to the pre-compression chamber:

    • Adds to the overall capacity
    • Produces higher-quality hay
    • Allows minimal crop contact with pickup teeth, which minimizes leaf loss

    The free-floating auger raises or lowers to match and maintain control of incoming crop.

     

    Hay turns in the tapered auger housing, which enables the feeder forks to fold each charge as it enters the bale case to produce uniform bales. The crop is pre-compressed for better bale uniformity.

     

    The auger system has few moving parts for less wear and less chance of untimely breakdowns.

Uniform bales
    Feeder forksFeeder forks

    Hay is uniformly distributed into the bale case, which produces easy-to-handle bales and bales that stack well.

     

    Feeder forks can be adjusted to five positions to match the feeding requirement to the hay conditions.

     

    Forks are spring loaded for protection and are timed independently of knotters.

Full-width feeding pickup
    Square baler pickupSquare baler pickup

    The pickup teeth and narrow, flanged strippers extend to the flare on both sides of the pickup. This enables full usable pickup width for feeding wide windrows

    Closely spaced pickup teeth gather all of the hay in wide, heavy windrows.

     

    Baler

    Number of teeth

    328

    104

    338

    156

    348

    156

     

    Narrow-channel strippers positioned closely together help to save leaves and short material to put more quality into the bale.

     

    The pickup is 188 cm (74 in.) wide on flare and offset 25.4 cm (10 in.) to the right of the bale case.

    • Full width of the pickup can be utilized without tractor tires operating on the windrow

    The belt drives used to power the pickup are virtually trouble free and eliminate the need for slip clutches.

Hydraulic bale tension available
    Hydraulic bale tensioner shown on 348 BalerHydraulic bale tensioner shown on 348 Baler

    The hydraulic bale tension permits easy adjustment of bale density to meet crop variations and desired bale weight:

    • Hydraulic cylinders replace springs that would typically control the density of the bale
    • Exerts constant and uniform pressure on each bale
    • Easy to use
      • One knob controls the tension applied to the bale
    • By increasing the tension, the bale weight also increases
Adjustable hay compressor
    Small square baler pickup with hay compressorSmall square baler pickup with hay compressor

    The adjustable hay compressor mounts to and floats with the pickup and helps to maintain the same relationship to the pickup teeth at all operating heights.

     

    The hay compressor also controls hay for continuous positive delivery to the auger.

     

    The hay compressor is adjustable to nine positions to maintain positive control of hay in either large, heavy or light, fluffy windrows.

     

    It can easily be removed with two spring pins for access to the auger or feed opening.

Specifications

Bale size

  • Height x width 36 x 46 cm
    14 x 18 in.
  • Length 30.5 to 127 cm
    12 to 50 in.

Pickup

  • Pickup width 187.9 cm
    74 in.
  • Tooth bars/teeth 6 bars, 156 teeth
  • Lift control Crank (hydraulic optional)
  • Pickup diameter 49.5 cm
    19.5 in.

Auger

  • Diameter 41 cm
    16 in.
  • Length 154.9 cm
    61 in.

Plunger

  • Strokes/minute 80 spm

Typing mechanism

  • No. of knotters 2
  • Twine capacity 8
  • Twine type Plastic or sisal
  • Central lube system Optional
  • Wire ball capacity 4

Baler dimensions

  • Length w/ long tongue 576.5 cm
    227 in.
  • Width 274.3 cm
    108 in.
  • Height 170.2 cm
    67 in.
  • Weight empty 1272 kg
    2805 lb

Tractor requirements

  • PTO speed 540 rpm
  • Minimum PTO 26 kW
    35 PTO hp

Drive mechanism

  • Driveline Equal angle 3 joint category 4
  • Pickup Belt
  • Plunger Gear and shaft
  • Knotters Gear and shaft
  • Feeder forks Gear and shaft

Drivetrain protection

  • Pickup Belt slip
  • Needles Shear bolt/plunger head stop
  • Knotters Shear bolt

Tires

  • RH Standard tire size 26x12.0-12, 4 ply
  • LH Standard tire size 11L-14, 6 ply
  • Gauge Wheels 1 optional
  • Pickup Gauge Wheels Tires Size 16.5x6.50-8

Density Control System

  • Adjustable Bale Density Mechanical crank
  • Adjustable Hydraulic Bale Density Optional

Bale Ejector

  • Available Optional

Bale Chute

  • Short chute Optional
  • Long chute Optional
  • Side bale drop chute Optional
  • Wagon hitch Optional