Bales up to 1.85-m (6.1-ft) diameter maximum weight
1.85-m (6.1-ft) x 1.21-m (4-ft) bales are heavy weight
As with the other G-, M-, and R-Series Balers, the V461M Baler features a 1.21-m (4.0-ft) bale chamber width. Compared to previous-generation balers with similar bale diameter, bales are up to 3.6 percent bigger than before. Considering a similar density, that is already a huge advantage.
The V461M bale diameter can be adjusted from 1.00 m (3.4 ft) to 1.85 m (6.1 ft) from the monitor. The maximum diameter of 1.85 m is an added 5 cm (2.0 in.) versus previous-generation 1.5-m (5-ft) balers. This produces bales up to 9 percent larger than previous 864 Balers. Bale diameter progress can be followed from the monitor no matter the display choice.
High density provided regardless of bale diameter
Dedicated cylinders for tailgate and density system plus mechanical tailgate lock
Density is set and controlled from the monitor when using Implement Display 1100
The V461M bale chamber provides high-density bales regardless of the bale diameter or crop type. A dedicated pair of cylinders apply strength to the density arm while mechanical hooks firmly lock the tailgate in the closed position. Another pair of cylinders manages the tailgate opening/closing and avoids potential interferences between the two functions and tension loss to the belts. When the baler features an Implement Display 1100, the following pressure parameters can be adjusted/controlled from the display:
- Overall bale density settings
- Overall bale density control (virtual manometer on the screen)
- Softcore activation/deactivation
- Softcore pressure (0 to 100 percent of maximum density capacity) and softcore diameter
When the baler is equipped with the BaleTrak™ Plus display, the following pressure parameters can be adjusted/controlled from the display:
- Softcore activation/deactivation
- Softcore softcore diameter
With the BaleTrak Plus display, bale density is easily set from the baler hydraulic valve by a knob, a simple but efficient solution for growers not changing hydraulic settings several times in a day. Bale density can be controlled from the cab through a hydraulic gauge on the front of the baler.
Softcore density cannot be adjusted, the system removes the full hydraulic pressure into to the density harness.
By providing a loose bale core, softcore function is particularly helpful when baling hay that has residual moisture or when unrolling bale by hand.
Bale chamber design optimizes machine versatility
Three bale chamber rolls facilitate bale rotation
Laced belts can be changed or repaired quickly and for limited cost
The V461M Bale Chamber features a starter roll and two front rolls, all driven, for quick crop rotation whether harvesting short silage or brittle crops. Easy bale starting is provided by the three rolls, avoiding the aggressive belt pattern that often causes crop accumulation. The six belts – derived from traditional diamond John Deere belts - keep the three plies but adopt a smooth pattern. This pattern (similar to R-Series Balers) is almost not sensitive to wear.
The belts are all joined thanks to proven and durable MATO® type lacers. In case of troubles, belts can be easily removed and repaired, something not possible with an endless belt design.
Due to initial empty bale chamber geometry, V461M Balers feature a star-shaped core comparable to the one offered by fixed-chamber balers. This starred shape guarantees easy bale unrolling, regardless of density settings.
MATO is a trademark of MATO Maschinen und Metallwarenfabrik.
Second belt-driving roll pushes silage baling capacity a step forward
Second belt driving roll
The V461M can be equipped with a second belt-driving roll providing extra grip when baling wet crops such as heavy silage. In such conditions, this second roll prevents belt slipping and allows the belts to turn in the worst conditions. The second belt-driving roll is made of metal and is driven through normal chain tracking. No extra chains or complicated clutch systems are required to drive the roll.
The second belt-driving roll is an option with the RotoFlow HC Premium feeding system, while it is installed standard with the MaxiCut™ HC 13 Premium rotor. Two cleaning rollers are also included in the option and keep the crops from sticking on the belts and causing belt slippage.
A second belt-driving roll is also offered as an attachment through the traditional field kit channel.