John Deere debuts higher output square baler range

John Deere has launched three new large square balers to replace its previous L1500 range for the 2020 season.

The three new models are the L624 (70cm x 120cm), L633 (90cm x 80cm) and L634 (90cm x 120cm), and with their launch the single tie knotter 1424 and 1424C balers will no longer be available.

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Standout figures include a claimed 15% productivity rise and a 5% increase in bale weight. A new pre-cutter can be controlled from the cab and has a choice of 0, 11, 12 or 23 knives, while existing rotor options – Rotoflow HC and Maxicut HC – will still be offered.

JD has also improved it moisture sensor which now has a range of 9% to 40%, up from 11% to 34% on outgoing models. All versions will be offered with a 2.3m-wide pickup with 10mm finger rake steel tines.

Internally, the L624 and L634 use a 468kg flywheel which is 64% heavier than the previous models, and hydraulic chamber pressure has been increased by 17%, from 180 to 210bar.

Prices start at £123,948 for the single-axle L633, while the largest twin-axle L634 with Maxicut is £175,785.