John Deere 560M

John Deere 560M Product Photo
Feature Overview
John Deere 560M
  • Available in the following models:
    • Standard (dry hay)
    • MegaWide™ HC2 feed system with Precutter
    • Silage
  • BaleTrak™ Pro-monitor controller
  • Exclusive DiamondTough™ triple weave belts
Belts-other - width 17.8 cm / 7 in.
Regular pickup - Bars Four
Regular pickup - Number of teeth 96
Regular pickup - Tooth spacing 6 cm / 2.6 in.
Call 866-609-0240 for Pricing Details

Bale-starting diagram Bale-starting diagram

As the hay enters the forming chamber from the pickup, belts immediately turn the hay to form a tight, dense core.

Incoming hay then feeds between the bale and the lower gate roll. Hay is tightly compressed into smooth, dense layers as it enters the bale.

Chaffing is greatly reduced to prevent loss and retain hay quality in the bale.

Full-sized bale in bale chamber Full-sized bale in bale chamber

The idler arm rises with bale growth, forcing oil from the hydraulic cylinder through a pressure-relief valve to maintain uniform bale density throughout the bale-forming process.

Staggered belts Staggered belts

John Deere's 178-mm (7-in.) wide diamond-tread design ensures fast bale starts and grips the bale to prevent slippage and reduce chaffing. The treads are self-cleaning to reduce carryover. The belts are staggered to reduce the loss of fine material and are closely spaced to contain the hay for fast, easy starts.

The belts enclose 91 percent of the bale width to reduce loss of fine material and retain hay quality.

The staggered belt roll design enables any loose hay under or behind the belts to be returned to the pickup and into the baler. This design helps to prevent buildup at the front of the baler, which could cause hay loss and belt or splice damage.

DiamondTough triple-weave belts DiamondTough triple-weave belts
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Every baler in the 0 Series Family uses DiamondTough belts. Belts are constructed using a patented triple-weave process of nylon and polyester materials.

They have the strength to handle heavy shock loads and help maintain consistent belt length.

The DiamondTough belts are more puncture and tear resistant than other belts on the market and provide improved belt life and reliability.

Plate-type fasteners
Plate-type splices Plate-type splices
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All of the 0 Series Balers use the plate-type fasteners.

This closed-loop design uses a plate fastener with pre-assembled rivets that lock the fasteners into the belt, providing a powerful vice-type grip on the belt.

  • The plates and rivets are manufactured from high-tensile stainless steel.
  • Strong belt splices mean less maintenance and more productivity.
  • The loop area is cold forged, making it extremely wear resistant in the coupling area, resulting in a very long cycle life.
  • The spring steel pin is notched and locks into the splice connection without having to bend the pin or use external retainers.

Round baler models
Previous
9 Series models
New
0 Series models
449 → 440E
459E → 450E
459 → 450M
459 Silage Special
469 → 460M
469 Silage Special
469 Premium → 460R
559 → 550M
559 Silage Special
569 → 560M
569 Silage Special
569 Premium → 560R
Round baler model specification
Baler option Applicable models
E = Economy
  • Dry hay only
440E and 450E
M = Standard
  • Dry hay
  • Silage
  • Precutter
450M, 460M,
550M*, and 560M
R = Premium
  • Dry hay
  • Precutter
460R and 560R

*NOTE: The 550M Round Baler will only be available in dry hay and silage configurations.

0 Series Balers have implemented specification levels for all models in the baler lineup similar to what was done when the 459E was introduced. Pickup options will remain the same for the new models equivalent specification. The precutter pickups will have the same MegaWideâ„¢ Plus pickups that will be offered in mid specification (M) or the premium specifications (R) balers.

Audible alarm
BaleTrak Pro monitor-controller BaleTrak Pro monitor-controller

The BaleTrak Pro monitor-controller is included with the automatic electric tie option and the Edge-to-Edge option on the 450E Baler. The monitor sounds an alarm for near-full, full, and oversized bales.

  • Monitor beeps once to notify the operator to even-up the bale prior to reaching the desired size.
  • Monitor beeps twice when the bale reaches the desired size.
    • If the operator continues to feed hay into the baler, the monitor will sound continuously to warn of an oversized bale.
  • Bale shape bars are not available on the 440E or 450E Round Balers. The 440E and 450E Round Balers allow for adjustment of twine settings from the cab by using the BaleTrak Pro Monitor.
  • The number of wraps on the Edge-to-Edge net wrap option on the 450E can be set with the BaleTrak Pro.

The audible level of the monitor can be adjusted.

Regular pickup on 450E Baler with converging wheels Regular pickup on 450E Baler with converging wheels

Mounted in front of the baler wheels and directly below the bale chamber, the pickup hugs the ground for clean crop retrieval. Hay movement is minimized.

  • V-belt driven
  • 440E, 450E, and 450M Baler pickups are 116.6 cm (45.9 in.) wide
  • 550M and 560M Baler pickups are 156 cm (61.4 in.) wide
  • Large reel shaft and reel bearing

The small-diameter, low-profile pickup allows for good ground gauging and clean crop retrieval.

  • Handles large, heavy windrows of hay and high-moisture crops
  • Feeds hay directly to the forming chamber to reduce crop loss
  • Low-profile pickup minimizes hay lift to reduce chaffing and retain hay quality

Side flares prevent hay from blowing off of the pickup ends, which reduces hay loss.

The closely-spaced pickup teeth extend to the baler side sheets to help build straight-edged bales.

Standard on regular pickups, compressor rods are contoured to control hay over the pickup radius for positive feeding. The compressor rack can be adjusted upward or downward to match the volume of material in the windrow and can be easily removed to match crop conditions.

Adjustable crank handle Adjustable crank handle

The adjusting crank positions the pickup to the desired operating height to match crop or field conditions.

An optional hydraulic pickup lift cylinder is available as an attachment.

  • Makes raising for transport or clearing obstructions easy
  • Crank handle serves as a down stop
  • Adapts to regular and MegaWideâ„¢ Plus pickups
  • Hydraulic pickup lift comes standard on premium machines

NOTE: Crank is not an option for the MegaWide High Capacity and Cutting (HC2) feed system.

Manual bale size adjustment Manual bale size adjustment

On the 440E Round Baler with hydraulic double-twine option, the near-full bale size warning can be adjusted by moving the nut (1) in the slot to match harvest requirements.

BaleTrak Pro bale size adjustment BaleTrak Pro bale size adjustment
MegaWideâ„¢ High Capacity and Cutting (HC<sup>2</sup>) system monitor MegaWideâ„¢ High Capacity and Cutting (HC2) system monitor

The bale size on 450M, 450E with automatic electric tie, 550M, 460M, and 560M Round Balers can be adjusted from the operator's station with the BaleTrakâ„¢ Pro monitor-controller by pressing symbol 2, then pushing the +/- symbol.

Side view of adjustable hitch Side view of adjustable hitch
Front view of adjustable hitch Front view of adjustable hitch

The 9 Series Round Balers came standard with an adjustable hitch and this feature will continue to be in base with the 0 Series Round Balers. This feature allows the hitch height to be adjusted to optimize crop-feeding performance. Due to the wide array of tractor tire sizes and drawbar heights, hitch adjustment may be necessary to get the proper feed opening of the baler. The adjustable hitch eliminates the need for the 51-mm (2-in.) thick tractor drawbar kit (AE57344) because it has a wider opening.

Benefits of the adjustable hitch:

  • Ability to match baler to numerous tire sizes
  • Allows for drawbar height to fall within 330 mm to 559 mm (13 in. to 22 in.) from the top of the drawbar to the ground
  • Eliminates narrow feed opening on the baler which can cause plugging
  • Allows pickup head to follow terrain without missing crop

All eight bolts must be used when adjusting the hitch. There are four different positions as shown below:

Position 1 (top) - regular and MegaToothâ„¢ pickups Position 1 (top) - regular and MegaToothâ„¢ pickups
Position 2 Position 2
Position 3 (factory setting) - MegaWide Plus and MegaWide HC<sup>2</sup> Position 3 (factory setting) - MegaWide Plus and MegaWide HC2
Position 4 (bottom) Position 4 (bottom)

Also standard on all 0 Series Round Balers, except the 450E, is the drawbar flap. This helps to eliminate hay from getting caught on the hitch of the baler. The drawbar flap is designed to allow the operator to remove or attach the flap without having to unhook the baler from the tractor.

Drawbar flap Drawbar flap
Drawbar flap installed on baler Drawbar flap installed on baler

Staggered roller-auger kit Staggered roller-auger kit
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A silage-configuration baler allows the producer to put up silage hay. A silage configuration machine does not offer a precutter. There are three major components to a silage configuration baler: a staggered roller-auger kit (1), a starter roll-scraper knife, and a screen (2). The powered auger sits above the staggered roll on the baler to help keep wet hay from traveling up the belts and reduce buildup on the roll. The screen is bolted on the front of the baler as a safety feature. The knife/scraper is mounted in front of the starter roll to help prevent wrapping of wet crop on the starter roll.

The silage kit is offered as a bundle for field installation if the baler is not ordered as a silage-configuration machine from the factory. Attachment BE32442 is for 1.22-m (4-ft) wide machines and BE32443 is for1.52-m (5-ft) wide machines.

Also offered is a high-moisture kit. This kit does not include the same components that are on the silage-configuration balers. It offers the starter roll-scraper knife but does not include the staggered roll-auger kit. Attachment BE23828 is for 1.22-m (4-ft) machines and BE23829 is for 1.52-m (5-ft) machines.

Starter roll knife and screen Starter roll knife and screen
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Base equipment on: 450M Silage, 550M Silage, 460M Silage, 560M Silage, 450M Precutter, 460M/R Precutter and 560M/R Precutter.

Auxiliary take-up rolls Auxiliary take-up rolls
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Auxiliary take-up rolls prevent belt crossover and flipping in wet conditions. This roll is base equipment on all silage and precutter configuration balers. It also comes with the bale ramp bundle on the 440E and 450E Balers.

Precutter configuration
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The 0 Series Round Baler family welcomes the first, John Deere, North-American built precutter. This feed system in front of these machines is the MegaWide HC2. The MegaWide Plus name is known as the industry-leading feed system since its introduction with the 7 Series Balers. John Deere continues that legacy with the 0 Series. Proven designs of the MegaWide were maintained and improvements were made to key components to gain significant capacity.

The MegaWideâ„¢ HC2 will only be available in a precutter configuration (available on the 450M, 460M, 460R, 560M, and 560R models):

  • 1.22-m (4-ft) wide machines will have 14 knives
  • 1.52-m (5-ft) wide machines will have 20 knives

The MegaWide HC2 has the same 2.2-m (7.22-ft) MegaWide Plus pickup from the 9 Series. Dry hay and silage 0 Series configurations will also have the MegaWide Plus pickup.

460M MegaWide Plus pickup 460M MegaWide Plus pickup

A MegaWide Plus pickup is available on 440E, 450M, 550M, and 560M Round Balers. It is base equipment on the 450M Silage, 550M Silage, 460M, 460M Silage, and 560M Silage Balers. The MegaWide Plus pickup is also incorporated into the new MegaWide High Capacity and Cutting (HC2) high-capacity precutter feed system.

0 Series Balers have implemented specification levels for all models in the baler lineup, similar to what was done when the 459E was introduced. Pickup options will remain the same for the new models equivalent specification. The precutter pickups will have the same MegaWide Plus pickups that will be offered in mid specification (M) or the premium specification (R) balers.

MegaWide Plus pickups make baling easier, especially in wide or windblown windrows, and increases productivity; more hay volume means more bales per hour.

  • Flare-to-flare width of 1.8 m (5.9 ft) on balers with a 1.2 m (4-ft) wide bale chamber
  • Flare-to-flare width of 2.2 m (7.2 ft) on balers with a 1.5-m (5-ft) wide bale chamber
  • MegaWide Plus pickup makes it easier to produce better-shaped bales and improves crop pickup in wide, windblown, or scattered windrows
  • Mega teeth, located at the ends of the pickup, pull crop around the flares when baling wide or windblown windrows
  • MegaTough pickup teeth provide greater strength and durability
  • Exclusive square design handles high-impact loads without yielding
  • Sturdy toothbar design
  • Self-adjusting roller baffle
  • Spiral rotor-feed system improves feeding in all crop conditions
  • Chain driven for positive feeding
  • Cut-out clutch protected
  • Semi-pneumatic gauge wheels
MegaTough pickup teeth MegaTough pickup teeth

Mega and MegaTough pickup teeth are base equipment:

  • Mega teeth, at the ends of the pickup, are heavy-duty for long life and improved crop retrieval
  • MegaTough pickup teeth are designed to withstand the harshest baling conditions and provide long service life
Toothbars on 1.5-m (5-ft) baler Toothbars on 1.5-m (5-ft) baler

The 1.2-m (4-ft) balers use a full-length, reinforced toothbar design.

The 1.5-m (5-ft) balers use a heavy, C-channel construction. The pickup toothbars are divided into two half-sections that mount to a center spider for increased strength and even crop feeding.

Roller baffle Roller baffle

Available only on the MegaWide Plus pickup, the patented roller baffle is self-adjusting and produces smoother crop flow across the pickup. The roller also improves crop pickup in small windrows and prevents roll ahead of crop.

When combined with the MegaWide Plus pickup, this feeding system allows increased ground speed with less chance of plugging for increased productivity in all field conditions.

  • Self-adjusting
  • Smooths crop for even flow across pickup
  • Allows for faster ground speed with less chance of plugging
  • Increases operator productivity
Spiral rotor Spiral rotor
Auger and rotor feed system Auger and rotor feed system

The MegaWide Plus pickup uses a rotor-feeding assembly, which mounts behind the pickup for smooth and even crop flow into the bale chamber.

  • Augers and rotor teeth are driven on the same shaft, eliminating the need for additional drives.
  • The rotor is fixed to the baler frame, allowing positive and even feeding into the bale chamber.
  • Large-diameter converging augers have high crop-flow capacity, and auger scrolls help to force crop into the chamber.
  • Spiral design enhances feeding in uneven windrows and reduces loading on the rotor.
Rotor stripper Rotor stripper

Rotor strippers allow crop to be lifted from the rotor teeth into the chamber without cutting or wrapping the crop.

Cut-out clutch protection and feeder-drive chain Cut-out clutch protection and feeder-drive chain

The MegaWide Plus pickups and spiral rotor are chain-driven for positive bale starts with cutout clutch protection. The pickup is being driven off the drive roll and bypasses the starter roll. This will allow for reduced wear and breakage of the starter roll chain.

Semi-pneumatic gauge wheel Semi-pneumatic gauge wheel

Semi-pneumatic gauge wheels provide smooth ground gauging over uneven terrain and protection to the pickup.

  • Stiffer rubber sidewalls
  • No air pressure to maintain, which mean no flat tires
  • Adjustable to meet pickup tooth-to-stubble height requirements

The pickup float springs are positioned for excellent flotation.

  • Adjustable to meet varying field conditions
  • Float springs only support the pickup reel
    • Rotor assembly is fixed to the baler frame, eliminating additional weight on the pickup system
Adjustable crank handle Adjustable crank handle

The adjusting crank positions the pickup to the desired operating height to match crop or field conditions.

An optional hydraulic pickup lift cylinder is available as an attachment.

  • Makes raising for transport or clearing obstructions easy
  • Crank handle serves as a down stop
  • Adapts to regular, MegaTooth and MegaWide Plus pickups
  • Hydraulic pickup lift comes standard on premium machines
Key Specs
Belts-other - width 17.8 cm
7 in.
Regular pickup - Bars Four
Regular pickup - Number of teeth 96
Regular pickup - Tooth spacing 6 cm
2.6 in.
MegaWide Plus pickup - Number of regular teeth 120
MegaWide Plus pickup - Number of mega teeth Eight
High-capacity pickup - Number of middle teeth 120
High-capacity pickup - Number of mega teeth Eight
Additional information
Date collected 14-February-2018
Bale
Size Diameter
81 - 183 cm
32 - 72 in.
Width
157 cm
62 in.
1.5 x 1.8 m
5 x 6 ft
Bale forming
Density control Hydraulic
Bale size indication Electronic display on monitor
Belts-other Number
Eight
Width
17.8 cm
7 in.

Texture
Diamond Tread friction surface belts
DiamondTough, triple-weave, single-ply belts
Baler
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.
Driveline
Drive protection Slip clutch
PTO speed 540 or 1,000 rpm
PTO lockback collar on tractor hookup Yes
PTO 60-degree free rotation Yes
Type Constant-velocity (CV)
High-capacity pickup
Width Inside
196 cm
77 in.
Flare
221 cm
87 in.
Gauge wheels Semi-pneumatic
Stripper diameter 25.4 cm
10 in.
Number of mega teeth Eight
Number of middle teeth 120
MegaWide Plus pickup
Number of regular teeth 120
Monitor
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
Regular pickup
Bars Four
Number of teeth 96
Tooth spacing 6 cm
2.6 in.
Lift control Adjustable height control
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 HC
Tractor Requirements
Minimum PTO Dry Hay and Silage - 42 kW
55 hp
MegaWide HC 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.
Wrapping system
Control Automatic to preset to bale size
Twine arms Two
Twine ball capacity Eight
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