John Deere L600 large square balers

John Deere’s new range of L600 large square balers are designed to increase bale weights by as much as 5% and productivity by up to 15%.

by Steven Vale

16 Oct 2019

Replacing the L1500 series, while the single tie knotter 1424 and 1424C large square balers are no longer available, main components on the L600s (L624 (70cm x 120cm), L633 (90 x 80cm) and L634 (90 x 120cm) have been strengthened.

Examples include the 468kg flywheel used on the newly designed L624 and L634 models. Almost two-thirds heavier than on previous machines, hydraulic chamber pressure is increased from 180 to 210 bar.

The existing RotoFlow HC and MaxiCut HC (23 knives) rotor options will continue to be offered on the new range. Rotor diameter on the heavy-duty RotoFlow has been increased by 25 percent. Available on the L624 and L634 models, this unit further improves crop intake and lowers the risk of blockages, says the company.

The three balers have a newly designed precutter. Controlled from the cab via the ISObus display, it features knife group selection with a choice of 0, 11, 12 or 23 knives. The baler’s moisture sensor now has a wider measurement range of 9 to 40 percent (was 11 to 34 percent).

The L600 range comes as standard with 2.3m wide pick-ups equipped with 10mm finger rake steel tines and hydraulic load sensing.

Available next season, the L600 will be launched at Agritechnica.