John Deere has introduced the L341R High-Density Large Square Baler to its lineup of balers, capable of producing 3×4 high-density bales.
With higher density bales, there will be fewer bales to pick up and move, leading to less in-field compaction, says Chase Milem, marketing manager at John Deere. With fewer bales to pick up, this baler is designed to help save time, labor and fuel, and ensure transportation trucks are loaded with as much hay as possible.
The L341R Baler
The L341R baler has increased plunger force, tension panel pressure, and a bale chamber 18 inches longer than previous models to help provide extra pressure on the bales. This added pressure is applied to the crop as it moves through the baler, and is packed and formed into a bale.
Previous 3×4 baler models were able to produce bales weighing up to 925 pounds. The new L341R can form bales weighing up to 1,200 pounds, around a 30% increase.
This model is equipped with Deere’s MegaWide large square baler pickup, which has a low-profile pickup drum with a large-diameter roller baffle. Two options are available: The 7.2-foot wide pickup has the option of standard or premium components, with a tooth-to-tooth width of 76 inches. The 8.1-foot wide pickup is only available with premium components and has a tooth-to-tooth width of 86 inches.
John Deere is also making new Bale Documentation technology available on large square balers. The Bale Doc application helps farmers track bale weight and moisture, and track that data within the John Deere Operations Center for analysis and permanent record keeping.
“Gathering bale yield data may offer farmers insights into irrigation frequencies and water-volume applied,” says Milem. “It also can improve nutrient application plans and provide an estimate on the volume of residue removed from a field. The L341R helps our customers leverage John Deere equipment and technology they may already use, while maintaining the valuable parts and service support they are accustomed to receiving from their local dealer.”
For more information about the new L341R High-Density Large Square Baler, visit JohnDeere.com.