Accumulator

  • Compatible with 7, 8, 9, and 0 Series Balers
  • Carries 1.5 m x 1.8 m (5 ft. x 6 ft.) bales
  • Transport width same as baler
  • Drop 1, 2, or 3 bales at a time
JOHN DEERE

Features

Integrated design

Because the accumulator is integrated into the frame of the baler, the baler’s current maneuverability is maintained. Current solutions in the market are towed behind the baler, making it very difficult to back up or make tight corners around the farm. Tow-behind solutions require a more proficient tractor operator and more looking back at the baler and accumulator.

The integrated design of the Plus2 increases productivity for producers who bale on hills. This allows for bales to be ejected on any landscape, saving baling time in hilly conditions where operators have to travel or jockey the baler to drop bales.

Bale sensing and gate position system

The bale sensing switch is in a position to detect the bale once it has exited the bale chamber. This assures proper transfer from baler to cart. If there is no bale in the chamber and the gate is opened, the gate will only open to approximately 40 degrees.

Alternating hydraulic slide

Running a 7, 8, 9, or 0 Series Baler with a Plus2 Accumulator provides a very similar baling experience for the operator as it was prior to the accumulator thanks to the alternating hydraulic slide. Once the bale is wrapped, the gate is opened and the transfer arm moves the bale to the open position of the cart. When the bale is slid onto the cart, then the gate will close. The only time added to the overall cycle time is the sliding of the bale which takes approximately 2 seconds.

Cart dump and variable dump speed

In order to maximise efficiency, the Plus2 Round Bale Accumulators are able to place or dump the bales from the cart while the tractor is moving. The third selective control valve (SCV) controls the dump functions of the cart. When actuated, the entire cart tilts, dumping all bales that it is carrying at that point.

This patented feature is able to get the rearward speed of the bale to match the ground speed of the tractor by adjusting a valve under the tongue. The end result is a bale that stops still in the field as the operator continue driving forward.

When dumping on the go, the speed at which the cart tilts affects how much the bale rolls when it hits the ground. Faster ground speed while baling requires a faster cart dump speed.

Telescoping wings

A spring-loaded latch keeps the wings in for transport and makes unlatching for field use easier.
The wings need to be manually extended and retracted.

The wings on the Plus 2 need to be extended for field use and retracted for transport. In the transport configuration, the accumulator is no wider than the baler. This is important when transporting between fields, through narrow gates, or down the road.