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John Deere 550M Round Baler

The John Deere 550M dry hay configuration produces bales 1.5-m (5-ft) wide and up to 1.5-m (5-ft) tall with a maximum dry bale weight of 657.7 kg (1450 lb). Learn more ...

Features and Benefits

  • BaleTrak™ Pro-monitor controller
  • Exclusive DiamondTough™ triple weave belts
  • Exclusive COVER-EDGE™ surface wrap option

Available in the following models:

  1. Standard (dry hay)
  2. MegaWide™ HC2 feed system with Precutter
  3. Silage


  • MANUFACTURER: John Deere
  • MODEL: 550M


  • 61.6 In. (1565mm) Wide Up to 60 In. (1829mm) Diameter Bale 
  • Weighing up to 2200 lb. (998kg) 
  • Eight 7 In. (178mm) Wide, DiamondTough Triple Weave Belts 
  • Diamond Tread Friction Surface Belts 
  • Mato Plate-Type Belt Splices 
  • Regular Pickup: 61.4 In. (1.6 M), Inside 71 In. (1.8 M), 
  • Flare to Flare Roller Chain with V-Belt Drive 
  • Four-Bar Pickup Reel
  • 96 Teeth Adjustable Hay Compressors 
  • Adjustable Height Control 
  • Side Flare Crop Guides 
  • Constant Velocity 540 RPM PTO Tractor Hookup - Free-Rotation
  • Lockback Collar
  • Slip Clutch Protected 
  • Adjustable Hydraulic Density Control with Pressure Gauge 
  • Large Feed Opening 
  • Powered Roundbar Starter Roll 
  • Staggered Belt Roll Bearing Protectors 
  • Electric Twine Wrap-Double Arm Adjustable 
  • Self-Activated Visual Twine 
  • Movement Indicator Adjustable Twine Guides 
  • Eight Ball Twine Storage 
  • 14L x 16.1, 8PR Hi-Flotation Tires 
  • Adjustable Wheel Spindles 
  • Screw-type Jack 
  • Mechanical Bale Diameter Indicator 
  • Hinged Shields 
  • Hydraulic Gate Lockout Flashing 
  • Warning Lights with Turning Signal 
  • 10,000 lbs. (45 kN) Safety Chain 
  • Bale-Trak Pro Monitor/Controller: (Less Mounting Brackets) 

Monitor Functions: 

  • Gate Latched-Ready 
  • Bale Shape Indicators 
  • Near Full Size Alert 
  • Full Bale Alarm Bale 
  • Full-Size Wrap Started 
  • Oversize Bale Alert 
  • Gate Partially Open-Stop 
  • Display Bale Size 
  • Out of Net 
  • Net Cutoff Selection of Twine or Net 
  • On Board Diagnostics 
  • Bale Counter Low 
  • Voltage Indicator Display 
  • Error Codes 
  • Bale Size Calibration 

Manual Actuator Movement with Electronic Bypass Controller Functions: 

  • Net or Twine Application 
  • Auto Wrap Cycle 
  • Control of Bale Size 
  • Control of Twine Spacing/Net Wraps 
  • Number of End Wraps 
  • End Wrap Location Control of Soft Core (Connects to Tractor 3-Terminal Convenience Outlet) For tractors not equipped with a Convenience Outlet, order AE50549, 3-Terminal Convenience Outlet 
  • Wiring Harness from Parts. 
  • Balers equipped with Hydraulic Pickup Lift require tractor with two SCV's. 
  • 550m-silage
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