348 Square Baler
  • Adjustable hay compressor
  • Hydraulic bale tension available
  • Large windrow capacity
  • Automatic lockout

Features

  • PTO Speed: 540rpm

  • Length (without tongue and bale chute): 134in. (3.4m)

  • Height (Maximum): 67in. (1.7m)

  • PTO (minimum): 35hp

  • Bale Length: 12 to 50in. (31 to 127cm)

  • Bale Cross Section: 14x18in. (36x46cm)

Specifications

Auger - Diameter:
41 cm
16 in.
Auger - Length:
154.9 cm
61 in.
Bale Chute - Long chute:
Optional
Bale Chute - Short chute:
Optional
Bale Chute - Side bale drop chute:
Optional
Bale Chute - Wagon hitch:
Optional
Bale Ejector - Available:
Optional
Bale size - Height x width:
36 x 46 cm
14 x 18 in.
Bale size - Length:
30.5 to 127 cm
12 to 50 in.
Baler dimensions - Height:
170.2 cm
67 in.
Baler dimensions - Length w/ long tongue:
576.5 cm
227 in.
Baler dimensions - Weight empty:
1411 kg
3110 lb
Baler dimensions - Width:
274.3 cm
108 in.
Density Control System - Adjustable Bale Density:
Mechanical crank
Density Control System - Adjustable Hydraulic Bale Density:
Optional
Drive mechanism - Driveline:
Equal angle 3 joint category 4
Drive mechanism - Feeder forks:
Gear and shaft
Drive mechanism - Knotters:
Gear and shaft
Drive mechanism - Optional driveline:
Equal angle 3 joint category 5
Drive mechanism - Pickup:
Belt
Drive mechanism - Plunger:
Gear and shaft
Drivetrain protection - Knotters:
Shear bolt
Drivetrain protection - Needles:
Shear bolt/plunger head stop
Drivetrain protection - Pickup:
Belt slip
Key Specs - Adjustable Hydraulic Bale Density:
Optional
Key Specs - Bale size:
Height x width
36x46 cm
14x18 in.
Length
30.5 to 127 cm
12 to 50 in.
Key Specs - Minimum PTO:
26 kW
35 PTO hp
Key Specs - Pickup width:
187.9 cm
74 in.
Key Specs - Plunger - Strokes/minute:
93 spm
Lights - Work:
Optional
Pickup - Lift control:
Crank (hydraulic optional)
Pickup - Pickup diameter:
49.5 cm
19.5 in.
Pickup - Pickup width:
187.9 cm
74 in.
Pickup - Tooth bars/teeth:
6 bars, 156 teeth
Plunger - Strokes/minute:
93 spm
Tires - Gauge Wheels:
1 optional
Tires - LH Standard tire size:
11L-14, 6 ply
Tires - Pickup Gauge Wheels Tires Size:
16.5x6.50-8
Tires - RH Standard tire size:
26x12.0-12, 4 ply
Tractor requirements - Minimum PTO:
26 kW
35 PTO hp
Tractor requirements - PTO speed:
540 rpm
Typing mechanism - Central lube system:
Optional
Typing mechanism - No. of knotters:
2
Typing mechanism - Twine capacity:
8
Typing mechanism - Twine type:
Plastic or sisal
Typing mechanism - Wire ball capacity:
4

Quiet, dependable operation

The plungerhead runs on three precision roller bearings located in the high-load area:

  • Provides quiet operation
  • Minimum wear

The compression charge is on the downstroke of the pitman arm to help eliminate slapping of the plungerhead. 

 

The pitman is offset to the right (knife side) where the load is heavier to further minimize wear.

 

A lubrication fitting on the pitman arm provides easy access for lubrication to the wrist pin.

 

A safety stop is positioned to stop the plungerhead at the crank to eliminate possible damage to the plungerhead face.

Deep-flighted auger feeding

Pickup and deep-flighted auger Pickup and deep-flighted auger

The deep-flighted auger continuously moves hay away from the pickup to the pre-compression chamber:

  • Adds to the overall capacity
  • Produces higher-quality hay
  • Allows minimal crop contact with pickup teeth, which minimizes leaf loss

The free-floating auger raises or lowers to match and maintain control of incoming crop.

 

Hay turns in the tapered auger housing, which enables the feeder forks to fold each charge as it enters the bale case to produce uniform bales. The crop is pre-compressed for better bale uniformity.

 

The auger system has few moving parts for less wear and less chance of untimely breakdowns.

Accurate knotters

Small square baler knotter system Small square baler knotter system

Knotters driven by shaft and gears provide a positive drive for dependable and accurate functioning.

The timing of knotters and needles is easy:

  • Remove one bolt and match the gears
  • Timing slot enables easy positioning of the plunger

The tucker finger holds the twine over the billhooks during the tying cycle:

  • Eliminates twine finger
  • Reduces the chance of twine damage
  • Notch controls the twine position over the billhook for improved knotter function
  • Ball-joint-style pull links ensure accurate adjustment

The twine knife is made of surgical-quality steel and can be easily unbolted for sharpening or replacement.

 

The adjustable edge on the wiper arm allows an easy, accurate adjustment to the billhook.

 

The positive meshing of knotter gears is easily maintained with spring pins and washers on the needle lift shaft.

 

The large-diameter needle-lift shaft increases strength for reliable operation.

 

The split-design knotter frame enables easy removal, without disassembly of the entire mechanism.

 

A coil-type tension spring on the twine holder enables easy adjustment and improved performance.

 

The twine disk timing is easily accomplished without removing the pinion gear.

 

Making adjustments is easy when changing from multi-twine billhooks to sisal-twine billhooks.

 

The billhook cam track is a separate hardened part that can be replaced independently from the knotter frame, which reduces repair costs.

Uniform bales

Feeder forks Feeder forks

Hay is uniformly distributed into the bale case, which produces easy-to-handle bales and bales that stack well.

 

Feeder forks can be adjusted to five positions to match the feeding requirement to the hay conditions.

 

Forks are spring loaded for protection and are timed independently of knotters.

Full-width feeding pickup

Square baler pickup Square baler pickup

The pickup teeth and narrow, flanged strippers extend to the flare on both sides of the pickup. This enables full, usable pickup width for feeding wide windrows.

Closely-spaced pickup teeth gather all of the hay in wide, heavy windrows.

 

Baler

Number of teeth

328

104

338

156

348

156

Narrow-channel strippers positioned closely together help preserve leaves and short material to add more quality to the bale.

 

The pickup is 188-cm (74-in.) wide on flare and offset 25.4 cm (10 in.) to the right of the bale case.

  • The full width of the pickup can be utilized without the tractor tires operating on the windrow.

The belt drives used to power the pickup are virtually trouble-free and eliminate the need for slip clutches.

Adjustable hay compressor

Small square baler pickup with hay compressor Small square baler pickup with hay compressor

The adjustable hay compressor mounts to and floats with the pickup and helps to maintain the same relationship to the pickup teeth at all operating heights.

 

The hay compressor also controls hay for continuous positive delivery to the auger.

 

The hay compressor is adjustable to nine positions to maintain positive control of hay in either large and heavy or light and fluffy windrows.

 

It can easily be removed with two spring pins for access to the auger or feed opening.

Hydraulic bale tension available

Hydraulic bale tensioner shown on 348 Baler Hydraulic bale tensioner shown on 348 Baler

The hydraulic bale tension permits easy adjustment of bale density to meet crop variations and desired bale weight:

  • Hydraulic cylinders replace springs that would typically control the density of the bale
  • Exerts constant and uniform pressure on each bale
  • Easy to use
    • One knob controls the tension applied to the bale
  • By increasing the tension, the bale weight also increases
  • Features

    Features

    • PTO Speed: 540rpm

    • Length (without tongue and bale chute): 134in. (3.4m)

    • Height (Maximum): 67in. (1.7m)

    • PTO (minimum): 35hp

    • Bale Length: 12 to 50in. (31 to 127cm)

    • Bale Cross Section: 14x18in. (36x46cm)

  • Specifications

    Specifications

    Auger - Diameter:
    41 cm
    16 in.
    Auger - Length:
    154.9 cm
    61 in.
    Bale Chute - Long chute:
    Optional
    Bale Chute - Short chute:
    Optional
    Bale Chute - Side bale drop chute:
    Optional
    Bale Chute - Wagon hitch:
    Optional
    Bale Ejector - Available:
    Optional
    Bale size - Height x width:
    36 x 46 cm
    14 x 18 in.
    Bale size - Length:
    30.5 to 127 cm
    12 to 50 in.
    Baler dimensions - Height:
    170.2 cm
    67 in.
    Baler dimensions - Length w/ long tongue:
    576.5 cm
    227 in.
    Baler dimensions - Weight empty:
    1411 kg
    3110 lb
    Baler dimensions - Width:
    274.3 cm
    108 in.
    Density Control System - Adjustable Bale Density:
    Mechanical crank
    Density Control System - Adjustable Hydraulic Bale Density:
    Optional
    Drive mechanism - Driveline:
    Equal angle 3 joint category 4
    Drive mechanism - Feeder forks:
    Gear and shaft
    Drive mechanism - Knotters:
    Gear and shaft
    Drive mechanism - Optional driveline:
    Equal angle 3 joint category 5
    Drive mechanism - Pickup:
    Belt
    Drive mechanism - Plunger:
    Gear and shaft
    Drivetrain protection - Knotters:
    Shear bolt
    Drivetrain protection - Needles:
    Shear bolt/plunger head stop
    Drivetrain protection - Pickup:
    Belt slip
    Key Specs - Adjustable Hydraulic Bale Density:
    Optional
    Key Specs - Bale size:
    Height x width
    36x46 cm
    14x18 in.
    Length
    30.5 to 127 cm
    12 to 50 in.
    Key Specs - Minimum PTO:
    26 kW
    35 PTO hp
    Key Specs - Pickup width:
    187.9 cm
    74 in.
    Key Specs - Plunger - Strokes/minute:
    93 spm
    Lights - Work:
    Optional
    Pickup - Lift control:
    Crank (hydraulic optional)
    Pickup - Pickup diameter:
    49.5 cm
    19.5 in.
    Pickup - Pickup width:
    187.9 cm
    74 in.
    Pickup - Tooth bars/teeth:
    6 bars, 156 teeth
    Plunger - Strokes/minute:
    93 spm
    Tires - Gauge Wheels:
    1 optional
    Tires - LH Standard tire size:
    11L-14, 6 ply
    Tires - Pickup Gauge Wheels Tires Size:
    16.5x6.50-8
    Tires - RH Standard tire size:
    26x12.0-12, 4 ply
    Tractor requirements - Minimum PTO:
    26 kW
    35 PTO hp
    Tractor requirements - PTO speed:
    540 rpm
    Typing mechanism - Central lube system:
    Optional
    Typing mechanism - No. of knotters:
    2
    Typing mechanism - Twine capacity:
    8
    Typing mechanism - Twine type:
    Plastic or sisal
    Typing mechanism - Wire ball capacity:
    4
  • Details

    Quiet, dependable operation

    The plungerhead runs on three precision roller bearings located in the high-load area:

    • Provides quiet operation
    • Minimum wear

    The compression charge is on the downstroke of the pitman arm to help eliminate slapping of the plungerhead. 

     

    The pitman is offset to the right (knife side) where the load is heavier to further minimize wear.

     

    A lubrication fitting on the pitman arm provides easy access for lubrication to the wrist pin.

     

    A safety stop is positioned to stop the plungerhead at the crank to eliminate possible damage to the plungerhead face.

    Deep-flighted auger feeding

    Pickup and deep-flighted auger Pickup and deep-flighted auger

    The deep-flighted auger continuously moves hay away from the pickup to the pre-compression chamber:

    • Adds to the overall capacity
    • Produces higher-quality hay
    • Allows minimal crop contact with pickup teeth, which minimizes leaf loss

    The free-floating auger raises or lowers to match and maintain control of incoming crop.

     

    Hay turns in the tapered auger housing, which enables the feeder forks to fold each charge as it enters the bale case to produce uniform bales. The crop is pre-compressed for better bale uniformity.

     

    The auger system has few moving parts for less wear and less chance of untimely breakdowns.

    Accurate knotters

    Small square baler knotter system Small square baler knotter system

    Knotters driven by shaft and gears provide a positive drive for dependable and accurate functioning.

    The timing of knotters and needles is easy:

    • Remove one bolt and match the gears
    • Timing slot enables easy positioning of the plunger

    The tucker finger holds the twine over the billhooks during the tying cycle:

    • Eliminates twine finger
    • Reduces the chance of twine damage
    • Notch controls the twine position over the billhook for improved knotter function
    • Ball-joint-style pull links ensure accurate adjustment

    The twine knife is made of surgical-quality steel and can be easily unbolted for sharpening or replacement.

     

    The adjustable edge on the wiper arm allows an easy, accurate adjustment to the billhook.

     

    The positive meshing of knotter gears is easily maintained with spring pins and washers on the needle lift shaft.

     

    The large-diameter needle-lift shaft increases strength for reliable operation.

     

    The split-design knotter frame enables easy removal, without disassembly of the entire mechanism.

     

    A coil-type tension spring on the twine holder enables easy adjustment and improved performance.

     

    The twine disk timing is easily accomplished without removing the pinion gear.

     

    Making adjustments is easy when changing from multi-twine billhooks to sisal-twine billhooks.

     

    The billhook cam track is a separate hardened part that can be replaced independently from the knotter frame, which reduces repair costs.

    Uniform bales

    Feeder forks Feeder forks

    Hay is uniformly distributed into the bale case, which produces easy-to-handle bales and bales that stack well.

     

    Feeder forks can be adjusted to five positions to match the feeding requirement to the hay conditions.

     

    Forks are spring loaded for protection and are timed independently of knotters.

    Full-width feeding pickup

    Square baler pickup Square baler pickup

    The pickup teeth and narrow, flanged strippers extend to the flare on both sides of the pickup. This enables full, usable pickup width for feeding wide windrows.

    Closely-spaced pickup teeth gather all of the hay in wide, heavy windrows.

     

    Baler

    Number of teeth

    328

    104

    338

    156

    348

    156

    Narrow-channel strippers positioned closely together help preserve leaves and short material to add more quality to the bale.

     

    The pickup is 188-cm (74-in.) wide on flare and offset 25.4 cm (10 in.) to the right of the bale case.

    • The full width of the pickup can be utilized without the tractor tires operating on the windrow.

    The belt drives used to power the pickup are virtually trouble-free and eliminate the need for slip clutches.

    Adjustable hay compressor

    Small square baler pickup with hay compressor Small square baler pickup with hay compressor

    The adjustable hay compressor mounts to and floats with the pickup and helps to maintain the same relationship to the pickup teeth at all operating heights.

     

    The hay compressor also controls hay for continuous positive delivery to the auger.

     

    The hay compressor is adjustable to nine positions to maintain positive control of hay in either large and heavy or light and fluffy windrows.

     

    It can easily be removed with two spring pins for access to the auger or feed opening.

    Hydraulic bale tension available

    Hydraulic bale tensioner shown on 348 Baler Hydraulic bale tensioner shown on 348 Baler

    The hydraulic bale tension permits easy adjustment of bale density to meet crop variations and desired bale weight:

    • Hydraulic cylinders replace springs that would typically control the density of the bale
    • Exerts constant and uniform pressure on each bale
    • Easy to use
      • One knob controls the tension applied to the bale
    • By increasing the tension, the bale weight also increases

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