John Deere 468 Silage Special


8 Series Round Balers (Older)

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If you're baling silage, you need a baler built to tackle wet, heavy crop. The 8 Series Baler Silage Specials are engineered to take on the demands of silage baling with added features such as a chain-driven cleaning auger that keeps belts functioning at their best. Plus, they offer the same performance and durability as other 8 Series Balers.

Model 468 Silage Special
Size ---
Diameter, in. (cm) 32 to 72 (81 to 183)
Width, in. (cm) 46 (117)
Weight ---
Full-size bale in dry crop, lb. (kg) 1650 (748)
Max. allowable for silage bale, lb. (kg) 2200 (998)
Base Weight, lb. (kg) 4535 (2057)
Weight, lb. (kg)* 5800 (2630) w/31.5 x 15 tires
*with wide pickup, net, bale ejection sys. ---
Length ---
Gate Closed, in. (cm) w/o wrap 146 (371) w/ wrap 163 (415)
Gate Open, in. (cm) 187 (475)
Height ---
Gate Closed, in. (cm) 110 (279)
Gate Open, in. (cm) 145 (368)
Width ---
With Standard Tires, in. (cm) 96 (244)
With Opt. Tires (Hi-Flotation), in. (cm) 116 (295)
Bale Forming  
Forming Chamber Variable
Belts-Other ---
Number 6 Belts
Strength Triple weave
Width, in. (cm) 7 (18)
Length, regular, in. (cm) Two: 461 (1170.9)
Length, staggered, in. (cm) Four: 466.5 (1184.9)
Fabric Diamond Tough triple weave
Texture Diamond Tread
Enclosed % of Bale Surface 91
Belt Splices Plate-type splices
Density Control Hydraulic, Isolated from Tractor
Bale Size Indication Electronic display from monitor
Regular Pickup  
Width ---
Inside, in. (cm) N/A
Flare, in. (cm) N/A
Drive N/A
Bars N/A
Number of Teeth N/A
Tooth Spacing, in. (cm) N/A
Lift Control N/A
Gauge Wheels N/A
Stripper Diameter, in. (cm) N/A
Mega Wide Pickup  
Width ---
Inside, in. (cm) 61 (155)
Flare, in. (cm) 71 (180)
Drive Roller chains w/slip clutch
Bars 4
Number of Regular Teeth 80
Number of Mega Teeth 16
Tooth Spacing, in. (cm) 2.6 (6.6)
Lift Control Crank - Std. Hydraulic - Opt.
Gauge Wheels Standard, semi-pneumatic
Stripper Diameter, in. (cm) 10 (25.4)
Mega Tooth Pickup  
Width ---
Inside, in. (cm) ---
Flare, in. (cm) ---
Drive ---
Bars ---
Number of Middle Teeth ---
Number of Mega Teeth ---
Tooth Spacing, in. (cm) ---
Lift Control ---
Gauge Wheels ---
Stripper Diameter, in. (cm) ---
Twine Wrap  
Control Automatic to preset bale size
Type ---
Standard Electric
Optional N/A
Twine Arms 2
Twine Ball Capacity 8
Monitor Console for Tractor Bale-Trak PRO
Gate Closed Symbol on monitor
Bale Forming Bar graphs
Bale Size Mechanical and digital
Near Full Bale Audible alarm and symbol
Full Bale Audible alarm and symbol
Twine Arm Position Indicator Mechanical
Auto Wrap Yes
Oversize Bale Audible alarm and symbol
Surface Wrap  
Available Optional, Cover Edge
Tire Size  
Standard 31x13.5-15, 8-ply
Optional 21.5 x 16.1, 10-ply
Drive Line  
Drive Protection Slip clutch
PTO Speed 540 or 1000
Type Constant velocity: Cat. 4 - 540; Cat. 5 - 1000
PTO Lockback Collar on Tractor Hookup Yes
PTO 60-Degree Free Rotation Yes
Tractor Requirements  
Minimum PTO, hp (kW) 75 (56)
Hydraulic SCV Valves 1
Silage Baler Features  
Starter Roll Scraper Yes
Powered Scraping Auger Yes
Spirals on Gate Roll ---
Pre-Cutter/Slicer No
High-Moisture Kit  

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