Six double-tie knotters
L330 and L340 Large Square Balers (LSBs) come standard with double-tie knotters.
John Deere-designed knotters are designed for performance, reliability, and reduced maintenance requirements. The auto-lube system is integrated into the knotter frames, and two internal grease ports reduce the time spent on prebaling maintenance.
Intregration of the lube system block into the knotter frame reduces the number of grease lines required for each knotter.
Integrated grease block results in a reduction in the amount of grease lines required to grease the knotter system and the number of grease line connection points. Fewer feet of grease lines and fewer connection points mean less maintenance and more time baling.
Connection point reduction
Lube line reduction
55 ft (16.8 m)
83 ft (25.3 m)
In this series, the twine is stored in single-row twine boxes. The twine is then routed to the sealed gear tensioners. The sealed tensioner gears have been proven to provide more consistent twine tension during knot formation. This increases knotter performance and consistency. Once the correct bale length is achieved the tie system clutch is activated.
Knotter system driveline
The John Deere-designed double-tie knotting system is gear and driveline driven to ensure the needle-to-plunger timing is maintained throughout the life of the baler.
The needle lift crank and clutch rocker arm are made of hardened cast iron to improve strength and durability of the knotter clutch. The gearbox drives the system around 360 degrees to complete a tie.
The airflow ramp allows for crop and debris to cleanly exit the knotter table. This increases knotter performance and decreases the amount of time required to blow off the baler.
The air ramp mates with the walk platform, which allows the crop to continue off of the baler. The walk platform also has a trap door, which allows access for clean out and for mounting accessories.
Split frame knotter
The split knotter frame is directly mounted to the intermittent gear, so the frame can be dismounted without servicing the knotter stack.
If service to the knotter stack is required, the knotters are positioned using an adjustment screw instead of shims. This saves time by having the ability to make adjustments at any point of assembly.
Like the John Deere single-tie knotter, the billhook cam and wiper arm plate are removable and individually serviceable. This allows replacement without replacing large castings or assemblies.
Where competitors must adjust the wiper arm to the billhook with a hammer, the John Deere solution allows the setting to be made with two bolts. This allows a more precise and repeatable setting, which results in more consistent knot wipe offs.
Single-row twine boxes provide easy loading
L340 twine box
- John Deere large square balers single-row twine boxes are designed to make loading of twine easy to accomplish. Twine box height makes it easy for any customer to load twine without having to place twine balls over shoulder height.
- Storage capacity of 30 balls of twine provide hours of baling without the need to refill.
Knotter fans keep knotters and the twine path clear of debris for reliable knotting
Side vents Knotter fans
• John Deere knotter fans are designed for optimal airflow to keep the knotter table clean. Side ducts from the fan housing provide airflow down the side of the machine to keep the twine path from the twine boxes to the knotters clean.