The F441R features a single-piece side panel with a gull wing opening to provide full access to the baler side components. No additional shielding needs to be remove to maintain the baler.
The F441R side panels are made of double-skin plastic, providing rigidity and longer durability. The gas cylinders facilitate panel motion and lock it in the upper position safely. The integrated handle facilitates the opening and closing even for small operators. Inner skin (black) has been specially designed to limit crop accumulation.
Automatic chain lubrication is offered as standard on the F441R Balers to increase the baler lifespan. This device provides continuous oil flow to lubricate all baler chains. The 5-L (1.32-gal.) tank provides high autonomy, even in the most aggressive conditions. Each output can be individually adjusted to accurately deliver oil flow adapted to the conditions and user habits. This is designed to work with the John Deere bio multi-luber oil, available through the Parts channel.
The F441R features the grease bank as base. Most of the greasing points are gathered on banks, delivering grease to the bearings. Downtime linked to daily service is significantly limited, while the operator’s comfort is enhanced.
The F441R can be delivered as an option with an automatic greasing pump using cartridge and avoiding daily maintenance. The pump is hydraulically piloted and sends an adjustable quantity of grease to intermediate banks during each opening and closing tailgate cycle.
The system is easily filled by inserting a standard grease cartridge (400 g [14.1 oz]) into the steel tube. This system allows a clean and efficient solution, offering two to seven days autonomy.
NOTE: This device is compatible with all monitor types and does not require ISOBUS capability.
For the most demanding users, the F441R can be equipped with a high-spec automatic greasing system. As for the cartridge solution, this pump delivers grease to all points requiring some daily maintenance. This option offers several advantages:
This device uses an electrical pump and an ISOBUS monitor. This option is only available when teamed with the ISOBUS baler option.
A toolbox is available as an option for F441R Balers. This device provides storage of tools often used to maintain the baler, such as a grease pump, wrenches, or screwdrivers. The toolbox is conveniently located at the front of the baler.
The round baler can be configured with an optional rearview camera in order to control the bale unloading process directly from the cab.
|1580||Manual greasing - centralized greasing banks|
|1581||Automatic greasing - cartridge system|
|1582||Automatic greasing - tank system|
|8073||Net system and side panels lighting|
Net system and side panels can be optionally equipped with lights piloted from the monitor in order to allow maintenance at night and in dark conditions.
The F441R can be delivered with various monitors. At the top of the baler range, the GreenStar 1800 Display can be ordered. This monitor features an 18-cm (7-in.) diagonal color display. Access to the functions is easier due to the buttons located on the display side.
The GreenStar 1800 Display is an ISOBUS certified display. The following settings and information are accessible from the monitor:
The GreenStar 1800 offers extended capabilities for guidance, spraying management, farm management, and FarmSight™ applications.
The GreenStar 1800 Display and the harness for the ISOBUS tractor is delivered with the following components:
NOTE: Monitor support is not delivered and has to be ordered independently.
To allow all growers to use a high-spec display, no matter the tractor type, John Deere offers the teaming of the F441R Baler to the GreenStar 1800 Display even with a non-ISOBUS tractor. Functionalities are the same as they are for the ISOBUS tractor (see possible baler settings above).
The GreenStar 1800 Display is an ISOBUS certified display and is teamed with the F441R ISOBUS. The version GreenStar 1800 Display and harness for the non-ISOBUS tractor is delivered with the following components:
NOTE: Monitor support is not delivered with and needs to be ordered independently.
Operators with an ISOBUS display already integrated to the tractor do not need to buy an unused component. The F441R Baler with the ISOBUS version can be ordered without the monitor. In this case, the baler is delivered with an ISOBUS plug that must be connected to the tractor's rear ISOBUS plug.
The F441R Baler has the Implement Display 1100 monitor as an option, offering an 11-cm (4.3-in.) diagonal, high-definition color screen. Icons and information displayed are optimized for an easy reading.
The Implement Display 1100 features the same baler settings as the GS 1800:
Implement Display 1100 is an ISOBUS display and is teamed to an ISOBUS version of the F441R Baler. Complementary applications such as guidance cannot be managed by this monitor. Monitor support is not delivered with and has to be ordered independently.
The Implement Display 1100 is base equipment when choosing an F441R with MaxiCut™ HC 25 precutter.
The F441R offers the BaleTrak Plus as base (except for the MaxiCut HC 25 version). This robust display offers these functionalities:
The information is conveniently displayed on a large, black and white, liquid-crystal display (LCD).
The BaleTrak Plus monitor cannot be teamed with the ISOBUS version of the F441R Baler. Monitor support is not delivered with and has to be ordered independently.
The BaleTrak Plus monitor cannot be offered with the MaxiCut HC 25 precutter.
Monitors, no matter the type, are not delivered with support for the 6R and 7R Tractors.
A support allowing the monitor to fasten to the cab corner or side is available for following John Deere Tractor Series:
Monitors are not delivered with support for the SG2 cab.
A support allowing the monitor to fasten to the cab is available for following tractors:
For tractors that do not feature the 12-V, three-pole COBO outlet, a universal battery harness is provided as an option. This electrical harness is linked to the tractor’s battery and delivers the 12-V power to the monitor through a standardized plug.
Agronomy, weather conditions, and roads are key points when choosing tires. To match these needs, the F441R offers a wide-range of tires, from narrow 45.7-cm (18-in.) tires, to large 600/50/22.5 tires. The variety offers easy field entering, travel on uneven roads, and less damage to grassy turf areas.
The F441R can bale in very wet conditions. The extra-wide tire size is proposed as an option. With 60-cm (23.6-in.) width and a large 1.17-m (3.84-ft) diameter, the 600/50-22.5 tires limit the soil damage and compaction. These tires are helpful on land where soil bearing is highly limited due to heavy rain. Overall baler width with 600/50-22.5 tires is 2.75 m (9.02 ft).
In addition to the extra-wide tires, John Deere offers a high-spec tire option for the F441R. The 520/55R22.5 tires feature several advantages:
Overall baler width with 520/55R22.5 is 2.55 m (8.37 ft).
500/55-20 tire represents a universal solution:
Overall baler width with 500/55-20 is 2.55 m (8.37 ft).
The 16/70-20 tires represent an entry solution for an operator large diameter wheels. The 108-cm (42.52-in.) diameter offers easy traction, while the 41.5-cm (16.34-in.) width offers reduced baler width. Overall baler width with 16/70-20 is 2.37 m (7.78 ft).
15/70-18 tires are offered as a base on the F441R Balers. The tires feature a high-diameter of 1.0 m (3.28 ft) and a width of 39 cm (15.35 in.). Overall baler width with 15/70-18 is 2.34 m (7.68 ft).
In order to provide high-quality rolls, the F441R rolls are not two half shelves welded together. John Deere only uses tubes that are ribbed to better grip the crops. The dedicated manufacturing process produces an accurate cylindrical shape, avoiding vibration.
All rolls are now assembled on larger bearings that are 50 mm (1.97 in.) in diameter with a 90-mm (3.54-in.) width or 55 mm (2.17 in.) in diameter with a 100-mm (3.94-in.) width. On the left side of the machine the bearing load capacity has been increased by 20 percent and on the right side by 35 percent. All bearings are greaseable. Additionally, a double four-lip plastic seal integrated in chicane locks off debris, silage juice, and moisture from bearings.
In order to improve the machine's durability:
All rolls feature upgraded quality steel providing 20 percent higher yield strength. Depending on their positions, the rolls do not all carry the same load and stress, specifically:
The balers allow operators to maximize bale weight and minimize total production costs due to shipping and storage needs. The bale diameter can be easily adjusted from between 1.25 m to 1.35 m (4.10 ft to 4.43 ft) from the monitor. The settings (seven steps) allow an accurate and quick choice. The bale diameter is controlled by contactless sensors, which provide long durability and error proof monitoring.
The bale density and size are not directly linked on the F441R and C441R Balers. Depending on the crop type, operators can independently choose a small-diameter bale with the highest density, a 1.30-m (4.27-ft) bale with higher density, or large-diameter bale with low density. A pressure gauge located on the front of the baler or on the monitor screen communicating the density is linked to the density harness. The density is easily adjusted from the monitor on an ISOBUS baler or by a knob located directly on the density valve in front of the baler. No tools are required.
The density harness is a closed and isolated circuit, meaning that there is no continuous oil flow requiring extra power consumption.
The density booster is installed in base on the F441R Baler. The hydraulic device maintains high hydraulic pressure in the density bracket during the complete baling process, even when using a tractor with decreased hydraulic performance.
Thanks to the density booster, the tailgate stays firmly closed from the start of bale formation to the end of the tying process. This increases the bale density and weight. The effect of the density booster is especially visible on small bales of 1.25 m (4.10 ft).
By limiting the trapped air, forage quality is also highly enhanced.
Opening and closing gate motion is driven by cylinders, which simultaneously provide very fast cycles at around 6 seconds to open and close the gate (can depend on tractor hydraulic capacity) and minimize chocks at the end of motion due to gate inertia. High machine productivity is achieved while machine frame stress is decreased.
The F441R Baler uses the same highly productive and efficient pickup as the F440R. To fit all conditions, the baler is available with a 2.0-m (6.56-ft) or 2.20-m (7.22-ft) width.
The pickup, driven by 19.05-mm (0.75-in.) heavy-duty chains, features five tine (four on the F441M) bars with a low rotating speed. The large-diameter strippers allow five tine bars in the pickup. The picking capacity is 25 percent higher than for the F441M. With bearings added to the cam track, all of these features provide a smooth and quiet ride with extended uptime.
In addition to the high-spec features, the F441R benefits from stainless-steel strippers, a market exclusive. Stainless steel provides the following advantages:
The F441R Balers pickup uses the cam-track design, providing a better solution to harvesting wet crops. Contrary to the cam-less design, the cam track pickup:
To maximize productivity in the toughest swaths, the F441R Baler features an HC rotor design. Converging augers are aligned with the rotor, limiting the free space between pickup teeth and rotor. Plugging risk is also decreased and crop transfer is highly improved. The simple HC rotor design also reduces the number of moving parts and provides reliability. For example, stress on the rotor is distributed along the rotor to avoid overhang load on the bearings. Additionally, all rotors feature tines that are made of Hardox® wear plate which drastically improves wear resistance, especially in rocky fields.
The F441R is only available with a precutter, offering space between knives as short as 40 mm (1.57 in.) or 80 mm (3.15 in.).
MaxiCut™ HC 13
MaxiCut HC 25
Number of knives
0, 12, 13, 25
Space between knives
80 mm (3.15 in.)
40 mm (1.57 in.) or
Best use (crop type)
Silage, hay, and straw
Silage, hay, and straw
The F441R Balers are efficient in baling a high amount of cut silage. The MaxiCut HC 13 and MaxiCut HC 25 feature exclusive high-quality knives, providing several advantages:
The F441R can be used on several kinds of crops, in which knives can be engaged or removed. No matter the rotor type or monitor, this operation is easily managed from the cab.
When using the MaxiCut HC 25 precutter, crops can be cut as short as 40 mm (1.57 in.), but only half of the knives can be engaged. This system proposes to use two different sets of knives for the same cutting width, to allow the use of sharp knives longer. By using sharpened knives versus blunt, fuel consumption can be decreased by up to 10 percent.
No matter the operator experience, plugs can still occur, especially with large silage swaths. The F441R is equipped as a base with a drop floor unplugging system. Same as the F440R, the F441R drop floor features exclusive advantages, such as:
No matter the precutter or monitor type, the drop floor unplugging system can be easily managed from the cab.